The 2019 Poverty Guidelines for K1 Sponsors


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K1 Poverty Guidelines

During the K1 Visa Interview:
If you’re unsure about how this all works or if your not sure where you stand then you should give us a call or email us and a highly experienced person will be able to help you better understand what needs to be done? USCIS accepts various assets for any sponsor falling short of meeting the poverty guidelines? Assets if applicable will require supporting documents that can be verified. If you’re employed, self-employed or both, or if you’re retired maybe have social security benefits then

Married within 90 days, time to Adjust Status:
After your fiancee has arrived on US Soil and the two of you are married within the first 90 days then he or she is required to adjust their status in order to maintain their legal immigration status and become a lawful permanent resident. They will be granted employment authorization as part of the process. This process at the same time requires you the sponsor to provide I-864 Affidavit of Support to verify once again that you meet the poverty guidelines or not? If at this point you’re falling short, you are allowed to use a joint sponsor and any assets if applicable?

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 Size100% 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 childFor 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 personAdd $5,525 for each additional person

For Alaska:

Sponsor’s Household Size100% 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 childFor 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 personAdd $6,912 for each additional person

For Hawaii:

Sponsor’s Household Size100% 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 childFor 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 personAdd $6,350 for each additional person