f you have filed an affidavit of support on behalf of a spouse, family member or friend, you cannot revoke it. The affidavit of support will stay in effect until:
- Either you or the person you have agreed to support dies; or
- The person you have agreed to support becomes a US Citizen; or
- The person you have agreed to support works in the US for the equivalent of 40 quarters (10 years); or
- There is a formal determination that the affidavit of support and permanent residency has been abandoned. Say for instance your spouse got their green card through marriage to you, a US citizen, and they leave you to return to their home country for several years and never remove the conditions on their permanent residency (only had 2 year conditional green card when they left) then they most likely will not have filed to remove the conditions on their green card. This means that there may be a formal determination that their residency has been abandoned--but you might want to contact an immigration lawyer about this or call USCIS directly after that time.
As you can see, immigration issues can be complex. So if you have any questions about your immigration issues, please contact me to discuss our immigration services and your options.