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Letter of Invitation - Required? 

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Posted On: 5/10/2016
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Do I need a letter of invitation with eta to prove that I will support my friend financially during their short stay?
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Posted On: 5/12/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation with us.

You can find some information specific to invitation letters on the IRCC website.

Here is an excerpt,


Sometimes, when you apply for a visa to visit Canada, we ask you to give us a letter of invitation from someone in Canada.A letter of invitation does not guarantee that we will issue a visa. Visa officers assess you to decide whether you meet the terms of Canada's immigration law.



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Writing a letter of invitation does not mean you are legally responsible for the visitor once he or she gets to Canada. You should still write the letter in good faith.



If you have been asked for a letter of invitation, the person who will be writing the letter in Canada may want to contact the IRCC for some detailed information regarding what is required to be included in an invitation letter.

Regarding your question about whether or not you require the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) , you can find this information on the IRCC website.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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