Can I sponsor an immigrant that is a non family member? Can a U.S. citizen sponsor a non-family member for immigration? Unfortunately, no, you can’t petition for a foreign national’s visa or green card if they aren’t a family member.
How much income do you need to sponsor an immigrant? The most common minimum annual income required to sponsor a spouse or family member for a green card is $22,887. This assumes that the sponsor — the U.S. citizen or current green card holder — is not in active military duty and is sponsoring only one relative.
How do I sponsor someone to immigrate to the US? Unfortunately, the only way that you can sponsor a person’s visa or green card application is if you are the non-citizen’s employer, relative, or fiancé(e). The U.S. immigration laws do not allow you to sponsor someone just because they are your friend.
What is needed to sponsor an immigrant? Eligibility Criteria to Become a Sponsor
You must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident. Immigrants with any other visa status cannot sponsor a person in the US. You must be at least 18 years old at the time of filing the Form I-130. You should have your domicile in the US or any of its territories.