When you make an application for a visitor visa, a letter of invitation is advisable. Many times, the Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC) specifically request for a letter of invitation to be submitted along with the visitor visa application.
Though the presence of a letter of invitation does not guarantee you a visa, it serves to strengthen your case. Ultimately, the immigration officer accessing your case, reviews your application and supporting documents thoroughly as per Canada’s immigration regulations and then arrives at a decision.
What Is a Letter of Invitation?
A letter of invitation is issued by a person residing in Canada in favor of the person applying for a Canadian visitor visa. The person issuing the letter can be a friend, family member or a friend of a friend or family.
What does a Letter of Invitation contain?
There is some primary information that should be included in an invitation letter. This letter should be written in good faith and does not make you legally responsible for the visitor in any manner. Once this letter is ready, it should be given to the invitee who then submits it with the Temporary Resident Visa documentation to the Canadian Embassy or a consulate outside Canada.
Basic personal and professional information about the invitee should be included in the letter. It should clearly mention their contact details, their relationship to the invitee and the purpose and duration of the visit.
Personal, professional and communication details of the person extending the invitation should be present in the letter.
For the super visa invitation letter, the information about the Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident needs to be more detailed. Financial support and income proof are other additional documents required in cases of letter of invitation for parents or grandparents Super Visa.
Basic Guidelines about the Letter of Invitation
A person with proper legal status in Canada can issue the letter of invitation. A permanent resident or a Canadian citizen can issue such a letter for their friends and family members. An acquaintance can also issue a letter of invitation, though no relationship proof is required.
Once the letter is issued, the same should be included as part of the supporting documents in the visitor visa (Temporary Resident Visa) application.
How We Can Help
Consulting an experienced Immigration Lawyer can help in understanding the Letter of Invitation and how to get this ready. Nanda & Associate Lawyers have a team of skilled Immigration Lawyers and Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) who can help you to strengthen your Visitor Visa application.
They can also help you determine any requirements for validation or notarization, based on your country of application. Doing this on time will help you avoid any delay in application processing.
Connect with Nanda & Associate Lawyers today and reunite with your loved ones in Canada.