What Happens If My Sponsor Withdraws Their Affidavit Of Support?
Immigration is a complicated process, and something like losing the support of your sponsor can serve to further complicate it. The good news is that losing your affidavit of support does not necessarily mean you are in trouble. The effect of a sponsor or petitioner withdrawing their affidavit of support will depend on a number of factors, as well as where you are in the application process. In general, the further along that you are in the process, the less affected you will be by a development like this. However, other circumstances may also allow you to continue on without a sponsor in specific situations. Of course, immigration is complicated, and every case has different factors that must be individually considered and assessed. The best way to get an understanding of what your immigration case requires is to speak directly to an experienced immigration attorney. If you would like feedback on your individual immigration case, feel free to contact HAWM Law to schedule a consultation.
Where You are in the Visa Process and How a Withdrawal of Support Can Impact You
The impact of a sponsor (also known as a petitioner) withdrawing their support is the most severe if you have just started the process. If your visa petition has not yet been approved by USCIS and your sponsor withdraws their support (which they can do at any time), your petition will likely be denied or cancelled. The only possible exception at this stage is if you are a victim of domestic violence and your sponsor withdrew their support as a way to maintain their control or silence the affected victims about the abuse. If the petition has been approved by USCIS but your green card has not yet been issued, you may still require further assistance from your sponsor to receive final approval so it is important to talk to a lawyer at this stage. Finally, if your petition has been approved and your green card has been issued, it is unlikely that a withdrawal of support at this stage will impact your ability to retain your green card or affect your immigration status unless it is accompanied by allegations of fraud. Regardless of where you are in the process, a loss of your sponsor can throw a wrench in things and be difficult to navigate on your own. It is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney to find out what options are available and the best course of action to take in your case.
Schedule a Consultation with HAWM Law
If you are in the process of getting a green card and have lost the support of your sponsor, or if you need assistance with any legal or immigration-related issue, the experienced attorneys at Florida’s HAWM Law are ready to help. Contact HAWM Law today to schedule a consultation and find out how we will fight to get you the life that you want and deserve.