Hi All, I am filing for an adjustment of status for my mom who is currently visiting in the USA. She is retired and 75 years old. I have filled out all the relevant forms but I am stuck at the I944 for the following reasons, I would love some guidance:
Let me give you some background: I am not working now due to Covid 19, but YTD March, I earned $34,000 and with unemployment, I will be at $55K if I don't work for the remainder of the year. To play it safe I decided to use my husbands income as a joint sponsor, just in case they have an issue with my current unemployment status. That brings us to $130K for the year.
1. On the I944, it is asking for her assets and for them to be in US dollars. She has her house, land, pension and money in the bank, but they are all in local currency and not USD. Neither is a bank going to provide a statement in USD when the money in the bank is not in USD.
2. How do I answer to the part about health insurance? She is 75, so she is not going to work and obviously does not qualify for medicare. She has been to the doctor twice since she has been here in March and she has paid her own medical bills each time. She has also paid for the I-693 exam using her own debit card and the payment shows on her bank statement in JMD dollars.
3. Should I say she is going to self pay and show her ability to do that as she has the proof that she has been paying her own bills while here? Or should I say she is going to enroll in health care? If I say she is going to enroll, do I have to provide proof of a plan that she will enroll in?
4. Finally, does any of it matter if we show that we are obviously way above the poverty limit even with me not working? Meaning, should I just not put any assets for her on the I944 and say she will self pay? I hate the I944!!!