Employment-based immigration

Form I-134A: Everything You Need to Know

Form I-134A, also known as the Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, is an online document you file if you want to sponsor a foreign national to come to the United States.

Chelsea Spinos, Writer
Simon Craven, Manifest Immigration Lawyer

By:

Chelsea Spinos

Chelsea Spinos is a contributing writer for Manifest Law. She covers all topics related to U.S. visas and green cards. She is passionate about helping people navigate their immigration journey with clarity and confidence.

Reviewer:

Simon Craven, Esq.

Simon Craven is an immigration attorney with 11+ years of experience working on thousands of successful immigration cases. Simon is passionate about US immigration and helping people.

9 min read • June 18, 2024

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Key takeaways

Form I-134A, commonly known as the Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, is the online form you complete when sponsoring a foreign national to come to the United States.

The I-134A form is used for two immigration programs: 1) Uniting for Ukraine program and 2) Humanitarian parole program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans.

In order to sponsor someone with Form I-134a, you will need to meet certain requirements, and prove your ability to financially support the beneficiary.

There is no filing fee associated with Form I-134a.

Since Form I-134A is an online document, you can only submit it electronically through the USCIS website.

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What is Form I-134A?

What is Form I-134A?

Form I-134A, also known as the Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support, is an online document you file if you want to sponsor a foreign national to come to the United States. This form is specifically for providing financial support and is used in two key immigration programs:


  1. Uniting for Ukraine program: This program lets you support Ukrainian refugees.

  2. Humanitarian parole program for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans: This program allows you to sponsor migrants from these four countries.


When you fill out Form I-134A, you provide detailed information about your financial status to show that you can support the foreign national while they are in the U.S.


Besides Form I-134A, there's also Form I-134, Declaration of Financial Support, which is for sponsors of certain visitors to prove they won't rely on the U.S. government for financial support during their stay.


When you submit Form I-134A, you're asking USCIS for permission to bring your family member or loved one to the U.S. They'll be granted parole, which allows them to stay in the country temporarily while their home country is unsafe. By submitting this form, you agree to be legally responsible for financially supporting the beneficiary if they can't support themselves while in the U.S.

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Document checklist
Document checklist

Form I-134A requirements

Form I-134A requirements

To sponsor someone using Form I-134A, you need to meet certain requirements:

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

To sponsor someone using Form I-134A, you need to meet certain requirements:

Legal Status: You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have legal immigration status.

Physical Presence: You must be in the U.S. when you submit the form.

Background Check: You'll need to undergo and pass a background check.

Personal Filing and Signature: You have to personally fill out and sign Form I-134A; the person seeking parole cannot submit the form on their own.

Include Beneficiary Information: Make sure to provide the beneficiary's name on Form I-134A.

File Separately for Each Beneficiary: You'll need to fill out a separate Form I-134A for each person you plan to support, including children under 18.

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I-134A income requirements

I-134A income requirements

The income requirements for Form I-134A aren't set at a specific amount. However, you must show that you have enough stable income to cover the living expenses of the person they're sponsoring in the U.S. during their stay. This includes things like housing, food, and medical care. 


Your income should be at least 100% of the federal poverty guidelines for a household of your size. 


When you fill out the form, you'll need to provide accurate details about your income, assets, and any other financial support you can provide. USCIS will review this information to ensure you can adequately support the person you're sponsoring.


To prove you meet the I-134A income requirements, you'll need to provide evidence of your financial situation. Here's what you can submit as proof:

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

The income requirements for Form I-134A aren't set at a specific amount. However, you must show that you have enough stable income to cover the living expenses of the person they're sponsoring in the U.S. during their stay. This includes things like housing, food, and medical care. 


Your income should be at least 100% of the federal poverty guidelines for a household of your size. 


When you fill out the form, you'll need to provide accurate details about your income, assets, and any other financial support you can provide. USCIS will review this information to ensure you can adequately support the person you're sponsoring.


To prove you meet the I-134A income requirements, you'll need to provide evidence of your financial situation. Here's what you can submit as proof:

Tax Returns

Pay Stubs

Bank Statements

Asset Documentation

Letter of Employment

Proof of Other Income

Copies of your recent federal tax returns (typically for the past one to three years) can show your annual income.

Recent pay stubs or a letter from your employer can demonstrate your current income and employment status.

Bank statements can be used to show your savings, investments, and overall financial stability.

