Petitioners are always required to complete form I-864 whether they require a co-sponsor or not.
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If your are only filing Form I-130, petition for alien relative, at this particular stage, you need to submit documentation evidencing your martial relationship with your husband. You must submit a copy of your marriage certificate, if your or your husband were ever previously married, submit copies of documents showing all prior marriages were legally terminated, passport-style color photos of you and your spouse, taken within the last 30-days, a completed form G-325A, biographic information, one for you, and one for your spouse, documentation showing joint ownership of property, co-mingling of funds, and leases, birth certificates of any children born of the marriage, and affidavits of third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship. As one of my colleagues already stated, your I-864 financial affidavit will be submitted with Form I-485. You must submit one, but the joint-sponsor's income if sufficient will qualify this requirement if your income is to low. You should seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney to prepare and submit your family-based petition.
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