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CitizenPath’s self-directed immigration software helps you correctly navigate the immigration process. The service makes the process easy and helps you identify potential problems before you pay. Our Affidavit of Support Package costs $77 and includes:

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    • Specific directions on supporting documents that must be submitted with the form
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Upon completion, you have responsibilities:
  • You must submit your signed form directly to USCIS/DOS or the intending immigrant and
  • You must pay any USCIS fees related to this form.
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First, let's determine your eligibility to prepare Form I-864, Affidavit of Support

A sponsor prepares this form for an intending immigrant. In most cases, the sponsor must be the same person who filed the visa petition for the intending immigrant. The intending immigrant is the person that wants to get a green card and live in the United States.  Explain more >>  

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Generally, U.S. nationals are only born in American Samoa or Swains Island.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the U.S. to file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.

Most people will prepare Form I-864 as the "petitioner."  Explain more >>




  • We found a problem. Please check your answers above. A permanent resident may not petition a parent, sibling or married son or daughter. Something must be wrong. You must update your answers before you can continue.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. At this time, our software does not support multiple joint sponsors. Strategies that utilize multiple joint sponsors can get very complex. To properly prepare Affidavits of Support with multiple joint sponsors, we recommend the use of an attorney.


Indicate if your spouse was admitted on a K-1 fiancé visa.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Generally you must be at least 18 years of age to file Form I-864. Additionally, you must be at least 21 years of age to petition certain types of relatives.

A Social Security Number is required to prepare and file this form.  Explain more >> 
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You you must have a Social Security Number to prepare Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. You can apply for an SSN through the Social Security Administration.

Domicile is the place you have a home and intend to remain as a home.  Explain more >> 
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. A permanent resident may have abandoned his or her permanent resident status if he or she ever remained outside the U.S. for an extended period of time or ever had any intention of living there permanently. CitizenPath recommends that you speak to an immigration attorney to prepare this affidavit.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. In order to file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, you must be domiciled in the United States or provide proof that you are reestablishing domicile in the U.S.
  • Congratulations, you are most likely eligible to file I-864 Affidavit of Support.
    Please click "Next Page" to continue preparing this form.
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Before we begin, we need to know the type of qualifying relationship that the petitioner has with the principal immigrant.

Petitioner
The petitioner is the person that filed the immigrant petition. Forms I-130, I-140, and I-129F are examples of immigrant petitions.  



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Lets get started with some basic information about you -- the sponsor.

Sponsor's Full Name
Provide your full legal name. Spell out middle names completely and do not use just the initial. If you do not have a middle name, you may leave this field blank.  
 
Sponsor's Mailing Address
Enter your home address or a place that you can safely receive mail. You may list a valid residence, APO, PO Box, or commercial address. If your mail will be sent to someone other than yourself, please include an “In Care of Name” as a part of your mailing address. If your mailing address is a U.S. territory and it contains an urbanization name, list the urbanization name in the "In Care of Name" box.
 

Sponsor's Physical Address
The physical address is the location where you live. Please provide a complete address. Every U.S. address includes a street address with a number and street name. You may or may not have an apartment number. All addresses should include the city, state and ZIP code.
 
Country of Domicile
A sponsor who files Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, must be domiciled in the United States or in the process of reestablishing U.S. domicile.  Explain more >>
  • For Your Information: If you are not currently living in the United States, you may meet the domicile requirement if you plan to reestablish your domicile in the United States. Therefore if you intend in good faith to reestablish your domicile in the U.S. no later than the date of the intending immigrant's admission or adjustment of status, you may select "United States" below.

Domicile is the place you have a home and intend to remain as a home.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. In order to file Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, you must be domiciled in the United States or provide proof that you are reestablishing domicile in the U.S.  Explain more >>
Sponsor's Contact Information
The affidavit of support will support U.S.-based phone numbers only.  
 
Sponsor's Birth Information
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Select the name of the country where you were born (even if it no longer exists).

Enter the name of the country where you were born (even if it no longer exists).
  • Sorry. We found a problem, and you cannot continue. If you were born in the United States, you would be a U.S. citizen by birth. However, you previously indicated that you are a lawful permanent resident. Please change one of your answers before continuing.

Select the state where you were born.

Enter the state or province where you were born.

