When filling out an immigration form, you must include the required documents to prove your answers. The USCIS, the agency responsible for U.S. citizenship and immigration matters, needs these documents to verify that you qualify for its immigration benefit or satisfy the legal prerequisites.
The supporting documents required for Form I-864 will depend on various factors specific to your situation. To get an accurate list of required documents, refer to the instructions provided by USCIS or our company after completing Form I-864.
Key Points to Keep in Mind
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Include the following with your Form I-864 submission.
Primary Required Documents
The required documents to provide evidence of your income include the following:
- Most recent federal ITR (with 1099s and W-2s) or statement explaining why you didn't file
- Form 1099 and Schedule, if applicable
- Any other proof of declared income may be necessary to verify your employment
The documents should be copies, not originals.
Required Documents of Select Sponsors
When submitting an Affidavit of Support form (Form I-864), you must include supporting documents that verify your eligibility to sponsor the intending immigrant. Depending on your scenario, these papers may differ.
- If you're self-employed, include copies of the latest Federal (ITR) or income tax return (Schedules C, D, E, or F) that shows your business income.
- If you're Multiple Immigration Sponsor, only submit additional copies of the supporting affidavit for them (original copy).
- If you're an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or U.S. Coast Guard sponsoring family members, provide proof of active duty status.
- If you're using someone's income to qualify, submit an individual Form I-864A for everyone whose income is being considered.
- If household members are using assets to qualify, provide documentation of the assets' location, ownership, acquisition date, and value.
- For intending immigrants not listed as dependents on your Federal ITR, demonstrate proof of residing in your household and their connection to you.
- Documentation is required to confirm that the current employment of the intended immigrant will persist from the single initial source as evidence.
- Provide a photocopy of their individual Federal ITR, with W-2s and 1099s, for the latest tax year and/or proof of exemption from filing.
- Joint, substitute sponsors, or relatives of employment-based immigrants must show proof of their U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or national status.
- U.S. citizens or nationals must provide a copy of their birth certificate, naturalization/citizenship certificate, or passport.
- For permanent residents, a copy of both the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551, is required.
To sign Form I-864 as a legal guardian, they must prove their appointment and provide an agency or court order allowing them to use your income/assets.
We provide personalized filing instructions based on your Form I-864 answers. So they will specify the documents to submit with your form.
Last Updated 04/19/23 11:34:08AM