Miami, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: i have permanent residence. How will affect a I-130 for my wife if I accept an offer to do Phd?I will get stipend of 27k

I have some savings, i also can quit the school and return to the same job i have now (80k) in case i face economical problems. The Phd is expected to last 2.5 years

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Lorenzo Arca
Lorenzo Arca
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Miami, FL
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A: I presume your question refers to Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support). Form I-864 is a contract which an individual signs (usually the Petitioner filed with Form I-130), in which the individual agrees to sponsor (use his/her financial resources to support) an intending immigrant.

The amount that an individual must show, in order to prove that he/she can support the intending immigrant is based on the size of the sponsor's household. For example, in a household of 2, a sponsor must show that he/she earns at least $21,137.00.

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Ileana M Rivera
Ileana M Rivera
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Your income will be considered when you submit the Form I-864, affidavit of support. Depending on the household size there is an income/asset requirement to qualify as the sponsor of your wife. If your income is not over the required amount in the Form I-864P chart, then you can get a joint sponsor to join you in the application process to qualify.

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