Documents showing ownership of assets such as real estate, stocks, bonds, or other valuable properties.

A letter from your employer stating your position, salary, and length of employment can be helpful.

If applicable, provide documentation for any other sources of income, such as rental income, alimony, or investments.

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Who is eligible for sponsorship with Form I-134A?

Who is eligible for sponsorship with Form I-134A?

Form I-134A is limited to sponsoring individuals under specific programs. As of October 2023, these programs include:


  1. Uniting for Ukraine (U4U): If you're a U.S. supporter, you may sponsor someone who lived in Ukraine during the Russian invasion (up to February 11, 2022), was displaced by the invasion, and is either a Ukrainian citizen or an immediate family member of one. Immediate family members include spouses, common-law partners, and unmarried children under age 21.

  2. Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (PCHNV): Similar to U4U, PCHNV beneficiaries must be nationals of one of the designated countries or their immediate relatives. However, only 30,000 PCHNV beneficiaries may receive parole each month.

  3. Family Reunification Parole (FRP) Processes: The FRP process has stricter terms, requiring sponsors to receive an invitation from the National Visa Center (NVC) before filing Form I-134A. This program is currently available only to nationals of Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras who already have a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, approved on their behalf.


In addition to the program-specific requirements, there are specific I-134a requirements the beneficiary must meet. These include:


✓   Have a valid passport.

✓   Pass a national security and public safety vetting process.

✓   Demonstrate they warrant a favorable exercise of discretion. This can be done by explaining, among other things, the risks of staying where they are and the benefits of coming to the U.S.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Form I-134A is limited to sponsoring individuals under specific programs. As of October 2023, these programs include:


  1. Uniting for Ukraine (U4U): If you're a U.S. supporter, you may sponsor someone who lived in Ukraine during the Russian invasion (up to February 11, 2022), was displaced by the invasion, and is either a Ukrainian citizen or an immediate family member of one. Immediate family members include spouses, common-law partners, and unmarried children under age 21.

  2. Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (PCHNV): Similar to U4U, PCHNV beneficiaries must be nationals of one of the designated countries or their immediate relatives. However, only 30,000 PCHNV beneficiaries may receive parole each month.

  3. Family Reunification Parole (FRP) Processes: The FRP process has stricter terms, requiring sponsors to receive an invitation from the National Visa Center (NVC) before filing Form I-134A. This program is currently available only to nationals of Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras who already have a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, approved on their behalf.


In addition to the program-specific requirements, there are specific I-134a requirements the beneficiary must meet. These include:


✓   Have a valid passport.

✓   Pass a national security and public safety vetting process.

✓   Demonstrate they warrant a favorable exercise of discretion. This can be done by explaining, among other things, the risks of staying where they are and the benefits of coming to the U.S.

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Forms in binder
Forms in binder

Form I-134A process

Form I-134A process

To start the process, the sponsor needs to submit Form I-134A to USCIS via the online myUSCIS web portal. This form asks for basic information about you and the person you're sponsoring, including your background and immigration history.


Additionally, you'll need to give a detailed overview of your finances, including assets, debts, income, and regular expenses.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

To start the process, the sponsor needs to submit Form I-134A to USCIS via the online myUSCIS web portal. This form asks for basic information about you and the person you're sponsoring, including your background and immigration history.


Additionally, you'll need to give a detailed overview of your finances, including assets, debts, income, and regular expenses.

Remember: If you're sponsoring more than one person, you'll need to fill out a separate Form I-134A for each beneficiary, even if they're part of the same family.

Once submitted, USCIS will review your submitted form and supporting documents to ensure you can financially support the people you're sponsoring. During this phase, USCIS will also conduct a background check on you to make sure there are no issues that could cause problems.


USCIS will make a final decision based on the review of your Form I-134A and supporting documents. If you and the sponsor meet the I-134a requirements and there are no issues found during the background check, USCIS will move forward with the sponsorship process.


Depending on the specific immigration program and circumstances, USCIS will provide instructions on what to do next. This might involve additional paperwork, interviews, or other requirements.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Once submitted, USCIS will review your submitted form and supporting documents to ensure you can financially support the people you're sponsoring. During this phase, USCIS will also conduct a background check on you to make sure there are no issues that could cause problems.


USCIS will make a final decision based on the review of your Form I-134A and supporting documents. If you and the sponsor meet the I-134a requirements and there are no issues found during the background check, USCIS will move forward with the sponsorship process.


