2011 Poverty Guidelines for Sponsors Completing Affidavits of Support

By |2011-08-12T12:32:53-05:00August 12th, 2011|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Family-Based Immigration Law, Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas|Tags: , , |

Published: August 12, 2011 Before intending family-based immigrants are issued their visa, or approved for adjustment of status, the petitioning U.S. family member or their joint co-sponsor will have to submit an I-864 Affidavit of Support (or acceptable I-864 variation) and most of the time, satisfy certain income requirements.  The most common exception is the option for a petitioner to prove their financial health by way of ownership of sizable liquid assets as evidenced by bank/brokerage account statements or real property appraisals. The income requirement applicable to most petitioners is 125% of the poverty level as determined by the U.S. Department […]