my friend is a joint sponsor for my husband. We went to the interview and they said his wife also needs to be a joint sponsor and fill out the affidavit of support. Is this true?

my friend is a joint sponsor for my husband. We went to the interview and they
said his wife also needs to be a joint sponsor and fill out the affidavit of
support. Is this true?

Asked on March 30, 2016 under Immigration Law, Colorado

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

As a petitioner, the wife has to be the primary sponsor even if she has insufficient or no income.  She would complete the I-864 and provide the supporting documentation but then the friend would do the same as the joint sponsor with sufficient income and/or assets.


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