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Affidavit of Support - Does Level of Education Matter?


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This summer my boyfriend and I were planning on spending three months together here, with the thought of getting married; then he would return home, and I’d start the spouse visa process. COVID ruined everything, and so I ended up cancelling this semester so I could go spend a few months with him overseas. Other than this time slot, it would be incredibly difficult to find time to be together. Part of the issue is just the unpredictability of COVID, and we just want to travel as soon as possible in case there is another set of lockdowns. Because I will not be attending classes this semester, it could potentially delay my graduation (it would be in December 2021 instead of May 2021). I’m not sure how long the whole visa process is, but I’m concerned that by the time I have to submit the documents for the affidavit of support, I would not yet have earned my associate’s degree. It concerns me that education might be factored in to consider eligibility....I see people talking about “totality of circumstances” and I’m wondering if education is part of that? If I am making a decent living, does it matter whether I have a college degree? Will they take into consideration that I’m only one semester away from graduating? Just a bit confused here. Lol 🤔 


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Nope, as long as you make well enough to sponsor, or have a joint sponsor who does, education level doesn't matter. They don't even ask for your college level on the I864, only your job and income. I don't have any degree. I had just graduated cosmetology school with an income of $0 when my husband went to his interview recently. My joint sponsor didn't finish college but makes 6 figures. They don't care if you have a PhD or went to trade school for baking as long as you can prove you or a joint sponsor has good income to sponsor your spouse

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