To whom may I concern:
My boyfriend and I are planning on our wedding. Im a USA citizen and he is an Italian citizen. We decided to live in the USA and in order for him to get his green card there is a long process. I believe according to my research we have almost eveything to go thru this process except that one citation says:
"The form (I-864) fills out to prove the couple has enough money to support the immigrant spouse". Currently i don't have an stable income but we have the support of our families.
Can a relative be our guarantor? If so, how much does the minimum income of the relative should be?
Does the relative has to be a USA citizen?
During this immigration process can he still come visit me with his current tourist visa (ESTA visa)?
2 Answers from Attorneys
The joint-sponsor can be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
The minimum income requirement can be found here, and depends upon the size of the household:
You may find general information on the Affidavit of Support here:
His entry into the U.S. during this process will depend upon showing sufficient ties to his home country.
You may also contact me for a free consultation at:
A relative can be a joint-sponsor (guarantor) and should be a Permanent Resident or a US citizen. Please contact my office for any further free consultation.
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