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I-864W, Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support Exemption

Purpose of Form

To establish that applicant is exempt from the Form I-864 requirements.

Number of Pages

Form 5; Instructions 6.

Edition Date

07/02/15.  (Starting 10/06/15, USCIS will only accept the 07/02/15 edition.  Until then, you can use the 03/22/13 edition.)  The edition date can be found at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.

Where to File

File with all required documentation to either:

  • a Consular Officer with a completed Form OF-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, or
  • an Immigration Officer with a completed Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Filing Fee

Although USCIS does not charge a fee for this form, the Department of State does charge a fee when the Affidavit of Support is reviewed domestically. This does not apply when the Affidavit of Support is filed abroad.

Special Instructions

Note on Fees:  Although USCIS does not charge a fee for this form, the Department of State does charge a fee when the Affidavit of Support is reviewed domestically. This does not apply when the Affidavit of Support is filed abroad. For more information, please check the "Department of State: I-864 Affidavit of Support" link to the upper-right.

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-864w

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/07/2015