Q: When filing an online I-134A form, can I provide no asset information and put $0 in the total amount of support?
I'm a U.S. lawful permanent resident, and recently my friends from Ukraine have asked me to file I-134As for them. They've mentioned sponsors can pledge all kinds of support, it doesn't have to be financial — it can be just for paperwork and integrating into the U.S. However, when I looked at the form, it asked to "provide information about any assets you will use to support the beneficiary" and input the total amount in dollars. Can I input $0? I do technically make enough to be a financial sponsor but I don't want to explicitly make that commitment to the USCIS.
A: Filling out Form I-134A with $0 in the assets section may raise concerns during the visa adjudication process. The form is designed to demonstrate your financial ability to support the beneficiary, so a lack of assets could negatively impact the application. If you don't want to make a financial commitment, consult an immigration attorney to explore other ways you can assist your friends without making a formal financial pledge.
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