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I just recently started a full time job and even with it I don't think I make enough to meet the requirements. I asked my uncle for help months ago when we submitted the initial petition and he said he would think about it and get back to me. He finally responded today and said no. I'm running out of time and idk what to do. Our petition was approved and I still don't have a cosponsor. I just want to be with the one I love why does this have to be so difficult. 😓

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Its difficult so US sponsors who cant afford anything couldn't bring foreigner spouses and have them become a public charge. Basically USCIS looking out for the US taxpayers. 


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Have you tried other family members or friends? The joint sponsor can be anyone as long as they are as USC or GC holder, pay taxes and have enough funds (which can include assets in addition to income).

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what I did was get a second job.  It was hard to work two jobs but I wanted to have my husband here with me.  With two jobs I made way over what I needed and now he is here with me.  That is something you can try.  

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Just now, Oliversmom said:

what I did was get a second job.  It was hard to work two jobs but I wanted to have my husband here with me.  With two jobs I made way over what I needed and now he is here with me.  That is something you can try.  

but if i did I wouldn't have it for long enough to have tax papers showing it?

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27 minutes ago, yellowbee12 said:

but if i did I wouldn't have it for long enough to have tax papers showing it?

Consulates consider a sponsor's total financial picture, but current income is normally established by pay stubs, current employment letters, etc.......not just past tax filings.

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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

In all honesty, how do you expect to support a new spouse if you don't make enough money?  With a K-1, it will be at least 4-6 months before your new spouse is even authorized to work........and there are more expenses after the new immigrant arrives.

Agreed 100%.  When I came over I had some savings to help bridge the gap until an EAD was received, but it was super tight.  

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Find a second job to increase your income, another job that pays more, or find a co-sponsor.  Those are your options.  You can delay the interview abroad for the visa until you satisfy the income or co-sponsor requirements.  Documents showing income and sponsor information are required at the interview.

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20 hours ago, Cryssiekins said:

Agreed 100%.  When I came over I had some savings to help bridge the gap until an EAD was received, but it was super tight.  



Yep.

My husband came over with about 13k, and even with a quick AOS, it was still tight goings with me being the only one working.




 

 

21 hours ago, yellowbee12 said:

but if i did I wouldn't have it for long enough to have tax papers showing it?



How much do you make a month right now?

Do you have any dependents? 

You will need to make at least $20,575 a year for only you and your fiance. So you're looking at 1715$ a month, or 858$ biweekly.

If you make 11$ an hour and work full time, you should be able to meet the requirement. If you make less or are not full time, you most likely will not meet it.


Also note that while current income matters they can hold any prior financial struggles against you, and even if you make 20575$ for the whole year they CAN still ask for a cosponsor.


At the K-1 stage, these things are up to the Consular Officers discretion. It's not like when you're AOSing in the states and they see you hit 20,576 and push you on through. If the CO feels uncomfortable with your financial situation, even if you meet the number requirements, they can request a cosponsor.

I recommend getting a second job or finding a friend to cosponsor.


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21 hours ago, yellowbee12 said:

but if i did I wouldn't have it for long enough to have tax papers showing it?

You can use pay stubs for current income that you've not yet submitted a tax return for. 

 

Don't forget that you'd be working the two jobs long enough to continue supporting your spouse until she can work, which can take anywhere up to 6 months after submitting the forms to request her EAD and possibly many months after that depending on what kind of work she's looking for, how good her English skills are any many other factors outside of your control. 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Cryssiekins said:

Agreed 100%.  When I came over I had some savings to help bridge the gap until an EAD was received, but it was super tight.  

We just submitted our AOS and the money side of everything right now is staggering.  My husband and I are very lucky that he earns a good wage and we live in a very low cost of living area, and are aware we are obscenely lucky that we both had significant savings (and in my case, investments which pay dividends spread throughout the year) and neither have any debt so it's not as tight for us as it is for a lot of others - but I STILL check our accounts every day and track every single penny of outgoing just to be sure.

I honestly cannot fathom how we'd survive if I didn't have my own savings and he was only earning enough to scrape past the poverty guideline when taking into account the additional costs that crop up - not just immigration ones, but the extra cost of groceries, more power and water usage, extra cost adding partner to insurance and then the inevitable little expenses like them getting sick and having to pay a co-pay for a doctors visit/medication etc etc etc.  It just adds up so quickly and can be a huge stressor. 

 

 

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22 hours ago, yellowbee12 said:

I just recently started a full time job and even with it I don't think I make enough to meet the requirements. I asked my uncle for help months ago when we submitted the initial petition and he said he would think about it and get back to me. He finally responded today and said no. I'm running out of time and idk what to do. Our petition was approved and I still don't have a cosponsor. I just want to be with the one I love why does this have to be so difficult. 😓

Do you have other assets like savings, securities etc? You can use that to supplement your income. Other than that you really have to find a co-sponsor or 2nd job. 

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