Is your case stuck in administrative process? We can help you by completing this form.

How Long Is a Spouse Responsible for Sponsorship?

Spread the love

A spouse is responsible for the person they are sponsoring until the foreign
national either becomes a US citizen or works for 44 quarters or 11 years.
Therefore, it is a serious commitment to sponsor a spouse.

Many times, especially in situations where the couple that gets married is a
younger couple, if the US citizen does not have three years of earning history, they
may need a co-sponsor as well. In this situation, the US citizen is the primary
sponsor, but they will have other people who serve as backup sponsors, like friends or family. Whenever that happens, the backup sponsor signs an affidavit of support. This means they are also responsible for the foreign national being sponsored.

Since serving as a sponsor of a foreign national is a very long-term commitment, it
is important to understand what the commitment entails. A well-versed attorney
from Hacking Immigration Law, LLC can help you understand the sponsorship
process and how long you would be responsible for the spouse you are sponsoring.

You May Also Like

Everything You Need to Know About H1B Premium Processing Fee Spread the love The H1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa allowing American employers to hire foreign workers in special positions for a certain period. Specialty occupations usually need a... VIEW POST
Form I-90 Filing Fee Breakdown: Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card Spread the love If you’re a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States, you’re given a green card, also known as a permanent resident card. This legal document... VIEW POST
What Does “USCIS Case Status Denied” Mean? Spread the love The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) handles immigration applications in the U.S. It operates under the United States Department of Homeland Security. USCIS offers... VIEW POST

Download Free Guide 
2024 Immigrant’s Guide to 
Becoming a U.S. Citizen

This guide contains all you need to know to become  
a U.S. citizen.

Download Free Guide 2022 Immigrant’s Guide to Becoming a U.S. Citizen

This guide contains all you need to know
to become a U.S. citizen.

Answers Show
Live every week.