Do I need to bring my joint sponsor’s original passport to my green card interview?

My father-in-law is joint sponsoring my I-485 application. We submitted a copy of his passport bio page with his I-864 for proof of his U.S. citizenship. Do I need to bring his original passport to the green card interview?

Asked on February 21, 2016 under Immigration Law, North Carolina


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Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you do not need to bring the joint sponsor's original passport to the interview.  The copy you submitted with the I-485 application should suffice.  Make sure you have all the supporting documentation from your father in law, such as the most recent federal tax return, w-2 forms, paycheck stubs and letter of employment verification.

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