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Using the intending Immigrant's income to meet i864 financial requirements

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Hi everyone, 

 

I have posted quite a bit in this forum and I just want to thank you all for your feedback so far. I am definitely learning. 

 

I have been doing more and more research and based on my findings, this is an area that still seems pretty vague. When using the intending immigrants income to help the sponsor meet the financial requirements, this is very clear 

 

- To count the intending immigrant’s income, he or she must either be residing with the sponsor or be the sponsor’s spouse.

- But in all circumstances the intending immigrant’s income must be derived from “lawful employment in the United States or from some other lawful source that will continue to be available to the intending immigrant after he or she acquires permanent resident status.” 

 

However, lawful employment in the US can mean so many things. The most obvious is the intending immigrant having an existing job in the US and working for a US-based company however, what about in my case and our new normal, where most office jobs are remote? 

 

I have always worked remote, even when I lived in the US. And here in Canada, where we are currently residing, I have been working on some remote contracts that will continue for long term. 

 

My question is, what if the emote income is in Canadian dollars and will still continue even after I am granted LPR. I did a currency converter and that income would still be well above the poverty line. Can I not use this income to meet the income requirements?

 

Even if I was in the US, I could work for a Canadian company, and it would still have to be lawful employment. So, once granted the LPR, I already have a US bank account and SSN from when I did live in the US, so it would just be a matter of making sure that I have work authorization, which I would. 

 

Does it only have to be working for a US company?

 

Thank you for your help. 

 

 

Edited by corrheag
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9 minutes ago, corrheag said:

or from some other lawful source that will continue to be available to the intending immigrant after he or she acquires permanent resident status

Sounds like it covers what you are talking about 

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Just now, SusieQQQ said:

Sounds like it covers what you are talking about 

I got it. It has not been fleshed out with examples, so I can bring my current remote job to the interview, but it seems up in the air as to whether they will accept it so I thought I would ask here. 

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