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What is obligated of the sponser after i am granted citizenship? how long is my sponsor under contract? thanks

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I have a willing family member who would like to sponsor me. They were wondering how will this affect there life and for how long? thanks

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Per the I-864, once you have been granted citizenship there is no longer an obligation to the sponsor. The rule is ten (10) years from sponsorship or until the beneficiary has citizenship.

Richard Bennett Bracken

Richard Bennett Bracken


Ten (10) working years. In other words, forty (40) quarters of employment.


If you are talking I864, until you are naturalized.

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