What is the difference between form I 864 and I-134?

What is the difference between form I 864 and I-134?

Form I-134 is the Affidavit of Support that’s used for temporary or “non-immigrant” visitor visas. Form I-864 is the Affidavit of Support that’s used for permanent or immigrant visas. This form is for people who are coming to live in the United States permanently as green card holders.

What is the purpose of form I-134?

Use this form to sponsor a visa applicant and show they will not become public charges while in the United States. You must file a separate affidavit for each applicant.

Who needs to file Form I-864 affidavit of Support?

Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, is required for most family-based immigrants and some employment-based intending immigrants to show that they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to become a public charge.

Who can file an I-134?

The requirements to be a Form I-134 sponsor are: You must be a U.S. citizen or green card holder. You must be able to meet 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines income level for your household size. Essentially, you can only sponsor someone if you meet the income level required for that household size.

How long is I-134 Affidavit of Support valid?

10 years
An affidavit of support is a legally enforceable contract, and the sponsor’s responsibility usually lasts until the family member or other individual either becomes a U.S. citizen, or is credited with 40 quarters of work (usually 10 years).

Does I-134 need to be original?

You should provide your parents with a scanned copy of the FORM I-134 but an original is always preferred by the U.S. consulate.

How much income do you need to sponsor an immigrant US 2020?

For example, in 2020, a sponsor in the U.S. mainland would need to have income (or assets) of at least $32,750 to cover a petitioner who lives alone and is sponsoring one immigrant and two children (that is, a total of four people).

What do you need to know about form I-134?

It is basically used to show immigration officials that the otherwise indigent noncitizen has a friend in the U.S. earning a respectable income who is willing to take care of him or her. Form I-134 and instructions are available on the I-134 page of the USCIS website (www.uscis.gov).

When do you need an I-94 form?

An I-94 form is needed by all persons except U.S. Citizens, returning resident aliens, aliens with immigrant visas, and most Canadian citizens visiting or in transit. Air and Sea travelers will be issued I-94s during the admission process at the port of entry.

Do you need to fill out Form I-134 for a fiance visa?

If you are a U.S. citizen who will need to submit Form I-134 along as a part of a K visa application for a foreign fiancé, you can find more specific advice at Tips on Filling Out Form I-134 for the Fiance Visa.

Do you have to sign Form I-134 in front of a notary?

(Note: Signing Form I-134 is under penalty of perjury under U.S. law). For this reason, you do not need to sign Form I-134 in front of a notary or have your signature notarized after you sign it.