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Are you financially responsible if you marry an immigrant?


Yes, if you have submitted an Affidavit of Support.

Marrying an immigrant is a wonderful step, and There are some important responsibilities to understand when marrying an immigrant. One of these is the Affidavit of Support, a legal agreement where you pledge to financially support your spouse. This helps ensure they have the resources to succeed and can integrate without depending on public assistance programs.

Typically, this obligation continues until your spouse becomes a U.S. citizen, accrues 40 qualifying work quarters in the U.S. (roughly 10 years), permanently departs the country, or passes away.

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Everything you need to know about the Affidavit of Support (USCIS Form I-864)

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