What documents are needed to sponsor an immigrant?
- Sponsor’s Federal income tax records.
- Most recent year’s income tax return.
- Copy of Form 1099 (if applicable)
- Joint asset values (if applicable)
- Certificate of citizenship (for naturalized U.S. citizens)
- Copy of green card (for permanent residents)
- Form I-864A (for some sponsors)
How much money do you have to make 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.
What is i-864 form used for? An Affidavit of Support, also called the Form I-864, is a document an individual signs to accept financial responsibility for the applicant who is coming to live in the United States.
How can I legally sponsor an immigrant? Financially Sponsoring an Immigrant
You can financially sponsor an immigrant by signing Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. This document is a legally enforceable contract and signifies that the sponsor accepts financial responsibility for the immigrant.