How would I prove that I make more money in order for me to sponsor my wife for a green card?

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How would I prove that I make more money in order for me to sponsor my wife for a green card?

I do not make enough money in a household of 3 to sponsor my wife for her green card. I am currently looking for another job that pays more money. If I were to get this other job, how soon would I be able to sponsor her and how do I prove I make enough money to do so?

Asked on February 8, 2012 under Immigration Law, New Jersey

Answers:

Harun Kazmi / Kazmi and Sakata Attorneys at Law

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Hello. You can show a letter verifying your job and salary. This should match with any recent paychecks to estimate your annual income. You may also provide assets, accounts or a joint financial sponsory.

SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can do that right away, with a letter of employment verification from your employer and a copy of a paycheck stub. IF you want to petition for your wife right away but do not have sufficient income you can also try to get a joint sponsor whose income is sufficient to sign the affidavit of support on your wife's behalf.  That person has to be a US citizen or US permanent resident but does not have to be related to you or your wife.


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