FORM I – 134; AFFIDAVIT OF SUPORT
WHAT IS IT?
The I-134 is a form required of all fiancé(e) visa applicants at the time of the consular interview abroad. The form ensures that the petitioning US citizen is capable of supporting the fiancé(e) in the United States. Although there are not exact income requirements for the I-134 (see 9 FAM 302.8-2(B)(3) (U) Determining “Totality of Circumstances”), we recommend that you have a joint sponsor complete a I-134 (and provide the same documents) if the US citizen petitioner’s income is less than 125% of the poverty guidelines based on family size. https://www.uscis.gov/i-864p. After all, this is the income requirement for the similar affidavit of support (I-864) filed once the fiancé(e) is in the US, married to the US citizen and filing for adjustment of status.
WHEN IS IT NEEDED?
For the interview, the fiancé(e) will require the US citizen’s original signed I-134 affidavit of support. The fiancé(e) will also require all supporting documents for the affidavit of support (listed below).
WHAT SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED TO PREPARE THE AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT?
Before you can properly complete your draft of the I-134, you will need to get these documents:
- Statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institutions with deposits/stocks, identifying the following details regarding the account:
(1) Date account opened; (2) Total amount deposited for the past year; and (3) Present balance.
- Statement(s) from your employer on business stationery showing: (1) Date and nature of employment; (2) Salary paid; and (3) Whether the position is temporary or permanent.
- Copy of all pages of last tax return and all W2 / 1099 tax forms
- Last six months of pay stubs (if any)
- Statements from stock accounts, etc.
Depending on your financial situation, current employment status, etc., we may need a joint sponsor. We will let you know when we receive the documents.
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE AFFIDAVIT OF SUPPORT?
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HOW DO I PREPARE THE I-134 AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR ATTORNEY REVIEW?
To make the most out of attorney review (if eligible – click here to schedule), you should save your completed I-134 and all supporting documents in a single folder named “I-134 Documents” on your desktop.