Originally Posted by JaneScriv
I don't have any regular income other than a small amount of monthly alimony which will end in May 2011. I do, however, have some money invested, mostly in retirement savings which I want to leave to grow as much as possible, but still will have to use some of. How much of a "nest egg" will I have to show evidence of to Immigration? Anyone know? Thanks. Eventually Social Security should come to the rescue, but that is still a number of years away.
Depends on where that money is invested ... I assume not a saving account next to your checking account. If you had $15-20k in savings on your statement that's more than enough. I don't know if they will look at a brokerage account or IRA.
What I did before my SS started was transfer enough to satisfy from a PayPal account every month. You only need to show records for three months before applying/renewing. You can receive money from anywhere. They don't check where it comes from. Using a trick like PayPal the deposits probably should be the same amount every month