Q: If there is a co-sponsor when filing for Visa CR-1, am I required to provide proof of income and residence within the US
I currently reside outside the US with my foreign spouse. We plan to return to the US, but I no longer have a job or residence there, however, we do have someone willing to co-sponsor. If the co-sponsor can show for these things, do I need to as well?
A: In order to file for your spouse, you must provide a US residence where you intend to reside. In terms of having job or finances you will have to document your current income and your adjusted gross income for the past 3 years. This is true even if you do not meet the poverty guidelines and even if you have a joint sponsor.
I recommend that you speak with an experienced immigration attorney to make sure that you have everything that you need, (including worldwide income tax returns etc.).
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