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Hello everyone, I need to know if I need to have co-sponsor when we do our AOS. I was self-employed didn't need on before, but now I am on disability. I just got the letter this week and our wedding day is Jan. 22nd. So do I need to get a co-sponsor? As always thank you for your help.

O & C


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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It will depend on your income level. You will need to meet 125% of the poverty guidelines for a household of your size (the two of you only =2, two of you plus child = 3; two of you plus children = 4+) . If you don't meet that level of income and can't make it up through assets at the ratio of 3:1, then you will need a co-sponsor.


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Hello everyone, I need to know if I need to have co-sponsor when we do our AOS. I was self-employed didn't need on before, but now I am on disability. I just got the letter this week and our wedding day is Jan. 22nd. So do I need to get a co-sponsor? As always thank you for your help.

O & C

Are you on SSDI or private disability insurance?

Everything I've read says that SSDI is an earned benefit, so it should qualify as income for an affidavit of support. In spite of that, I've seen people post here that USCIS refused to consider their SSDI citing something about "taxable income", and told them to get a joint sponsor. If you have a joint sponsor who is both qualified financially and willing to submit an affidavit of support, I would have them prepare their affidavit and be prepared to submit it if it's requested.


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It will depend on your income level. You will need to meet 125% of the poverty guidelines for a household of your size (the two of you only =2, two of you plus child = 3; two of you plus children = 4+) . If you don't meet that level of income and can't make it up through assets at the ratio of 3:1, then you will need a co-sponsor.

It is more then th poverty guidelines. No children.. Thanks for you help.


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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Are you on SSDI or private disability insurance?

Everything I've read says that SSDI is an earned benefit, so it should qualify as income for an affidavit of support. In spite of that, I've seen people post here that USCIS refused to consider their SSDI citing something about "taxable income", and told them to get a joint sponsor. If you have a joint sponsor who is both qualified financially and willing to submit an affidavit of support, I would have them prepare their affidavit and be prepared to submit it if it's requested.

Yes it is SSDI.


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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