This post was most recently updated on October 6th, 2018
Immigration Invitation Letter for a Preacher or Minister
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.
Sample Invitation Letter for Canadian Visa written for Guest Minister at a Church Event.
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.
Canadian Deputy High Commissioner
4 Anifowoshe Street
LETTER OF INVITATION / DECLARATION
We, the leaders of the Churh 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 2010.
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