The US Visa Form I-864 in Thailand is explained below as follows. The “Affidavit of Support” when it comes to the US visa is a signed document in which you accept full financial responsibility for your Thai wife who is applying for her US green card. The affidavit of support is also called the U.S. Immigration Form I-864. There are conditions for those who complete the affidavit of support which has been added below.
US Visa Form I-864
You will note the requirements for the sponsor for the affidavit of support:
- 1. You must be a US citizen or Green Card holder and live in the United States;
- 2. You must be older than 18 years old;
- 3. You can also use assets such as the value minus mortgage bond on your house as income;
- 4. You can also use another sponsor such as a family member to make the requirements;
- 5. Your spouse can also add to this if her income will still available after she moves to the US.
The “Affidavit of Support” in essence is a contract between the US government and the sponsor so that the sponsor is held responsible should the person who is getting the green card is held responsible for the costs should the person become dependent on the government. This responsibility only ends when:
- · On the death of either of you
- · Your Thai wife becomes a U.S. citizen.
- · Your Thai wife has worked for 40 quarters in the United States.
- · Your Thai wife leaves the United States permanently.
These are the basics and you will need to check with an US immigration lawyer in Thailand for more information in this regard. There are a number of more specific issues with regards to being a sponsor. You will need to be older than 18 years old. At a very young age it may be that you got married in Thailand. If the sponsor being you does not have the assets or the income considering the age a family member can take responsibility for this.
Very rare but it does occur where your Thai wife makes an income for YouTube videos and this income is substantial then she can add this to the income as well. This mainly because the income is generated on the internet and more likely than not has no relation to Thailand. This income will still continue even after to moves to the US as the income is not country specific. This is something to consider if your Thai wife has proof of this type of income.
Finally the financial responsibly ends when you die or your Thai wife dies or becomes a US citizen. This also ends once she has worked in the US for 40 quarters while in the United States. This will also end when she leaves the United States permanently. Always take proper legal advice when it comes to US immigration law.
Search this website for more information on the US Fiancée visa as well as the US spouse visa including both the CR1 visa as well as the K3 visa which are different. Each has its own advantage and they will differ in how long the process takes. If you want to have little paperwork back in the US then consider the CR1 visa. Again, take proper legal advice about the US Visa Form I-864.