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.