Affidavits of Support
Sponsored Immigrants & Benefits
A sponsor is a person who has helped an immigrant become a lawful permanent resident (green card–holder) by signing an affidavit of support. An affidavit of support is a contract signed by the sponsor to show that the immigrant applying for a green card is not likely to become dependent on the government, or a “public charge.”
“Sponsored Immigrants and Benefits” answers questions about affidavits of support and sponsorship, and about the extent to which sponsored immigrants are eligible to participate in government programs.
- Sponsored Immigrants and Benefits (national edition)
- Sponsored Immigrants and Benefits in California (PDF) (California Immigrant Policy Center)