I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA

Purpose of Form

Most family-based immigrants and some employment-based immigrants use this form to show they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to rely on the U.S. government for financial support.

Number of Pages

Form 10; instructions 17.

Edition Date

03/06/18. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

P.O. Box 805887 
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

For additional information, see the “Special Instructions” section below.

Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.


We recommend reading our Lockbox filing tips

  • To ensure your Form I-864 is accepted at a Lockbox facility, fill out the form completely and accurately, particularly these required fields:
    • Sponsor’s Family name
    • Sponsor’s Address
    • Sponsor’s Social Security Number
    • Sponsor’s Signature

Filing Fee

There is no fee if the sponsored immigrant files this form with USCIS or abroad with the Department of State (DOS); however DOS does charge a fee if they file in the U.S. For more information, please visit the Department of State website.

Special Instructions

  • Give the completed form and supporting documents to the immigrant you are sponsoring to file with their Form OF-230 or Form I-485.
  • If the National Visa Center mailed you this form to complete, please follow the instructions they provided.
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