Invitation letter for UK Visa – Standard Visitor Visa

What is an Invitation Letter for UK Visa?

An Invitation Letter for UK Visa is usually used as one of the documents that an intending visitor to the UK will use to show the reason for their visit. Although an invitation letter can be very useful, it is not required for obtaining a visitor visa to the UK. It is however a good idea to Uk Tourismsend one to your guest to make their application as robust as possible.

Writing an invitation letter for a UK visitor’s visa can be challenging if you do not know what to write. To write a good letter, what is important is to ensure that all the required information are in the letter. There is no specific method or style once all the required information is visible in the letter. This letter is sometimes reffered to as sponsorship letter for uk visa

In summary the following should be on the invitation letter.

Your letter should include the following information about the person being invited:

* Complete name.
* Date of birth.
* The person’s address and telephone number.
* Your relationship to the person being invited.
* The purpose of the trip.
* How long the person you are inviting intends to stay in the United Kingdom.
* Details on accommodation and living expenses.
* The date the person you are inviting intends to leave the United Kingdom.

Your letter must also include the following information about the person writing the letter:

* Complete name.
* Date of birth.
* Address and telephone number in the United Kingdom.
* Occupation.
* Your status in the United Kingdom
* A photocopy of documents proving your status in the United Kingdom and financial Status.

Find a list of documents required for visa application here

Writing an Invitation Letter is just one piece of the puzzle, your guest may need help with Visa Application or Interview.

Sample Invitation Letter for UK Visa written to a friend

Below is a sample invitation letter for UK Visa. The names on it are fictitious but this format has been used and visas have been issued using this format. There are other formats that can be used. The most important thing is for the information required to be on it. Remember that this is just a sample and we are not in any way connected to the British High Commission.

The following sample invitation letter is written for a friend. You could use the same format for a parent, parents, cousin, uncle or business partners. All you need to do is adjust the text as it suits each situation.

 

January 27th, 2016

David Smith
191 Masons Avenue,
London HA3 5AH
United Kingdom
+44 020 8876 1234

To Whom It May Concern:

Application for a Standard Visitor Visa: Dorcas Odu; May 13 1980; Passport No: AO345678

I am writing to confirm I wish to invite Dorcas Odu to visit me in the UK for 3 weeks in order to have a short holiday. I hope she will be able to come on 20th of June 2016.

I am a British Citizen and Electrical Engineer Working at DemsTech in London. I will be on vacation at that time.

I am able to accommodate her for the duration of her stay in the UK. Please find attached evidence of my accommodation.

I have enclosed the following documents:
• Copy of passport
• Tenancy agreement

Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Your faithfully

David Smith

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport. You do not have to notarize the letter.


Sample Invitation Letter for UK Visa written to a father

As a British Citizen or anyone who has an eligible status in the UK, you are entitled to have a guest visit you from different parts of the world. Many students come to the UK to study from all over the world, these students often need to have their parent or other relatives visit them. Find below a sample invitation letter written by a Naturalized British Citizen who wants his father to visit him in the UK.

Please take note that you can use the same format to invite a mother, uncle, brother, sister, grand parents. All you have to do is adjust the letter to reflect the different relationships. If your situation is different, simply state your case and let your guest present himself. In some cases you may mention something about your guest but that is not necessary. This letter is just a document that shows that your guest really has a reason to come to the UK.

 The sample below is just one format for an invitation letter. There are very many other formats. You may choose to write the letter directly to your guest. In both cases however, it is your guest that you send the letter to.

204 Rye Lane,
Peckham
London,
SE15 4RZUK

12 Nov 2012

British High Commission
Upper Hill Road
Nairobi

Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Visit Visa: JAMES DONALD MARK – PASSPORT NO – 123456

I am writing to confirm that I Moses Kevin Mark am inviting Mr JAMES DONALD MARK to visit me in the UK.

Mr JAMES DONALD MARK is my father. His passport number is 123456 and his date of birth is 20 April 1945.