Depending on the specific immigration program and circumstances, USCIS will provide instructions on what to do next. This might involve additional paperwork, interviews, or other requirements.

💡 Manifest Tip: Keep an eye on your communication from USCIS and respond promptly to any requests. This will help keep the sponsorship process moving smoothly.

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Checklist

How to file Form I-134A

How to file Form I-134A

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility: Make sure you're eligible to sponsor someone under the specific immigration programs listed in the form.


Step 2: Gather Your Information: Collect all the necessary details about yourself, your finances, and the person you're sponsoring.

Step 3: Complete the Form: Fill out Form I-134A accurately and completely. You can find it on the official USCIS website.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility: Make sure you're eligible to sponsor someone under the specific immigration programs listed in the form.


Step 2: Gather Your Information: Collect all the necessary details about yourself, your finances, and the person you're sponsoring.

Step 3: Complete the Form: Fill out Form I-134A accurately and completely. You can find it on the official USCIS website.

Step 4: Sign the Form: Personally sign the completed Form I-134A. Remember, the person you're sponsoring cannot submit the form on their own behalf.


Step 5: Include the Beneficiary's Information: Don't forget to include the name of the person you're sponsoring on the form.


Step 6: Submit Online: Since Form I-134A is an online document, you can only submit it electronically through the USCIS website. 


After you submit the I-134a form, you’ll then need to wait for USCIS to confirm they've received it. It’s important to keep an eye on your application’s progress, as USCIS might request more information from you.


This could be a request for documents such as tax returns or bank statements to prove your financial capability.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Step 4: Sign the Form: Personally sign the completed Form I-134A. Remember, the person you're sponsoring cannot submit the form on their own behalf.


Step 5: Include the Beneficiary's Information: Don't forget to include the name of the person you're sponsoring on the form.


Step 6: Submit Online: Since Form I-134A is an online document, you can only submit it electronically through the USCIS website. 


After you submit the I-134a form, you’ll then need to wait for USCIS to confirm they've received it. It’s important to keep an eye on your application’s progress, as USCIS might request more information from you.


This could be a request for documents such as tax returns or bank statements to prove your financial capability.

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Sorting through paper files
Sorting through paper files

Supporting documents to include with Form I-134A

Supporting documents to include with Form I-134A

When filing the I-134A form, including the right supporting documents is key to showing you have the financial means to support the beneficiary during their stay in the United States. Here's a list of documents you might need:

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Tax Returns

Pay Stubs

Bank Statements

Asset Documentation

Letter of Employment

Proof of Other Income

Business Ownership Documentation

Letter of Explanation

Evidence of Relationship

Recent federal tax returns (usually for the past one to three years) can show your yearly income.

Recent pay stubs or a letter from your employer can prove your current income and job status.

Your bank statements demonstrate your savings, investments, and overall financial stability.

Documents showing your ownership of assets such as real estate, stocks, bonds, or other valuable properties.

A letter from your employer stating your position, salary, and length of employment.

Documents proving your ownership of any properties you own, such as real estate deeds or vehicle titles.

If you own a business, include documents such as business registration, profit/loss statements, and business tax returns.

Write a personal letter explaining your financial situation and your ability to support the beneficiary.

If you're sponsoring a family member, include documents like birth certificates, marriage certificates, or adoption papers to establish the relationship.

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By providing these documents, you'll help USCIS better understand your financial situation and evaluate your eligibility as a sponsor.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Form I-124A cost
Form I-124A cost
Form I-124A cost

Form I-134A cost

Form I-134A cost

The good news is, there's no filing fee for Form I-134A. However, if your documents aren't in English, you will need to get certified translations for your application.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Form I-1234A processing time
Form I-1234A processing time
Form I-1234A processing time

Form I-134A processing time 2024

Form I-134A processing time 2024

The processing time for Form I-134A in 2024 can vary. Typically, USCIS aims to process it within a few months after submission. However, it's essential to remember that processing times can change. To get the most current information, it's best to check the USCIS website. 


Additionally, if USCIS requests more information or documentation, it might take longer to process your application.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Mistakes to avoid
Mistakes to avoid
Mistakes to avoid

Tips to avoid processing delays

Tips to avoid processing delays

To help you avoid delays when filing Form I-134A, USCIS has shared some key tips:


  • Use the correct form: Only submit Form I-134A for this type of sponsorship, not Form I-134 (Affidavit of Support).

