I-134, Affidavit of Support
An alien applying for SSI must make available to the Social
Security Administration documentation concerning his / her
income and resources and those of the sponsor, including
information that was provided in support of the corresponding
A separate affidavit must be submitted for each person. As
the sponsor, you must sign the affidavit in your full, true
and correct name and affirm or make it under oath.
As the sponsor, you must show you have sufficient income
and/or financial resources to assure that the alien you are
sponsoring will not become a public charge while in the
Evidence should consist of copies of any or all of the
following documentation listed below that are applicable to
Failure to provide evidence of sufficient income and/or
financial resources may result in the denial of the alien's
application for a visa or his or her removal from the United
The sponsor must submit in duplicate evidence of income
and resources, as appropriate:
A. Statement from an officer of the bank or other financial
institutions where you have deposits, identifying the
following details regarding your account:
1. Date account opened;
B. Statement of your employer on business stationery,
1. Date and nature of employment;
C. If self-employed:
2. Report of commercial rating concern.
D. List containing serial numbers and denominations of
bonds and name of record owner(s).
I. Execution of Affidavit.
II. Supporting Evidence.
Effective October 1, 1981, amendments to section 415 of the
Social Security Act established similar requirements for
determining the eligibility of aliens who apply for the first
time for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC),
currently administered under Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF). Effective December 22, 1981, amendents to
the Food Stamp Act of 1977 affect the eligibility of alien
participation in the Food Stamp Program.
These amendments require that the