He is going to visit the UK from Feb 13 2013 and will be staying for 10 days. He would be leaving on Feb 23 2013.During his stay in Uk her will be staying with me and I will be responsible for his transportation in and around the UK.

I am a British Citizen with passport No – 234565. I currently work at British Airways and reside at 201 Rye Lane, Peckham. I have attached a copy of the Biodata page of my Passport and my tenancy agreement.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Yours faithfully,

Moses Kevin Mark
Moses@ba.com
44-078-111-1111


Sample Formal Letter of Invitation for Standard Visitor Visa to the UK written to a husband and wife

Below is a sample letter of invitation. The names on it are fictitious but this format has been used and visas have been issued using this format.

Moses is a 35 year old accountant that lives in Stevenage uk. On his last trip to Hong Kong 4 years ago he met Cindy and Dave (Kenyan citizens) who are also accountants attending the same conference that Moses went to attend. They have been corresponding since then over Facebook and phone calls. This year Cindy and Dave decided to visit Moses in Stevenage Uk.

Here is a sample formal invitation letter that Moses would write to invite Cindy and Dave to UK. This particular letter is addressed to the Consular Officer rather than to Cindy and Dave. All the necessary information are included in the letter. This letter forms one of the supporting documents for the visa application.

 

February 27th, 2015

(The Address of Moses can be formatted like a personal letterhead)

Moses Mark
234 Jessop Road,
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SG1 5LL, United Kingdom
+44 020 8669 1234

The Consular
British High Commission
P.O. Box 30465-00100,
Upper Hill Rd,
Nairobi City, Kenya

Dear Consular,

Application for Standard Visitor Visa for Dave Malaba and Cindy Malaba

I am writing to confirm I wish to invite my friends Dave and Cindy to visit me in the UK for 3 weeks during their vacation from April 1, 2015 to April 21, 2015.

I am a British Citizen and a chartered accountant Working at Frank and Coopers Chartered Accountants. I have known Dave and Cindy for 5 years, they are both chartered accountants in Nairobi Kenya. They will be staying at my home in Stevenage during their visit. Please find attached evidence of my accommodation.

Here are some more details about Dave and Cindy Malaba

Dave Malaba
Date of Birth: January 1st 1980
Passport No: 000000000
Occupation: Chartered Accountant
Address: 234 karibu St, Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +200-000-0000

Cindy Malaba
Date of Birth: May 1st 1985
Passport No: 000000000
Occupation: Chartered Accountant
Address: 234 karibu St, Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: +200-000-0000

I have enclosed the following documents:
• Copy of passport
• Tenancy agreement

Should you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Your faithfully

Moses Mark

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport. You do not have to notarize the letter.


 Sponsorship Declaration to accompany invitation letter for UK visa.

It is possible that you may want to invite a family member or friend who is not in the position to sponsor themselves to the UK or you have simply chosen to sponsor their trip as a gift. If this is the case, it is advisable to fill out a sponsorship declaration form which can them be attached to the invitation letter for uk visa application. You may also choose to write a sponsorship letter.

Once the sponsorship declaration is filled and signed, send them to your guest. (Here is the form again)

Other Invitation Letters for UK Visa

Here is another sample invitation letter for visa to the UK

Graduation Invitation Letter for UK Visa

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171 thoughts on “Invitation letter for UK Visa – Standard Visitor Visa

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  2. elvie

    how to travel uk london dont have visa only invatation to visit there my bf for holidays only 5days and how to get the invatation.thanks.

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      1. Admin Post author

        Hi elvie

        Depending on the country you are leaving from, you would need a visa even for just a few days tourism.

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        1. Kaife

          My Boyfriend is living in Pakistan, But He is UK national… He has his own house in UK and source of income from UK. Can he make the Sponser letter from Pakistan or he would have to visit UK in order to make the Sponsership letter??

