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I-864 Affidavit of Support, to add a joint sponsor or not?

Hello all,

I (US born citizen) am currently filling out form I-864 for my husband (Belgian). We both live and work in the U.S. Our combined, and even separate, income surpasses the minimum required for sponsorship, however... we do not have any past tax returns to prove it.

For the last three years I have not filed my taxes. I was a student with essentially an income of zero. That being said, I started my full-time permanent position this January 2021. Like I said, this position alone surpasses the 125% above poverty line requirement for form approval. I am just afraid that my job contract alone will not be enough for approval. I do not have much to supplement with either as I really don't have many assets at this time, and technically my bank account balance is pretty low still because I just started working.

We can also supplement with my husbands income. However, he is in a very similar situation to me. He did file returns every year, but was a student so his reflected income was miniscule. He is now working full-time in a permanent position (started Oct 2020 or so) and has an income that again surpasses the 125% above the poverty line requirement.

My question is, if we provide evidence of our bank statements, the few assets we have, and our job contracts outlining our salary, will that be sufficient? Or should we add on a joint sponsor?

Trying to get the application in ASAP and my potential joint sponsor, while very reliable and willing, is not the most time conscious person around.

Thank you for your time and help!

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