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Using immigrant's assets for AOS

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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Hi,

my husband (the USC) and I have filed the I-130 and while awaiting the verdict on that, we have started looking towards the next step of the process, the AOS. My husband is unemployed and so we were planning on having his aunt as a joint sponsor for my visa, however,going through the instructions for the I-864 now, it seems that we can use my (the intended immigrant) assets towards the AOS as well? Do I understand it correctly that if my husband has a salary of $0 but I have assets of at least three times the poverty line for our household size, that'll be enough for the AOS?

Also, do I understand it correctly that when they say household size, they mean both my husband and I, even though we obviously don't live together yet?

Why do they make this process so long and complicated?!?! :(


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Engaged December 31st 2011


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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Yes, this is because you have to include the intending immigrant as part of your household in order to determine how much you need to make. For a household of 2 the requirement is $19662, so you would need around $59k in assets. Also these assets have to be able to be converted into cash within one year, without hardship or financial harm to the owner.

If your husband doesn't make/have enough, he still needs to submit an I-864. He would also need a joint sponsor to submit their own I-864, and they have to meet the requirements for their household size, including you, without combining their income with your husband.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
Timeline

Yes, this is because you have to include the intending immigrant as part of your household in order to determine how much you need to make. For a household of 2 the requirement is $19662, so you would need around $59k in assets. Also these assets have to be able to be converted into cash within one year, without hardship or financial harm to the owner.

If your husband doesn't make/have enough, he still needs to submit an I-864. He would also need a joint sponsor to submit their own I-864, and they have to meet the requirements for their household size, including you, without combining their income with your husband.

Thanks for a quick response Ian. I was hoping you'd answer, since you seem to know a lot about this whole visa process. :)

Ok, so if I have above $60,000 in a bank account plus own property, my husband fills out I-864 and include my assets on the form, then we don't need a joint sponsor, then it's enough with just my husband's I-864, is that correct?


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


heart.gifMarried May 14th 2013 heart.gif



USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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You're welcome. Yes. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the form about what is needed regarding the assets. Money in the bank is the easiest to prove because it's cash and there is no value to calculate and such.

Edited by Ian H.

This does not constitute legal advice.

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