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.
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