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
An alien applying for TANF or Food Stamps must make
similar information available to the State public assistance
The Secretary of Health and Human Services and the
Secretary of Agriculture are authorized to obtain copies of
any such documentation submitted to USCIS or the U.S.
Department of State and to release such documentation to a
State public assistance agency.
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;
2. Total amount deposited for the past year;
3. Present balance.
B. Statement of your employer on business stationery,
1. Date and nature of employment;
2. Salary paid;
3. Whether the position is temporary or permanent.
C. If self-employed:
1. Copy of last income tax return filed; or
2. Report of commercial rating concern.
D. List containing serial numbers and denominations of
bonds and nam