2013 Poverty Guidelines for Sponsors Completing Affidavits of Support

By |2013-02-27T13:51:15-06:00February 27th, 2013|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Family-Based Immigration Law, Green Cards, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published:  February 27, 2013 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 […]