Affidavit Of Support Sample

An Affidavit of Support sample is a document that a friend, family member or organization executes agreeing under oath to accept financial responsibility for an international student in the United States.

If the alien is a international student he or she must prove they have available funds and sufficient financial resources to support their intent to live and study in the U.S.
Students sponsored by a company must submit proof that the employee signing the affidavit has the legal authorization to do so along with the bank statement or letter showing minimum required balance.

Students are required to submit an Affidavit of Support either personally or through a sponsor and a bank statement. These documents must not be older than 3 to 4 weeks.


A sponsor is a person an individual, usually a qualifying family member or an employer, who files an affidavit of support for an alien seeking College/University admission, adjustment of status or admission to the United States of America.

A sponsor is an individual who:

  • is a citizen or national of the United States or a legal resident alien of the United States
  • is petitioning for the admission of the alien under INA § 204
  • is at least 18 years of age;
  • can demonstrate the means to maintain an annual income equal to at least 125% of the Federal poverty line
  • is domiciled in any of the several States of the United States, the District of Colombia, or any territory or possession of the United States

To meet the Income requirement for sponsorship, a sponsor must:

  • demonstrate that they can maintain an annual income equal to at least 125 percent of the Federal poverty line (this requirement can be satisfied if the sponsor or sponsored alien can demonstrate holding significant assets)
  • provide certified copies of their last 3 years of federal income tax returns
  • provide a statement under oath that the submitted returns are genuine.
  • demonstrate the means to maintain an annual income of only 100 percent of the federal poverty line, if the sponsor is on active duty in the US armed forces and is the child or spouse of the sponsored alien

Affidavit Of Support For International Student


I, ______________________________, residing at ______________________being duly sworn, hereby certify that I am willing and able to provide ________________________ (name of student) who resides at ______________________________
, with the amount of $ __________________(U.S. Dollars) for his/her living expenses and tuition fees during each year while enrolled at ___________________________ College/University.

This affidavit is made by me for the purpose of disclosing that I am able and willing to support and maintain the applicant and assuring the _____________________ College/University that the applicant I am sponsoring will have sufficient funds to cover
all living expenses and tuition fees during his/her course of study at this educational institution.

Evidence of my funds financial resources will be forthcoming from my bank.I have also provided documentation that these financial resources are available and can be transferred to the United States.

If you require any further evidence or confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

______________________         __________________________
Signature of Sponsor                   Printed Name of Sponsor
______________________         ____-____-________
Relationship to Student               Sponsor Telephone Number

Date: ___/___/______


A notary stamp is needed to show that this is the original signature of the sponsor.

Sponsor name must match the name on certifying bank letter or statement.

If it is a company that is sponsoring the student, t must submit proof that the employee signing the affidavit has the legal authorization to do so along with the letter or bank
statement showing minimum required balance.

All contents of the Statement of Financial Support must be true and correct.

In order to act as a sponsor, an individual must file a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support.

Estimate of Graduate Expenses for ___ Semesters

20___ – 20___Academic Year

Tuition and Fees $__________

Living Expenses $__________

Other Costs (Books, Supplies, etc.) $_________

Expenses for dependents (if applicable)

$_______ Spouse,

$_______ Child (each dependent)

TOTAL (student only) $________

TOTAL (student + spouse) $________

TOTAL (student + child) $________

TOTAL (student + spouse + child) $________

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