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I lived in Philippines from Nov 2014 until Nov 2016. In 2014 and prior years I made 70K or more per year, and now have a job which will again pay 70K yearly or more. I was married in Sep 2015 in Philippines and wife is currently visiting USA on tourist Visa. I am totally confused on how I can possibly meet the income requirements due to being out of the country. Any ideas short of a sponser? I don't want to start to process of a spouse visa until I am 100% sure about this income requirement. If I wait, my wife can continue to come visit on her tourist visa. If I strt the process and then have to wait for a year or more to prove income she would not be able to visit legally. This is confusing.... I obviously make more than enough to support her, guess I shouldn't have moved out of the country :(

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She could continue to visit using a tourist visa while a spousal visa is in process...

She just would have to continue to show strong ties to the Philippines like she does each time she uses her tourist visa and shows she plans to return before the expiration of her I94 for the trip..

When did you move back to the US? You could have done DCF through the embassy in Manila.....

Also though in regards to your question about showing income... have you started this job already? If so just collect 3-4 pay stubs, a letter from your employer stating your estimated annual income, and that you are a full time/permanent employee. With making 70k a year that should suffice for the affidavit of support and evidence. Otherwise yes, get a co-sponsor to help.

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