I-864EZ, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act

Purpose of Form

To show that the applying immigrant has enough financial support to live without concern of becoming reliant on U.S. government welfare.

Number of Pages

Form 7; instructions 11.

Edition Date

03/06/18. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

Give the completed affidavit of support with all required documentation to the sponsored immigrant to file with 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

Tips to ensure your forms are processed smoothly are available on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

Additional Information for Completing Your Form:

Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

There is no fee if the sponsored immigrant files this form with USCIS or abroad with the Department of State (DOS); however DOS does charge a fee if they file in the U.S. For more information, please visit the Department of State website.

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 see the Department of State, Affidavit of Support Review Fee, in the Related Links of this page.

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