I'm in the country on a valid work visa and I will continue to work for the company who got me the visa after I'm married.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
How can you be your own sponsor?
Your wife has to petition you. She also has to do an affidavit of support. You can use a household members income if they are authorized to work. The economic sponsorship forms are very complicated. Hire an Immigration attorney to help you with the process.
If you are asking whether your income can be included on the affidavit of support, the answer is yes. You will have to execute the "household member" portion of the affidavit of support.
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Your income can be included in the affidavit of support as long as it was gained through lawful employment. Consult an immigration attorney in person for more specifics.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
That is not legally permissible.
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It is my understanding that you want to know if your income can be used to meet the minimum income requirements. I'm happy to say that yes, it can, since it is earned lawfully, as long as you file joint tax returns with your spouse. Contact a lawyer as these are not easy documents and mistakes can have a lasting damage.
Dhenu Savla, Esq.
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