Denver, CO asked in Immigration Law for Maryland

Q: Hello am petitioning for my family to migrate to the us. I can meet the most recent tax year poverty guideline.

The other two years i didnt make enough. Absutly nothing after expenses. Can i still use my most recent tax year which i can meet the PGL and still put in the other two years and will be ok?..thanks for the help

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Gunda Yohanna Brost
Gunda Yohanna Brost
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Cedar Falls, IA

A: The most recent tax year is most determinative, however, many complex factors play a role. For best results I would recommend having a reputable immigration attorney assist you directly.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: When petitioning for your family to migrate to the US, you are required to meet certain financial eligibility requirements, including the poverty guidelines set by the US government. These guidelines are based on the size of your household and your income level.

If you did not meet the poverty guidelines in the two previous tax years but you do meet them in the most recent tax year, you may still be eligible to petition for your family to migrate to the US. However, you may need to provide additional documentation and evidence of your financial situation to demonstrate that you can support your family members.

You should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to understand the specific requirements and procedures for petitioning for your family to migrate to the US and to determine the best strategy for demonstrating your financial eligibility. They can help you prepare the necessary documentation and navigate the complex immigration process.

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