Who is a Host? Why is the Host Important in Diversity Immigrant Visa Interview?

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Who really is a Host? Why is the Host Important in Diversity Immigrant Visa Program?

The word host is very famous when it comes to the DV lottery and the green card. Why is it so famous? And do you really know about the host?

What is a host or who is a host? Must you have a host if you’ve won the Green Card?

A host basically means a person with a United States address. A host is a person living in the United States, and by living in the United States, they have an address. So any person with a United States address can be a host to you.

When we are talking about a host here, we have address here. Without the address, there’s not the host. What does that mean? The host only has to provide you with the address. The address to where your documents once you move to the United States will be sent to. That’s the only importance of the host.

But sometimes the host can offer to give you a place to live, a place to stay in as you start settling. That’s a different story. But the principal role of the host is the provision of an address for you to receive your documents once you go to the United States.

If the host accepts to give you a place to live, what we call sponsoring, if the host decide to sponsor you, that’s a different story.

Therefore, by defining the host that way, it means that a student who is studying the United States can give you an address, that when you go there, you will receive a statement too. The student may not be in the position to sponsor you, but the student has just provided you with address. So he/she is basically your host.

You can as well decide, I have a lot of money, I’m financially capable. I don’t need anyone’s address. You can rent an Airbnb over the United States in whichever state you choose.

When you get an Airbnb, you will use the address of that Airbnb as your address. In that case, you don’t need any other person to give you an address, any other person to be your host. You can rent a hotel. You can rent an Airbnb and use that as your permanent address, the address in which you receive your documents.

That is what hosts means, that the host is a person that gives you an address that you may receive your documents once you land in the United States.

Mind you, you can have a host here and have a sponsor on the other side. So a host can give you the address and you can get another person to give you a place to live in as you begin to settle in the United States.

READ: How To Get The Right Sponsor / Host | Who Can Sponsor You for DV / Green Card

All Documents A Sponsor Should Give You For DV Interview

There are two ways in which you can prove to the Consular officer or to the United States government that you’re not going to become a public charge once you land in the Un ited States.

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These two ways they include:

  • Having enough savings in your bank account, with evidence

You can choose to have enough savings in your bank and produce a statement of the savings, present it before the consular officer that will be interviewing you and use it as a form of proof that you can sustain yourself when you start life in the United States.

Although many people are not able to fulfill this way.

  • Providing affidavit of support from a sponsor

Another way is by producing an affidavit of support from a sponsor who is already in the United States, either a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident.

This sponsor is supposed to fill the form called Form I-134 and give you the copy to present it during your interview. In this guide, we will learn the documents should accompany the Form I-134?

Or in other words, which other documents should the sponsor provide you to accompany the Form I-134, for it to act as a sufficient affidavit of support.

Documents A Sponsor Should Give You For DV Interview
  • Green Card or National Identity Card or Divers License

The first document that should accompany the Form I-134 is the copy of the green card of the sponsor, or if the sponsor is a citizen, the national identity card copy, or the driver’s license.

That is the first document that should accompany Form I-134.

  • Form 1040 or W-2

The second document is the Form 1040, the tax compliance form of the sponsor. Remember, to qualify as a sponsor, the sponsor has to have complied fully with the taxation in the United States.

In place of the Form 1040, the sponsor can give you a W-2 form instead. That is the second document that is supposed to accompany the Form I-134.

  • Payslip

The third document that should accompany the Form I-134 that should come from your sponsor is a copy of payslip, just to act as the proof that indeed your sponsor is earning the salary, the income.

Your sponsor can give you maybe an annual payslip copy as a proof of the salary.

Those three documents are supposed to accompany the Form I-134 for it to act as an affidavit of support.

Once you present these documents together with the Form I-134, then you are fully secured and your visa can get approved.

Remember that majority of the embassies will request for this affidavit of support, either the financial statement or the form I-134 from the sponsor. So if you’re preparing to go for your interview, ensure that you are obtaining an affidavit of support from the sponsor or you’re preparing the financial statement.

If you fail to produce one, as a means of proving that you’ll not become a public charge in the United States, then definitely you will be put to the administrative processing until you produce these documents.

Question: What time should I-134 be fill? Can the sponsor fill prior to the scheduling of interview?

Answer: It’s better after 2NL.

Question: How many payslips are required? Is the latest tax transcript sufficient?

Answer: Payslips for like 3 months or so.

I hope the information is very clear and I hope it is useful to you.

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