Household Size Law and Legal Definition

According to 8 CFR 213a.1(Title 8 -- Aliens and Nationality; Chapter I - Department Of Homeland Security (Immigration And Naturalization); Subchapter B- Immigration Regulations; Part 213a- Affidavits Of Support On Behalf Of Immigrants),household size means “the number obtained by adding the number of persons specified in this definition. In calculating household size, no individual shall be counted more than once. If the intending immigrant's spouse or child is a citizen or already holds the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, then the sponsor should not include that spouse or child in determining the total household size, unless the intending immigrant's spouse or child is a dependent of the sponsor.”