Global Allianz Immigration consultants will prepare and file all the required forms and documents for affidavit of support.
The purpose of Affidavit of Support, Form I-134 is to affirm that a sponsor of a U.S. Visa applicant can financially support the applicant while in the U.S. and that the foreign national will not become public charge while in the United States. The definition of a public charge is an individual who is likely to become primarily dependent on the U.S. government for financial resources.
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212 (a) (4) restricts the admission into the United States of any foreign national who, in the judgment of the U.S Department of State officer deciding a visa application, the Department of Homeland Security office, or an immigration judge reviewing an application for admission, is likely at any time to become a public charge.
In sponsoring your friend or family member to visit the U.S. for a short period of time, either you as the sponsor or the visa applicant must show sufficient income or adequate financial means to support the applicant while in the U.S.
Initial evidence of sufficient income includes:-
1. Copies of three (3) most recent years of tax returns that the sponsor filed with Internal Revenue Service. If the sponsor does not have copies of these records, he or she will need to provide an explanation as to why the tax returns were not filed. If the sponsor has filed a joint tax return and is using only his own income to qualify to sponsor, then it will be required to submit copies of W-2s for the most recent three (3) tax years.
2. If the sponsor has other income sources such as members of household or dependents in order to reach the minimum income requirement, it will be required to include their federal income tax returns for three (3) most recent years. In using other income sources it will be required that each person completes Form I-864a, which is a contract between the sponsor and household member.
3. Proof of current employment or self-employment will need to be provided. Copies of recent pay stubs or employment verification statement from the employer on company letterhead that states the start date of employment, work performed and current salary.
It is important to complete and include all the necessary supporting documents upon filing form I-134 when it is submitted. Failure to completely fill out form I-134 or not include the appropriate documents as supporting evidence could result in denial of the application. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may require the sponsor to provide additional information or evidence before approval of the affidavit of support. Filing your Form I-134 online will ensure that the Affidavit of Support has been completed correctly.