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How long are you financially responsible for someone on a K-1 visa?


Overall, sponsors are obliged to support their partners financially until they achieve U.S. citizenship or fulfill specific work requirements under the Social Security Act.

The financial responsibility for a K-1 visa petitioner begins during the initial sponsorship process, where they must show the financial means to support their fiancé(e) while the K-1 visa application is pending.

Sufficient financial support should be provided by the U.S. citizen sponsor to the K-1 applicant to prevent reliance on public benefits.

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