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Can a potential employer fill the i-864

Atlanta, GA |

Hello, during the immigration process based on i-130, we were asked to submit affidavit of support, can a potential employer be the joint sponsor in addition to my wife (who's currently unemployed)? Which form do we need to use? Thanks

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  1. In a family-based adjustment of status case, generally any U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident living in the U.S. who has sufficient income and is willing to assume the legal obligations may serve as a joint sponsor and supply a signed Affidavit of Support (with appropriate supporting documents). A U.S. citizen who employs the applicant or the applicant's spouse certainly could qualify.

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  2. Any US citizen or permanent resident who resides in the U.S. and whose income is sufficient, can sign.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.


  3. No. You you can do though, is read the instructions to the form. The answer was there.

    The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.


  4. Yes, any U.S. citizen or permanent resident can sign an I-864. There is no requirement that it be a friend or relative.

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