Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: I have a question about I-864A joint sponsor. I hope someone can help me to understand.

Last month, I got married to US Citizen and she does not meet minimum income requirements. Thereafter, I talked to my uncle and he said he and his wife together makes about 35,000 a year in total household income for year 2019 based on IRS tax filling. And, this was only for year of 2019.My uncle made about 20,000 and aunt made about 15,000 for year of 2019. and their tax return shows married filling jointly.

So, my question is if I were to use my uncle and aunt as joint sponsor will that satisfy the requirement for minimum of 125% of poverty line after combining both their incomes? And, does joint sponsor also need to provide last 3 years of IRS returns or just one should satisfy if 3 years of returns are not available or below poverty line?

And, If my uncle can sponsor does he only need to count beneficiary only to calculate household size or everybody that lives in my household as well?

Thanks

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3 Lawyer Answers
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is wise to reach out for help, but I recommend that you take this matter more seriously. More information is needed, but there can be a challenge.

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney who can take the time to carefully review before there are any other complications. Good luck.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Yes and yes.

One spouse is a joint sponsor and the other spouse is a household member. You spouse is the initial spnsor. If you are doing this yourself follow the instruxtions carefully.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: To avoid RFEs and lengthy delays/denial for incorrect paperwork processing, consider working with an attorney to represent you throughout the year long process of your case. Counsel anywhere in the USA can represent you.

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