Template for Sponsoring Visitor Visa for Friends or Family



The following is a template that I use when I have someone sponsoring a visitor to the United States.


[Sponsor’s Name]
[Sponsor’s Address]
[Sponsor’s Address]
[Sponsor’s Phone #]


[Embassy Official’s Name]
[Embassy Address]
[Embassy Address]
[Embassy Phone #]

Subject: Issuance of Visitor Visa

To Whom It May Concern:

I, ____________________, am a [Insert Profession]. I live in ____________, NC and annually earn $_____________ . My Wife, ___________________, is a [Insert Profession] and annually earns over $_____________.

I would like to invite _______________________ (born: January 1, 1990) and _______________________ (born: July 1, 1992), to visit the U.S. and to meet me. They will be at my home at the above-mentioned address for a period of less than one month.

During their stay in the United States, I will bear all responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial responsibilities, air ticket fare to travel from [_________] to the U.S. and from the U.S. to [_________], housing, food, and transportation. I will personally make sure that they leave the United States before the expiration of their authorized stay. I will also personally make sure that they will not become a public charge on the part of the United States government.

As such, I respectfully request that you grant the visitor visa.

Respectfully yours,
[Sponsor’s Name]
[Sponsor’s Name – Spouse]


Since it is a common concern that the “sponsor letter” could be fake, it is a smart practice to have the letter notarized. Below is an “acknowledgement” (notary confirming ID of signer of letter) provided by NC Secretary of State:

Where can I find a notary? A local bank, such as Navy Federal, State Employees Credit Union, etc. are ideal locations. Additionally, postal stores and places of employment may have a notary readily accessable.

If you have any questions about sponsoring a friend or family to visit the United States, you should speak with a local immigration attorney.


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