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does a co-sponsor have to be a relative?

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hello there, yes I'm wondering if a co sponsor has to be family..usually most co sponsors are,but are non relatives allowed to co sponsor you?


have not started my visa application, have not decided what route to take, planning my trip to America, and asking questions to see what best route to take . *breathes*.

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No they don't have to be relatives :)


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March 10 2006 - NOA2!

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April 9th - Pkt 3 rec'd!

May 17th - Pkt 3 signed for at London Embassy

May 24th - Medical

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hello there, yes I'm wondering if a co sponsor has to be family..usually most co sponsors are,but are non relatives allowed to co sponsor you?

Cosponsor does not have to be a relative.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

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04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

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Filed: Country: Canada
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hello there, yes I'm wondering if a co sponsor has to be family..usually most co sponsors are,but are non relatives allowed to co sponsor you?

Cosponsor does not have to be a relative.

A co-sponsor can be any US Citizen or Permanent Resident


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No, they don't have to be a relative, but I would advise using someone that you trust a lot and that they trust you a lot!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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No, they don't have to be a relative, but I would advise using someone that you trust a lot and that they trust you a lot!

:thumbs: I agree!


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Filed: Timeline

baf,

The consular officer has to be comfortable that a sponsor will honor their promise and put up the cash in the event that the visa applicant needs it. A close family member living in the same town may be felt to be more reliable than an old college buddy living on the opposite coast.

So the answer is 'maybe'.

Yodrak

hello there, yes I'm wondering if a co sponsor has to be family..usually most co sponsors are,but are non relatives allowed to co sponsor you?
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Anyone can be your co-sponsor as long as they're a USC and have enough finances to qualify... but the consulate may query it if they think that the person doesn't have enough of a tie to you to follow through - you can't just get some guy walking down the street to sign the paperwork for you.


Karen - Melbourne, Australia/John - Florida, USA

- Proposal (20 August 2000) to marriage (19 December 2004) - 4 years, 3 months, 25 days (1,578 days)

STAGE 1 - Applying for K1 (15 September 2003) to K1 Approval (13 July 2004) - 9 months, 29 days (303 days)

STAGE 2A - Arriving in US (4 Nov 2004) to AOS Application (16 April 2005) - 5 months, 13 days (164 days)

STAGE 2B - Applying for AOS to GC Approval - 9 months, 4 days (279 days)

STAGE 3 - Lifting Conditions. Filing (19 Dec 2007) to Approval (December 11 2008)

STAGE 4 - CITIZENSHIP (filing under 5-year rule - residency start date on green card Jan 11th, 2006)

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*Interview March 12, 2012

*Oath Ceremony March 23, 2012.

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