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USCIS Introduces Updated Form I-134 for Declaration of Financial Support

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an updated version of Form I-134, titled “Declaration of Financial Support,” aimed at individuals willing to provide financial assistance to beneficiaries of specific immigration benefits during their temporary stay in the United States. With the edition date set at 11/09/23, USCIS will exclusively accept this version starting January 29, 2024. The form, available for download along with instructions, necessitates careful attention to edition dates and page consistency for successful submission.

Applicants are advised to review the informational checklist for required initial evidence, emphasizing the inclusion of a full English translation for any documents in a foreign language. The USCIS clarifies filing locations based on the beneficiary’s location and the nature of the application or petition. Notably, the form requires documentation of sufficient income or financial resources, as detailed in the form instructions.

Form filing tips underscore the importance of signing Form I-134 with the full name of the sponsor, with the understanding that it constitutes a declaration under penalty of perjury, eliminating the need for notarization. USCIS encourages applicants to follow the Tips for Filing Forms by Mail to enhance the likelihood of form acceptance. Crucially, the USCIS emphasizes that unsigned forms will be rejected, underscoring the significance of completing all required fields before submission.

Source: USCIS