I-134, Affidavit of Support

To show that visa applicants have sponsorship and will not become public charges while in the United States. The sponsor must file a separate affidavit for each applicant.

Number of Pages

Form 8; Instructions 6.

Edition Date

11/30/16.  We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 11/30/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

You must sign Form I-134 in your full name. (Note: Signing Form I-134 is under penalty of perjury under U.S. law).  For this reason, it is not necessary to sign Form I-134 before a notary, nor to have your signature notarize after you sign it.

Where you submit the form depends on whether the alien you are sponsoring is in or outside the United States and what type of application is being submitted.  See the instructions provided with the corresponding application for detailed information on where to submit this affidavit of support.

Filing Tips for I-134, Affidavit of Support

Complete all sections of the form.

Sign the form at Part 4, Item Number 6.a., Sponsor’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-134 now includes a “Don’t forget to sign!” message and an arrow pointing to the signature box as a reminder for when you print the completed form for mailing. If there is no signature in Part 4, we will reject the form and return it to you.

Filing Fee

$0

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-134. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

Did you submit the following? 

  • A signed statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution that states when you opened an account, the total amount deposited for the past year, and the present balance of such account
  • A signed statement from your employer on business letterhead that states the date and nature of your employment, salary paid, and whether the position is temporary or permanent
  • A copy of your last income federal tax return filed, or a report of commercial rating concern (if self-employed)
  • A list containing the serial numbers and denominations of bonds and names of the owners (if applicable)

Special Instructions

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