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?
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.
They will take into consideration the new income proof but in their discretion, may rely on the previous income tax information
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A joint sponsor is only required when the main-sponsor's income and assets are insufficient.
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No need in joint sponsor as long as there is strong proof of increased income.
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