cost of living argument will not work and there is no one to call and argue over the phone about that issue. However, it is your income now, not in 2011 (although you do provide that return). So what I am saying, if right now, with your salary you do meet the poverty guidelines, you must send all proof, explain it to the service and you should be just fine. Another option is to obtain a financial co-sponsor.
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You need a co-sponser, a second person who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meets the income requirements, if you do not meet the income requirements. You cannot argue costs of living.Ask a similar question
Just get a joint sponsor whose income meets the guidelines. Also, if your spouse is lawfully employed, you can combine her income with yours as long as she will continue to derive income from the same job after she becomes a permanent resident.Ask a similar question
You need a joint sponsor or have assets worth 5x the deficit. So about $4500.00. I regularly use a client's car if they own it outright.
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