I married my husband and filed the i-130 which was approved and I paid the affidavit of support fee. The only problem is that I am on welfare, a full-time college student, a single mom of two, and living with my mother who has section 8. I need him to come to the US and get a job to help me until I graduate in a year and a half. My dad makes over 40k a year and he has a cousin who is well off also ( I know he has his own truck -heavy duty freightlinerand does not have any dependents) who are willing to submit an affidavit of support to help out in the immigration process. Will it be okay, or do I need to get off welfare and get a job? How can I go to school full-time, take care of my kids and work full-time at the same time?
Well you should get off welfare if you can. Meanwhile, your father can file the affidavit of support if he makes enough when considering all his dependents. Your father must be a citizien or lawful permanent resident.
Your father may also submit his I-864 and subordinating documents to overcome the financial sponsorship.
You must file an affidavit of support. The petitioner always has to file on behalf of their spouse regardless of income. Since your income is not sufficient, you will need a co-sponsor. This is where your father and cousin are helpful assuming they are lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens. One or both can be used as co-sponsors depending upon their dependents. It may be best to use your cousin as he has no dependents and likely a substantial income. You would need to determine the level of support required and see who makes the required income or has assets valued in the amount required.
If your dad or his friend have sufficient income and/or assets, and they are US Citizens or lawful permanent resident aliens, either one could file the affidavit of support even if you are on welfare. Good luck.
Joint sponsors may be used.
With your fathers income it would be sufficient for him to sponsor your husband.
You are allowed to use a joint sponsor for your affidavit of support. Please refer to the instructions for that form. The person must be a USC or green card holder and meet the poverty guidelines.
You can use the affidavits and need not drop out of school to proceed.
Yes. Under these circumstances, affidavits of support from other relatives can be used to assist the immigrant. Just be sure you have adequate documentation, especially income tax returns.
Yes, you can use a joint sponsor where you do not meet the income requirements. The joint sponsor will need to make at least 125% of the poverty guidelines based on the size of their household.
Having your Dad as the co-sponsor should be sufficient without need of another sponsor
Yes, anyone can sign an affidavit of support for him.
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