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High Point, NC |

I sponsored my wife and I had income of 21000+ for 2012 which meets the minimum requirements. My income for 2011 was only 10,000 and I did not have income for 2010'. I am still asked to provide a joint sponsor as they said my income is not sufficient. I do not understand why they need co sponsor when my income is more than 125% of poverty line. Please any advice?

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If what you say is true and your family consists of you and your wife then they are wrong. Hire a lawyer to fight them over this.


It looks like the government is mistaken. You or your attorney need to supply your joint income tax return and explain that your joint income exceed 125% of the poverty level.

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Carl Shusterman, Esq.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


From the information you have provided you meet the requirements.


Robert Brown LLC
2530 Meridian Parkway, Suite 3050
Durham, NC 27713



NVC did not say anything that my income is not sufficient and sent my case to US embassy overseas. As I said my income was 21,000+ which is more than 125% of poverty line for two people me and my sponsored wife. I am not sure if there are any other requirements that are not followed for example, my income was coming from three different Jobs and they must have thought that jobs i am doing are not reliable sources of income. Something like that.

Robert Louis Brown

Robert Louis Brown


Did you receive a request for a cosponsor? It may be simpler to use a cosponsor if available that fight with them over the issue

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