Immigration Income Requirements
The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that sponsors of individuals seeking immigrant visas have certain financial means so that the immigrant does not become a public charge. USCIS generally requires that the sponsor who will be providing an Affidavit of Support, have an income of at least 125% of the poverty guideline for their household size. For example, a U.S. Citizen who wishes to petiton for a green card for their foreign spouse must have an income level of at least $20,300.00/year if it will be just the two of them living in the house. If the sponsor can not meet the guideline they must have a joint sponsor. In some situations, assets can be used in place of income.