The Affidavit of Support is utilized by the U.S. to ensure that new immigrants will not need to rely on public benefits to support their presence in the U.S. If you are pursuing U.S. permanent residency based on your relationship to a family member in the U.S., an Affidavit of Support will be required as you must have a financial sponsor. For those immigrating to the U.S. through employment, an Affidavit of Support is not generally required. As this is a complex topic, seeking guidance from legal counsel is advised. For further information on this topic, please click here.