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          1. Sameer

            Hi Kaife,

            Invitation letter can be made anywhere in the world but he has to show evidence of his earnings like payslips and bank statements.if he has a house then council tax letter and and electricity bill.and other documents.

            like
            passport copy
            invitation letter
            application form.

        2. Evans

          Sir,
          Can someone invite maybe two people finished with the documente and later wants to add another one,is it possible that way and how sir?????

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      2. Evans

        Sir,
        Can someone invite maybe two people finished with the documente and later wants to add another one,is it possible that way???

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    1. Anna

      Hello
      I’m Anna .I’m Polish and I live In Uk for 10 years .A few months ago was in Cuba and I met person whom I wish to invite to Uk .The question is ,if I can do it ,if I have right to do it ,an what kind letter I should write?

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      1. Dems Post author

        Hi Anna, yes you can invite him or her. You can use any of the samples on this site.

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      2. Zuzana Uvegesova

        Hi Anna did you manage to invite your Cuban friend to Uk? I am actually in the same situation like you and have no idea what should I do to invite my Cuban friend to Uk …
        regards Zuzie

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    1. Admin Post author

      Sorry shazzad! This site is to help with writing invitation letters – not getting invitations!

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      1. Nana

        Is there a diffrence between a sposorship declaration and invitatiin letter? Do we have to submit both? And if the visitor is soonsoring himself shall we mentiin that ! Thx

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        1. Admin Post author

          Yes Nana there is a difference! In a sponsorship declaration you state that you will be responsible for the financial implications of the trip and show the proof! An invitation letter or sponsorship letter is just once asking your guest to visit you! Unless you are asked to submit two different documents, you can combine the two letters! You can invite and state that you will be responsible for the entire trip and that your bank statements are attached! If your guest is sponsoring themselves you can simply state that they will be sponsoring themselves or state what part you will be responsible for, like accommodation!

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  3. Yasar

    I am applying to visit UK as a tourist and I will also meet my sister there. I don’t require any support from them in terms of financing or accommodation. Which visa type I should select and do I still need any invitation letter or other document from my sister in UK? Kindly advise,
    Thanks

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    1. afropages@gmail.com Post author

      You would need a tourist visa and a letter from your sister if you would be visiting her!

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  4. Jimmy

    Hi hi
    I am jimmy from india, my aunt a british citizen wants to invite me for a family gathering for 2 months to the uk, She will be paying for my visit and all other expenses, but she is unaware of how to write the letter and does she have to write a sponsorship letter or an invitation or both and what would be the format and what documents do i need to to submit here for visa, and one more thing does the letter have to be a wriiten one or an email would also work.
    Please guide me as i need to inform her the same

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    1. afropages@gmail.com Post author

      I written letter is better! She can write an invitation letter that shows that she will be sponsoring you! She would have to include her financial documents to show that she can afford to sponsor you! You will need to show financial docs too

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  5. Eliz

    Hi admin,

    I have bf in uk and he invite me to go there. The invitation letter was sent to india uk embassy and cc to. He told me this is the easy way. Is it possible I get my visa I am recently residing in Qatar. Please advice. Thank you so much.

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    1. afropages@gmail.com Post author

      Yes it works that way too! All you can do now is prepare for an interview should you have one

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      1. Eliz

        Thank you very much admin for your reply. It helps a lot i will just wait for his further instruction.

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      2. umer farooq khan

        Sir my friend is in uk. If he take a sponserdhip latter for me . Than I go to uk or not sir plz help me

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        1. bond

          How long will embassy feed us back… my friend from the uk sent the invitation a week ago with no bank statement attached to the embassy. Should he resend ?

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      3. Solange Ramos

        I am a female Filipino spouse of a British national. My husband is in the UK and is sick, while I am in the Philippines. He had been coming back and forth to the Philippines to visit me and we got married last June 19, 2015. However, after two months, the doctor saw some warning signs of cancer so my husband had to go back to the United Kingdom for medication. He has cancer of the skin (melanoma). I want to go and visit him in the UK. Can I possibly get a tourist visa for this purpose, for humanitarian reasons.

