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Was given a pink and blue slip.

My husband was told the interview was fine. But that we need a joint sponsor because I was not employed for years 2005 and 2006. Even though I am currently employed and over the poverty requirements.

This I don't understand.

Additionally, he was fingerprinted and told that the results would return in a month.

Now I am scrambling to get my mother's papers ready for joint sponsorship. There is only one concern with this issue, for years 2004 and 2005 my mother income was well over the poverty limits based on WAGES EARNED. But for year 2006 she switched to part time work since she earns social security benefits. I am concerned this will have a negative effect on our application.

Does anyone know if the NVC or Consulate consider all monies from various sources as "INCOME" or do they differentiate and disqualify based on the the source of the income?

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I can't recall who this applies to, but I do know that you need to show 3 years of income over the poverty level. I guess some Consulates are more picky than others.

Good luck with everything and I'm sure once you get your Mom to help you will be fine.

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Good luck to you Nutty. This is out of my range of experience so I don't have an info to offer. Just moral support. :)

Don't you feel like sometimes asking if they want you to take out your liver and kidney so they can look at that too!!!!!????!!!!!


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Was given a pink and blue slip.

My husband was told the interview was fine. But that we need a joint sponsor because I was not employed for years 2005 and 2006. Even though I am currently employed and over the poverty requirements.

This I don't understand.

Additionally, he was fingerprinted and told that the results would return in a month.

Now I am scrambling to get my mother's papers ready for joint sponsorship. There is only one concern with this issue, for years 2004 and 2005 my mother income was well over the poverty limits based on WAGES EARNED. But for year 2006 she switched to part time work since she earns social security benefits. I am concerned this will have a negative effect on our application.

Does anyone know if the NVC or Consulate consider all monies from various sources as "INCOME" or do they differentiate and disqualify based on the the source of the income?

Well..... depends on what you mean by "monies from various sources."

You can certainly use investment income, rental income, etc. Or you can use assets -- property, stocks, bank accounts, etc. -- but note: the assets have to equal FIVE TIMES the difference between the annual income and 125% of the poverty level. In other words, if you're $5000 under the cutoff, then you would need $25,000 in assets to cover the difference.

"Means-tested public benefits" (Medicaid, Supplemental Security income, food stamps, etc.) cannot be used to satisfy the income requirement.

Keep in mind that your co-sponsor will need to meet 125% of poverty level for the entire household -- that includes your sponsor and any of their dependants, plus you and your husband. For example if it's just your mom living alone, she would need to meet the level for a household of 3 people, or $21,462 annually (125% of $17,170.)

Also, you may combine several co-sponsors to meet the requirement, if one is not enough.

More tips at:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=support

Good luck !

(F)

-MK


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Congrats on a successful interview and hope the co-sponser thing works out. I am pretty sure SS income will be counted since it is the same as retirement income and they know she will get it since it is US Government money being sent to her.....but then looking at the current state of our government....

I am glad it went well, plz give details.

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Was given a pink and blue slip.

My husband was told the interview was fine. But that we need a joint sponsor because I was not employed for years 2005 and 2006. Even though I am currently employed and over the poverty requirements.

This I don't understand.

Additionally, he was fingerprinted and told that the results would return in a month.

Now I am scrambling to get my mother's papers ready for joint sponsorship. There is only one concern with this issue, for years 2004 and 2005 my mother income was well over the poverty limits based on WAGES EARNED. But for year 2006 she switched to part time work since she earns social security benefits. I am concerned this will have a negative effect on our application.

Does anyone know if the NVC or Consulate consider all monies from various sources as "INCOME" or do they differentiate and disqualify based on the the source of the income?

Well..... depends on what you mean by "monies from various sources."

You can certainly use investment income, rental income, etc. Or you can use assets -- property, stocks, bank accounts, etc. -- but note: the assets have to equal FIVE TIMES the difference between the annual income and 125% of the poverty level. In other words, if you're $5000 under the cutoff, then you would need $25,000 in assets to cover the difference.

"Means-tested public benefits" (Medicaid, Supplemental Security income, food stamps, etc.) cannot be used to satisfy the income requirement.

Keep in mind that your co-sponsor will need to meet 125% of poverty level for the entire household -- that includes your sponsor and any of their dependants, plus you and your husband. For example if it's just your mom living alone, she would need to meet the level for a household of 3 people, or $21,462 annually (125% of $17,170.)

Also, you may combine several co-sponsors to meet the requirement, if one is not enough.

More tips at:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=support

Good luck !

(F)

-MK

thanks for your input.

Trailmix, another poster on the IR-1/CR-1 Forum put a link to the "Adjudicator manual for consular officials. The one paragraph stated that SSI (which is disability) is not allowed to be used as income. However, EARNED INCOME (that income which we are taxed on and receive later) such as Social Security Retirement, Workers Comp and Unemployment are acceptable forms of income.

Congrats on a successful interview and hope the co-sponser thing works out. I am pretty sure SS income will be counted since it is the same as retirement income and they know she will get it since it is US Government money being sent to her.....but then looking at the current state of our government....

I am glad it went well, plz give details.

Belinda,

What is the situation with you. Aren't you still waiting for Administrative Processing to be finished?

I don't feel so great knowing that we may face the long wait for his fingerprints to be processed.

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Nutty, good luck. We were mired in issues of sponsorship/cosponsorship, and it was really difficult. If you can pass this phase, when you file AOS you'll have no problems because they seem to look just at recent income and current employment (we were able to get by without a cosponsor, though I had only been working for a 6 months or so).


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I am pretty sure SS income will be counted since it is the same as retirement income and they know she will get it since it is US Government money being sent to her.....but then looking at the current state of our government....

I am glad it went well, plz give details.

The one paragraph stated that SSI (which is disability) is not allowed to be used as income. However, EARNED INCOME (that income which we are taxed on and receive later) such as Social Security Retirement, Workers Comp and Unemployment are acceptable forms of income.

Exactly -- Social Security income *IS* allowed to be counted as income for sponsorship -- this is essentially your own money.

It's the NON-EARNED benefits like SSI (Supplemental Security income) -- extra government assistance paid for by tax dollars -- that are not allowed to be included.

The government looks at it like this -- if you're already on public assistance and can't meet the income requirement without it, then how will you be able to support your fiance/spouse without even more public assistance ? The government will not accept an immigrant it considers to be at high risk for becoming a public charge.

I don't feel so great knowing that we may face the long wait for his fingerprints to be processed.

Awwww hang in there. The AR depends on so many factors -- it's possible your husband will clear the checks more quickly than you expect. I think it's a very good thing to be prepared for a long wait, but then again who knows ? You could get lucky. So be ready for anything. Just try to get your additional paperwork in as soon as you can -- don't let the dust gather on that file !

Sending you lots more MENA MOJO and positive vibes....

(F)

-MK


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good luck nutty.

and i like yr new picture mk. that's such a movie star moustache.

:P It was indeed the height of fashion....


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66 years of forced exile and dispossession


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