IMPORTANT UPDATE — MARCH 9, 2021: Both the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule and the Department of State (DOS) public charge policy are currently not in effect. The DHS rule was halted on March 9, 2021, while the DOS policy was paused indefinitely on July 29, 2020. This page reflects those policies, which initially took effect on Feb. 24, 2020, and will not be immediately updated according to the previous, longstanding guidance issued in 1999. Learn more.
The spouse seeking a green card needs to show evidence of assets, but the requirements differ depending on whether they are applying from within or outside the United States. Check out this detailed guide about the types of assets an applicant can include and acceptable documents to show proof of those assets.
When completing the financial support form (Form I-864), the sponsoring spouse (and joint sponsor, if any) needs to show proof of assets if they are counting assets to meet the minimum income requirements of a marriage-based green card. Learn more here about acceptable documents to show proof of assets when applying for a marriage green card.