How to Fill Form I-134, Affidavit of Support

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Form I-134 is known as the “Affidavit of Support” form.

This form must be submitted along with a Visitor Visa application if the trip is sponsored.

General instructions:

  • The form should be printed back to back on one single page.
  • Only one form is required for one family (e.g. inviting parents). There is no need for separate forms if inviting parents or in-laws.


This form does not need to notarized.

The following are the general guidelines when filling out a Form I-134. Depending on the individual’s status and circumstances, the information to fill out may vary. Using this chart as a basic guide when filling out your form but provide the appropriate information relevant to your specific case.

Start of the formYour name and current US residence address.
Question 1Your date of birth in month/day/year format

  • If you are a non immigrant visa holder (e.g. H or L visas) options a, b, c, d are not applicable, hence no need to fill out those sections.
  • If you are US Green Card holder: Fill out the A number in option (d)
  • If you are US Citizen based on (a), (b), or (c), fill out these appropriately.
Question 2Your age in completed years. For example: 32, and the start date of when you began residing in the USA (the date format should be MM/DD/YYYY)
Question 3Information about the applicant person/family you are sponsoring.

Provide full name as it appears on the passport of the visitor.

  • Family name: Last name or surname
  • Gender: Gender of visitor. You can write ‘M’ or ‘F’.
  • Age: Age of visitor in completed number of years.
  • Citizen: The country whose citizen the visitor is, e.g. India
  • .
  • Marital Status: Write appropriately such as ‘Married’, ‘Widowed’, ‘Single’, ‘Divorced’, ‘Separated’.
  • Relationship to Sponsor: Write appropriately such as ‘Father’, ‘Mother’, ‘Mother-in-law’, ‘Sister’ etc.
  • Present Address: Write the current residence address of the applicant.
  • Name of spouse and children applying together and accompanying the applicant.
    Note: Just one I-134 forms is required for one family (for example, parents (father and mother) or father-in-law and mother-in-law.
Question 4
  • Type of business: Your occupation title. For example: Software Engg, along with Company Name (if self employed, provide nature of business)Address of the company
  • Your net yearly income (salary)
  • Your bank balance $ amount (it can be checking account + savings account, or any of these).
  • Personal property $ amount (approximate value of your car/house/other valuables). For example, if you have a car of fair market value of $10,000, you can put $10,000.
  • The remainder of the question in this section are self-explanatory, so fill them appropriately.

  • For banks, there is no specific number to qualify.

  • If you include other information here, such as stock values, you should provide a copy or a statement as proof.
Question 5Names of dependents of your immediate family (spouse and child). If your spouse is not working, you should check ‘Wholly Dependent’. If your spouse is working, you should check ‘Partially Dependent’.
Question 6If you have submitted an Affidavit of Support Form I-134 for anyone before, write the names and dates here.

If you have submitted more than 2 forms, just provide the latest 2.

Provide the approximate date if you don’t remember the exact dates.
Question 7This question is only for US Citizens who filed family-based immigrant sponsorships (Green Card) Form I-130.

For a non-immigrant visa holder (such as H1 or L1) or Green Card holder, this question is logically not applicable, so write None or N/A.
Question 8You should check the box ‘I intend’.

You should also write ‘I will take care of all the expenses including travel, lodging, boarding, food, medicare and all other expenses during their stay with me in USA.
Sign and Date


  • Take a photocopy for your record.
  • Must provide accurate and correct information.
  • Must fill out the document clearly.
  • Make sure that the form is sent to the applicant as quickly as possible. An outdated form may be considered void.

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