An affidavit of sponsorship is a document you will have to submit at the embassy alongside with the other documents. The affidavit of sponsorship is required in the cases when the applicant will not be covering his or her travelling expenses, but instead a sponsor will provide financial support in paying for the trip accommodation, food and more abroad. The affidavit of sponsorship is written by the sponsor, who explains their relationship with the applicant, and the costs they are going to cover. In order for the affidavit to be valid, it must be attached to documents that prove the availability of the funds, the identity of the sponsor and sworn before a notary public.
STRUCTURE OF THE SPONSORSHIP OATH STATEMENT
The affidavit should introduce the name and other personal details of the sponsor (nationality, occupation, address,) relationship with the applicant and the reasons for sponsoring the applicant. The affidavit of sponsorship should give information on the expenses to be cover and show proof of the availability of the sponsorship funds. Do not forget to mention the attached supporting documents to the affidavit of financial support which must be signed by a notary public.
SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT DOCUMENTS
- National identity card
- Bank statement
- Admission letter (if applicable)
- Company registration papers/Tax card (if applicable)
- Copy of landed property (if applicable)
An affidavit of sponsorship is a legal document and as such only Notary Public officers are authorized by law to notarize same. In the light, we encourage applicants to brief a notary who shall advise the required documents depending on each case and also impress his seal of truth and international recognition.
Article by Barr. Mafany Victor Ngando
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