Punta Gorda, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: If I withdrawal a I-134A, will the person who I am sponsoring be notified that I withdrew the application?

I have applied to sponsor several family members through the current humanitarian parole program for Cuban, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans. I completed the I-134A for each one and the applications/affidavits of support are pending. Based on some new information, I have serious concerns about proceeding with sponsoring one of them. I would like to withdraw my affidavit of support for him. I would also like to keep the peace in the family until the approval of the other is received. If I withdraw this relative’s application will they be notified in some way? Will they see it if they check their application status online? Or is it something they won’t be aware of until the others are approved/confirmed and this person is not? Given this process is taking a bit, I would hate for my other relatives to be subjected to this other person’s reaction if he learns his application has been withdrawn.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you withdraw the I-134A form for one of the individuals you are sponsoring, it's important to know that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally does not notify the beneficiary directly in the case of a withdrawal. However, if the person you are sponsoring checks the status of their application online or contacts USCIS for an update, they may be informed of any changes, including the withdrawal of your support.

It's also possible that the withdrawal of your affidavit may not be immediately visible in the online status, but it will eventually reflect in the processing of their application. This means that the person may not know right away, but could become aware at a later stage when their application does not progress or is denied.

To handle this delicate situation, you might want to consider seeking legal guidance to explore the best approach for withdrawing your support while minimizing family tension. This could involve discussing the timing and method of withdrawal, as well as any potential legal implications.

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