Letter of Invitation for a Canadian temporary resident visa

My wife and I have invited our parents who live in Cuba to visit us in Toronto, Canada.

One of the supporting documents of the Application for Temporary Resident Visa is the Letter of Invitation.

The Letter of Invitation is written and signed by a person residing in Canada as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, and it basically extends an invitation for the person abroad to visit him/her in Canada.

There is no formal template for this letter of invitation, but I wanted to share the one my wife and I used before to invite our parents. It has worked for us; hopefully it will help others.

Notice that this is just a template and you will need to adjust it to your particular case. Also, keep in mind that I am not a lawyer or an immigration specialist. This post should not be taken as advice on the matter. If you use the info here, you do it at your own risk.  

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Toronto, May 6th, 2016

Immigration Department 

Embassy of Canada in Havana 

Subject: Letter of Invitation

To Whom It May Concern: 

I, Cristopher Columbus, Canadian Citizen with Passport No. XXXXXXXX and residence at ____________________, Toronto, ON, Canada; wish to invite my father Mr. Dominic Columbus to visit me for a period of 3 months staying at my home.

My father is a Cuban citizen with ID. No. YYYYYYYYYYY and Passport No. ZZZZZZZ; with permanent residence at ___________________, Havana City, Cuba.

I hereby guarantee and assume all costs that may be incurred by my father’s visit such as plane tickets, travel insurance, accommodation, maintenance, and any other costs, so that he will be of no burden to the government of Canada.

I’m employed (full time) as Naval Engineer at Voyage Inc. since April 15th, 2008. 

My wife, Filipa Moniz Perestrelo, is also employed full time as Sales Representative at Best Boats Inc. since February 31st, 2011.

We have the financial means to take care of my father during his visit to Canada; the corresponding documents will be enclosed with the application. 

There are no intentions for my father to stay permanently in Canada.

If you have any concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at +1 (647) 000-0000 or by email at cristopher.columbus@email.com.

Sincerely yours,

Cristopher Columbus

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