Temporary Resident Visa
Visiting Family Members
Instructions for Students on Study Permits who wish their family members to attend Convocation:
If your country of origin requires a visa to enter Canada, your family member will need to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for Visiting Family Members. He/she must apply for a TRV from a Canadian consulate, embassy or high commission in the home country. See the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for a list of Visa offices. A family member who is in Canada can apply through the Canadian Consulate General in Detroit.
Your Family Member will need the following supporting documents for his/her application:
1. A letter of invitation. This is a letter written by you inviting your family member to come and visit/attend Convocation. Details about the information required in the letter of invitation are available on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
4. Proof of financial support. This can be in the form of bank statements, a letter from your sponsor, or a letter from your department confirming you are receiving a TA/RA.5. Certified copy of your current Study Permit.