What is the Minimum Income Requirement for K-1 Visa Petitioner?

K1 Fiance Visa Question : What is the Minimum Income Requirement for the U.S. citizen K-1 Fiance Visa Petitioner?

Answer: The U.S. citizen K-1 Fiance Visa Petitioner minimum income requirement is determined according to the Poverty Guidelines chart. The Poverty Guidelines is updated yearly, every February of each year. This Poverty Guidelines chart is set by Congress to ensure that the K-1 Visa petitioner is able to meet the Federal poverty guideline for his/her household size requirement in the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support later. The 2011 Poverty Guidelines, I-864P can be found below:

This 2011 Poverty Guidelines remain in effect for use with Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, from March 01, 2011 until the new guidelines go into effect in 2012.

Sponsors must meet 125% of Poverty line unless the sponsor fall under the category of sponsors on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces who are petitioning for their spouse or child which must meet 100% of Poverty Guidelines.

How to Read the Poverty Guidelines Chart? Look at the far left column of 2011 Poverty Guidelines chart (household size) and find the number of people for the sponsor is responsible. Then look to the appropriate column to find how much the sponsor must show in his/her income and assets. Look under the right area for the State you belong. Supposed the sponsor’s household size is two, and he/she lives in Georgia, then the minimum income requirement for him/her is $18, 387.

2011 poverty guidelines

If the sponsor’s household size is two (2) and resides in Hawaii, then sponsor must meet the $ 21, 162 income requirement.

If sponsor do not meet these requirements, the sponsor is allowed to use a co-sponsor. A co-sponsor or joint sponsor is defined by the USCIS as someone who is willing to accept legal responsibility for supporting the main sponsor’s family member with him/her. The co-sponsor or joint sponsor must meet all the same requirements as the sponsor, except that the joint sponsor does not need to be related to the beneficiary immigrant. Another qualification is for the joint sponsor (or the joint sponsor and his or her household) must reach the 125% income requirement ALONE. The main sponsor and co-sponsor cannot combine their income to meet the income requirement.

The 2012 Poverty Guidelines is out last February 2012, please read my newer post 2012 Minimum Income Requirements (Poverty Guidelines) to view the new income chart.


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What is the Minimum Income Requirement for K-1 Visa Petitioner?

June 18th, 2011

K1 Fiance Visa Question : What is the Minimum Income Requirement for the U.S. citizen K-1 Fiance Visa Petitioner?

Answer: The U.S. citizen K-1 Fiance Visa Petitioner minimum income requirement is determined according to the Poverty Guidelines chart. The Poverty Guidelines is updated yearly, every February of each year. This Poverty Guidelines chart is set by Congress to ensure that the K-1 Visa petitioner is able to meet the Federal poverty guideline for his/her household size requirement in the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support later. The 2011 Poverty Guidelines, I-864P can be found below:

This 2011 Poverty Guidelines remain in effect for use with Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, from March 01, 2011 until the new guidelines go into effect in 2012.

Sponsors must meet 125% of Poverty line unless the sponsor fall under the category of sponsors on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces who are petitioning for their spouse or child which must meet 100% of Poverty Guidelines.

How to Read the Poverty Guidelines Chart? Look at the far left column of 2011 Poverty Guidelines chart (household size) and find the number of people for the sponsor is responsible. Then look to the appropriate column to find how much the sponsor must show in his/her income and assets. Look under the right area for the State you belong. Supposed the sponsor’s household size is two, and he/she lives in Georgia, then the minimum income requirement for him/her is $18, 387.

2011 poverty guidelines

If the sponsor’s household size is two (2) and resides in Hawaii, then sponsor must meet the $ 21, 162 income requirement.

If sponsor do not meet these requirements, the sponsor is allowed to use a co-sponsor. A co-sponsor or joint sponsor is defined by the USCIS as someone who is willing to accept legal responsibility for supporting the main sponsor’s family member with him/her. The co-sponsor or joint sponsor must meet all the same requirements as the sponsor, except that the joint sponsor does not need to be related to the beneficiary immigrant. Another qualification is for the joint sponsor (or the joint sponsor and his or her household) must reach the 125% income requirement ALONE. The main sponsor and co-sponsor cannot combine their income to meet the income requirement.

The 2012 Poverty Guidelines is out last February 2012, please read my newer post 2012 Minimum Income Requirements (Poverty Guidelines) to view the new income chart.


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