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Under what circumstances is an I-134 necessary for a visitor visa holder?

I got my permanent residency several years ago through the EB-5 program. My mother-in-law wants to apply for a visitor visa and stay with us for a while in the U.S. Do I need to file an I-134 affidavit of support application on her behalf? If so, what supporting documents or evidence do I need to provide along with the application?

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A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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Generally, an I-134 Affidavit of Support for especially B2 visitors is not needed. However, some people, particularly the sponsors of the B2 visitors, may include their I-134 in anticipation that it will help convince consular officials to approve the visiting visa. This presumption is erroneous because, some consular officials may actually assume that the B-2 visitor in question does not have enough funds to afford the trip to the U.S. and thus, deny the application. If you choose to include your I-134, make sure you offer the reasons.

Ed Beshara

Ed Beshara

Immigration Attorneys
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Your mother-in-law will have to show binding ties to her home country in order for her to obtain a tourist visa. Her intent is to obtain a multiple-entry tourist visa so she can visit the U.S. for short periods of time.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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Usually an invitation letter from you is sufficient, perhaps with a bank statement.

Marko Issever

Marko Issever

EB-5 Broker Dealers
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USCIS advises using this Form I-134 to sponsor a non-immigrant visa applicant to show that they will not become a public charge while in the United States. If your mother-in-law&#39s finances are strong, you do not need to file this form.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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It does not hurt. The best supporting document is your tax return.

Jan Pederson

Jan Pederson

Immigration Attorneys
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I-134s not a good idea. Get her credit cards on your account.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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An I-134 affidavit of support is not necessarily required, but may be advisable depending on your mother-in-law&#39s financial means.

Hassan Elkhalil

Hassan Elkhalil

Immigration Attorneys
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Normally, if the visa officer thinks or has a reason to think that the applicant might become a public charge, he may ask the applicant to submit the I-134. You do not need to file I-134 with your visitor visa application.

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