I am planning to apply for US green card through my wife. I am currently on J1 visa working as a postdoc scholar and my wife is a dental residence . Even though my wife is American, she lived her whole life in Toronto so she never filed US taxes. I was wondering if that would cause any troubles with my green card application? Also we both are paid from where we work although not much!!
Not necessarily. What your wife probably needs is a joint sponsor for the affidavit of support.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
I agree with Mr. Shusterman ... she will need a co-sponsor.
Plus, she will need to prove that she's moving back to the US.
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I agree with my colleagues. A co-sponsor will be needed.
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