Sponsors Must Earn a Certain Amount


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Cr1 Poverty Guidelines

2019 Poverty Guidelines for CR1 – IR1 – K3 Sponsors who have spouse partners.

Sponsors of a CR1/IR1 must prove that they earn this much income when NVC requests you’re I-864 Affidavit of Support.
If you do not earn enough, then assets can be used. If you have a friend or family member then they can become a joint sponsor.

Assets
You can use 1/3 of the dollar value of certain assets,
such as real estate, stocks, and bonds.

For the 48 Contiguous States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Sponsor’s Household Size 100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines* 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
  For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or child For all other sponsors
2 $16,910 $21,137
3 $21,330 $26,662
4 $25,750 $32,187
5 $30,170 $37,712
6 $34,590 $43,237
7 $39,010 $48,762
8 $43,430 $54,287
  Add $4,420 for each additional person Add $5,525 for each additional person

For Alaska:

Sponsor’s Household Size 100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines* 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
  For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or child For all other sponsors
2 $21,130 $26,412
3 $26,660 $33,325
4 $32,190 $40,237
5 $37,720 $47,150
6 $43,250 $54,062
7 $48,780 $60,975
8 $54,310 $67,887
  Add $5,530 for each additional person Add $6,912 for each additional person

For Hawaii:

Sponsor’s Household Size 100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines* 125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
  For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or child For all other sponsors
2 $19,460 $24,325
3 $24,540 $30,675
4 $29,620 $37,025
5 $34,700 $43,375
6 $39,780 $49,725
7 $44,860 $56,075
8 $49,940 $62,425
  Add $5,080 for each additional person Add $6,350 for each additional person