In this episode, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, discusses one of our most frequently asked questions: What is the purpose of the affidavit of support Form I-864? Click below to hear more.
– Form I-864 must be filed by the Petitioner or sponsor of a family-based US green card petition
– The purpose of the Affidavit of support is to ensure the government that the immigrant is not inadmissible
– Financial obligations of a Petitioner or sponsor are lifted once the permanent resident reaches 40 social security quarters which equates to about 10 years of work- must have been earned lawfully- once the sponsored immigrant becomes a US Citizen, if the sponsored immigrant dies, or if they cease to have lawful status in the US and depart
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