It is a matter of preference. You can do it now or you can do it later. Good luck.
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You can do it either way but all filings must be prepared correctly.
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No, you don't need to attach an affidavit of support at the I-130 stage. That would be premature. You will get instructions of when to file the affidavit of support from the NVC once the I-130 is approved by USCIS.
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No, you submit this evidence after the initial approval.
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No. The I-864 is filed either with the Consulate or the National Visa Center (NVC) after the I-130 is approved. You will be notified when it is time to submit it.
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The short answer is no. You will separately submit the affidavit of support form, along with others, once requested by the Visa Service Center. You begin the process with the I-130 and G-325 forms. Good luck.