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  6. James

    Hi Admin,

    My gf lives in Ukraine and I have visited many time in her home country, we are now trying to arrange for to visit the UK and was wondering what course of action is best. Would you suggest a visitation visa and forwarding a visitation letter to the appropriate embassy in Kiev or a tourist visa instead. Thanks

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  7. Ahmed

    Hi, i’m iraqi citizen , so i have best friend who wants to invite me to visit uk with him, what he has to do because he is here in Iraqi- Kurdistan now so please advice me what i have to do and what my sponsorship has to do to invite me ?

    Thanks!

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  8. Prashant

    hii…m from india and want to visit my sister’s house who is settled in london after her marriage. Is it compulsory to get an invitation letter from their side or there is any other way, so that i don’t have to ask for any letter

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    1. Dems Post author

      Yes Prashant, if you are going to visit your sister, you must have a letter of invitation from her!

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  9. Ngo Thi Thuy Trinh

    My boyfriend is preparing the invitation letter for me to visit UK. Will I be interviewed in UK or in my country?

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      1. Ngo Thi Thuy Trinh

        Thanks.
        Is there any chance for me to have interview in UK country to get visa instead of my country?

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        1. Ngo Thi Thuy Trinh

          Or is there any chance that my BF can get visa from UK for me by himself? I just need to provide required documents?

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          1. Ngo Thi Thuy Trinh

            Thanks! It mean there is just one way that I have to apply application form to UK Embassy located at my country to get visa, right?

  10. Jimena

    Hello, i am peruvian and my boyfriend is irish, but he is living and working in UK, I am planning on visiting him next year around february for two months. He says he can cover my expenses while I stay there and I can afford the plane tickets and also any other expenses I would have in my visit. What would be the best way for him to write an invitation letter and prove that we are on a true and genuine relationship? and how can i prove that I want to come back to my country after the 2 months? I work for an american company and is an online job so i work from home. I hope you can give me some advice. I would really appreciate it cause i am getting a bit nervous. Thank you.

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  11. Vaibhav

    I am going to visit the UK on a Tier 2 ICT visa for 4 months. I and my wife wish to travel together. She is a homemaker and I will bear all her expenses for travel, accommodation and living costs. While applying for her general visitor’s visa, what should she mention in the below questions?
    1. What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP?
    2. The total amount of money you have for this trip?
    3. The cost of the aeroplane, boat or train tickets?
    4. The cost of your accommodation?
    5. The cost of your living expenses
    6. What is the total amount in GBP

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    1. lhyn

      Hi Mr. Post Author,
      I am a FILIPINO currently working in HK as Overseas Contract Worker, domestic helper. I just married a month ago, and my husband is in UK. I am planning to visit him this coming December 2015. While applying fot my Standard Visitor Visa, some of the questions mentioned on the application forms that we need to answer are:
      1. What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP?
      2. The total amount of money you have for this trip?
      3. The cost of the earoplane, boat or train tickets?
      4. The cost of your accommodation?
      5. The cost of your living expenses
      6. What is the total amount in GBP?
      I am confusing how to answer it? And do I really need to answer those questions? even my husband is the one who is paying all my trip expenses?
      What should I do? I really need your help and advice Mr Post Author. And thank you so much for helping us /sharing us, on how to write an invitation letter for a visitors visa. Keep up your good works, God Bless!

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      1. Dems Post author

        Yes you need to answer the questions! You may need to ask your husband to help with the answers since he is the one paying! Some of the answers will be zero!

