The letters should be written "To whom it may concern", not to you. Notarization depends on the country specific checklist. It's usually only required for common-law apps but I believe some countries require it for married apps as well.CanAbroad said:Hi, my I'm sponsoring my husband and we live in the UAE. I was just wondering whether the letters that were from your friends and family were written to you or to the visa officer? Were they just letters stating that they knew you were comming or were they letters written to you specifically telling you things like "can't wait 'till you come...etc."? Also, did you get any of the letters notarized?