I-864, Affidavit of Support
May 15, 2009 3:00 PM Subscribe
My sister is marrying a man from Mongolia and wants me to be his sponsor for immigration purposes. What are the risks?
posted by degrees_of_freedom to law & government (15 answers total)
My sister and I live in the US. She is not sponsoring him because her income is too low (she works part time and is a student). She assures me that it will never come to the point where I actually need to support him financially, but I am not convinced it is without risk.
I see all kinds of red flags here. I would only do this out of loyalty to my sister. As a couple they are frugal, but my sister's student debt is high and chosen career path is not very lucrative.
What are some of the risks? What are the edge cases of "sufficient support", and have you heard horror stories resulting from sponsorship? How do I establish a healthy relationship with them if I do sponsor (i.e. defining my involvement with their financials)?