Below is information for UMass Lowell students or employees wishing to invite a non-US citizen or permanent resident to visit them in the U.S. There is no specific visa document issued by the University for this purpose.
Family, relatives, and friends that plan to visit you in the U.S. will most likely need to apply for a tourist visa (B1/B2 visa).
The visa applicant should be prepared to explain the following points and provide related documents:
Additional Documents that are NOT REQUIRED, but may be included:
Since the purpose of a tourist visa does not directly involve UMass Lowell’s visa sponsorship, the invitation letter you provide to your invited family member may not be issued by any UMass Lowell office, including the International Students & Scholars Office. We hope that this guidance is helpful to you. Feel free to consult with an immigration attorney with any additional questions.