Milwaukee, WI asked in Immigration Law for Wisconsin

Q: If a b1 visa holder is getting married to a US citizen ,applying for further visa process will the citizen's credit

If a b1 visa holder is getting married to a US citizen and applying for further visa process will the citizen's credit sore and income be considered. He has his tax filed for 30K last year. I guess that is will meet the poverty guide line or will that impact the visa process

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Sheri A Benchetrit
Sheri A Benchetrit
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Typically the US citizen's credit score is not considered in terms of whether they are eligible to sponsor their spouse. What is considered is their income during the last tax year (with a W-2 or 1099 to prove it), their current employment and income which can be documented by a letter from an employer or liquid assets or assets that are easy to liquidate that meet the poverty guideline requirements. If the USC sponsor cannot demonstrate that they meet the poverty guidelines and he or she does not have sufficient assets to cover the difference (per the guidelines) then they should consider using a joint sponsor. I suggest that you speak with an experienced immigration attorney to make sure that you get it right!

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