Can my husband sponsor himself as he applies for permanent residency using I-130 and I-485 forms?
3 attorney answers
If he has over $60,000 in liquid assets ... yes, he can JOIN your sponsorship.
Otherwise, yes, his brother can be a sponsor ... if he is a US Citizen, or LPR, and has a LARGE INCOME.
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You as the petitioner are required to sponsor your husband. If you do not meet the poverty guidelines, then you can use a co-sponsor who is a green card holder or U.S. Citizen who filed at least three years of taxes. Your husband is trying to adjust status so he doesn't meet sponsoring guidelines. If your brother who is a student meets the above guidelines (either green card holder or citizen) then he can be a joint sponsor. I would strongly suggest you speak to an immigration attorney in your area.
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As the petitioner, you are required to file the affidavit of support with supporting documents. If your income is not sufficient, you can have a joint sponsor with supporting documents, including proof or permanent residency or naturalization.
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