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Hello, my husband stationed in military and file I-130 for me, the same time I am going to submit I-485.

Tacoma, WA |

he never worked befor and had no savings ,nothing, but he made 3000 a month now, can we count his income together with last years? I mean from Sep 2012 to May 2013. His last year's income did not meet the guidline 15.510, can he be the only sponsor or we have to find joint sponsor?

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Attorney answers 3


You need a joint sponsor, if his 2012 income was not even 100% of the poverty line.

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What matters is his current income. If he doesn't qualify now, you will need a co-sponsor. If he was working and earning $3,000/month but never filed taxes, then he should contact a tax preparer to clear up his obligations

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I would agree with Attorney Berman. You appear to require a join sponsor. Military or not, the rules are the same for I485

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