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Asked on: 7/15/13, 4:26 am

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)?

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Answered on: 7/15/13, 4:41 am by Michael Cho

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:

http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-864p.pdf

You may find general information on the Affidavit of Support here:

http://www.msclaw.com/u-s-immigration-law/U_S_Green_Cards/Affidavit_of_Support

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:

http://www.msclaw.com/free-immigration-consultation


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Answered on: 7/15/13, 8:58 am by ANUJ SHARMA, ESQ.

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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