Use of Assets

Use of Assets to Meet the Affidavit of support Requirement for Permanent Resident Status-Green Card.

An Affidavit of support sponsor may demonstrate the means to maintain the required income by using his or her assets or the assets of the Intending Immigrant, if such assets are available for the support of the intending Immigrant. Assets such as savings accounts, stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, real estate, or other assets may be used.

The assets of any person who has signed an affidavit of support Form I-864A Contract between Sponsor and Household member may also be used in meeting the Affidavit of support income requirement. To qualify, the combined cash value of all the assets (i.e the total value of the assets less any offsetting liabilities) must exceed:

  1. If the intending immigrant is the spouse or child of a United States citizen, three times the difference between the sponsor’s household income and the Affidavit of support  poverty guideline for the sponsor’s household size.
  2. If the intending immigrant is an alien orphan who will be adopted in the United States after the alien orphan acquires permanent residence the difference between the sponsor’s household income and the Federal poverty line for the sponsor’s household size.
  3. In all other cases, five times the difference between the sponsor’s household income and the Federal poverty line for the sponsor’s household size.