If you are a sponsor of an immigrant to the United States, you must provide a number of documents as part of an Affidavit of Support, Form I-864. This Affidavit of Support checklist of required documents is intended to help ensure that you provide all the necessary documents to complete the process.
First, you must provide proof of your US citizenship or legal permanent resident status. This could be a US passport, green card, or citizenship certificate.
In addition, you must submit evidence of your income, such as tax returns, pay stubs, or W-2 forms. This is to prove that you have the financial stability to provide financial support to the immigrant you are sponsoring.
If you will use your assets to meet the minimum income requirements, you must also provide a copy of your most recent bank statements for the last 12 months. This is to show that you have enough assets in your bank account to support the immigrant you are sponsoring.
You can also submit evidence of any of your assets, such as a home deed or car title.
Supporting Documents for All Sponsors
Sponsors of a visa applicant must provide an Affidavit of Support to prove that the applicant will not become a public charge in the United States. The Affidavit of Support is a legally binding document that the sponsor must sign and provide to the U.S. Department of State or USCIS. To complete the Affidavit of Support form, the sponsor must submit a checklist of required documents.
The sponsor must provide a copy of their valid passport to prove their identity and U.S. residency. This can include a green card, visa, or other document that proves the sponsor is legally residing in the United States. To prove their income, the sponsor must submit pay stubs, tax forms, and other financial documents. In addition, the sponsor can provide proof of assets such as bank statements and property deeds.
Supporting Documents for Some Sponsors
Are you sponsoring a family member to enter the United States? Or perhaps you are applying for a visa for yourself? If so, you will need to show proof of financial support in the form of an Affidavit of Support. To help ensure that you have all the necessary documents, we have prepared a checklist of the documents you will need.
The documents you need for an Affidavit of Support include a copy of your birth certificate, passport, proof of financial support (such as bank statements, pay stubs), Social Security Card, tax returns, proof of legal residence (visas, green cards, etc.), copy of marriage certificate (if applicable), divorce decree (if applicable), death certificate (if applicable), adoption papers (if applicable), and any other relevant legal documents.
Having all of these documents ready can save you time and stress when submitting your Affidavit of Support. To make sure you have all the necessary documents, we recommend using this checklist and making sure to check off each item as you have it ready.
Once you have all of the documents, it is time to submit your Affidavit of Support. This process can be complicated and time consuming, but having all of the documents ready before you start can make the process go faster and smoother.
What Documents are Required to Complete an Affidavit of Support?
When filing an Affidavit of Support, there are certain documents that must be included for the application to be considered complete. A checklist of the required documents includes:
• Copy of the Affidavit of Support Form (Form I-864)
• Copy of the sponsor’s government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, state ID, etc.)
• Proof of the sponsor’s citizenship or legal permanent residency status (e.g. passport, birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, permanent resident card, etc.)
• Copy of the sponsor’s most recent tax returns or other evidence of income (e.g. pay stubs, W-2 forms, etc.)
• Copy of the sponsor’s bank statements
• Copy of the sponsor’s most recent credit report
• Copies of any additional documents requested by the USCIS (e.g. proof of marriage, proof of legal name change, etc.)
It is important to ensure that all of these documents are included, as they are essential to the processing of the Affidavit of Support. Without the necessary documents, the application may be denied or delayed.