Question from Simpson, What Additional Documents Can Be Submitted as Evidence of Income for a Joint Sponsor in the USA?
Answer from AI:
When the National Visa Center (NVC) requests evidence of income for a joint sponsor, they are typically looking for proof that the sponsor has sufficient income or assets to support the intending immigrant in accordance with the U.S. government’s poverty guidelines. While you’ve already submitted a W-2 form, bank statements, and a business license, there are other documents that can further substantiate the sponsor’s income.
Additional Documents for Evidence of Income
1. Federal Tax Returns: A complete copy of the most recent federal income tax return, including all schedules, can be submitted. This is often considered the most reliable proof of income.
2. Form 1099: If the sponsor is self-employed or has income from sources other than a traditional employer, Form 1099 can be used to show this income.
3. Profit and Loss Statements: If the sponsor owns a business, a profit and loss statement can provide a clear picture of the business’s financial status.
4. Pay Stubs: Recent pay stubs can show the sponsor’s current income level.
5. Letter from Employer: A letter from the sponsor’s employer stating the sponsor’s annual salary, length of employment, job position, and the stability of employment can also be helpful.
Legal Advice and Consultation
While these are general guidelines, the specific documents required may vary based on the sponsor’s individual circumstances. It’s recommended to consult with an immigration attorney or a legal professional to ensure that the correct and most effective documents are submitted.
For more information, you can refer to the U.S. Department of State’s guidelines on collecting financial documents for visa processing.
Please note that this information is intended to provide a general understanding of the topic and is not legal advice. For advice tailored to your specific situation, please consult with a legal professional.