Spouse Affidavit of Support

Form I-864:  U.S. Immigrations Laws require evidence that the intending immigrant will not become a “public charge.” This requirement is typically satisfied by the filing of an Affidavit of Support on Form I-864 by the petitioning U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident backed by evidence that the Petitioner can support the intending immigrant above the poverty guidelines. In some instance, a co-sponsor(s) may be required.

Form I-134:  Similarly, non-immigrants who are visiting the U.S. on a B-2 visa, or fiancés on a K-1 visa and spouses entering on a K-3 visa, must establish that they have sufficient financial support while temporarily in the U.S. This requirement is typically satisfied by the filing of an Affidavit of Support on Form I-134 by a U.S. sponsor. For fiancés and spouses on the K-1 and K-3 visa, respectively, their U.S. petitioning spouse will eventually have to file the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support at the Adjustment of Status stage.

Download MPLG’s Affidavit of Support Checklist – Form I-864. This contains a list of common types of evidence. You may not have every document itemized in this checklist, as it is intended as a guide of possible documents.

Download MPLG’s Affidavit of Support Checklist – Form I-134. Non-immigrant visitors, fiances, and spouses entering on the K-3 visa also require an affidavit of support. This is typically satisfied by the Affidavit of Support on Form I-134. This Checklist contains a list of common types of evidence. You may not have every document itemized in this checklist, as it is intended as a guide of possible documents.

Download MPLG’s Memorandum Re Sponsor Responsibilities for Affidavit of Support. This Memo explains the legal and financial responsibilities of a sponsor.