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.
03/06/18. Starting 05/16/2018, we will only accept the 03/06/18 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Where to File
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
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
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.
- 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.
This page can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-864
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