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  12. Abdullah Shahid

    Dear Sir,
    Is there a girl who invite and sponsor me to UK as a friend.
    Best
    Abdullah Shahid
    Kabul-Afghanistan

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  13. adnan

    hi , i am a british citizen and i want to ask u that is it possible to go to immigration office to make a sponsorship letter for my friend. as when i was in Germany so its easy there u just need to go to immigration office they check ur documents and make letter for u. so is the same possible in England too ?
    thanks

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  14. Pedro

    Hi, I’m inviting a friend and her little daughter to come to visit me here in London. I have already written the letter, but where do I have to send it? Could you please let me know the address?

    Thank you very much!

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  15. jasim

    Hi dear sir !
    I’m original afghani and I have afghani bussniss passport with bussniss certificate and also bussniss export and import lecince one of my friend he’s British citizens but live in Ireland new tell me how to Wright I letter cod you send me by mail the sample of invitation letter please thanks you so much j_mamuzai@yahoo.com

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  16. Jaga

    Hi
    I am from Poland. I came to UK to invite my boyfriend who is from Gambia but he lives in Spain. It may be holiday invitation. How to do it? Is it easy? Can I do it if I am just 2 weeks here?

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  17. Nicole

    Hello
    My family are wanting to sponsor my husband over to england so we can come back home and I can start to work however if it’s for a 6 months visit visa are we allowed to put we would like him to stay for 6 months ???

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  18. iqra hamid

    Hello sir.. im from pakistan my aunty mother and brother calling me in uk for visit visa can you please tell me how should i can live their permanent ly

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  19. Goodness

    My bf invited me to UK but i don’t have a visa and i ask him to send an invitation latter frist, will it be possible with out visa.

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  20. iddris

    Hello admi. my girlfriend’s mum is inviting me to uk. I am a student and do not earn any income. is there a chance of getting a visa? and please what do I need to do?

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    1. Dems Post author

      Yes there is a chance! If you get an official letter from your school and include documents that show how long you have left at school! Also include other documents that show that you are enjoying your country and would love to go back after the visit

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  21. pinie

    Hi i met a friend online but we never met.nd he wants to invite me. he will provide invitation letter.but the thing is im unemployed does this affect my application.thanks

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  22. Rona

    Hi sir, my bf invite me to come in uk and he preparing invitation letter..and he is self employed i wanna ask you sir if what document he need to send with the letter.thank you

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  23. Adolphine

    Hi Admin
    I want to invite my boyfriend in uk. He lives in France and work there but is not a French citizen he got stay. I’m a British citizen working 25 hours a week with 4 children is that any chance he can got a visa for visiting?

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      1. mahmood sadiq

        Hi sir. I have friend in uk she is british and has a job . Want to invite me . So i am living in france have refugie status nd i am not working just learning language in an association . She will sent me invitation letter to visit her nd her fimly . So can i get visa ?
        and second in online apply in uk site there is no option of friend and fimly section . What to do ?

        Thanks
        waiting to ur kind response

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  24. bosede ifebajo

    Pls advice me,is it compulsory that d person inviting me for a visit in UK has to send her original documents or scanned documents to support my documents? Thanks

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  25. Heather

    Hi my dad is inviting my boyfriend to come over to be at the birth of our child and we used the template for our letter including bank statements as he is funding the full trip. My partner recently lost his job and doesn’t have many concrete ties back to his country however I am his only tie to the UK and after the birth our plan is to return to his country as a family. Should I write a letter stating this and included a copy of my recently acquired work visa for his country and mention his son he already has in his country is this enough or what more would we need? Thanks

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Heather, the details you mentioned would be better treated at the interview! I would suggest you write a simple invitation letter and send send a copy of your work permit and other proof of plans to return to your boyfriend’s country to be included in the application package which he will take for the interview! I wish you all the best!

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      1. Shade

        Hi pls my boyfriend want to invite me to uk for a holiday but am not working presently , he will foot all the bills and also a citizen, those being a citizen make the whole process more easier sir?

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        1. Dems Post author

          Hi Shade, his being a citizen does not make much of a diff! However you can still try to find ways to show that you will return to your home country

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  26. holy

    Hullo,you are amazingly helpful taking the time to answer all the qusetions,may God bless you.
    I def am going to use one of the sample letters.

