If you would like to invite a citizen of one of the countries that are required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to apply for and obtain a temporary resident visa in order to be admitted to Canada, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with drafting and notarizing your Letter of Invitation
Pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and its Regulations citizens of specified countries applying for a Temporary Resident are required to provide a letter of invitation from their host in Canada. Please note that a letter of invitation does not guarantee that a visa will be issued. You may write the letter of invitation yourself, however, it is recommended and some visa offices may require that your letter be notarized by a Notary Public. Check with the visa office that will be processing the application to find out the requirements.
You should provide the letter in good faith. You must give truthful information and intend to keep the promises you made in the letter. Send your notarized letter to the person you are inviting to Canada. They must then submit this letter to the Canadian Embassy or Consulate outside of Canada when they apply for their Temporary Resident Visa.
The following persons do not require a visa to visit Canada:
Please note that Citizens of Poland and Lithuania require e-passport for visa-free travel to Canada – effective January 1, 2009.
Please also note that a visa exemption does not guarantee a person automatic entry to Canada. All visitors to Canada must satisfy a Canada Border Services Officer at the time of their arrival in Canada that they meet Canadian entry requirements. Some people, including those who have been previously deported from Canada or who have criminal records, may not be admissible to Canada.