Q: Marriage-based visa for spouse of a U.S. citizen. Optional financial documentation of couple living outside the U.S.
Hello, my husband (U.S. citizen) and I (EU citizen) are currently applying for a marriage visa for the U.S. We have been married for 3 years now and we have been living in Germany since. Since we are planning on moving to the U.S. soon, we filed an I-130 application.
We did some research and apparently one of the upcoming steps is to prove that my spouse can support me financially. How will they calculate our income though, since we are both outside the U.S.?
Thanks in advance.
A: Assuming your United States citizen spouse files his tax returns in the US, he will need to show that his income is sufficient to support the intending immigrant, you. Alternatively, if your spouse has sufficient accumulated wealth, i.e., bank accounts, investments, real estate, etc., you will need to provide evidence of such to USCIS.
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