In certain situations, an intending immigrant’s income can help the sponsor meet the income requirement on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. If your income is already greater than 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for your household size, it’s not necessary to add any additional household members’ income. However, other household members (spouse, siblings, parents, adult children, or other dependent) with the same residence as you can contribute if necessary.
If additional household members do contribute to the household income, you’ll need to submit the following items for each individual:
- Form I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member
- Proof of residency
- Proof of household member’s relationship to you
Household Member is Also Intending Immigrant
When the household member who will be contributing income is also an intending immigrant, some additional rules may apply.
- You need to submit evidence that his other income will continue from the current source after obtaining lawful permanent resident status.
- The intending immigrant does not need to complete Form I-864A unless he or she has an accompanying spouse or children.