On September 8, 2022, The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility grounds. DHS has vacated the 2019 rule and will rely on the 1999 Field Guidance. This new final rule will be effective December 23, 2022.
For most family-based immigration I-130 petitions the sponsor is required to complete USCIS Form I-864 Affidavit of Support. Form I-864 is used to verify that the sponsor meets the financial requirements to sponsor their family member for US permanent residence. See how to determine if a sponsor meets these income requirements.
In some cases, the petitioner of USCIS Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative passes away before the immigration process is complete. When this occurs, there is discretionary relief available with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through what is referred to as humanitarian reinstatement. Here’s how to find out if you qualify.
To qualify as a sponsor for an immigrant visa, a petitioner must be domiciled in any of the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any territory or possession of the United States. (A lawful permanent resident (LPR) sponsor must also maintain his or her LPR status.) But what exactly is the “domicile requirement”—and how do you correctly fulfill it?
Most persons being sponsored for permanent status (green card) in the United States must meet certain financial requirements, or have a sponsor that meets these requirements. Here are the legal obligations the signatory of Form I-864 Affidavit of Support.