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Visa Resources

Invitation Letter

An Invitation Letter for a visa is a letter that the applicant has to submit to the Embassy or Consulate where he/she is applying for a business, tourist or visitor visa. An invitation letter issued by a company, corporation, institution, or an individual that the applicant plans to visit.

For Business visa the letter must contain the following information:

  • Letter must be written on company letterhead
  • Letter must be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate where the visa application will be submitted
  • Letter must state the personal information of the applicant: full name, gender, date of birth and passport details: number, issue and expiration date
  • Letter must state the position of the applicant at the company
  • Letter must explain the relationship between the host and the applicant
  • Letter must briefly state the nature or purpose of applicant’s visit
  • Letter must state the approximate date of visit, the date of arrival and departure
  • Letter must indicate who will be responsible for the cost of the applicant’s accommodations and travel expenses
  • Letter must have information of the inviting host: company, corporation, institution, name of individual who signs the letter, phone number, address
  • Letter must specify the validity of the visa and number of entries the applicant is requesting
  • Letter must be signed by host, and if applicable, seal and signature of the legal representative
  • Letter does not need to be original (unless specifically requested by the respected Embassy/Consulate)

For Tourist visa the letter must contain the following information:

  • Letter must be written on company letterhead
  • Letter must be addressed to the Embassy or Consulate where the visa application will be submitted
  • Letter must state the personal information of the applicant: full name, gender, date of birth and passport details: number, issue and expiration date
  • Letter must briefly state the nature or purpose of applicant’s visit
  • Letter must state the approximate date of visit, the date of arrival and departure
  • Letter must specify the validity of the visa and number of entries the applicant is requesting
  • Letter must be signed by host, and if applicable, seal and signature of the legal representative
  • Letter does not need to be original (unless specifically requested by the respected Embassy/Consulate)

For Visitor visa the letter must contain the following information:

  • Letter must be addressed to the visa applicant
  • Letter must state the personal information of the applicant: full name, gender, date of birth and passport details: number, issue and expiration date
  • Letter must explain the relationship between the host and the applicant
  • Letter must briefly state the nature or purpose of applicant’s visit
  • Letter must state the approximate date of visit, the date of arrival and departure
  • Letter must indicate who will be responsible for the cost of the applicant’s accommodations and travel expenses
  • Letter must have information of the inviting host: name of individual who signs the letter, phone number, physical address
  • Letter must specify the validity of the visa and number of entries the applicant is requesting
  • Letter does not need to be original (unless specifically requested by the respected Embassy/Consulate)

In certain cases Allstate Passports & Visas is able to assist travelers with obtaining letters of invitation for specific types of visas. For more information or with questions regarding invitation letter requirements for a specific country, please call our customer service help line at 1-800-672-1015 or send us an email info@allstatepassports.com