This form is required for most family-based immigrants and some employment-based immigrants to show that they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to rely on the U.S. government for financial support.
Number of Pages :
Form 9; Instructions 13.
Edition Date :
03/22/13. USCIS will accept previous editions dated 09/19/11 until June 23, 2013. After June 23, 2013, USCIS will only accept the 03/22/13 edition.
Where to File :
For information on where to file, see the form instructions and the "Special Instructions" section below.
Filing Fee :
There is no fee when filed with USCIS or abroad with the Department of State (DOS). DOS does charge a fee when this form is filed in the U.S. For more information, please see the Special Instructions.
Special Instructions :
The new form edition has 2D barcode technology to help us collect information quickly and accurately. As you complete the form electronically, the barcode stores your information.
Follow the form instructions carefully.
We recommend downloading the form from our website and completing it electronically.
If you complete the form by hand, please use black ink, keep your answers within the spaces provided, and do not use correction fluid or highlighters.
Give the completed form and supporting documents to the immigrant you are sponsoring to file with their Form OF-230 or Form I-485.
If the National Visa Center mailed you this form to complete, please follow the instructions they provided.