Affidavit of Support

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Affidavit of Support

  • The affidavit of support form is a legally enforceable contract against sponsor, therefore the sponsored immigrant can sue the sponsor to enforce maintenance agreement
  • After adjustment of status or admission to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident, the sponsored immigrant can require sponsor to maintain him/her at “annual income that is not less than 125% of federal poverty line” (U.S. armed forces sponsor maintain at “annual income that is not less than 100% of federal poverty line”)
  • A Joint Sponsor in the process providing they are at least 18 years old and either a U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  • Examples of when this contract between the sponsor and sponsored immigrant can be terminated (call our law office for a further discussion on termination):
  • Death of the sponsored immigrant
  • Removal from the U.S. of the sponsored immigrant
  • Sponsored immigrant becoming a U.S. Citizen

Those with further questions are welcome to book a consultation with an attorney at the law offices of Caro Kinsella to obtain advice on this important document.