Letter of Invitation

Notarized Letter of Invitation By Notary Public North York, Toronto, Canada

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 Form:

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.

Note: Please be advised that we will contact you should we require additional information or with appointment information.

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