Important Information about Inviting Family Members to Visit

Letters of support can only be issued to currently registered international students who hold valid study permits.
Letters of support can only be requested for immediate family members according to IRCC’s definition.

Family members include:
  • Spouse / Common-Law Partner
  • Dependent Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents

Invitation Letter Request Form

Email Format Template

Please see a sample email template below to use when submitting your request.

Email Subject Line:
Invitation Letter Request Form - Student's Name

Email Body:
Greetings / Hello,

My name is "student's name" and my student ID is XXXXXXXXX.
Please find attached my completed Invitation Letter Request Form.

Kind regards,
Sign Your Name

Can I invite someone not included in IRCC's definition of "family member"?

Typically no. For additional guidance, please contact

How long will it take for my letter to be processed?

Processing times vary throughout the semester. For a standard letter, the typical processing time is 2-3 business days.