To sponsor someone means that you will be financially responsible for that person while they are in the United States. It is important to note, however, that foreign visitors must apply in their own countries to visit America.
Things You'll Need
- Application forms
- Financial Statements
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Ask the person, to go to the government offices in their country and apply for a visitor's visa to the United States. That person must complete and sign the required forms, making sure that they provide truthful, complete answers.
The visitor must have evidence that they do not plan to live or stay permanently in the United States. Ask the government official for help in determining the type of proof which is needed.
Help provide any supplemental information required in the application. Your visitor will need to prove that you have the funds to support him/her while visiting the United States. You may need to provide letters, proof of your employment and finances from your employment, proof that you will be paying for the trip, or proof for the reason for the trip. You may also need to provide a letter or statement from your bank. You may also need to get your sponsoree proof of your citizenship in the United States. Some documents may need to be notarized. Some countries may even require payment for an application fee or money for other fees to visit the United States.
You can also help your visitor by teaching him interviewing techniques, such as how to answer questions calmly and truthfully while tense or nervous. Some countries require interviews from applicants who plan to enter the United States as a visitor.
Provide your visitor with contact information in case you are needed in a hurry. You may need to be interviewed or called to answer questions related to the application. Give your visitor good contact information, a cell phone number if possible, and times that you are most likely to be available. Remember that your visitor is most likely in a different time zone.
Be patient. Depending on the country, sponsoring someone to visit the United States can take months. If the application is approved and your visitor is able to enter the United States, you will be rewarded by helping someone from another country to get a taste of America.
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