How to write an invitation letter for Canadian Visa

Updated: Dec 11, 2016 @ 4:57 pm

How to get an Invitation Letter

An invitation letter is usually needed if you are going to Canada to visit a friend or family member.  All you need to do is ask your friend to send you an invitation letter. Send them all the information about yourself and let them write the letter.

Where to send the  invitation letter

I suggest that you ask your host to mail the letter to you by regular mail, then you can place the letter with the stamped envelope in your application package. The stamped envelope is important because it shows some form
of authenticity. However, before mailing out the letter, ask your friend to scan the signed letter and send a copy to you via email.

You will use this scanned copy if you do not receive the mailed letter on time. My friends and family have used the scanned copy a couple of times and it has worked for them.  However, I suggest that you use the original copy if possible.

You may consult the Sample Business Invitation letter for a letter to come for a conference.

Content of the Invitation Letter

When I wrote my first invitation letter a couple of years ago, I did
not have a clue about what should be on it. So I went to the Canada
Immigration website and I found a guide. You can find the guide here
Invitation letter guide from Immigration Canada.

In summary the following should be on the invitation letter. This list
is addressed to the person writing the invitation letter. Simply send
them a link to this page all should go well.

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

Your letter must include the following information about the
person or people 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).

Sample Invitation Letter for Parents

 

March 27th, 2017

Hello Daddy & Mummy,
As follow-up to our telephone discussion, please take this as a formal
invitation to Montreal for a visit.

Please plan to come around June 10th 2005 so that you can stay for about 2 – 3weeks and celebrate my birthday with us on 28th ofJune 2017. This will be a great opportunity for you to see your first grandchild, Johnson.

All my friends and church members are so eager to see you again.
Love u lots,

Olalekan Adekoga

GUESTS:
Name: Dr. Babajide Adekoga
Address:.1 salle st, Ebutte Metta, lagos State Nigeria
Date of Birth – May 12, 1940
Telephone: +2348032173333
Relationship: Father.

Name:Mrs. Titilope Adekoga
Address:.1 salle st, Ebutte Metta, lagos State Nigeria
Date of Birth – Aug 12, 1948
Telephone: +2348032173333
Relationship: Mother.

HOSTS:
Name: Mr Olalelkan Adekoga
Address: #102, 234 Sherbrooke Ave, Montreal, Quebec.
H4g 2k2, Canada.
Date of Birth: 28th June, 1978
Telephone: 1-514-444-2233
Status in Canada – Citizen
Profession: Computer Engineer, Nortel networks

Name: Mrs. Temitope Adekoga
Address: #102, 234 Sherbrooke Ave, Montreal, Quebec.
H4g 2k2, Canada.
Date of Birth: 5th December, 1980
Telephone: 1-514-444-2233
Status in Canada – Permanent Resident
Profession: Accountant, Royal Bank.

Here is a scanned copy of the sample invitation letter above.

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Sample Invitation Letter Canada Parents

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Here is another Sample Invitation Letter written to invite a friend

 

A Sample invitation letter for Canadian Visa – Invitation Letter for Cousin

UPDATED: Dec 8, 2016 @ 10:44 pm

Sample Invitation Letter for Canadian Visa

Here is another sample invitation letter. Take note that an invitation letter can be casual in language as long as it contains all the relevant information. All you need to do is ask your friend
to send you an invitation letter. Send them all the information
about yourself and let them write the letter.
Most of the samples presented on this site have been used by friends and family. Please read the page on how to write an ivitiation letter to get a better understanding on what is required. Writing an Invitation Letter is just one piece of the Puzzle, your guest may need help with Visa Application or Interview.

Sample Invitation Letter to a cousin

Below is a sample invitation letter. The names on it are ficticious
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. If you have other
formats, please send them so that I can share with our readers.

March 27th, 2012

Hello Malik,

It was really nice seeing you the last time I came home. You have really grown into a man- no longer the little cousin I left. Well, I guess we all have changed. I am looking forward to your visit during your vacation this summer. You can include this in your application as a formal invitation to visit Kingston.

As discussed, please plan to come around July 10th 2012 so that you can stay for about 2 weeks and enjoy the nice weather we have around here. That way you will still have a week to unwind before resuming back to work. All my friends are so eager to meet you.

I will be on vacation in July and knowing your love for archeology, we plan to go to visit the Ottawa Dinosaur museum while you are here. I am sure you will love it.

We will be responsible for your accommodation, feeding and transportation around the city while you are here.

