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Hi,

I'm married to a US woman. We both live in Italy now, but we'd like to move back to the US in one year. She's legally resident in italy now and shw has a job here. But she has no income from the USA. Now we are wandering: are can we succesfully meet the Affidavit of Support requirement? Do we need a sponsor or we can use our assets here?

thanks!!


12/07/2009 - I-130 and supporting documents sent to USCIS office in Rome

12/16/2009 - USCIS office received the form

02/16/2010 - NOA1

02/22/2010 - I-130 Approved

05/27/2010 - DS-230 sent

07/19/2010 - Medical exam in Napoli

07/20/2010 - Interview

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Hi,

I'm married to a US woman. We both live in Italy now, but we'd like to move back to the US in one year. She's legally resident in italy now and shw has a job here. But she has no income from the USA. Now we are wandering: are can we succesfully meet the Affidavit of Support requirement? Do we need a sponsor or we can use our assets here?

thanks!!

Welcome to VJ! You can use assets -I seem to recall- if they can be converted to liquid in one year. the option we did was to get a joint sponsor who resides in the US (we were living in Canada) and had sufficient income to meet the required guidelines.

Ciao, L.

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Hi,

I'm married to a US woman. We both live in Italy now, but we'd like to move back to the US in one year. She's legally resident in italy now and shw has a job here. But she has no income from the USA. Now we are wandering: are can we succesfully meet the Affidavit of Support requirement? Do we need a sponsor or we can use our assets here?

thanks!!

Yes, you can use your liquid assets wherever they are and whether they are in your name or your wife's, and assets that can be converted to cash in a year. You'll need three times the required annual income amount (the 125% of poverty level for household size). If you don't have enough, then you'll need to get a joint sponsor in the US. Remember that your wife needs to be the primary sponsor anyway, even if she has no income and few assets.

Best of luck!


Sep 11, 2007 ...... sent I-130 to Rome Embassy (USCIS District Office)

Oct 4, 2007 ........ received letter, I-130 approved and forwarded to Consulate in Naples

Oct 25, 2007 ....... received packet 3 by e-mail

Feb 1 2008 ....... got called for March interview but asked to postpone because not yet ready to move

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Filed: Country: Italy
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Hi,

I'm married to a US woman. We both live in Italy now, but we'd like to move back to the US in one year. She's legally resident in italy now and shw has a job here. But she has no income from the USA. Now we are wandering: are can we succesfully meet the Affidavit of Support requirement? Do we need a sponsor or we can use our assets here?

thanks!!

Hi again,

could you give some examples of what would be ok? Like bank deposits? Government funds? I own 50% of two houses (valued one 160.000 eur and the other one 300.000 eur) can I use those?

thanks!


12/07/2009 - I-130 and supporting documents sent to USCIS office in Rome

12/16/2009 - USCIS office received the form

02/16/2010 - NOA1

02/22/2010 - I-130 Approved

05/27/2010 - DS-230 sent

07/19/2010 - Medical exam in Napoli

07/20/2010 - Interview

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Hi again,

could you give some examples of what would be ok? Like bank deposits? Government funds? I own 50% of two houses (valued one 160.000 eur and the other one 300.000 eur) can I use those?

thanks!

Evidence of assets (link). Evidence of the sponsor’s assets should be attached to the Form I-864. Evidence of the principal sponsored immigrant’s and/or household member assets should be attached to Form I-864A. In each instance, the evidence should establish the location, ownership, and value of each listed asset, including any liens or liabilities for each listed asset. Evidence of assets includes, but is not limited to:

· Bank statements covering the last 12 months, or a statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution in which the sponsor has deposits, including deposit/withdrawal history for the last 12 months, and current balance;

· Evidence of ownership and value of stocks, bonds, and certificates of deposit, and dates acquired;

· Evidence of ownership and value of other personal property and dates acquired; and

· Evidence of ownership and value of any real estate and dates acquired.

From the I-864 instructions, item 7, page 8

You may include the net value of your home as an asset. The net value of the home is the appraised value of the home, minus the sum of any and all loans secured by a mortgage, trust deed, or other lien on the home. If you wish to include the net value of your home, thus, you must include documentation demonstrating that you own it, a recent appraisal by a licensed appraiser, and evidence of the amount of any and all loans secured by a mortgage, trust deed, or other lien on the home. You may not include the net value an automobile unless you show that you have more than one automobile, and at least one automobile is not included as an asset

Use of Intending Immigrant's Assets. If the sponsor does not meet the income requirement using his or her own income and/or assets, the sponsor may include the net value (the total value of the assets less any offsetting liabilities) of the intending immigrant's assets. The instructions to Part 6 of Form I-864 indicate that the intending immigrant does not need to complete Form I-864A if he or she is using his or her assets to qualify even if he or she has an accompanying spouse and/or children. Instead, the intending immigrant only needs to provide documentation showing the net value of all assets.

Edited by trailmix

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Hello,

if you still don't have enough with the assets, you can still havea joint sponsor. He/she would need to make enough for you and him/herself. The poverty line for two people is 14,000, and with the 125% threshold it is 17,500. Your joint co-sponsor does not need to be a relative, could be a friend too.


Nydia Y Neftaly (NYN)

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Filed: Country: Italy
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Hello,

if you still don't have enough with the assets, you can still havea joint sponsor. He/she would need to make enough for you and him/herself. The poverty line for two people is 14,000, and with the 125% threshold it is 17,500. Your joint co-sponsor does not need to be a relative, could be a friend too.

So... if I, the italian husband, have got 50000 USD into my bank account... is that considered ok?

thanks!


12/07/2009 - I-130 and supporting documents sent to USCIS office in Rome

12/16/2009 - USCIS office received the form

02/16/2010 - NOA1

02/22/2010 - I-130 Approved

05/27/2010 - DS-230 sent

07/19/2010 - Medical exam in Napoli

07/20/2010 - Interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello,

if you still don't have enough with the assets, you can still havea joint sponsor. He/she would need to make enough for you and him/herself. The poverty line for two people is 14,000, and with the 125% threshold it is 17,500. Your joint co-sponsor does not need to be a relative, could be a friend too.

So... if I, the italian husband, have got 50000 USD into my bank account... is that considered ok?

thanks!

If you interview in April or later in this year the amount of assets would need to be 3 x 17113.00, so a total of $ 51339.00 for you and your spouse. link

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If you interview in April or later in this year the amount of assets would need to be 3 x 17113.00, so a total of $ 51339.00 for you and your spouse. link

Sorry, just realized I was looking at the 2007 poverty guidelines, for an interview in April 2008 or later in this year the correct amount is 3 x 17,500 - so $52500.00 for you and your spouse - link

Oh and to answer your question - cash in the bank is acceptable.

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