Form I-134 is a financial sponsorship form that is used to show that a foreign national who is applying to come to the United States will not become a “public charge.” Form I-134 is not strictly required but consular officers prefer that this form be used and may in fact request it. It is the policy of our law firm to use this form when appropriate.
This is a different financial sponsorship form than the I-864 Affidavit of Support form. Form I-134 is used when form I-864 is not required. For example, in a fiancé(e) case the form I-134 is submitted to the U.S. Consulate in connection to the fiancé(e) visa application. After the fiancé(e) is admitted to the U.S. the form I-864 is submitted in connection to the green card application.