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Does anyone know a little more about joint-sponsorship for the Affidavit of Support? I've been circling the internet for hours and to no avail...hoping some of you might have some better insights!

I've maintained over the 125% poverty line for a family of 2 for the past 3 tax years (14', 13' and 12') and so has my husband (he filed 14', 13' and 12' in the USA also, worked there on an H3 visa). However, this year we have been living abroad and I am not working, therefore my income is $0. My husband is supporting me on his European salary, which still exceeds the poverty line by 125%.

Would he be able to be my joint-sponsor for the Affidavit of Support, even though he is the intending immigrant/a non-US resident at the moment? I noticed it is also an option on the official I864A form under section 8, but wondering if I'm somehow misinterpreting it. Or is it safer to ask a parent residing in the US to be my joint-sponsor?

Any advice? Thank you in advance! :star:

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You would be able to use his salary if after immigrating, he would continue to receive that income.

However, I assume that once he comes to the US, he would no longer be receiving the European salary so therefore, it's best to ask a parent to co-sponsor you.

I believe the option under section 8 is for those intending immigrants already earning an income in the US as well as filing/paying their taxes since that income would continue after they receive their GC.

On the other hand, you'd be able to use foreign assets or assets in your spouse's name as long as you can liquidate them in a year's time. They will just have to be 3x the required amount to sponsor or about $60,000.

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It has to be US income so it would be better to have co-sponsor

Actually, it has to be income that will continue from the same source after immigrating. For example if one is employed by a French company in France today, and will continue to be employed by the same company or its US branch, subsidiary, etc. then the income will continue from the same source, and will actually BECOME US income, because the person is now a US employee of a foreign company.

So, if hubby is keeping his job, his income can be used on the I-864a. If he's not keeping his job, then a qualified joint sponsor will be needed.

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