Sample Letter Addressed to American Consulate After USA Visa Refusal

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

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

March 25, 2008
American Consulate General,
78 Bhulabhai Desai Road,
Mumbai 400 026

Reference: USA Visitor Visa for Ram and Sita Agarwal

Dear Consular Officer,

I'm a permanent residence alien, living in the USA for the past 10 years. I am writing this on behalf of my father and mother Ram and Sita Agarwal.

They live at D/34 Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri, Mumbai, INDIA. I am employed at International Monetary Fund (IMF) located in Washington DC, work as a Software Engineer and earn $86,000 per year.

I would like to invite my parents, Mr. Ram Agarwal and Mrs. Sita Agarwal to visit the USA for tourism purposes and to meet my family and their granddaughter who is now 4 years old. They will be staying with me at my home at the above-mentioned address for 3 months. During their stay in the United States, I will bear all their responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial responsibilities, round trip air fare from INDIA, travel expense within the USA, medical insurance, housing and food. I will personally guarantee that they will leave the United States after their short visit and will not become a public charge on the part of the United States government.

[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 the United States. Even today they don't have any intention to stay in the United States as my Mom 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 it.

Your favorable decision on their visitor visa will be appreciated.


Manisha Gupta