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Hey everyone, we're kinda new here and have a few quick questions to ask. We're planning to get married and start the CR-1 process swiftly afterwards, sometime in the next couple of months, we're kind of just organizing everything right now and making sure it's all in place.

We feel we may need a co-sponsor for our case to go through, can someone direct, or even tell us how much a co-sponsor has to earn to be eligible?

Also, is there a set minimum amount of time that the petitioner has to be employed in order to be eligible to file for the petition? (If the petitioner hasn't been employed long enough, and there is a set minimum, then would using a co-sponsor override that, or not?)

Thanks in advance guys!

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How much the co-sponsor needs to make depends on the size of their household (ie spouse, kids etc). Looks up the number in their household+1 (ie the immigrant) in the poverty guidelines. If it is just you and your husband, they you will need to make less than 19'000 dollars. If your job is stable, all you need is a couple of paystubs and a letter from the employer saying you are permanent;ly employed, as they are mostly concerned about current/ future earnings. That being said, also submit 3 years worth of tax returns.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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How much the co-sponsor needs to make depends on the size of their household (ie spouse, kids etc). Looks up the number in their household+1 (ie the immigrant) in the poverty guidelines. If it is just you and your husband, they you will need to make less than 19'000 dollars. If your job is stable, all you need is a couple of paystubs and a letter from the employer saying you are permanent;ly employed, as they are mostly concerned about current/ future earnings. That being said, also submit 3 years worth of tax returns.

So there is no MINIMUM length of time you have to be employed for before filing? The paystubs should be easy, though, what if you cannot gather three years worth of tax returns?

Also, I tried my best to find it, but we're still kind of new to the site, I looked in the stickies but I can't find the poverty guidelines.. Any help would be appreciated.

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There is no minimum, though the consular officer can use his discretion.

If you don't have three years of tax returns, you either need to back file, or explain why you don't have them and didn't need to file in a short, signed letter (ie student without job).

The poverty guidelines are here; you will need 125% (rather than the 100% listed), unless the USC is military; http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/10poverty.shtml


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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There is no minimum, though the consular officer can use his discretion.

If you don't have three years of tax returns, you either need to back file, or explain why you don't have them and didn't need to file in a short, signed letter (ie student without job).

The poverty guidelines are here; you will need 125% (rather than the 100% listed), unless the USC is military; http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/10poverty.shtml

Thanks to both of you, you've been very helpful. Much appreciated.

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