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

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. 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

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

Additional Information for Completing Your Form:

If you submit Form I-864W on paper: Be sure to sign the form at Part 3, Item Number 6.a., Requestor’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-864W 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-864W. 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 check the "Department of State: I-864 Affidavit of Support" link to the upper-right.

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

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