Purpose: Form I-864 has to be filed by the U.S. Citizen to show ability to financially support the Green Card Applicant.

  • Who is filling Form I-864: U.S. Citizen
  • Additional people may file I-864 in conjunction with the U.S. Citizen
  • Form I-864 filing fee: $0

This page contains easy to follow step-by-step Form I-864 instructions.

Tips and Checks

  1. Fill using BLACK ink
  2. I recommend saving a local copy, so you don’t lose your entered data
  3. Make sure the form hasn’t expired. Expiration date is stated on the top right corner of the form.
  4. For items that are Not-Applicable, write “N/A” (without the quotes)
  5. For item that have the answer none, write “none” (without the quotes)
  6. For those who have already taken or are planning on taking your spouse’s last name, use your new last name while filling the application.
    • It does not matter if your SSN, Drivers License, Passport etc. have not been updated to reflect your new name. Your marriage certificate suffices the name change requirement
  7. Download Form I-864 instructions for additional information/clarification
USCIS Form I-864 Instructions Marriage Based

Form I-864 Instructions

  • For most people I-864EZ should suffice. Instructions for I-864 coming soon. Stay tuned…

That concludes the Form I-864 Instructions. If you have any thoughts, questions, or clarifications on Form I-864 Instructions , feel free to ask and/or discuss them in the Marriage based Green Card discussions.

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