Does AOS through marriage have anything to do with been in debt ?

Asked 9 months ago - Saint Paul, MN

I just filed to obtain my green card after marriage, I went to school a few years ago and still have a few thousand dollars in debt ( credit cards and student loans ) I am not sure if that has anything to do with the AOS, my husband talked to a lawyer in a different state on the phone and he told him that I have to pay off my debt or the process will take forever! I am not working right now actually and its impossible for me to pay it right now ..please any advice?

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Not really relevant for AOS purposes but unless you meet the financial requirements for the Affidavit of Support you must secure a co-sponsor to file an additional affidavit of support.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . No, but you must either have the income required for the affidavit of support requirement, or will have to find a co-sponsor with the required income.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Daniel Patrick Hanlon

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    Answered . Debt, in and of itself, is not an impediment to the adjustment of status process. Get a second opinion!

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