This is a great forum and would appreciate anyone who can advice me on the following ques. Brief summary ofthe student. My niece was accepted to Univ to begin language studies for spring 2008 (she has taken TOEFL-awaiting scores) the lang. study prog is so that she can become proficient in English. She was also accepted into a bachelor's program ( Engineering)
University does not offer housing program, so my neice can stay with me or lease an apt. I am ineligible to sponsor her on any immigration (aunt). So, would it suffice the officer if I was to offer her accomodations? OR should she show that she will live on her own. Of course I paid for her SEVIS fee? So, that might come into ques..which establishes family is in US.
Also, ties back to the country: She lost her father 3 yrs ago, so she has a mother and 16 year old brother and her immediate relative. What other ties should she show?
Her mother will be paying for her education, the only support I would provide is housing. Am I required to send any support letter?