  • One form per beneficiary: USCIS advises against filing more than one Form I-134A for the same beneficiary.

  • Check for errors: Before submitting, review your Form I-134A for any mistakes or typos, and ensure the beneficiary's contact information is accurate.

  • Use your USCIS online account: After filing, you can monitor your case status and make necessary edits to your submitted form through your USCIS online account.

To ensure a smooth process and prevent delays in submitting your I-134A form, get support  from an immigration lawyer. Our team at Manifest Law can ensure you meet the I-134a requirements, help you complete the I-134a form accurately, and can help you avoid mistakes, errors, and delays in the immigration process.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Q&A
Q&A
Q&A

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Form I-134A and Form I-134?

Form I-134A and Form I-134 serve different purposes in the immigration process.


Form I-134, also known as the Affidavit of Support, is used for sponsoring non-immigrants applying for temporary visas, like tourists, students, or exchange visitors. It shows financial support for these temporary visa applicants during their stay in the United States. 


On the other hand, Form I-134A, is specifically for financial sponsorship under certain immigration programs, such as Uniting for Ukraine (U4U), Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans (PCHNV), and Family Reunification Parole (FRP) processes. 


This form demonstrates financial support for beneficiaries under these programs during their temporary parole in the U.S. Additionally, Form I-134 is typically submitted in paper format, while Form I-134A is submitted online through the myUSCIS web portal.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

What happens after Form I-134A is approved?

After Form I-134A is approved, you'll receive notification from USCIS. They'll provide instructions on the next steps. If parole is approved for the beneficiary, you'll get details on the duration and conditions. Then, you can make travel arrangements for them to come to the United States. Make sure the beneficiary complies with the parole conditions while in the U.S. Stay informed about any additional requirements from USCIS to maintain compliance.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

If my Form I-134A is denied, what are my options for appeal or re-submission?

If your I-134A is denied, you have several options for appeal or re-submission:


  • Request for Reconsideration: You can request USCIS to reconsider their decision on your Form I-134A. This typically involves providing additional evidence or clarification to address any concerns raised by USCIS in the denial notice.

  • Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO): If you believe that USCIS made an error in denying your Form I-134A, you can file an appeal with the AAO.

  • Re-submission with Updated Information: If your Form I-134A was denied due to insufficient or incorrect information, you may have the option to re-submit the form.

  • Get Help From an Immigration Attorney: Our immigration attorneys at Manifest Law can help you navigate the appeals process or determine the best step for re-submission.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Can I use Form I-134A to sponsor multiple beneficiaries at once?

Yes, you can use Form I-134A to sponsor multiple beneficiaries at once. However, you must fill out a separate Form I-134A for each beneficiary you wish to sponsor, even if they are part of the same family. Each form should accurately represent the financial support you are providing for each individual beneficiary.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

Are there any limitations on the types of assets that can be used to meet the financial requirements of Form I-134A?

Nope, there are generally no specific limitations on the types of assets that can be used to meet the I-134a income requirements. 


You can use various types of assets such as real estate, cash accounts, stocks, bonds, and other valuable properties to demonstrate your financial ability to support the beneficiary. J


ust make sure to provide documentation that accurately reflects your financial situation and shows your ability to provide support.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

What should I do if I experience a change in my financial situation after submitting Form I-134A?

If the change significantly impacts your ability to sponsor the beneficiary, you may want to consider notifying USCIS about the change. You can submit updated financial documents, along with an explanation of the change.


We highly recommend consulting with an immigration attorney to review your situation, and assist you in communicating with USCIS if needed. Depending on the extent of your situation, you may need to re-submit Form I-134A with updated financial information.

If you have been asked to assess the work of other people in your field, this might help you qualify for one of the O1 visa criteria. Judging can be in a competitive setting, such as a contest, awards panel, or grants committee. Or, it can be an evaluation of someone’s work, like a scientific paper or presentation, or even a grant application.


The key here is that some organization thought you were the go-to person with ample expertise to assess the work of others. This shows USCIS that you are seen as someone who stands out from others in your work.


If you think you can meet the “judge of others” criteria and at least two other criteria on the list of O1 visa evidence, you could be ready to apply! Reach out to Manifest Law and we can help you put your best case forward.

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Schedule your free consultation!

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Information on Manifest fees, terms and process

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Full clarity and transparency every step along the way

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Avi Goldenberg

Principal attorney at Manifest Law

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