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New I-864 Guidelines

  • POSTED: April 22, 2013
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  • POSTED BY: LawrenceGruner

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The 2013 Poverty Guidelines has been published by the U.S. government.  You need to consult these numbers if you are going to be sponsoring a family member for a green card. In order to sponsor a family member for a green card you will need to complete, among other paperwork, USCIS Form I-864.  

The Poverty Guidelines show the amount of household income that you will need in order to sponsor the immigrant.  Most sponsor’s will need to show that they make 125% or more of the U.S. poverty levels.  The amount of household income is based on family size, where you live, and whether or not the U.S. Citizen is in the military. 

The government wants to make sure that the immigrant will not need to rely on welfare or other need-based public assistance in the United States. 

When you fill out the I-864 Affidavit of Support for your relative you will be promising the U.S. government that you will be supporting  the immigrant at a level above the U.S. Poverty Guidelines, and that you will reimburse the U.S. government for any assistance the immigrant receives for a certain amount of time.  You will have responsibilities to the U.S. government by submitting this form.  Therefore, make sure you understand the I-864 before you sign and submit it on behalf of the immigrant.

You may contact our office if you have any questions concerning this or need help filling out immigration forms.

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Laws can and do change.  This blog article is just an overview of the process and is not intended as legal advice.  Please do not rely on the advice you receive from friends and family as there can be serious consequences.   Please make sure you contact an attorney prior to filing any immigration case.  It is extremely important that an experienced immigration attorney review your situation prior to any documents being filed. We would be happy to talk to you, free of charge, about all the issues in your immigration  case.

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