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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt

Did any immigrant use his assets ( which is located outside the USA ) to meet the income requirements ???

as my wife ( the petitioner ) is living outside the USA since birth and don’t has any income or assets in the USA !!!

my interview was in the last December and the counsellor required a joint sponsor but we don’t know anyone meeting sponsor’s requirements !!!

so did any immigrant use his assets outside the USA to meet the income requirements ???



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Your wife needs to establish domicile in the USA. 


Domicile is the place where a sponsor has his or her principal “residence” with the intention to maintain that residence for the foreseeable future.  To qualify as a financial sponsor, a petitioner must be domiciled in any of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States.  A lawful permanent resident (LPR) sponsor also must maintain his or her LPR status. 

A sponsor who is not currently living in the United States may meet the domicile requirement if he or she can submit evidence to establish that any of the following conditions apply:

  • The sponsor is employed by a certain organization.
  • The sponsor is living abroad temporarily and has maintained his or her domicile in the United States.
  • The sponsor intends in good faith to establish his or her domicile in the United States no later than the date of the intending immigrant’s admission to the United States.

If not submitted to NVC along with the Affidavit of Support form, the petitioner will need to provide the visa applicant with evidence of his or her domicile. The visa applicant will need to bring that evidence to the visa interview for the consular officer to review.




Regarding the joint sponsor, if you cannot get one, it seems like you have a longer road ahead of you - involving your wife making a life for herself in America until she makes enough money to support you both.

Edited by Jaquelly



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