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Can I use bank account statement as a form of asset in the form I-864?

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Hi, My husband is a U.S. citizen with no income besides means-tested and we can't seem to find a joint-sponsor anywhere. In this case, if I have my family put the amount of money required in assets (5x the poverty guidelines) in my bank account would I be able to use that to sponsor myself? Thanks

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That should work, as long as they are actually giving you the money and it is not a loan.

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You should be able to do that. You do need to have proof that the money is not a loan, but was a gift.

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How long would I need to have in my account for?

Robin Jean Gray

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I would have the account for at least two to three months if not longer. They are looking for credibility. They may look for how long you have the account, they may not. It depends upon the agent reviewing your file.

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Not the statement. The money on your account can be used this way. The statement is evidence of the existence of the assets.

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