Can they just force us to get a joint sponsor if my income (I'm sponsoring my husband) does not meet the poverty guidelines? My husband went to the interview at the consulate (he's abroad), and was told that he should get my most recent Tax Return (2012) and that if it was still too low, we'd need a joint sponsor. Unfortunately, i still don't meet the requirements. We do have 3 times the difference in cash, but it seems the consulate doesn't care for that. I understand the poverty level is important, but i don't consider us "poors". My husband owns a house in his home country. Any help is much appreciated, we really have no one who could be a joint sponsor. Thank you in advance.