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Form I-864P- Everything you need to know-

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How financially independent you are is one of the most important parameters the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) looks into before providing a green card or citizenship.

The United States requires immigrants to be able to financially support themselves, and in case an immigrant is moving abroad to the US for the purpose of employment, the sponsor would be required to fill a form that aids their entry into the country. The form also needs to be filled by the immigrant spouses of sponsors.

Any sponsorship offered to an immigrant would have to be done post-filing and approval of Form I-864P (which is like an official contract between the employer/sponsor and the US government). The form basically ensures that the immigrants would be able to financially support themselves and that they would not be a burden to the government.

Sponsor Qualifications

In order to file Form I-864, a sponsor must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the same-

  • Must be a citizen of the U.S. or, if not, a U.S. national or lawful green card holder.

  • Must be above the age of 18 years.



Sometimes, a secondary sponsor would be required to meet the minimum requirements to file Form I-864. The sponsor's income must meet the requirement or exceed 125% of the federal poverty guidelines for the size of their household.

How to calculate the income of the sponsor?

The income of the sponsor can be collectively determined from the following sources-

  • Salaries

  • Child support

  • Wages

  • Interest and dividends

  • Alimony

  • Retirement income

  • Income from other family members living in the same household

I-864P Minimum Income Requirements-

For the 48 Contiguous States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands:
Size of Sponsor's Household100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines
For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$21,550$26,937
3$27,150$33,937
4$32,750$40,937
5$38,350$47,937
6$43,950$54,937
7$49,550$61,937
8$55,150$68,937
Add $5,600 for each additional personAdd $7,000 for each additional person


For Alaska
Size of Sponsor's Household100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines
For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$21,550$26,937
3$27,150$33,937
4$32,750$40,937
5$38,350$47,937
6$43,950$54,937
7$49,550$61,937
8$55,150$68,937
Add $5,600 for each additional personAdd $7,000 for each additional person


For Hawaii
Size of Sponsor's Household100% of HHS Poverty Guidelines125% of HHS Poverty Guidelines
For sponsors on active duty in the U.S. armed forces who are petitioning for their spouse or childFor all other sponsors
2$19,830$24,787
3$24,980$31,225
4$30,130$37,662
5$35,280$44,100
6$40,430$50,537
7$45,580$56,975
8$50,730$63,412
Add $5,150 for each additional personAdd $6,437 for each additional person

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