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I-864 Sponsor questions, Unemployed but receiving income

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Me and my wife are having a hard time finding a co-sponsor. I would like to sponsor her myself but I don't know if I'm able to. I am currently unemployed due to a vehicle accident but am receiving long-term disability pay. About $39,000 a year. Our household will only be the two of us. Would this be enough for me to sponsor her myself even with me being unemployed?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I think that so long as your income (disability pay in this case) is 125% above the poverty line for a household of two, you should be okay.


Married: October 23, 2012
Sent I-130: March 4, 2013
NOA 1: March 6, 2013
Case Touched: April 5, 2013
Case transferred to 'local office': November 7, 2013
Case transferred to USCIS office: November 8, 2013

Hardcopy notification that case is at Nebraska office: November 15, 2013

NOA 2: January 23rd, 2014 (email notification)

Case shipped to NVC: January 24th, 2014

NVC received case: February 6, 2014

USCIS admitted to creating two case numbers for us and giving us the wrong one: March 20, 2014

USCIS faxed RFE to us: March 20, 2014

Submitted requested forms three days before deadline: March 23, 2014

NVC Ready for our case: May 27, 2014

NVC allowing us submit all forms and pay fees: July 27, 2014

Notice sponsor made error on I-864: September 27, 2014

Resubmitted sponsor I-864: September 28, 2014

Scan date: September 30, 2014

Notice of NVC processing delay: October 18, 20, and 21, 2014 (we got three)

CASE COMPLETE: December 2, 2014

medical: December 18, 2014

interview: January 5, 2015

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That would be fine as long as it's not a means tested benefit, which I assume it isn't because of the amount. You would need to prove that income is current; income like this is best proven in the form of a letter.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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