Concord, CA asked in Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for California

Q: If you help someone from another country come to the U.S., are you responsible for them in a monetary way?

For example, if you sign a visa for them to come visit, or if they want to live here and not just visit, is there a way to help them, and if you do, are you responsible in any way for them for life?

2 Lawyer Answers
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: If you have completed a financial affidavit on behalf of the alien you are responsible for that person to a limited extent.: USCIS.gov/I-864 and USCIS.gov/I-134 is where you can find the forms and an explanation of your responsibility if you sponsor someone.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: Yes.

Either Financial Affidavit of Support (I-864 and I-134) if submitted on behalf on a sponsored foreign national creates financial responsibility for Sponsor if that sponsored Beneficiary becomes a public charge in the United States subsequently.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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