Support Letter Request for Visa Purposes
I need to obtain a letter of support for visa purposes in order to invite family members to the UCLA Samueli Commencement Ceremony, what do I need to do?
SUPPORT LETTER REQUEST FOR VISA PURPOSES (to invite family members to the UCLA Samueli Commencement Ceremony)
No letter is necessary or required. On the U.S. Department of State site under Additional Documentation it states “A letter of invitation is not needed to apply for a visitor visa. If you choose to bring a letter of invitation to your interview, please remember it is not one of the factors used in determining whether to issue or deny the visa.”
The Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars also does not issue invitation letters for commencement. However, they do provide a template if you would like to write your own. Please see the sample invitation letter provided by Dashew here.