(CR1 from Canada, moved to NVC last week)
My potential joint sponsor is hesitant around possible lifetime commitment to the government and is instead considering gifting me enough assets that I could stand on my own. I have dug through the sub for some specifics on this, but my main questions are:
Will this seem shady? Or is my money is my money and USCIS/NVC won’t care how I got it (legally)?
Could I transfer this sponsor my money back once we’re approved or will that mess us up at the ROC stage? The only reason I don’t make enough now is bc I’ve been in grad school so I anticipate making enough in the coming years (starting with 2021).
Am I correct that I would need 3x the difference between my most recent annual income and that 125% poverty level amount (21,500 ish?) in order for it to work?
If we go this route, should I look into a lawyer just to make sure everything looks good? Joint sponsor is also willing to fund this.