    Im inviting a couple for their honey moon and they are staying at a hotel.
    iam sending it out toay aand application will be made by 30th of sep,do you think i an say they want to visit on 15th

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  27. Mahmoud Turay

    Sir, I’m from Liberia and have an online friend live in UK wish to invite me for a visit. What should I need to do and what she needs to do too?

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  28. nightowl

    please admin
    i want to go and work in the Uk for some years and come back to Nigeria do i need a friend or family to send me an invitation letter or what are the steps i need to take. please ur swift response will be highly appreciated. Thanks in anticipation

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  29. Lolita

    Hi
    I would like to invite my BF for 3 weeks, I have all the requirements documents for him, my only question can I send my payslip instead of bank statement as I have zero balance in my account

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  30. adama

    sir .madam
    well am from the Gambia i want a visa for two weeks an how can i got please
    Am looking forward to hear you soon thank you .

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  31. neil

    Hiya , I’d like to invite my wife’s mother from Russia for a short stay here with us in the UK. Am I correct in thinking that I write and invitation similar to the sample above including bank details and documents of my UK citizenship and housing situation. Then send her the letter/documents to which she takes to her local British embassy in Russia? To sit an interview for a visitors visa…..

    Thanks in advance
    Neil

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  32. Juana Gomez

    I am applying for tourist visa to UK. My boyfriend’s dad wants to help me with the sponsorship letter required, however, I was wondering if you guys know if he can send all his papers separate from my application, I think he does not feel comfortable giving me all his bank statements, all his pay slips, etc. That information is too sensitive. My boyfriend lived with me in my country for one year and he just returned so he is looking for a job now and since he just arrived he has not got one yet. But I want to go and visit him during Christmas, does anyone have any clue if he can send the papers direct to the embassy? or do we HAVE to send all together? It is so frustrating, I forgot I have to have in my bank account loads of money per month without moving it and of course I cant do that every month. So my bank statements are not enough to show to the embassy to make them sure I can pay all while I am there. What should I do? Help

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      1. Janti

        Is that true this invitation letter need home living situation, bills paid beside pays clips? My husband live in his mum flat but he have 2 jobs. I wanna ask that bills paid relative with home bills paid (like water, gas, electricty bills paid or bills paid which his own bills paid?, because he live in his mum flat and water, gas, electricity bills paid by his mum) so which one would be better use invitation letter by his mum or by him? His mum had pension already.

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  33. Ene

    Hello sir,please can I see a sample of a letter of sponsorship letter. My mum is sponsoring my trip to the UK to visit my brother. Thanks

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  34. seth

    my fathers friend is in the UK and he want me to come visit him,what are the things we Will need to accomplish this trip

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  35. Stephen

    I am stephen frm nija .pls admin My girl friend who is frm england by birth ask me to cum over to stay wit her for some months. She would be d one to care for all my needs during my stay. Is there any need for me to provide my bank statement to d consular? Pls how shud i go abt it?

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  36. Rosemary

    how much will my friend need to have in his statement to prove he can sponsor me and my expenses during my 6 month stay in Uk

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  37. Roy Thompson

    Hello, my gf want to invite me to the uk for a few weeks, we are planning to get married in Jamaica, late next year because im waiting on my divorce, will i have problem getting visa because im still married? Both of us or working and have what is required to provide

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  38. Ali

    I have a girl friend in uk.. I have send her soft copy of my passport and she replied “i have scan your passport out i have give the UK embassy now so you are going to buy ticket and some fund”
    Is this possible that I can get visa as she said.

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  39. Naina Arzoo

    Hey Admin
    My niece lived in London . She wants to sponsor me and my mother. Because my mother is suffering from a serious liver problem and my niece wants to get her treatment form London. Please tell me the way she can sponsor my mother for treatment and me as a guardian of my mother.

