Sponsorship certificate are required to be sent to the universities to get an I-20. These are also needed for getting a visa.
(There are is some difference in I-20 and Visa documents.)
Who can sponsor?
Any one of the following can sponsor. Given according to preference.
2. immediate relatives – brother, sister.
4. preference uncles/aunts
5. preference other relatives
For 4th, 5th and 6th preference be prepared to give a good reason of why are these people sponsoring you.
How many sponsors can be there?
You may have as many sponsors as required.
How old can be bank documents?
Preferably the bank documents should not be older than 3 months.( For I-20 only.For Visa current documents are required)
Details of sponsor papers
A) If your sponsor is from India
If your sponsor is in India, you will need the following documents:
a)Affidavit of support on stamped paper (Rs. 10, 15 or 25) from your sponsor promising to bear the cost of your program for the entire duration of your stay in the United States. This document has to be notarized as well.
b) Bank certificate or passbook of your sponsors to support their contention that they can afford your stay and study in USA.
c) Salary certificate of your sponsors.
B) If your sponsor is in the United States
(a) I-134 (available at Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) offices in the United States or can be downloaded) promising to bear the cost of your program for the entire duration of your study and stay in the United States.
(b) Bank account statement of your sponsor
(c) Salary statement of your sponsor
C) If your sponsor is from a country other than India or the United States:
(a) A notarized letter or statement from your sponsor promising to bear the costs of your program for the entire duration of your study and stay in the United States. The affidavit of support from your sponsor can also be submitted through form I-134 (b) Bank account statement of your sponsor
(c) Salary statement of your sponsor.
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