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Question About US Fiance Visa Financial Requirements

Sandy asks…

What is the minimum income requirement for a K1 Fiance Visa in the US?

Best Answer:

$18,400 for the couple, plus $4,800 for each dependent

The threshold financial requirement is that the sponsor must have income equal to and preferably more than 125% of the poverty income level where he lives.

Each year the Department of Health and Human Services publishes their Poverty Guidelines.

The current Poverty Guidelines are published at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/11poverty.shtml
have risen about $100 per person. So todays eligibility thresholds (after adding 25%) are now $18,400 per couple plus $4,800 per additional household member.

The way the financial eligibility calculation works:

The sponsor must have sufficient income or assets to indicate that he is financially able to support the fiancée in order to prevent the fiancée from becoming a ward of the state. The sponsor’s annual income based on the number of dependents his combined household will have, should be at least $125% of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guideline for his state. As of January 2011, for residents in the continental US the Financial Eligibility Thresholds for K1, CR-1 or Green Card are as follows.

Required Annual Income
$18,388, if 2 Persons in Family or Household
$23,163, if 3 Persons in Family or Household
$27,938, if 4 Persons in Family or Household
$32,713, if 5 Persons in Family or Household
$37,488, if 6 Persons in Family or Household

For each Additional person add $4,775

The Financial eligibilty thresholds are lower for
active military, and higher for residents of Alaska or Hawaii.

How to prove your Income.

The way to demonstrate his income, the US sponsor normally provides his most recent Federal Tax Return, 3 to 6 pay stubs showing ‘Year to date’ earnings, plus a letter from his employer confirming his job, and what the annual pay is.

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