Q: Do I need an affidavit of support or having worked in the US for 20+ years is enough?
My American citizen child just turned 21 and is going to petition me to get a green card. He is a college student so he doesn't have the income for the affidavit of support. I don't have anybody else I could ask this for, it's very intrusive. The USCIS site says I don't need the affidavit if I am "An individual who has earned or can be credited with 40 qualifying quarters (credits) of work in the United States". I have worked in the US for more than 20 years, but without a SS#. Would they take that or do I still need the affidavit? Thanks!
A: Your son needs to complete the Affidavit of Support but your income can be counted towards the minimum income required so you won't need another sponsor. If you are doing the Adjustment of Status on your own, I strongly encourage you to at least consult with an immigration attorney to make sure there are not issues that you may be unaware of. Best wishes!
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