INVITATION LETTER FOR VISIT VISA
If someone planing to apply for a visa to visit his/her friend or family member who lives in Canada or Schengen country or any other country need a letter that the applicant has to submit to the embassy or consulate where he / she is applying for a visa, The Invitation letter has to be written by the applicant’s host and addressed either to the guest or to the consular officer. the inviting person must be citizens or lawful residents of their destination country. In the letter host confirming that they are accept the applicant into their home for the whole period of their stay in their destination country where the host resides.
The following requirements must be fulfill by host to validate the invitation letter.
- Inviting Person must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the country you plan to visit.
- Inviting person must be your relative, boyfriend/girlfriend or just friend.
- Inviting Person must have a registered accommodation. need to provide proves.
- Inviting person’s accommodation must have enough room for the applicant.
How to Write a Letter of Invitation for Visa Application?
Writing a letter of invitation is not difficult, if you understood the purpose of that letter. The letter has to be written by the host and addressed to visa officer. Some embassies have their own invitation form, make sure to check about it when you get the checklist of visa required documents. If they already have a form, then your host will only have to fulfill the provided form from embassy.
The invitation letter must include important details, of the host and the guest.
The letter must contain the following information about the host:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Telephone number
- Type of Accommodation (owned / rent house / flat / room)
- Host’s must write down his legal status of residency in the host country.
The Invitation letter must include the following information about the guest:
- Full name as shown on their International Passport
- Date of birth
- The person’s address and telephone number
- Relationship between the host and the guest
- The purpose of the trip.
- Correct entry & exit date.
Sample Invitation Letter Addressed to Embassy.
The [country] Embassy,
Letter of Invitation for [Visitor’s Name]: Passport No:XXX
I am writing this letter to support the visitor visa application for [Visitor’s Name].
She / he is fully resident in [country], and is my [relationship]. She / he lives at [Visitor’s Address] and their home phone number is (YY)XXXXX.
I am a legal permanent resident of the [Guest’s Home Country], and I live at [Guest’s Home Address], and I work as [Guest’s Occupation] – with a net income of $XXX per year. I would like [Visitor’s Name] to come and visit me from [Date of Entry] to [Date of Exit] because of [you might give a reason as wedding, birthday, baby shower, graduation, etc.]
My request is that she / he would be granted with a visa for this whole period, in which time I would be fully responsible and cater to her / his well being. She / he will also be resident at my home, and following the expiration of her / his visa, I will see that [Visitor’s name] return to her / his home country.
Kindly find attached, all necessary documentation required.
Thanks in anticipation of your favorable response
[Host’s Date of Birth]
[Host’s Phone Number]
Sample of Letter of Invitation addressed to the Guest.
Letter of Invitation for [Visitor’s Name]: Passport No:XXX77777
Dear [Visitor’s Name],
As a follow-up to our phone conversation, please take this as a formal invitation to visit me in [country]. It’s been a long time since I last saw you [use a word that would describe your relationship: mom / dad / sister / my friend / my love etc.] and I am full of excitement that you will finally be able to meet all the people who have made my stay in [country] so beautiful.
While you are here, I will be responsible for your accommodation, feeding and movement around [country] from the day you arrive from [Visitor’s Home country] on [Entry Date] until the day you leave on [Date of Exit].
Herewith I am sending all the required documents for getting the necessary visa from the [country] Embassy.
Can’t wait to meet you here
Occupation: [Host’s occupation]
Work: [(xxx) xxx-xxxx]
Home: [(xxx) xxx-xxxx]
Email: [email address]
The applicant must submit the following documents along with the Letter of Invitation:
- A scanned copy of host’s ID / passport
- Proves of means of subsistence (in case the host will financially support the guest)
- Proof of accommodation ownership or rental contract
- An Itinerary of the places planned to visit together
Submit the invitation letter along with all supporting document to the embassy /consulate.