Sample Letter to US Consulate for Visitors Visa

When requesting a US Visitor Visa for parents, relatives, or friends, you will need to submit a letter to the US Consulate.
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This letter that you, as a sponsor, sends to the US Consulate for a US Visitor Visa petition must be prepared and signed by you, the sponsor, and presented to the consulate or embassy by the applicant at the time of their visitor visa interview.

See below for a sample US Consulate letter.

You can also download the MS-Word Format of this Letter to US Consulate here.

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[Date of visa interview]

[Your Full Name]
[Full Address]

Phone Numbers:
(Work): (xxx) xxx-xxxx
(Home): (xxx) xxx-xxxx
E-mail: [email address]

To: The US Consulate General, [New Delhi, India]

Subject: Request for tourist visa for parents

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am [Name], working as a [Job Title] for [Company Name], located at [Company Address], USA. My annual gross income is $[Annual Income]. I would like to invite my [parents/relatives/friend] Mr and Mrs [Name], residing at [Visitor’s Address], India, to visit us in USA for [6] months, starting from [Month] [Year].

The purpose of their visit is social as well as tourism within USA. During [their/her/his] visit, [they/she/he] will stay with us at the above address, and I will bear all [their/her/his] expenses including the round trip air fare to USA, food, housing, travel within USA, medical insurance and all other personal expenses [they/she/he] may incur.

I will make sure that they leave United States before the expiration of their authorized stay. I request you to grant [them/her/him] a tourist visa for USA.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via telephone or e-mail if you have any questions.


[Sponsor’s signature]

[Sponsor’s full name]



This sample is provided for your convenience and reference purpose only.


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