Employment Verification Letter for Affidavit of Support

  1. Home
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. Affidavit of Support (Form I-864)
  4. Employment Verification Letter for Affidavit of Support

sample employment verification letter for affidavit of supportWhen submitting Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, it is essentially that the sponsor provide evidence of current income. The I-864 form helps prove that the person seeking a green card has sufficient financial support if he or she is unable to support himself or herself. One of the methods to evidence current income is through an employment verification letter (EVL).

When applying for a green card, almost all family-based immigrants and some employment-based intending immigrants must show that they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to become a public charge. To do this, the I-130 petitioner must fill out Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. If the petitioning sponsor doesn’t meet the income requirements, a household member or joint sponsor must also join on.

An employment verification letter is not required, but it is recommended. It can help corroborate your pay stubs or provide good primary evidence if you were recently hired.

EVL Requirements

An employment verification letter for an affidavit of support is provided by the employer. Typically, the person who signs the letter is your supervisor or a human resources representative. The letter should be on company letter and include the following information:

  • Employment start date
  • Current employment status (full time, part time)
  • Title or position
  • Annual salary or hourly wage

If you paid by the hour, the best practice is to convert to annual salary. You may have your letter notarized. However, notarization is not a requirement.

Did you know minor mistakes on your Form I-864 Affidavit of Support can cause costly delays and rejections? Prepare your I-864 quickly and correctly with CitizenPath. The attorney-reviewed software guides you through the affidavit and provides help to answer questions like this one. And personalized filing instructions help you to submit the affidavit today knowing that you did everything right! No credit card or signup required to try it. Get started now >>

 

Sample Employment Verification Letter

This sample employment verification letter is for use as evidence with an affidavit of support. Each letter is unique. In fact, your situation will certainly be slightly different. The letter should be short and to the point. Use this sample cover letter as an example.

Where to Submit the Letter

Include the employment verification letter along with your other I-864 supporting documents.

 
When you prepare your Affidavit of Support on CitizenPath, you’ll also receive a set of filing instructions personalized for you. Based on your answers to questions on Form I-864, our software will create a custom set of instructions so you know exactly which supporting documents to submit with Form I-864. Try it now.

Source: USCIS