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Affidavit of Support






When to use Affidavit of Support

American immigration policies are nuanced, complex and strictly enforced. As a result, it is important to have all necessary documentation filed in advance of any planned immigration efforts to the U.S. Whether you are seeking to sponsor an immigrant or you are seeking to immigrate to the U.S., know that the government will request documentation related to how any newcomer will be financially supported. The government has concerns that any immigrant who does not have access to adequate financial support will not be able to successfully navigate life in America. Providing a sworn statement related to an applicant’s source of financial support will help to bolster that individual’s request to enter the U.S.

Overview

If you are serving as a sponsor for an immigrant, you can use a sworn affidavit of support to outline how you plan to support that applicant financially. Please note that this form is most often used when family members of a sponsor are planning to travel to the U.S. You may serve as a financially responsible sponsor if you are planning to help an applicant out in any meaningful way financially, from providing room and board to providing that individual with an income. If you are a foreign citizen seeking to enter the U.S., you can use a sworn affidavit of support to detail the name, contact information and financial information of an individual who has agreed to sponsor you. Because an affidavit is a sworn statement used for a legal purpose, it is critically important to provide complete and accurate information as you fill it out. Failure to do so can result in significantly negative legal consequences.

Alternative Names

Affidavit of Financial Support
Immigration Affidavit of Support
Immigration Affidavit of Financial Support
Affidavit of Support Form