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05-21-2010, 12:31 AM
Hi There -

I need to file I-130 at the Delhi consulate for my parent, and once approved, file the petition in Chennai consulate to obtain GC for my parent again. She has a green card, however did not travel back to US for over two years given my employment in India for the last two years.

Now, I am returning to US, when enquired to reinstate her GC, was told in Chennai consulate to reapply I-130 in Delhi for a speedy process.

The problem now is, I don't have a job and hence no income at the moment. However, I have a decent savings account and a house in US. Would that be sufficient for the sponsor letter? Anyone has a similar experience?


05-21-2010, 09:19 AM
Well, if you have no income, it is difficult to provide affidavit of support. However, it is possible to use the assets in place of income. Read http://www.immihelp.com/affidavit-of-support/using-assets-meet-income-requirements.html

You will also need to prove the intention of domicile in the U.S. Read http://www.immihelp.com/affidavit-of-support/country-of-domicile.html

05-25-2010, 02:41 AM
Thanks. I have no income at the moment and a bank balance of 400k. would that be sufficient to give it a try?

05-25-2010, 09:11 AM
I am assuming you mean 400k USD. If so, that would be enough assets.

However, you need the U.S. domicile as well.