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I-864 Income Question - Joint Sponsor

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Filed: Country: Canada

It is unclear in the USCIS instructions, so I am asking here. My apologies if this has been asked before.

Since my husband and I live together in Canada, his income does not qualify for support so we will be using a joint sponsor. Does the joint sponsor need to have made more than 125% the poverty guideline for all of the past 3 years, or just the most recent year? She made more than enough in 2013 and can provide proof that the same is true for 2014. However, she was in graduate school during 2011/2012 and had a substantially smaller income that unfortunately does not meet the poverty guidelines. Since they only ask for a tax transcript from the most recent filing year, I didn't know how this might affect our application.

Thank you.

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No. Only her current income needs to be at 125% of the poverty level. The most important tax is the most current anyway, so 2013.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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