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 dependent on the U.S. government for financial support.
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 include:
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.