Form I-864 also known as Affidavit of Support is an official agreement between the sponsor of the immigrant and the government of the United States.
The sponsor takes legal responsibility to support the immigrant and his or her family if he or she experiences financial difficulties. This agreement is valid since signing till the immigrant becomes the US citizen.
Who uses Form I-864?
Form I-864 is a binding document that has to be submitted by the majority of the family-based immigrants and some of the potential employment-based immigrants. This document is required to ensure that these intending immigrants have adequate means for financial independence and are not likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.