I am trying to sponsor my stepson who is applying for an immigrant visa. My latest federal tax return shows that I am several hundred dollars below the 2013 poverty guideline. I have more than $10,000.00 savings in the bank but the account is under a joint checking with my wife. Can I use that account as an asset or will NVC reject it since it's not solely in my name? My wife was approved as a LPR in October of 2012 and we file our federal income tax return this year together. If she combines her income with mine and also file a I-864A together with my I-864, it will be more than sufficient, but the problem is, she doesn't have 3 years tax return which the NVC requested. Please advise. Thank you.
You should consult an attorney on this complex document. You could use joint accounts and your wife could provide the last year of taxes.
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You can but it will not be enough
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