Invitation Letter Request Form

The following suggestions are meant as ADVICE only. We cannot guarantee how Consuls abroad will approach each individual situation.)

If you would like to invite someone other than your dependents (ONLY spouse and children are eligible for F-2 or J-2 visas) to visit you in the United States, they will need to enter the U.S. on a B-2 Visitor Visa.

To support their application for a B-2 visa, we suggest that you send the following:

1. A letter from you to your invitee, in English, inviting him/her for a visit. In this letter, you should:

a. Specify the length of the visit.
b. State that you are prepared to take care of your invitee; this means that you will provide a place to stay, that you will meet necessary expenses, etc.

2. Evidence of your student status

a. You can receive a letter from the Registrar’s Office as evidence of student status.
b. Include with your letter a photocopy (NOT the original) of your I-20/DS-2019, passport, visa and I-94 card.

3. Evidence of your ability to financially support your visitors (your assistantship letter, bank statement, etc.). This evidence is needed only if your visitor does not have the funds to support himself or herself.

4. All visitors should have health insurance. They may bring travelers’ health insurance purchased in their home country, or may purchase it here. The Slutzker Center has a policy designed for short-term international visitors. However, it must be purchased within 7 days of arrival in the United States.

If you desire, the Slutzker Center for International Services will also write a letter supporting your request. Please use the “Invitation Letter Request” form below to request such a letter.

If you request a letter of support, it will be ready for pick up within 7-10 business days. You will be emailed when the document is ready. If you are unable to pick-up your documents in person, please see our page for Document Shipping Options.

Invitation Letter Request Form

If you request a letter of support, it will be made ready for pick up within 5 business days.  If you are unable to pick-up your documents in person, please see our page for Document Shipping Options.