I'm getting ready for our appointment at the Embassy in Santo Domingo. While putting everything together we noticed we were required to have the latest income taxes for our sponsor. Everything was good until we noticed that his income for last year decreased dramatically because of a loss he incurred while selling a property.
The thing is... I dont really know much about how I can get around this. The guy is doing this as a favor to us and I feel bad about asking so many things from him. I thought maybe we could get some info proof on his assets. He is definitely a solid affidavit as he owns a business that's stable.
Last year his income was way above poverty guidelines for 2 people.. (including my wife)... Is there a chance they might not ask for this info? I have been filing taxes for the last 3 years.. however, my income is well below the poverty guidelines to support my wife, can both our incomes be combined in the calculation? (meaning my income + sponsor's income).
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If they ask for any updates at the interview, you must be honest and provide all relevant changes for such changes, in my professional opinion.
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I wouldn't worry about this anymore, Amigo.. The time for the consulate to ask for the affidavit of support supporting documents has now passed (that was done at the NVC level, remember?) Thus, unless the consul again brings up the Affidavit of support issue, and asks you questions or asks you to "update" the co-sponsor's financial information (which I don't think will happen) you are in good shape.
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If he shows proof of income that is overly sufficient, as opposed to a paper loss (the loss of selling the property) it may not matter. But if you are concerned you should speak with a immigration attorney directly.