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File An Affidavit Of Support With Help From One Of Our Immigration Lawyers

The immigration and naturalization process in the United States can be complicated, and immigrants will need to go through many steps before claiming their citizenship.

One of the major concerns that immigrants have once they come to the United States is financial stability. At Canizares Law Group, LLC, our Miami attorneys have helped hundreds of immigrants gain financial support by filing an Affidavit of Support.

What Is An Affidavit Of Support Or Form I-864?

An Affidavit of Support or Form I-864 is a contract where a friend or a family member living in the U.S. becomes a sponsor and agrees to take financial responsibility for an immigrant who is transitioning from a green card holder to permanent resident status. Many sponsors are spouses who are already permanent residents.

What Are The Requirements To Be A Sponsor Under The Affidavit Of Support?

A potential sponsor needs to have lawful permanent residence or citizenship in the U.S. and have a permanent home. Then, the sponsor would need to provide proof that they have adequate means of financially supporting the immigrant, with an annual income that is at least 125% of the U.S. federal poverty level. In many cases, joint sponsors can be used.

What Are A Sponsor’s Responsibilities?

The sponsorship would help provide for an immigrant’s basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. This responsibility goes away if the sponsor or immigrant dies or if the immigrant becomes a U.S. citizen, works for 40 quarters or moves out of the United States.

How Can You File An Affidavit Of Support?

An Affidavit of Support is filed with supporting documents to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Our Miami immigration lawyers can help clients gather the necessary documentation necessary for a successful Affidavit of Support filing.

Call An Immigration Lawyer Today

You can schedule an appointment to talk with one of our Florida immigration lawyers at Canizares Law Group, LLC, to learn more about the Affidavit of Support process and requirements. Call our offices today at 305-686-3187 or reach out through our online form.