The International Center no longer provides letters of invitation for relatives of CPP international students who are seeking a Visitor Visa to come to the U.S. A letter from the school is not required and the consul official gives it no weight in the decision process. If you would like to provide a letter, we have provided a template below. The letter should be written in English and include the following:
- The names of those you are inviting (names as it appears on the passports)
- The relationship of those visiting you
- The purpose of the visit (vacation, attend graduation, meet new baby)
- The dates of the visit
- Student can include a copy of their transcript and I-20 with the letter (optional)
My name is [student’s name] and I am a F-1 student at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona pursuing a [bachelor’s/master’s] degree in [field of study].
I wish to invite the following individuals for the purpose [reason for visit]:
[Relationship to student] [First Name LAST NAME] [Date of Birth]
My guest will stay at [residence or other location] during their visit, and the cost of their visit will be covered by [financial information].
I appreciate your assistance in issuing a tourist visa. Thank you for your time and kind consideration of the attached visa application.