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  40. sat

    Hi i want to call my mother in law to the uk due the fact my wife is having a baby we live with my dad in a 2 bedroom property which has a living room kitchen do we need to show any savings on my mother in laws behalf i am aware that i need to show as a substantial saving here for myself and my wife can u please advise me on the correct information in order for me to call my mother in law to visit for the maximum of 3 months.

    Thank you
    sat

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  41. Nana Adwoa

    My boyfriend and I met on a dating site, we are 15 months into our relationship. He’s a U.K. citizen and wants me to visit him x however these are our challenges, he currently lives with his parents, but will be renting a self catering accommodation for us, also he runs his own business. However he has a good financial statement to support me. Can you kindly advice what our chances are of getting the visa?

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  42. sedem

    Dear administrator, I have a friend in central London who is half India and British citizen who want to invite me for 6 months holiday with his sponsorship but how to process the invitation letter is the problem. please will he have to go to the UK immigration for processing the invitation letter or write it himself? thanks

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  43. Apau

    I want invite my junior sister who is at the nursing school. I pay my rent inclusive I only have my mobile phone bills is enough together with my bank statement,payslips, letter from my employer.
    Please help me.

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  44. jackson Egbo

    Thanks addmi I’m jackson from nigeria my woman friend that I have know for 2years sent me invitation letter to visit her in canada for 2months during the visit she promise in the letter to pay for my feeding and I will stay with her in her apartment presently I’m working as a driver in a transport company where they pay us in cash I don’t have big amount of money in my account will that stand as a problem against to get a visa.

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  45. Marie

    I have had a friend for several years online and met him once and he wants me to come back with my fiancé but my fiancé is from Nepal and my friend who is a British citizen wants to send a letter of invitation so that we can all meet together he will be footing all of my fiancées expenses and we will be staying with him is it possible that this will be accepted?

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    1. Marie

      Also his account (my fiancé) is non existent as he just opened a family business which is his reason to return as well

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  46. gid

    hello sir
    a friend of mine is sending me an invitation for just 2 weeks to come to the united kingdom,
    he is not the one paying for my travailing so he did not add bank statement to it,
    and am a student too, will i have problem with the embassy by refusal ?

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  47. James

    Hi I’m a student and I’m getting an invitation from a friend in uk. First I want to ask whether the invitation will be sent to me or the embassy and secondly I want to ask since I’m a student I’m not able to sponsor but my friend is.

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  48. Sabrina

    Hi,
    I want to bring my mother to the UK on a visitor visa for 5 months or so but I need some information and would appreciate your guidance. Below are my questions that need some answers to:
    1. I am in the process of writing an invitation letter to send, what should be mention in the letter?
    2. I am renting through the housing association with my partner and one child in a two bedroom flat, would I need a letter from them to send stating this and that I can accommodate her or should I send the tenancy agreement ?
    3. What documents would I need to send her other than the invitation letter?
    4. I heard stories that when bringing someone on a holiday that the person inviting them have to lodge down some money, £6000 or so at the Home Office in the UK to show that they can support them until they can return back to thre country. Is that true?

    Regards,
    Sabrina.

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  49. Victoria

    hi admn.. am a student.. my boy frnd want to invite me to London,am taking my bills…except he is going to accommodate and cater for me there for a month… thus his
    application need to be endorsed by his embassy before sending me…. or he can send to me straight with the concern of the embassy.. thanka

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  50. Cristina

    Hello!
    One question: my boyfriend is writing the invitation letter to invite me to uk. So he can send me by email so I can make a copy of it, or he has to sent me by post mail, signed by hand, and I should make a copy of that)
    Please answer me!

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  51. Ashley

    Good day I have a bf from uk we plan to meet this year I need document to visit in UK I invitation letter
    Here in Philippines very strict to enter in UK I visit my bf only holiday I don’t have bank statement he sponsor me what can I do can you help me thanks

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  52. jexco

    Hello sir am from nigeria and my girlfriend wen to send me invetiontion letter to cum pls I wen to ask if the letter get to me what will. I need to cum to uk again

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  53. Akua

    Hello there!

