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

07/02/15. We cannot accept previous editions. (The edition date can be found at the bottom of every 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

If you are filing at a lockbox, important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

Additional Information for Completing Your Form:

If you submit Form I-864EZ on paper: Be sure to sign the form at Part 6, Item Number 6.a., Sponsor’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-864EZ now includes “Don’t forget to sign!” messages and an arrow pointing to the signature box as reminders for when you print the completed form for mailing. USCIS rejects any unsigned Form I-864EZ. Having to return it to you for a signature will delay processing of your affidavit.

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

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

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