- Applying for a Visa
- Visa Processing and Documents
- The Interview
- Medical Examination
- 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
Financial sponsors, joint sponsors, and applicants should be aware of the responsibilities arising from a sponsor signing an I-864 and the consequences of a sponsored immigrant’s acceptance of federal means-tested public benefits. For more information visit: https://travel.state.gov/i-864
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.