Frequently asked questions about enforcing the Affidavit of SUpport
What is a joint sponsor’s liability under the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support?
March 22, 2022
A joint sponsor (also called co-sponsor) has the same liability under an Affidavit of Support…
Can you enforce the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support in a divorce case?
March 16, 2022
Yes - in most states the USCIS Form I-864, Affidavit of Support can be enforced…
How do you calculate damages under the I-864, Affidavit of Support
March 7, 2022
In an important ruling for one of our I-864 enforcement clients, a Court ruled today…
How do you settle a claim under the USCIS Form I-864, Affidavit of Support?
March 1, 2022
As I explain elsewhere on this blog, almost all claims under the USCIS Form I-864,…
How long does the I-864 support last?
May 10, 2021
A sponsor's obligation under the Form I-864 lasts indefinitely. It terminates only upon one of five Terminating Events, including when the green card holder has 40 quarters of work or becomes a U.S. citizen. It *does not* terminate automatically after ten years, even though lawyers mistakenly
Can a nuptial (prenup) agreement waive rights under the Form I-864?
May 10, 2021
No, federal courts have squarely held that a pre- or post-nuptial agreement cannot waive rights…
Who qualifies for financial support under the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support?
April 8, 2021
Certain green card holders are legally entitled to receive financial support from their immigration sponsors.…
How do I withdraw the Form I-864, Affidavit of Support?
January 17, 2017
The Form I-864, Affidavit of Support imposes serious financial obligations on a sponsor who signs…