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Who can be a I-864 Joint Sponsor?

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Filed: Country: Canada
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Hello,

My wife and I live in Canada, she is a Canadian citizen and I am a US citizen. I-130 is sent off. Since I have not worked in the US for a few years now since living abroad, I do not have money in $USD. My uncle has offered to file a I-864 jointly with me. A very close family friend has also offered assistance.

I would rather use the family friend for he is still working at the time and my uncle (who is very wealthy) has recently retired.

Can family friends jointly file with me or does it have to be a relative? Can anyone jointly sponsor with me as long as they meet the 125% above poverty requirements?

Thanks,

Mike

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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We have a joint sponsor who is a close friend and there have been no issues with that. As long as they are a US citizen or resident who meet the poverty guideline, you should be fine.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Our joint sponsor is a friend of mine. My husbands visa got approved with absolutely no issues. Go with the person who actually has an income, that way you can provide check stubs and a letter of employment. Good luck!!

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Either or works as a joint sponsor. Your uncle would have to show his retirement income and/or 5x the assets needed for the 125%. The family friend would only have to show 125% as they are currently working. Personally I'd choose the family friend as it's easier.


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