Can I include my relative’s income on the affidavit of support?

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In certain situations, an intending immigrant’s income can help the sponsor meet the income requirement. If the intending immigrant is the sponsor’s spouse, his or her income can be included if it will continue from the same source after he or she obtains lawful permanent residence.

If the intending immigrant is another relative, there are two requirements:

  1. The income must be continuing from the same source after he or she obtains lawful permanent residence; and
  2. The intending immigrant must currently live at the sponsor’s residence.

Evidence must be provided to support both requirements, however, an intending immigrant whose income is being used to meet the income requirement does not need to complete Form I-864A, Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member, unless the intending immigrant has a spouse and/or children immigrating with him or her. In this instance, the contract relates to support for the spouse and/or children.

Sources: USCIS

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