Who needs a Form I-134?
I-134 Form, Affidavit of Support is a Department of Homeland Security form which should be filled out by a US citizen or a green card holder, who is about to invite a visitor (alien) or visitors who are residents of foreign countries for a temporary stay in the US. It is highly recommended that this affidavit form should be submitted for sponsorship of a visitor’s visa.
What is the I-134 Form, Affidavit of Support for?
The Affidavit of Support is required by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to guarantee that a foreign visitor won’t become a public charge.
Is Form I-134 accompanied by other forms?
To ensure an approval of the visitor’s visa, the sponsor should include a list of statements and documents confirming the income that will be stated in the form, these are:
Letter from a bank, which is a confirmation of a deposit and current balance
Letter from the employer indicating the salary
Copy of the most recent tax return or equivalent
Other documents that can serve as a proof of income.
When is I-134 Form due?
The completion of the fillable I-134 form does not have any time restrictions. But logically, the visa applicant should get have it available prior to having a visa interview.
How do I fill out the Affidavit of Support, fillable form I-134?
The form should identify the following:
Sponsor (their name and address)
Sponsor’s certification of US citizenship or residency
Sponsor’s employment information
Income and financial information
Previous affidavits of support, etc.
Where do I send filled out I-134 Form?
The completed Affidavit of Support Form should be sent to the invited visitor(s) along with appropriate supporting documentation so that they could bring it to their visa interview.