Affidavit of Support & FAQs for Immigration Cases
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Who Needs an Affidavit of Support?

I-864 Affidavit of support


Download Form I-864 (339KB PDF)

Download Instructions for Form I-864 (1KB PDF)

Download Form I-864A (226KB PDF)

Download Instructions for Form I-864A (1KB PDF)

Download Form I-864EZ (272KB PDF)

Download Form I-864P Poverty Guidelines (22KB PDF)


Additonal Questions (FAQs)

When Is the I-864 Processing Fee Paid?

When your immigrant visa case is ready to begin processing at the NVC, the NVC will send an Affidavit of Support processing fee invoice and payment instructions to your petitioner.

When Does the NVC Send Instructions About the Affidavit of Support (Forms I-864, I-864W, I-864EZ and/or I-864A)?

If your petitioner pays the Affidavit of Support fee online, your petitioner will gain access to the Affidavit of Support Document Cover Sheet. The Document Cover Sheet will provide access to the Affidavit of Support Instructions.

If your petitioner pays the Affidavit of Support fee using the Alternate Payment Method, your petitioner will receive instructions from the NVC after the fees are paid.

Is There a Fee I Will Need to Pay for the Affidavit of Support Forms?

Yes, there is a $88 fee per case for reviewing the Affidavit of Support (Forms I-864, I-864A, I-864W and/or I-864EZ) when the form(s) is(are) filed in the U.S. 

Is There a Fee to Review the Affidavit of Support at a U.S. embassy or Consulate Abroad?

No, when the I-130 and subsequent Affidavit of Support (AOS) form is filed outside the U.S. a fee is not charged.

If the consular officer says the applicant needs a joint sponsor, does the joint sponsor send the I-864 to the NVC for review?

No. If the post asks for a joint sponsor, the joint sponsor must send the completed I-864 directly to the applicant. The applicant will submit the I-864 to the consular officer for review.

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