How to Include Assets for Form I-864 Affidavit of Support

What forms of assets are accepted for I-864 Affidavit of Support

How to Include Assets for Form I-864 Affidavit of Support

If your household income is still below the requirement, you may use your assets. As a rule of thumb, the asset needs to be liquid, which means you can cash out quickly within 1 year without considerable hardship or financial loss to the owner. You have to include a description of the asset, proof of ownership, and the basis for the owner's claim of its net cash value.

Some accepted forms of asset include:
  • Stocks, bonds, other security holdings
  • Real estate property
  • Saving or checking accounts

If I include my assets, how much extra value in assets is enough?

Generally, you need to have 5 times the income difference to meet the financial requirement. For example, if the sponsor's annual income is projected at $15,000 and the required income is $20,000. So you have $5,000 ($20,000-$15,000) income deficiency. Therefore, you would need 5x$5,000=$25,000 value in your assets to meet the threshold.

There are some exceptions that only require 3 times the difference. Read the I-864 instruction for details. (on the top row of the instruction)

Click here to see a step-by-step guide for filing the I-485 application.

Disclaimer: This article is for sharing my personal experience only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.

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