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Hello everyone,

I am currently in the process of filling the I-864 through DCF in Italy.

I am the Italian beneficiary and my wife is American, and we are going to use my in-laws as a joint sponsor since we are living in Italy and don't have US income at the moment.

My question is, since my in-laws don't meet the requirements only considering income and therefore need to include assets, is it possible for them to choose which assets to include or must they include them all once they decide to use assets?

In our specific case, real estate, savings and checkings would each be singularly sufficient to meet the guidelines once added to the income, since the difference between income and 125% guidelines is very low.

On the first line of the asset section, it says to "Enter the balance of all cash, savings, and checking accounts", while on the second line it says "Enter the net cash value of real-estate holdings".

Is it possible to only use real estate and not savings or checking? Or only use the savings and not the checking account?

My doubt on using only real estate is that it may be considered less "liquid" compared to accounts and it may look strange to not declare any kind of accounts.

Would it look strange to only use savings, that have a certain amount deposited for a long time, and not checkings, which have way more movimentation throughout the 12 month period?

Thank you for any suggestion!

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There is no rules that you/ they must list everything, but the more assets, the better, as generally, income is prefered so if you use assets, you want to make sure to be very comfortably over the 5 times the 125%. Also, while they may not list everything, even what is NOT listed may be seized in the (unlikely) event the government comes after the co-sponsor for money.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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