In the guide here (http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Resources/F3en.pdf), it says that assets can be considered if income isn't sufficient. The poverty level is around $16000/year, how much do my assets need to exceed that to be considered enough?
See form I-864P and multiply by 5
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You take the amount of support required and subtract from it the amount of income you have. The documented market value of the assets must be five times greater than that difference.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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In general, the assets must be greater than five times the amount required by the poverty guidelines. However, if you are a US citizen sponsoring your spouse or minor child, assets only need be 3 times the amount required by the poverty guidelines.