What is an affidavit of support?
An affidavit of support is a contract between the sponsor and the U.S. government. Without income, the applicant will not become a public charge relying on assistance programs. Instead the sponsor will help financially.
When can it be avoided?
No affidavit of support is needed if:
- The applicant is a foreign born minor who will automatically become a U.S. citizen
- The applicant can justify forty qualifying social security quarters on his or her own, or with the help of parents and/or a spouse
Which form do you file to avoid affidavit of support?
The sponsor needs to fill form I-864W.