Form I-134A, also known as the Affidavit of Support under INA Section 213A, is a form used by U.S. sponsors to show that they can financially support a foreign relative who is coming to the United States as a nonimmigrant visitor. The purpose of the form is to demonstrate that the sponsor has sufficient income and assets to support the visiting relative without becoming a government obligation or relying on government assistance. The form is usually required by the U.S. Department of State as part of the visa application process.
The form is a legal contract between the sponsor and the U.S. government and is intended to demonstrate that the sponsor will assume full financial responsibility for the relative while he or she is in the United States. The sponsor must provide information about their income, assets, and employment, as well as a detailed statement of support for the relative. The form must be signed and notarized before being submitted as part of the visa application.
Thus, the purpose of Form I-134A is to ensure that foreign visitors coming to the United States will not become a financial burden on the U.S. government and that they will receive the support they need while they are in the country.
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