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Someone tells me to sponsor a fiancée, a person must have an income of $13,200. Is it true? Do I need to sumbit tax declarations of three past years? What will happen if I have had a new job for over 2 months after a period of unemployment?

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Hi,

Actually, the figure is $16,500, which is 125% above the "poverty level".

You should submit 3 years worth of tax returns (if available). Since your income is not adequate, I recommend that someone else also file affidavit of support for your fiance. Therefore, two affidavits of support should be filed (one from you, and another affidavit of support filed by someone who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident).

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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