Part II of “The Affidavit of Support: The ‘Hard Part’ of the K-1/CR-1 Process”

The Affidavit of Support or AOS is a document an individual signs to accept financial responsibility for another person, usually a relative, who is coming to the United States to live permanently.

Though the definition is of the AOS is straightforward, there are caveats and exceptions that render what should be a pretty easy process into an immigration paperwork nightmare for some.

Will the petitioner-sponsor’s income meet the required federal income guidelines to support a fiance/spouse and the children of the fiance/spouse?  Can relatives and dependents help the petitioner-sponsor meet the income requirement?  Can a petitioner-sponsor use a car as an asset to meet the income requirement?  You can begin to see why many petitioner-sponsors are anxious about the AOS.

Many thanks,

Jamene Christian

The Fiance Spouse Visa Lawyer