What do you need to get from a sponsor who is living in the USA for F1 Visa Interview?
Regarding visa interview, no one is giving me the proper answer for this question. If my brother is working in USA and he is sponsoring for my higher studies, do I need to get the sponsor affidavit from him which would be signed by an American notary public? If so please provide me the template for the affidavit.
US Sponsor – Affidavit for F1 Visa
- Sponsor residing in India (Parents, Relatives, ..)
- Sponsor residing in America
If your sponsor is residing in India then read this article – Sample Affidavit for F1 Student Visa.
For sponsors residing in America, they would send Form I-134 – Affidavit of Support.
It doesn’t require a public notary signature.
You can take I-134 completed and signed by the sponsor for your F1 visa interview.
If you look at the required documents, the affidavit will not be listed as a mandatory document. But, you are required to show proof of funds for your education and living expenses for the duration of the course.
In addition to an affidavit, I would get the following document from the US Sponsor
- Tax returns for the previous one to three (Form 1040)
- Bank Statements for 2 to 3 months with transactions
- Letter from the bank with Average Balance for the last 3 months
If your sponsor is hesitant to give 1040, you should at the minimum get the letter from the bank. 1040 is tax returns and most folks will bot give that out.
If your spouse is based in the US and you are applying for F2 Visa, then additional documents are required.
- I-20 for F1 Visa
- I-20 for F2 Visa
- Pay Statements from the Spouse if working on OPT
- Job Offer Letter
Hope this helps, leave your questions as comments.