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I want to sponsor my friend from Pakistan to come to the United States. He has is own income and has property to return to Pakistan. Should I write a non immigrant visa sponsorship letter or an immigrant visa if I don’t have to income to support him?
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 7 months ago

Your friend actually does not need a US sponsor in order to apply for tourist visa to visit the US temporarily.

He just needs to submit an application through the US embassy/consulate in Pakistan.

It's good that he has property and a job in Pakistan, he can take proof of that with him when he goes in to the interview, and it should help ensure he gets the tourist visa granted.

Examples of taking proof of that would be documents such as the deed to his home or land, a letter from his employer, etc.

If he did not have significant income or assets, then you could file an I-134 form on his behalf and submit it here to USCIS. This form shows your financials and that you would have the funds necessary to support his trip to the US.

The I-134 can help in getting a tourist visa granted, as it shows there is no threat the visitor will need financial assistance from the US government while here, but again it is not required.

I hope that helps!

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