The Affidavit of Support (Form I-864)

Who Needs an Affidavit of Support?

This form is legally required for many family-based and some employment-based immigrants to show they will have adequate means of support after immigration to the United States. Generally, the following intending immigrants need an Affidavit of Support:

  • Applicants for family-based immigrant visas, including certain orphans.
  • Applicants for employment-based immigrant visas where a relative filed the immigrant visa petition or has a five percent or greater ownership interest in the business that filed the petition

Important Notice:  If the immigrant visa application is being processed by the National Visa Center in New Hampshire, please communicate directly with them with regard to the Form I-864.