Memphis immigration lawyer Ari Sauer provides news and information on US immigration law.
QUESTION: My parents are helping us by signing an I864 Affidavit of Support for my husband. If I scan and email them the form, can they scan and email us a scanned copy of the signed form?
THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN – ARI SAUER: Except where the government has stated an exception, all immigration forms submitted should have an original signature. If a form is submitted with a copy of the signature the government may reject the filing or issue a request. for additional evidence asking for the form again.So if someone is faxing or emailing a form to the person to sign, that is fine, but the person who signs should then mail or courier the original signed forms to the applicant or the applicant’s attorney to submit to the government.
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