A letter of invitation is one where a Canadian
citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada ‘invites’ a person living outside
Canada, to visit Canada. Accordingly, a letter of invitation is
instrumental to the application for a Temporary Resident Visa required by a person
wishing to enter Canada. In such cases, some visa offices may require that the
letter of invitation be notarized by a notary public.
The letter of invitation must include particular
information about both the person inviting another person to Canada and the
person being invited.
Once you have prepared the letter of invitation
and have had it notarized, you need to send it to the person you are inviting
to Canada. They will then have to present this letter of invitation to
the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in their respective country, at the time they
apply for their Temporary Resident Visa.
- Almost always, visa
offices require that letters of invitation be notarized. However, it must be
noted that a letter of invitation does not guarantee that a visa will be
issued. Notwithstanding, a letter of invitation does increase the visitor’s
chances of being issued a visitor’s visa to Canada. Although in issuing a
visitor’s visa to Canada, eligibility of the applicant is assessed by visa
officials, some weight is given to the letter of invitation.
Letters of Invitation – Client Information
Kindly complete and submit the following
information form. Once the letter of invitation has been prepared, a staff
member will contact you to schedule an appointment.