To facilitate the process of applying for a B-1/B-2 visitor visa, you can write a letter of invitation based on the template below.
Graduate students can request a letter from your department explaining that you are in good standing and verifying any funding being provided by the department and that you intend to return to your home country at the end of your studies. If your family will visit for your graduation, the letter can include your anticipated graduation date. It may also help to include a financial statement from your bank to show that you have funding enough to support your family members during their visit.
Scholars can request a letter from the departmental staff person who assists visiting scholars or host professor which indicates that you are a scholar in good standing in the department, your reason for being here, that you wish to return to your home country at the end of your research or teaching, and, if applicable, the amount of funding being provided by the department.
[student or scholar’s name]
My name is [student or scholar’s name]. I am a [your position (graduate student, researcher, professor, etc.) ] at the University of California, San Francisco in [F-1 or J-1] status. [If you are a student on post-completion OPT or Academic Training you should say this here.]