Enter the town, city or village where you were born.
Other Information About Sponsor

Select "Yes" only if you are on active duty in the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard.  Explain more >>

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If you do not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.  How to find this >> 

A Social Security Number is required to file Form I-864.  How to find this >> 

If you do not have a USCIS online account number or do not know, leave this field blank.  How to find this >>
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Principal Immigrant Information

Next, we need to get some details about the principal immigrant. The principal immigrant is the intending immigrant who is the beneficiary of the immigrant visa petition. For example, if you filed Form I-130, this person is listed as the beneficiary.
Principal Immigrant's Full Name
Provide the full legal name. Spell out middle names completely and do not use just the initial. If the intending immigrant does not have a middle name, you may leave this field blank.  Explain more >>
 
Principal Immigrant's Mailing Address
Enter the intending immigrant's mailing address. You may list a valid residence, APO, PO Box, or commercial address. If the intending immigrant's mail will be sent to someone other than him/her, please include an “In Care of Name” as a part of the mailing address.
 
Principal Immigrant's Citizenship or Nationality
Select the name of the country where the intending immigrant is currently a citizen or national. If he/she is stateless, select the name of the country where he/she was last a citizen or national. If the intending immigrant is a citizen or national of more than one country, select the name of the country that issued his/her last passport.  

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Other Information

Indicate which path the intending immigrant will apply for permanent resident status.  Explain more >>


A-
If the immigrant does not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.  How to find this >>

If the immigrant does not have a USCIS online account number or does not know, leave this field blank.  How to find this >>
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Sponsoring Other Family Members

The principal immigrant that you are sponsoring (named in the previous section) is considered an "immediate relative." Therefore, if the principal immigrant has a spouse and/or children that will also immigrate, they will each require a separate Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.  Explain more >>   

If you answer "Yes," we will provide you a reminder in your filing instructions.

If you answer "Yes," we will provide you a reminder in your filing instructions.
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Sponsoring Other Family Members

In addition to the principal applicant, you may want to sponsor additional family members (spouse and children).  Explain more >>

Answer "Yes" only if the principal immigrant has a spouse and/or children (under age 21) that will also immigrate.

If the family members will immigrate more than six months after the principal immigrant, answer "No."

Family Member 1
List only the spouse and children (under age 21) of the principal immigrant. Enter the family member's full name, relationship to the primary sponsored immigrant, date of birth, and additional details. If there is a spouse, list the spouse first.  

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

A-
If the family member does not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.

If the family member does not have a USCIS online account number or do not know, leave this field blank.
Family Member 2
List only the spouse and children (under age 21) of the principal immigrant. Enter the family member's full name, relationship to the primary sponsored immigrant, date of birth, and additional details.  

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

A-
If the family member does not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.

If the family member does not have a USCIS online account number or do not know, leave this field blank.
Family Member 3
List only the spouse and children (under age 21) of the principal immigrant. Enter the family member's full name, relationship to the primary sponsored immigrant, date of birth, and additional details.  

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

A-
If the family member does not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.

If the family member does not have a USCIS online account number or do not know, leave this field blank.
Family Member 4
List only the spouse and children (under age 21) of the principal immigrant. Enter the family member's full name, relationship to the primary sponsored immigrant, date of birth, and additional details.  

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

A-
If the family member does not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.

If the family member does not have a USCIS online account number or do not know, leave this field blank.
Family Member 5
List only the spouse and children (under age 21) of the principal immigrant. Enter the family member's full name, relationship to the primary sponsored immigrant, date of birth, and additional details.  

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

A-
If the family member does not have an A-Number, leave this field blank.

If the family member does not have a USCIS online account number or do not know, leave this field blank.
  • This USCIS form only provides space for 5 family members. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your application. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Our system cannot handle more than 10 family members. To properly prepare this Affidavit of Support, we recommend the use of an attorney.
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Sponsor's Household

Next, we need to get some information about your household size and household income to ensure your affidavit will sufficiently cover the intending immigrant(s).
Sponsor's Employment and Income
Enter your current, individual annual income that you are using to meet the requirements of this affidavit and indicate the total in the space provided. If you receive income from an employer and self-employment, you may list both. Please list the employer first.  What counts as income >>

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.



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Enter your total individual income from all sources (that you will earn this year). Enter whole dollars. Do not enter decimals, commas, or cents.  What counts as income >>
Sponsor's Household Size
Important Note: In this section, be careful not to count any member of your household more than once. If you have already listed a family member on this form, do not count them again here. 


Count all minor children unless you have already listed the child previously on this form.  Explain more >>

Count any other person who is claimed as a dependent on your most recent tax return.  Explain more >>

Do not count the same person twice. For example, if you previously petitioned a permanent resident spouse, the spouse has already been accounted for. Do not count them here again.

