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Are the incomes of myself (petitioner) and a household sponsor combined to meet the 125%? Whereas a joint sponsor has to meet the 125% on their own?

 

I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to meet the income threshold and I want to know my options. I'll be staying with my son when I return to the states, get a job and set things up for my husband. My son also said he'd be a sponsor if needed. 

 

Any advice is most appreciated. ☺️

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/24/2019 at 2:10 PM, am_rodriguez said:

Are the incomes of myself (petitioner) and a household sponsor combined to meet the 125%? Whereas a joint sponsor has to meet the 125% on their own?

 

I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to meet the income threshold and I want to know my options. I'll be staying with my son when I return to the states, get a job and set things up for my husband. My son also said he'd be a sponsor if needed. 

 

Any advice is most appreciated. ☺️

 

 

 

Are you returning to the US before your spouse's interview and will you have a job before filling out the I-864?

If yes, you may add your son's income to your I-864 because you will be living under the same roof at the time you sign the I-864. And you need to prove that so get something that proves you are at the same address like a driver license that you are related like his birth certificate.

 

If no job/income, then quite frankly it would be better for you to fill out an I-864 and say unemployed and let your son fill out his own I-864 sponsoring your husband as a joint sponsor. 

 

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Yes, I'll be in the states before his interview and filling out the I-864. So, if my son is added as household does that mean our incomes are combined to reach the income threshold? 

 

I'm sure I'll be able to sponsor my husband, but I just like to have all my bases covered. Well, as many as I can. 

 

Thank you so much for the information 🙂 x

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Since its your son and you will be living in the same house: (assuming son is not married, no kids and you do not claim son or any other people as dependents on your taxes, nor does he claim anyone else)

 

Option A- you fill out 864 (required) and do not show enough income for household size 2- you + immigrant. Son fills out 864 as co-sponsor for household size 2 (him + immigrant) Son must show income for household size of 2.

 

Option B- you fill out 864, do not have enough income, son fills out 864a as a household member. Household size is now 3- you, son + immigrant. Combined income for you + son must cover household size of 3. 

 

 

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My son has a daughter who's primary parent is her mother. She doesn't live with him but he does pay child support and has regular visitation. Would we then be under a household of four, needing a minimum of $32,187 combined income?

 

 

 

 

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