Quote Originally Posted by Egidijus Zeromskis View Post
We've started to receive requests to provide the invitation letter to obtain the visa. We're not in a position decide if they really want to play in the tournament or just looking for an excuse to entry the country.

Thus a question to other organizers - Do you have any template with no strings attached? (Being a local tournament we support local players.) Would you like to share it? Some advise? Thnx.
The Canadian government website has a template to follow. You can also look up a FIDE tournament invitation letter. If you want to invite someone from Russia be prepared to provide your birth certificate or passport as proof of citizenship.

Many people fishing for invitations do not have any intention of attending and want an excuse to come to Canada though this is not usually an issue with titled players.

I'm not at home at the moment but in the library waiting for my student to show up.