I signed an I-864A, "Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member," for my wife's mother to become a citizen, and I believe the paperwork is still being processed by USCIS. My wife and I are now divorcing. Is it possible for me to request my sponsorship application be abrogated? If so, how? Thank you.
It is difficult, but possible. A certified letter may do the 'trick'. But, to be safe, talk to an immigration attorney.
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If the case was adjudicated you cannot retract.
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I assume you are sponsoring your mother-in-law for permanent resident status, not citizenship (because a sponsor is not needed for citizenship), but I bring it up because if she actually does become a citizen, that terminates the obligation to support her.
You can withdraw your affidavit of support in writing prior to a decision being made on the application. Once the application is approved and the visa is issued, it is too late. You have to submit the written notification that you are withdrawing your affidavit to the entity adjudicating the application. If your mother-in-law is abroad, it goes to the State Department. If she is in the US, it goes to USCIS.
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