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My grandpa has agreed to be my co-sponsor for my fiance in Turkey. I am wondering if they will make an issue of his age (80). Is there a maximum age for a co-sponsor?

There's no official maximum age but they'd rather see a younger close friend or family member than an aged relative who may or may not be around to fulfill their sponsorship responsibilities. An 80 year old grandparent might get accepted but I'd think of it as an absolute last resort.


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There's no official maximum age but they'd rather see a younger close friend or family member than an aged relative who may or may not be around to fulfill their sponsorship responsibilities. An 80 year old grandparent might get accepted but I'd think of it as an absolute last resort.

What difference would age make anyway as long as the requirements are met? Where does it say they prefer a younger family over an aged relative? The I-134 isn't worth the paper it's printed on, and cannot be legally enforced to make one fullfill the sponsorhip responsibilites.


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There's no official maximum age but they'd rather see a younger close friend or family member than an aged relative who may or may not be around to fulfill their sponsorship responsibilities. An 80 year old grandparent might get accepted but I'd think of it as an absolute last resort.

What difference would age make anyway as long as the requirements are met? Where does it say they prefer a younger family over an aged relative? The I-134 isn't worth the paper it's printed on, and cannot be legally enforced to make one fullfill the sponsorhip responsibilites.

Once again, the system wouldn't allow me to edit my previous reply. You yourself said that the I-134 is a tool to help evaluate whether one is likely to become a public charge and that it is not legally enforceable. So in reality, the sponsor or cosponsor is not responsible for anything. Why would age matter?


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There's no official maximum age but they'd rather see a younger close friend or family member than an aged relative who may or may not be around to fulfill their sponsorship responsibilities. An 80 year old grandparent might get accepted but I'd think of it as an absolute last resort.

What difference would age make anyway as long as the requirements are met? Where does it say they prefer a younger family over an aged relative? The I-134 isn't worth the paper it's printed on, and cannot be legally enforced to make one fullfill the sponsorhip responsibilites.

Once again, the system wouldn't allow me to edit my previous reply. You yourself said that the I-134 is a tool to help evaluate whether one is likely to become a public charge and that it is not legally enforceable. So in reality, the sponsor or cosponsor is not responsible for anything. Why would age matter?

You're not thinking this far enough through. Although the I-134 isn't enforceable, the issue is whether the intending immigrant will become a public charge. When evaluating the financial documentation CO's are aware that eventually an enforceable I-864 will be required from a qualified sponsor. Unless there's a reason to believe the I-864 sponsor will be somebody else, (If so, why not use them now?)

"Where does it say?" Well, not in the instructions or on the forms, or even in the field manual, as far as I know but the CO who participates in another forum explained this quite will in a post a couple years ago and I tucked the bit of knowledge away for when the subject comes up.

If I'm evaluating whether an intending immigrant will become a public charge, I'm not going to give a lot of weight to the willingness of an 80 year old who may not be around to fulfill the the commitment. (the I-864 commitment)

The biggest mistake I see is for people to think the visa process is about "meeting requirements". Far too much of it is subjective.


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What is the other forum? I'm always interested in learning more. I agree with you about much of it being subjective, I learned a bit about that first hand. There is much of it that is subjective in the straightforward K-1 process and it gets moreso in the wavier process. And there is no uniformity from one consulate to the next or from one DHS office to the next.

Any thoughts on why the I-864 isn't used from the beginning? It seems like it would be safer from the government point of view. Of course my opinion may be skewed from how much I have seen the system abused.

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What is the other forum? I'm always interested in learning more. I agree with you about much of it being subjective, I learned a bit about that first hand. There is much of it that is subjective in the straightforward K-1 process and it gets moreso in the wavier process. And there is no uniformity from one consulate to the next or from one DHS office to the next.

Any thoughts on why the I-864 isn't used from the beginning? It seems like it would be safer from the government point of view. Of course my opinion may be skewed from how much I have seen the system abused.

The I-864 cannot be used for a non-immigrant visa precisely because it IS binding.

It's the "GUZ Speaks" subforum at candleforlove.com


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