hi, i am a us citizen. I currently lived oversea at 2007 and I have NOT found a job since then. Therefore, I didnt file any federal and state income tax. however, i wanted to get my wife a green card.
Since i have no tax filing, is it possible for me to sponsor her? can i purely sponsor her base on my asset (with no income)?
Yes, you can petition for your wife if you are a U.S. citizen. You will need a co-sponsor during the immigrant visa portion of the process because you have not filed U.S. tax returns. As you are overseas and have not been living in the U.S. I recommend that you hire an immigration attorney to assist you as there will be questions about your residence (domicile) in the U.S., U.S. lack of tax filings and also a joint sponsor needed. These can all be dealt with but are best handled through an attorney.
Get free answers from experienced attorneys.
24,737 answers this week
2,777 attorneys answering
Don't speak legalese? We define thousands of terms in plain English.Browse our legal dictionary