Austin, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: I am green card holder planning to complete affidavit of support to sponsor my spouse and two kids to US. Question is:

My income for last year was $18.000 however my current individual income is $35.000, I checked that my current income meets poverty guidelines and enough for sponsorship. However may I file to sponsor my family by reporting my last year income which is lower and does it affect sponsorship and interview process? Or better to file next year? Thank you!

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Liliana Gallelli
Liliana Gallelli
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA

A: You can file now and not wait until next year but USCIS may send you a request for evidence because of the lower income from the currently filed tax return (despite having a current income higher than the poverty guideline threshold). The request may request a joint sponsor (i.e. another person to fill out and sign the affidavit of support in addition to you).

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