Sample Invitation letter for Canadian Visa

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How to write an Invitation Letter for Canadian Visa

An invitation letter for Canadian Visa is simply a regular invitation letter that contains details of the invitee, that are relevant for visa applications. The invitation is one of the documents that a travel visa applicant will present during the application for a travel visa.

Your letter must include the following information about the person being invited:

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth.
  • The person’s address and telephone number.
  • Your relationship to the person being invited.
  • The purpose of the trip.
  • How long the person you are inviting intends to stay in Canada.
  • Details on accommodation and living expenses.
  • The date the person you are inviting intends to leave Canada.

Your letter must also include the following information about the person writing the letter:

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Address and telephone number in Canada.
  • Occupation.
  • Whether you are a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A photocopy of a document proving your status in Canada. For instance, a Canadian birth certificate if you were born in Canada or a Canadian citizenship card if you are a naturalized citizen. If you are Permanent Resident, you must send proof of your permanent resident status (a copy of your PR card or your IMM 1000 proof of landing).

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Where do I send the Invitation Letter to? – Your GUEST!

After writing your invitation letter, sign it and send it to your guest. Even if your letter is addressed to the visa officer, you should still send the letter to your guest.

Your guest will add it to the documents that they will submit as they apply for a visa.

Sample Invitation Letter for Canadian Visa – Written for a close friend

This is a sample Invitation letter for Canadian visa written for a close friend. Use this sample to inspire the writing of your next Invitation Letter for visa.

Sample Invitation Letter

March 27th, 2018

To whom it may concern,

This is to certify that John Smith will be visiting me in Ottawa, Canada from June 1st 2018 to September 15th, 2018. John has been a close personal friend of mine for 5 years and will be staying at my home for the duration of his stay.

My address:
234 Lachine Ave, Ottawa, Ontario. H4X 1R4. Canada
Tel: 613-767-0987.
I am a Canadian Citizen

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

David Adidas

GUESTS:
Name: Mr John Smith
Address:.1 Progress Street, Accra, Ghana.
Date of Birth – May 12, 1976
Telephone: +233-803-217-3333
Relationship: Friend.


Sample Invitation Letter for Canadian Visa written for Parents

This is a sample invitation letter written to invite parents to visit Canada. The sample invitation letter is written by a son who works in Canada.

Please take note that if your parents or grandparents are applying for the new Canadian super visa, you will need a similar letter. However, you may mention that proof of financial eligibility is attached.

The names on it are fictitious but this format has been used and visas have been issued using this format. There are other formats that can be used. The most important thing is for the information required to be on it.

Writing an Invitation Letter is just one piece of the puzzle, your guest may need help with Visa Application or Interview.

Sample Invitation Letter

James Lopez
24 Princess Street,
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA. K7N 2Y5
Tel: 613-675-7865

March 24, 2018

 

Dear Mum and Dad,

Please take this as a formal invitation for you to visit me in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for 3 months. You should plan to come between June 1st, 2018 and Sept 1st, 2018. This is the best time to come because it will be summer and the weather will be most conducive to you. It will also allow me to take some time off work to show you some of the interesting places in Canada.We would visit Montreal, Toronto, and the capital city Ottawa. I am sure you will enjoy your visit.

You will be staying with me during your visit and I will be responsible for your transportation and feeding while you are here.

You can use this letter as part of your application for the Canadian visa. I look forward to seeing you again after such a long time.

I love you.

Your son,

James Lopez
Date of Birth: 23 June 1980
Occupation: Engineer (Bell Canada)

GUESTS:
Name: Mr John Lopez
Address:.1 Progress Street, Accra, Ghana.
Date of Birth – May 12, 1946
Telephone: +233-803-217-3333
Relationship: Father.
Passport No: 22222222

Name: Mrs Maria Lopez
Address:.1 Progress Street, Accra, Ghana.
Date of Birth – May 12, 1944
Telephone: +233-803-217-3333
Relationship: Mother
Passport No: 44444444

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport or permanent resident card. If you are able to notarize the letter, it will be fine. Personally, I have not notarized any of my letters and visas have been issued.

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Sample Invitation Letter for  Canadian Visa written to Spouse

This is a sample Invitation for Canadian visa written by an international student in Canada to invite his wife to visit him in Canada.

Sample Invitation Letter

James Lopez
24 Princess Street,
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA. K7N 2Y5

March 27th, 2018

Visitor Visa for Mrs. Lucy Lopez: Passport No. 123456, Date of Birth: 20 May 1980, 

This is to certify that my wife Lucy Lopez will be visiting me in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from June 1st, 2010 to July 30th, 2018. I am a graduate Student at Queens University in Kingston and I will be graduating at the end of the winter semester. I would like my wife to attend my convocation which will be taking place on June 20th, 2018 at the Victoria Hall. A copy of the details of the convocation is attached.

Lucy will be staying at my home for the duration of her stay.

Should there be any reason to contact me, you may reach me by phone or email as detailed below.

Thanks

Tel: 613-767-0987.
Jlopez@gogo.ca

Kind regards,
James Lopez

GUEST:
Name: Mrs. Lucy Lopez
Address:.1 Progress Street, Accra, Ghana.
Date of Birth – May 20, 1980
Telephone: +233-803-217-3333
Relationship:Wife.

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport or permanent resident card. If you are able to notarize the letter, it will be fine. Personally, I have not notarized any of my letters and visas have been issued.


Sample Invitation Letter for Canadian Visa written for Guest Minister at a Church Event.

If you plan on inviting a guest minister from outside Canada for your church event, then you would need to send out an Invitation letter for Canadian Visa. The letter should present the details of the guest minister and the program he or she will be participating in. The invitation letter should be written on the official letter-headed paper and signed by one of the designated signatories for the Church.

The requirements are a little different from those for a friend or family member, so a look at the list of information required will be helpful. You can find the list here –Invitation letter guide from Immigration Canada.

Below is a sample invitation letter. The names on it are fictitious but this format has been used and visas have been issued using this format. There are other formats that can be used. The most important thing is for the information required to be on it.

Sample Invitation Letter

January 24, 2018.

Canadian Deputy High Commissioner
Immigration Section
4 Anifowoshe Street
Victoria Island
Lagos

Your Excellency,

LETTER OF INVITATION / DECLARATION

We, the leaders of the Church Name, a duly registered  charitable organization with Charitable Business number 1111111111R0001,  situate in the district of Lava, Province of Ontario, Canada, do hereby invite from Nigeria:

Rev James Lorde passport no XXXXXXX
Evangelical Catholic Church
7045 Babasola st, Muson, off College Road.
Ketu, Oyo State. Nigeria.

For a Canadian visit of 14 days duration.
This minister of the Gospel will be ministering in our Church on Sunday, March 28th, 2018.

We solemnly affirm that we will provide living accommodation, medical care, and full sundry support to him during his stay in Canada.

This affirmation is without prejudice to the fact that our invitee has sufficient funds for the trip. We make this solemn declaration together as a Church, and as a duly incorporated Canadian Charitable organization, conscientiously believing it to be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath and by virtue of the “Canada Evidence Act.”

Rev Ford Heliout (Pastor in Charge)
For and on behalf of Church Name

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