My wife is sponsoring me for a green card. She is U.S Citizen, i am here in U.S.A on student visa.

Asked about 3 years ago - Chicago, IL

Also, i am working Full time with reputed comapny in U.S.A. So, for I-864 (Affidavit of support) can i use my income too or i have to use my wife's only?

Please advise me ,, thanks.

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Elizabeth Rompf Bruen

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . You do not mention whether or not you are authorized to work. If you have an EAD based on OPT or CPT and are authorized to work for your current employer than your income can be included on the I-864. If your work is unauthorized then it may not be included.


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  2. Lisa Monique Okoh-Brown

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . if your wife earns enough to qualify as your sponsor then you do not need to include your income but if you need to include yours to meet the poverty guidelines then do so.

    Please be advised this answer is for informational purposes only and no attorney-client relationship has been... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I agree with my colleague.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature, as not all the facts... more

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