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Sample Letter for Immigration Officer at Port of Entry

A letter can be presented by the parents and relatives of a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident visiting the United States to the Immigration officer at the Port of Entry requesting to grant permission to stay in the United States a short period. The letter is not mandatory but can be useful for the people whose native language may not be English and just find it difficult to communicate in English. The letter can also include the reason and the duration of the visit as well as a request to grant entry into the port of entry.

[Invitee's Name]
[phone number]
[passport number]


U.S. Customs and Border Protection
[Airport Name]
[Airport Address]

Re: Point of Entry to the United States

Date of Entry: [entry date]

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing this letter on behalf of my parents, Mrs. and Mr. [insert name], who shall be visiting the United States on a (B2) visiting visa. I kindly request you to allow them an entry at the port to the United States.

Please be advised my parent's native language is [insert language], and are not fluent in the English language. Therefore, this language barrier will certainly present hindrance during communication, as well as delays in the Point of Entry process at the port. 

Upon completing the Point of Entry process, my parents shall be residing with me during the authorized stay at the above mentioned address. I intend to accompany them on all their tours in the States. However, I am permanently employed full time for [insert company] at [insert address]. Company policies restrict extended periods of leave for non-medical circumstances, and presents difficulty accompanying my parents to tour the United States. Therefore, I request a longer stay of 6 months be granted to allow me opportunity to arrange proper leave periods from work.

My already have return airfare tickets for [date], and I have obtained health insurance for [them/her/him] for a period of [6] months. Therefore, I request you to grant them a longer stay of 6 months in the United States. 

Please find attached the plan which outlines the tourism of my parents. This outline includes tour destinations, and corresponding expected tour dates. I sincerely request you to help my parents in getting through the port entrance.Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.


[Invitee’s signature above]

The sample documents provided here are for informational purposes only and to be utilized at the user’s discretion. These act as a guide only and the content within these are to be customized as per requirement. While Lawbench covers general guidelines, it does not guarantee access to visas or ensure entry into the United States of America or assure any other form of privileges. Lawbench and its affiliates are not responsible for any losses or damages that may arise from having used these sample documents.