Below is a sample visa letter you can use as a template to invite your parents to attend your college commencement ceremony in the United States.
It is important to remember that you should not mail this letter to the embassy/consulate. Instead, ask your parents to bring it, along with the letter from your college/university verifying your graduation, to their visa interview.
(Your U.S. Address)
(City, State, Zip Code)
(Full Name of Consular Officer)
United States (Consulate or Embassy)
Dear Mr./Mrs. (Consular Officer),
My name is (your name here), and I am a student in (F-1/J-1) visa status at (list your college or university here) pursuing a bachelor’s/master’s/doctoral degree in (list your major here). I am graduating in (month, year). Please see the attached letter from my university verifying my graduation.
I would like to invite my parents (or mother/father) listed below to attend my commencement ceremony and other graduation celebrations on (date).
(First Name, Last Name of parent and their relationship to you)
(First Name, Last Name of second parent and their relationship to you)
My parents will be staying at (US address) during their visit, and we may visit a few other cities and areas together before they return to their home country.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could grant my parents visitor visas so that they are able to join me to celebrate my graduation.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me by phone at (your phone number) or email at (your email address).
I sincerely thank you for your time and consideration in regard to this request.
(Your Full Name)
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