My wife is the sponsor. Her income is $25000/year and we do not have any other income source. Our house is rent free as my wife is a property manager and house comes with the job. PG&E is paid by the company. Our household size is 3 (Me, my wife and my daughter). My wife and daughter(6 months old) are both US born citizens. We do not have anybody who can become a joint sponsor and we do not have any assets other than our car. What should we do?
Please check the income requirements listed on Form I-864P: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864p.pdf If you reside in California, then it appears that the income might be just enough. Best wishes.
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You are at or over the threshold. And if her income is just under 25 and that is the reason for your question, then you are only looking at savings of a few thousand (3x the difference) to get you clear. Since getting work authorization for you is so important to your family, even a few months delay is worth thousands of dollars, so go talk with an immigration attorney and get this all done as quickly as possible.
The minimum income requirements for a household size of 3 in 2014 is $24,737 so it appears that you meet the threshold based off of what you're saying. Having said that, I recommend having an immigration attorney take a look at your wife's tax and other related documents to ensure that she qualifies. You should also make sure that you have correctly counted the number of people in your household. Make sure you read the I-864 instructions so you are clear as to household size number. A letter from her employment and 6 months of paystubs will be helpful in this situation as well. Again, speak with an immigration lawyer to make sure you are putting together the most effective package possible.
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