Each of the Affidavit of Support forms I-864, I-864W, I-864EZ, and I-864A have step-by-step instructions for completion by the sponsor or joint sponsor.
The National Visa Center will review the Affidavit of Support I-864, Affidavit of Support I-864EZ, Affidavit of Support I-864W or Affidavit of Support I-864A for completeness and correctness.
When a corrected Affidavit of Support I-864 form is accepted by the National Visa Center, it will be sent with the immigrant visa petition to the embassy or consulate where the applicant will apply for a visa.
The following immigration candidates need an Affidavit of Support I-864 form:
• Applicants for family based immigrant visas, including most orphans.
• Applicants for employment based immigrant visas in which a relative filed the immigrant visa petition or has at least five percent ownership in a business that filed the petition.
An Affidavit of Support I-864 form does not need to be notarized, the sponsor only needs to sign the document. However, by signing an Affidavit of Support I-864 the sponsor certifies under penalty of perjury that the information and documentation provided are true and correct.