During the visa interview, applicants will be required to present evidence that they will not become a public charge in the United States. You may present evidence that you are able to financially support yourself or that your U.S. citizen fiancé(e) is able to provide support. The Consular Officer may request that a Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, be submitted by the U.S. citizen fiancé(e).
Affidavit of Support
Persons in the U.S. who wish to furnish sponsorship in the form of an affidavit of support for a fiancé(e) visa applicant should use Form I-134 which is available from the USCIS website.
To substantiate the information regarding income and resources the sponsor should attached two or more of the following items to the affidavit:
- Copies of sponsor’s federal income tax return
- Statement from sponsor’s employer showing salary and the length and permanency of employment
- Statement from an officer of a bank regarding sponsor’s account, the date the account was opened and the present balance
- Any other evidence adequate to establish financial ability to carry out sponsor’s undertaking toward the applicant for what might be an indefinite period of time
The affidavit of support should be given to the applicant to present on the day of his/her visa interview.
An applicant relying on an offer of prearranged employment to meet the public charge provisions of the law should have the prospective employer submit a notarized letter of employment on letterhead stationery of the employing business. The letter should:
- Contain a definite offer of employment
- Give a description of the job offered to the noncitizen and an explanation of skills which qualify the noncitizen for the position
- State the rate of compensation to be paid and if pertinent, additional information detailing other benefits to be included in lieu of cash payment
- Specify the location, type and duration (whether seasonal, temporary or indefinite) of the employment offered and
- State whether the employment will be immediately available upon the applicant’s arrival in the United States.