Form I-864P | HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support



Purpose of Form

In most cases, people who want to get a nonimmigrant visa have to prove that they have a person in the US who can support them financially in case of any problems. If you are a citizen of the United States who decided to become a sponsor, you have to prove that you have enough money, assets and income to support the person who gets this financial help. It’s made to make sure that this person will not become a burden on the social benefits system of the US

Special Instructions

To prove that you are wealthy enough to sponsor this person, you have to fill Form I-864 (Affidavit of Support). During filling this form, applicant has to prove that he or she is above a standard of the poverty guidelines, as defined under Section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. We can recommend that you find out whether you have enough income to sponsor someone before applying this Form.

Poverty guidelines below are effective beginning March. 1, 2020.

For the 48 Contiguous States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:

Sponsor's Household Size100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
 For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$17,240$21,550
3$21,720$27,150
4$26,200$32,750
5$30,680$38,350
6$35,160$43,950
7$39,640$49,550
8$44,120$55,150
 Add $4,480 for each additional personAdd $5,600 for each additional person

For Alaska:

Sponsor's Household Size100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
 For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$21,550$26,937
3$27,150$33,937
4$32,750$40,937
5$38,350$47,937
6$43,950$54,937
7$49,550$61,937
8$55,150$68,937
 Add $5,600 for each additional personAdd $7,000 for each additional person

For Hawaii:

Sponsor's Household Size100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines*
 For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$19,830$24,787
3$24,980$31,225
4$30,130$37,662
5$35,280$44,100
6$40,430$50,537
7$45,580$56,975
8$50,730$63,412
 Add $5,150 for each additional personAdd $6,437 for each additional person

Download the I-864P form

Last update May 10, 2020



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