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 any debt and liabilities, such as car loans, credit statements, and mortgages. The requirements differ depending on whether they are applying from within or outside the United States. Check out this guide about the types of debts and liabilities an applicant can include as well as acceptable forms of evidence.