Invitation Letter for Visa Application – Format and Free Sample

    Invitation Letter for Visa Application
    Invitation Letter for Visa Application

    Last updated: July 18, 2019.

    An invitation letter is a formal letter from someone or an organization abroad that invites you to visit their country for a specific reason which is stated on the letter.

    An Invitation can be required when travelling for:

    1. Visiting a friend, family or relatives abroad
    2. Attending a Business meeting or Conference abroad.
    3. Conducting Research or findings aboard.
    4. Religious activities
    5. Sport Competitions
    6. Medical Treatment

    Read about: Visa free countries for Tanzanian citizens

    What to Include?

    Information to include on Invitation Letter will depend on the purpose of travel, typically includes;

    • Name and Address of the inviting person.
    • Date of the letter.
    • Name and Address of the Embassy or Consulate.
    • Subject of the Letter.
    • Opening Salutation.
    • Status of the inviting person (Citizen or Permanent Resident).
    • Employment status of the inviting person.
    • Contact information of inviting person.
    • Name and passport number of the Applicant(s).
    • Relationship with the inviting person.
    • Purpose of the Travel.
    • Address where the Applicants will be staying.
    • Length of the Stay.
    • Documents Attached.
    • Closing Salutation.
    • Signature of the inviting person.
    Sample of Invitation letter:-

    This is an example of an Invitation letter from a friend, family or relative who resides abroad.

    This sample is useful when applying for a USA Visa, Canadian Visa, Schengen Visa, UK Visa, Australian Visa, South Korean Visa, Japan Visa, Turkish Visa, etc.

    Allan Godbless,
    116 10th Avenue,
    NY 10011,

    06th July 2019.

    To: US Embassy or Consulate
    Dar es Salaam ,Tanzania.

    Re: Issuance of visitor’s visa to my best friend.
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I, Allan Godbless, work as a CAD Technician for Operation Department at Bohler Engineering; I earn $49,100.05 per year. I would like to invite my best friend, Humphrey Shayo to visit me for vacation. He will be staying with me at 116 10th Avenue for 3 weeks. He expect to arrive on 4th of September 2019 and leave on 23rd of September 2019.

    During their stay here, I will bear their travel expenses within the USA, Medical insurance, Housing and food. I will personally make sure that he will leave and return to Tanzania before the expiration of their authorized visas. I have attached my documentation for your record.

    I respectfully request that you grant a visitor ‘s visa to my best friend.
    Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in this matter.

    Allan Godbless
    Date of birth: December 12, 1989
    Address: 116 10th Avenue, NY 10011
    Occupation: CAD Technician – Operation Department
    Phone: 917-416-1413
    Cell: 917 234 2418
    Status: Permanent Residence

    Visitor Information
    Name: Humphrey Shayo
    Date of birth: 29th October 1993
    Address: House no. 03, Kariakoo ,Ilala CBD.
    Occupation: Businessman
    Phone: +255716233564
    Relationship: Family Friends.
    Allan Godbless.

    Invitation Letter for Visa Application

    Invitation Letter for Visa Application

    You can download sample of Invitation letter here in word (docx).

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