Affidavit of Support co sponsor . Can this co sponsor be a relative of my fiancé , the US citizen ?

Asked about 1 year ago - Seattle, WA

We are filing a 1 - visa and we need a co sponsor for the Affidavit of Support . My fiance his parents want to be the co - sponsor . Is that allowed since they are relatives ?

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  1. K Alexandra Monaco

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    Answered . Yes, relatives are permitted as long as they have legal status. Make sure to consult with a local immigration attorney who can explain the ramifications of being a co-sponsor.

  2. Alena Shautsova

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    Answered . Yes, no issue with that as long as the relative has sufficient funds and is a green card holder or a US citizen.

    Att. number 917-885-2261 This advice does not create an attorney client relationship. No specific legal advice may... more
  3. Barbara A Marcouiller

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    Answered . If they are a U.S. citizen or permananet resident at least 18 years of age domiciled in the U.S., and meet the income requirements independently, then, yes.

    This reply is intended only as general information and does not constitute legal advice in any particular case.... more
  4. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Yes. I am sure.

  5. Dean P Murray

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    Answered . Yes. A join sponsor can be any U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident who is at least 18 years old, domiciled in the U.S., or its territories or possessions, and willing to be held jointly liable with the petitioner for the support of the intending immigrant. A joint sponsor does not have to be related to the petitioning sponsor or the intending immigrant. There may be no more than 2 joint sponsors. You should consult and retain an immigration lawyer rather than go this alone.

    Dean P. Murray
    The Murray Law Firm
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  6. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Yes, as long as they live in the U.S. and are US citizens or lawful permanent resident aliens.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
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