Sponsor for the DV Lottery Winners.
Affidavit of support or sponsor (petitioner) means the same in terms for the DV Lottery program. US visa lottery program used to change its rule every year and it requires all the selected winners to provide an Affidavit of support. Each winner and his/her dependants must provide one affidavit of support through the form of I-134. The form should be signed by the petitioner. Other wise there is a chance for the visa to be refused.
So who is this petitioner? This is the person who is going to give you financial assistance and the other kind of assistance whenever you are in need of assistance while you are living in the U.S.A as a LPR holder. The sponsoring person must be US citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident in the USA. The petitioner must have enough income or financial resources in the USA and must provide the supporting documents too. There is no filling fee for the form I-134.
Copy of the duly filled and signed affidavit of support form may be provided by the Diversity Visa lottery winner to the Consulate officer on the day of his/her interview.
Don't have a sponsor?
According to the DV-2015 visa lottery instructions, those who don't have a sponsor may show that they have on arrival job offer in the USA through proper certified papers along with the proof of their assets and bank balances to proof that they won't become a public charge while they are living in the USA.
The final decision on these kinds of job offer and wealthy people will be decided by the Consular officer after verifying all their documents. It is better to contact your Embassy or Consulate and ask their requirements regarding this sponsorship before you attend the visa lottery interview.
Those winners in the USA must provide I-864 form for the Affidavit of support when they seek adjustment of status under the diversity program lottery winning.
In some countries, consular may request I-864 form for the Affidavit of support from the dv visa Applicants instead of I-134..
If you don't meet the eligibility at the time of the interview, you will be given time to show them the Affidavit of support. You can get the visa by showing them the Affidavit of support before 30th September and you will be issued with the visas if they don't exhaust before the closing date.
You can view the form and instructions here. Click on the Link