Some foreign nationals interested in visiting Canada must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa. A letter of invitation is required in order to do so. This letter is written to confirm that they are being invited by a Canadian Resident who will care for / support the individual(s) for the duration of their stay in Canada.
The Letters of Invitation are required to be notarized by a Notary Public.
The notarized letter must be presented along with their application and any other required documents to the Canadian consulate or embassy in their country in order to proceed with the application process. The Letter of invitation does not guarantee an individual a visitor’s visa, it is up to visa officers to assess applicants and determine their eligibility.