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
See the Department of State’s website for further information on filing Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support).
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.