#VisaCoach Video on 2016 Financial Eligibility Requirements for CR-1 or IR-1 Spouse Visa
The US sponsor applying for permission for his spouse to be approved for permanent residency and to enter the USA traveling on a CR-1 or IR-1 Visa must demonstrate his annual income 125% or more above the poverty income level in the state where he lives. He proves eligibility by presenting verifiable proofs of income or cash assets.
In order to successfully petition for your spouse to immigrate to the USA, you, the US sponsor must demonstrate you have enough income coming in, to support your spouse, and household.
The financial requirement is that your income equal must be over 125% of the poverty income level where you live.
Each year the Department of Health and Human Services publishes their Poverty Guidelines.
The new Poverty Guidelines have risen about $200 from last year.