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I want to invite a friend to the US . I am willing to write the invitation letter ;however, can not pay his funds for the trip. He assures me that he will cover all cost. What should I do to make sure that this doesn’t come back on me? Wha should I state in the letter? What should he do on his part?

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ANSWER: You can provide an invitation letter without taking on legal financial responsibility for your friend.

In your letter, you state the purpose of the visit, what you will do while he is here, if you are providing room and board, say so, and explain that you will ensure that he will depart the US before his authorized stay expires. It is very simple.

As far as what he has to do, if he is not from a Visa Waiver country, then he needs to apply for a visitor visa (B2). He does that online using the DS-160. He will need to provide evidence that he has stronger ties to his home country than to the US in order to satisfy the officer that he will return to his home country.

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