Love u lots,
‘Lulu

GUESTS:
Name: Malik Dube
Address:. 345 Great Lakes rd,
Passport Number: B12993000
Telephone: 278-708-390-3399
Relationship: Cousin

HOSTS:
Name: Mr Molulu Donske
Address: 758 Division Street, Kingston, ON.
Date of Birth: June 1, 1976
Telephone: 613-450-3879
Status in Canada: Citizen
Profession: Retail Manager

Name: Mrs.
Address:
Date of Birth:
Telephone:
Status in Canada
Profession:

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Here is another Sample Invitation Letter written to invite a friend

Sample invitation letter for Canadian Visa (Business)

UPDATED: Dec 8, 2016 @ 11:15 pm

Sample Invitation Letter to Canada (Corporate)

An invitation letter is usually needed if you are going to Canada to
visit a friend, family member or for a conference or Business Meeting. All you need to do is ask your friend or the organisers of the conference
to send you an invitation letter. Most conference organisers know that many countries require invitation letters. On this page I have included a sample invitation letter written for someone attending a 3days conference. If you want a smaple of a letter of invitation to visit a friend in Canda, please go to the page titled: How to write an invitation letter for Canadian Visa. Send them all the information
about yourself and let them write the letter.
I suggest that
you ask them to mail the letter to you by regular mail, then you can
place the letter with the stamped envelope in your application package.
The stamped envelope is important because it makes it shows some form
of authenticity. However, before mailing out the letter, ask the company
to scan the signed letter and send a copy to you via email. You will
use this copy if you do not receive the mailed letter on time.

Immigration Canada has a guide please visit the guide here- Invitation
letter quide from Immigration Canada.

In summary the following should be on the invitation letter. This list
is addressed to the person writing the invitation letter. Simply send
them a link to this page all should go well. Writing an Invitation Letter is just one piece of the Puzzle, your guest may need help with Visa Application or Interview.

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.

Sample Invitation Letter

Below is a sample invitation letter. The names on it are ficticious
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. For a business letter, it must be written on a letter headed paper of the company.

Clothes and Books for Rural Development Inc

123 Decarie Road, Montreal, Qc. H43 1E4. Tel 1-800-675-5433, 514-456-9876

email:admin@clothesandbooks.org website: www.clothesandbooks.org

March 27th, 2005

54 Olorirere Street,
Ikeja,
Lagos State
Nigeria.

Dear Adam Bolatife,

LETTER OF INVITATION

Please take this as a formal
confirmation of your registration for our upcoming conference titled – HELPING HANDS – RECYCLING FOR DEVELOPMENT being held at the Concordia University conference center, 4554 DeMaisonneuve Boul, Montreal, Quebec. H3W 1E3.

The confrence will be held on10th – 12th June 2009. Please plan to arrive a day earlier so that you can meet the President and other members of the team at the Luncheon that will be held on the 9th of June 2009.

Please make your own arrangements for accomodation and transportation during the conference. We look forward to see you at the conference.
Your faithfully,

Richard Burns,
National Confrence Co-ordinator

Details of Participant
Name: Dr. Adam Bolatife
Address:.54 Olorirere St, Ikeja, lagos State Nigeria
Date of Birth – May 12, 1940
Telephone: +2348032173333

Please note that many Conference organisers will be happy to provide this letter if you ask them. They are able to do this because there are usually not many people coming to 3days conferences from Nigeria or Africa. However some may not be willing to provide this kind of letter. Now check out our Ultimate Visa Interview or Application Kit.

Sample invitation letter for Canadian Visa

UPDATED: Dec 11, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

Sample Invitation Letter content

When I wrote my first invitation letter a couple of years ago, I did not have a clue about what should be on it.  So I went to the Canada Immigration website and I found a guide. You can find the guide here Invitation letter guide from Immigration Canada.

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

In summary the following should be on the invitation letter.

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).

Sample Invitation Letter to a Friend

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.

March 27th, 2017

To whom it may concern,

This is to certify that Dare Kuti will be visiting me in Montreal, Canada from June 1st 2017 to September 15th 2017.

Dare 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, Montreal, Qc. H4X 1R4. Canada
Tel: 514-767-0987.
I am a Canadian Citizen. I work as a nurse at the Jewish General Hospital, in Montreal.

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

Kind regards,
David Adidas

GUEST:
Name: Mr Dare Kuti
Address:.1 salle st, Ebutte Metta, lagos State Nigeria
Date of Birth – May 12, 1940
Telephone: +2348032173333
Relationship: Friend.

Here is a scanned sample of an invitation letter to a friend.

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Sample Invitation Letter Canada

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. Now check out our Ultimate Visa Interview or Application Kit.