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Joint sponsor for affidavit financial support i-864

San Francisco, CA |

My husband is filing the financial support for me together with i-130. He doesn't have proof of income for 2013 nor tax returns for 2012 (he took a break from work). So he does not meet the minimal requirements. However, I have savings and assets enough to compensate for the "5 times the gap" rule in the instructions. Do we still need a joint sponsor or my assets will help him qualify?

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May be you want to start with reading instructions to form I-864.

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Your joint incomes and assets may qualify, but it would be best to have an immigration attorney review the I-864 and your financial evidence. And if your husband is now working, he could present his current paycheck stub, assuming it has year to date earnings.

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