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Case Introduction
Case No. IF-100
Substitute Sponsor
Brief Introduction

Typically, when the visa petitioner dies, the approved I-130 originally filed by the visa petitioner is automatically revoked. However, following the passage of the Family Sponsor Immigration Act (P.L. 107-150), beneficiaries of these petitions may file for reinstatement with an I-864, Affidavit of Support, filed by a “substitute sponsor.” This substitute sponsor is a sponsor who is completing a Form I-864 on behalf of an intending immigrant whose original I-130 petitioner died after the Form I-130 was approved, but before the intending immigrant obtained permanent residence. What’s more, Humanitarian reinstatement is discretionary and there must also be strong humanitarian reasons in support of the request. Attorney would evaluate your family ties; length of residence in the United States; community ties and value to the community; hardship to the beneficiary or LPR/USC family members; etc.

 

Things to Know
Qualification

1. The substitute sponsor must:
a) Be related to the intending immigrant in one of the following ways: spouse, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sibling, child (at least 18 years of age), son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent, grandchild or legal guardian.
b) Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident
c) Be at least 18 years of age
d) Have a domicile in the United States or a territory or possession of the United States, Usually, this requirement means the substitute sponsor must actually live in the United States
e) Meet all of the financial requirements of a sponsor pursuant to INA 213A.
2. There must be strong humanitarian reasons in support of the reinstatement request. Humanitarian reasons could be evaluated by family ties; length of residence in the United States; community ties and value to the community; hardship to the beneficiary or LPR/USC family members; etc.

Filing Fee

$0.00

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Service Details

1. Provide “Substitute Sponsor” questionnaires
2. Provide document checklist
3. Review the substitute sponsor’s qualifications
4. Evaluate the humanitarian reason for reinstatement of the case
5. Prepare I-864 forms and guide you to prepare supporting documents
6. Compose statement requesting reinstatement of the case
7. File for reinstatement with USCIS and keep your file
8. Keep you informed of the case status
9. Assist you in response to Request for Evidence, if any

Service Fee

$2000
NOTE
This service fee is the basic reference price, which may be adjusted case by case.

Payment Methods
  • Wire Transfer
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Free Consultation

Free Consultation will provide the clients with answers to general questions, for example, what is the priority date of EB-3 Free Consultation should NEITHER be regarded as legal advice nor analysis on certain cases NOR confirmation of attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice or analysis on your case, please choose the Attorney Consultation service.

Attorney Consultation

$300 per hour(charging by hours includes time consumed by reviewing relevant documents, starting charge from an hour).