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Hi everyone,

Ok so I saw this page posted on another thread, explaining the poverty guidelines for 2011:

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf

I read that the income requirement to sponsor an immigrant is you have to make 125% of the poverty level? Well, I guess even though he doesn't live with me yet because he is still in Egypt and we haven't married yet... I would still have to count him as part of my household?

Well, if that's the case, then on the above website, it says that 125% of the poverty level for a 2-person household (non-military), is $18,387 per year.

Ok... So $18,387 divided by 12 months in a year... That's $1,532.25 per month.

So... This basically means that I (as the sponsor) have to be earning a minimum of $1,532 per month to qualify as a sponsor? Am I understanding this correctly?

Thanks! :)

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You need to make $18,387 ANNUALLY. The monthly figure doesn't count for anything. You need to prove that you earn that amount per year.

For people that have only started new jobs and only earning good recently they won't have the previous years tax return to show a good income so they need to show a letter from employer and/or pay stubs that show they will be earning that much per year.

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You need to make $18,387 ANNUALLY. The monthly figure doesn't count for anything. You need to prove that you earn that amount per year.

For people that have only started new jobs and only earning good recently they won't have the previous years tax return to show a good income so they need to show a letter from employer and/or pay stubs that show they will be earning that much per year.

Ah, ok, I gotcha.

Yeah, I guess if you have a steady job which earned you $18,387 annually, it would maybe even out to about $1,532.25 per month, but ok, if they don't go by a monthly thing, then that's ok. I was just calculating it to break it down into smaller pieces for personal understanding :)

So looks like it only comes down to about $6 per hour, if you worked 8 hours per day, and that's below minimum wage. The first job I ever got, years ago, paid $7 per hour, and the one after that paid $9 per hour (40 hours per week).

So.... Yeah, $18,000 annually, that's really not such a high demand. Hmmm.... :)

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