Sample Letter Addressed to Congressman/Senator After USA Visa Refusal

Manisha Gupta
123 Park Avenue,
Unit 32,
Herndon, VA 20171

Home: 703-467-8289
Work: 703-555-1213

March 25, 2008
Honorable Congressman Michael Johnson
3409 Central Road, Suite 341,
Herndon, VA 20171

Reference: United States visitor visa for my parents Mr. Ram and Mrs. Sita Agarwal

Dear Congressman Michael Johnson,

I am a permanent resident alien, living in 10th district for the past ten years. We own a condominium in Herndon, VA and have been living and working in this area for the past 10 years.

I would like to invite my parents Mr. Ram and Mrs. Sita Agarwal to come to the United States for sightseeing and to spend some quality time with their granddaughter, she is now 4 years old. During their last attempts to get a visitor visa, their visitor visa application was denied at the U.S. Consulate (Mumbai) India, on the basis of potential for immigration.

[Scenario 1]
My Aunt (father's sister) had applied for their immigration in 1988 (almost 20 years ago), but my parents had not accepted that immigration, as they did not have any intention to come and immigrate to United States. Even today they don't have any intention to stay in United States as my mother works as a registered nurse back in India and she only has a 3-month vacation time for this trip. Also my parents have real estate, investments and most of our family including my elder sister, husband and their 5-year old grandson back in India.

[Alternate Scenario 2]
Both of my parents are retired. As an ex-government employee, he receives a monthly pension and has received a substantial amount from the provident fund. My father owns the house worth Rs. 30 lakh, has commercial properties worth Rs. 40 lakh. My parents stay with my younger brother and my elder sister also stays nearby. My parents enjoy the company of their 3 grandchildren very much. My parents also need to take care of my elderly grandmother and can't leave her alone for a long time.

[Alternate Scenario 3]
My mother is a widow. However, she has no intentions to immigrate to the United States. My mother receives the interest income from the deposits in the bank and rent income from the rental properties. Additionally, my mother has been staying in the same house ever since she got married to my father. She has many memories attached to her house that she has no intentions of abandoning.

What actions do we need to take at this time for their visitor visa application to be approved? I am looking for your help to get them a visitor visa. I assure you and the United States Government that my parents will not be a burden to the government. I guarantee you that they will return back to India after a short visit.

My parents have an appointment for a visitor visa with the U.S. Consulate (Mumbai) on April 23rd 2008 at 9:30 AM. Their visa application number is 9001234567 for Ram Agarwal and 9001234568 for Sita Agarwal.


Manisha Gupta