A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can provide a letter of invitation to a person applying for visa to visit Canada. The letter is sent to the applicant, and the applicant sends the letter to the Canadian embassy or consulate, explains the Government of Canada.
The Canadian citizen or permanent resident should write the letter with intent to effectuate the claims inside it. The writer, however, is not legally responsible for the visitor once she arrives in Canada.
The letter must include the applicant’s complete name, birth date, address and phone number. It must also include the context of the relationship between the writer and applicant, the purpose of the applicant’s visit to Canada, her length of stay and her source of monetary funds. The letter must also include the writer’s name, birth date, address, phone number and job title, as well as all family and household details. The writer is required to provide proof of citizenship or residency status, according to the Government of Canada.
A letter of invitation for a visa applicant applying for the parent and grandparent super visa must also include a signed promise of the writer’s commitment to the financial support of the applicant. The writer must provide proof that his income is at or above the income standard applicable to the writer’s family size.