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Like l&ns, I am also wondering about this.

As petitioner, I haven't been employed last few years I have been with my husband in Canada. (So, there are no 1040s that I can submit)

I should have a US job offer prior to the Montreal interview. So, I will need to use assets to satisfy sponsorship.

I have the necessary cash in my US checking account. A little over 100k. This technically should satisfy i864.

My husband and I also own a house in Canada, will be trying to sell it soon. After sale, we will have an additional $200k CAD. Do you recommend I get the house appraised to show this additional available asset equity? Or will they completely disregard it, since its our primary residence?

Finding a joint sponsor would be a quite difficult for us, so I want to ensure they'll approve based on assets.

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  • As long as the "just a little over 100K" in your bank account is greater than or equal to 3x the number on the I-864P applicable to your household size, it's countable. Whether or not it's ultimately accepted is at the discretion of the CO.
  • Don't bother appraising the house, it will not be considered for two reasons:
    • It's a primary residence
    • It's not US based

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Actually in this case the house isn't intended as a primary residence post migration, it will be converted to cash, the problem is that it isn't cash yet. You should have enough just in your cash. I am not sure how to show the house, it would be the expected sales price minus commissions minus any taxes you would pay on the proceeds.

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