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braindrain
10-17-2010, 02:03 AM
I am planning to sponsor for my in-laws and have a list of all the required documents, but I have a question about the financial/property documents they need to to take. The reason being, my father-in-law is retired and since then they have been living based on he pension and rental from some of the properties they own and have not filed tax returns.

Will getting the property evaluation and showing cash balance sufficient OR do I need them to take any additional documentation. Their source of income is just the pension and rental properties. Since most of the transactions happen in CASH in India, they don't have bank statements or records to support the rental property, except for the original property documents associated with the rental properties.

Since I am the sponsor, I have got all the required docs from my side both immigration and financial docs properly. I believe, my in-laws also need to get the property and other docs handy to prove the ties back to the home country.


Please advice...

krishmunn
10-17-2010, 02:30 PM
First thing you need to understand is there is nothing called sponsoring a visa. You are basically saying that you will pay for their trip.
If they have enough fund, it is better if they say that they will pay for the trip themself.
As for other documents establishing ties, VO mostly does not ask for additional docs. They rely heavily on what is written in DS-160 and on the interview. If they have other children in India, it is best to carry a family photograph. Also, ask them to answer to the point ... who is in India, who is in US, what they do, etc.

Good luck