Affidavit of Support
As the petitioner, you must accept legal responsibility for financially supporting your beneficiary. You accept this responsibility and become your beneficiary’s sponsor by completing and signing a legal document called an Affidavit of Support, usually a Form I-864 (PDF).
Petitioners of K visas should submit a Form I-134, instead of an I-864.
To qualify as a sponsor, you must be at least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. You must have a domicile either in the United States or a territory or possession of the United States. In general, this requirement means you must actually live in the United States, or a territory or possession of the United States, in order to be a sponsor. If you live abroad, you may still be eligible to be a sponsor if you can show that your residence abroad is temporary, and that you have maintained a domicile in the United States.
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