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Requirements to Become an Immigration Support Letter Sponsor

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has established requirements to determine who is eligible to be a sponsor of an immigrant. In this blog, you’ll get a better understanding of what it takes to be an immigration support letter sponsor.


What does it take to be an immigration support letter sponsor?


A letter of support is a document that serves to demonstrate that the petitioner has sufficient economic resources to financially support the person who is applying before immigration.


In addition to that, all immigration support letter sponsors must:

  • Be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States,
  • Be at least 18 years old,
  • Live in the United States (including United States territories and territorial possessions)


Before being able to submit the affidavit of financial support, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) indicates that the sponsor can only do so if their income exceeds 125% of the limit based on the HHS Poverty Guidelines in the United States. United according to the number of family members.


We share this table with the income estimate for your reference:

Income Estimate Table | Immigration Support Letter


Source: https://www.uscis.gov/es/i-864p


Finding a Co-Sponsor: An Alternative for Insufficient Income Proof

If the petitioner has no way to prove that their sponsor has sufficient income to be a sponsor, then they can get a co-sponsor as long as they meet all the requirements listed above.


Being a sponsor is a great responsibility and not everyone meets all the requirements to be one. We recommend that you consult an attorney with experience in immigration law to review whether the person qualifies to sponsor the beneficiary.


If you are interested in this information or need help with your application process, you can call us at (832) 305-6560. Or schedule a consultation by clicking here.


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We hope this information has been useful for you to learn a little more about the requirements to apply to the immigration process. More information on this and other immigration-related topics can be found on our website.


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