Filing an I-864. Income has changed. Do we still need a joint sponsor?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

My USC husband is filing a I-864 for me. His previous income and federal tax returns were just under and did not meet the federal poverty guidelines. He has recently obtained a new job and his new forecasted income for 2013 makes well above the guidelines. Do we still need a joint sponsor?

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    Answered . They will take into consideration the new income proof but in their discretion, may rely on the previous income tax information

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866)... more
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    Answered . No, you do not need a joint sponsor. He can state the projected income for the year and, although not required, furnish a letter from his employer and some pay stubs to prove his current income.

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    Answered . No need in joint sponsor as long as there is strong proof of increased income.

    Att. number 917-885-2261 This advice does not create an attorney client relationship. No specific legal advice may... more
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    Answered . A joint sponsor is only required when the main-sponsor's income and assets are insufficient.

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

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