Can someone who was never filling tax returns (he had no legal duty to do so because he was not working) be a joint sponsor?
Few weeks ago that person got a first job in the US and is making enough money to meet the minimum household income requirement.
Basically I want to ask if someone who has no employment history and was not filling taxes so far can be a joint sponsor.
Unfortunately - they would likely not qualify due to difficulty in establishing that their income is at 125% of the federal poverty guidelines for their household size. USCIS usually looks at the previous three years taxes and W-2's when determining income. They also look at other sources of income such as child support, alimony, etc.. You can try submitting current pay stubs for the past 6 months and a letter from their current employer - regarding current employment, salary, etc. on company letterhead. Or finding an alternate joint sponsor.
This one is not a good prospect as a "co-sponsor". Selecting him is going to create more problems that will actually solve. Seek to secure a more reliable candidate..
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