Individual Income Summary

Based on the information you've provided, your household size is XX persons.
For a household this size the minimum income requirement is XX.
Based on the information you've provided, your household income is XX.
  • We found a problem. Your individual income does not meet the minimum income requirement to support your household size. For a complete listing of minimum income requirements by household size, please visit HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support. The intending immigrant's application will most likely be denied with the current household income. You have the following options:
    • Option A: Use income from other household members to combine with your income.  Explain more >>
    • Option B: Use a joint sponsor (who does not have to live with you or be related to you).  Explain more >>
    • Option C: Prove your assets are sufficient to support the household and intending immigrant.  Explain more >>
  • Congratulations! Your household income meets or exceeds the minimum income requirement to support your household size.
    For a complete listing of minimum income requirements by household size, please visit HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support.

Please continue by clicking "Next Page" below >

  • Sorry. Based on your answers, you cannot continue. At this time, our software does not support household sizes greater than 15 persons. We recommend the use of an attorney.
Option A: Use Income From Household Members
Persons that live in the same principal residence as you may combine their income with yours to increase your total household income.  Explain more >>  

If you do not have any household members that can contribute to household income, select "None."
Household Member 1
List the family member's full name, relationship to you (sponsor), and the person's total current annual income. Only list persons that are at least 18 years of age and currently living at your same residence.
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Household Member 2
List the household member's full name, relationship to you (sponsor), and the person's total current annual income. Only list persons that are at least 18 years of age and currently living at your same residence.
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Household Member 3
List the household member's full name, relationship to you (sponsor), and the person's total current annual income. Only list persons that are at least 18 years of age and currently living at your same residence.
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Household Member 4
List the household member's full name, relationship to you (sponsor), and the person's total current annual income. Only list persons that are at least 18 years of age and currently living at your same residence.
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  • For your information: Each household member listed above will need to complete a Form I-864A that will be filed with this primary Form I-864. Some exceptions apply if the person is also one of the intending immigrants. We'll provide details in the filing instructions. You may proceed.

Combined Household Income Summary

Based on the information you've provided, your household size is XX persons.
For a household this size the minimum income requirement is XX.
Based on the information you've provided, your combined household income is XX.
  • Congratulations! Your household income meets or exceeds the minimum income requirement to support your household size.
    For a complete listing of minimum income requirements by household size, please visit HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support.

Please continue by clicking "Next Page" below >

  • We found a problem. Your household income still does not meet the minimum income requirement to support your household size. For a complete listing of minimum income requirements by household size, please visit HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support. The intending immigrant's application will most likely be denied with the current household income. Therefore, we recommend that you add a joint sponsor. Please continue to Option B.
  • Sorry. You cannot continue. Your household income still does not meet the minimum income requirement to support your household size. For a complete listing of minimum income requirements by household size, please visit HHS Poverty Guidelines for Affidavit of Support. The intending immigrant's application will most likely be denied with the current household income. Therefore, we recommend that the petitioner find a different joint sponsor.
  • Sorry. Based on your answers, you cannot continue. At this time, our software does not support household sizes greater than 15 persons. We recommend the use of an attorney.
Option B: Use A Joint Sponsor
You also have the option of using a joint sponsor. A joint sponsor can be someone who is not related to you and doesn't live with you.  Explain more >>

A joint sponsor can be someone who is not related to you and doesn't live with you.  Explain more >> 
  • To use a joint sponsor, you must finish completing this I-864 affidavit. Then, the joint sponsor must prepare a separate affidavit. We will provide more detailed directions in your filing instructions.

Please continue by clicking "Next Page" below >

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Your current household income is not sufficient and your affidavit of support will most likely not be accepted for the purposes of your relative's green card application. If you are unable to find a joint sponsor, CitizenPath recommends that you speak to an immigration attorney that can help you prepare this affidavit with the use of personal assets.  Explain more >>
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Federal Income Tax Return Information

You are required to enter your total income (as reported to the IRS) for the three most recent tax years.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Regardless of whether one or three years' federal income tax returns are submitted, you must have actually filed returns for all three most recent years if legally required to do so. If you had a legal duty to file a tax return and did not do so, it's highly likely that your I-864 will be determined "insufficient."
Federal Income Tax Returns
Enter your income as reported on your Federal income tax returns (Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1040 or 1040EZ) for the most recent three years:  Explain more >>
Note: You indicated that you were not required to file an income tax return for at least one of the three most recent years. Enter "0" for the applicable year(s)
Most Recent Tax Year
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2nd Most Recent Tax Year
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3rd Most Recent Tax Year
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Evidence of Income Tax Return
When submitting this affidavit, you MUST attach a copy or transcript of your Federal income tax return for the most recent tax year only. If you believe additional returns may help you to establish your ability to maintain sufficient income, you may submit transcripts or photocopies of your Federal income tax returns for the three most recent years.  

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