Affidavit of support strategies for the sponsor

Last update: August 23, 2017

Here are some options Immigration Planner put together to help sponsors meet their financial obligations.

Streamlined

There is only one applicant and the sponsor meets the financial obligation with a U.S.-based job as demonstrated by U.S.-issued W-2 forms (wage and tax statements).

Assets-booster

The sponsor uses his or her assets to bridge the gap between his or her income and the financial obligation. $15,000 of assets is the equivalent of $3,000 of income ($5,000 if the sponsor is a U.S. citizen and the applicant his or her spouse or children 17 years old or younger)

Internal-booster

The sponsor asks household members to join him or her in sponsoring the applicant by combining their income.

External-booster

The sponsor asks a person who is not a household member, the joint sponsor, to join him or her in sponsoring the applicant.