    You work is very much appreciated. My boyfriend is a self employed UK British Citizen. He wants me to visit him in the UK for three weeks, however we will be staying in a cottage in one of the villages of which he will be paying. He will also be taking care of my other expenses. I will like to know, what documents are required of him, to help me with the processing of my visa, and also our chances of securing the visa.

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    1. Efua

      Please I am a Ghanaian citizen but schools in Russia and would apply for a visa from Russia. Do I need to fill the visa forms in addition or just submit the invitation letter?

      Reply
  54. Himanshu Kotnala

    Hello everyone, I’m working in Delhi(India). My friend running a retail company in UK. Kindly educate me if he send me letter of Invite from UK. than how i can apply work visa for UK.

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  55. Sagar_pkr@yahoo.com

    I m very interested to visit uk.i have a friend in uk he is permanent resident of uk,and also he is running some of the business on his name.we only have relation is just friend.we used to contact since 2011 to till date using emails and contact directly everyday.he is origin british born and im the nepali passport holder do he right to sponshership for 3weeks holiday visa for me?
    I hope wil get positive response from your team.
    Thanks
    Sagar

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  56. Ahmad

    Hi I’m a British citizen and my wife is British citizen I have a 8 year girl and my wife is depressed I would like to invite my sister from Afghanistan to helping me with day by day life for someone time but I’m only working as 24 hours job a week I get some benefits I don’t know if I would be able to invite her or not would they give her visa to visit uk thanks

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  57. Smith

    Dear sir

    Sir I need a reference letter, from Zenith bank, to attach to my statement of account, to sponsored one of my worker, sir how can I write a reference letter to the bank sir please sir help me,

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  58. Li

    Hi, my gf plans on going back to the UK with me for the summer. we plan on staying for less than a month. i’m a UK citizen working in china and she is a Chinese citizen. do i need to write an invitation letter? or should I get my mum to write it as she is currently living in the UK.

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      You could write the letter! The letter is just a small part of the process. What matters the most is being able to show that she would come back with you after the visit.

      Reply
  59. Billo

    Hi
    I want to ask question regarding invitation letter. My uncle is living in England having British nationality and he would like to invite me his son marriage party via invitation letter.
    I’m employee of Starwood hotels. And I have plan to spend my vacation at back home but this time he force me to come and spend time with me in uk.what documents I need to apply for visa procedure of United Kingdom .do I need to attached my bank statement as well with documents ?

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  60. Grissel G.

    Hey,

    I live in the Dominican Republic. I have a friend in England who would like me to visit. I would like to know if i should book the interview after or before she sends the letter. Is the UK embassy going to call me whenever they get the invitation letter or i should go by myself?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Grissel,

      The invitation letter is just one of the documents you would need for the visa interview. If the dates available for interview are far off, then you can book for the interview before the letter is written. However, I suggest you find out the visa interview process in your country to know exactly what to do. It’s different from country to country.

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  61. Erika

    Hi, I have a doubt. I’m going to travel with a friend and other friend of us are gonna give us the sponsor letter. Is there a problem if he give two letters for the same dates? I mean a letter for the friend is gonna be travel with me.
    I hope someone can help me with this.
    Thanks a lot
    Erika

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  62. Amy

    Hi, I have written an invitation letter, do I need to post it to my friend to use to apply for visa? Or can I just scan and email it to my friend to print off? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Amy,

      You can scan and email it to your friend to print it off. I have done this several times and it worked.

      Reply
  63. Prince

    Hi admin am prince 25yrs of age my uncle is in uk and he want to invit me …am a clearing agent in a company at the same time an assistant cell leader in my church but there is no money in my account …… Is there any way out? And pls can you teach me how to write my introdutry letter .

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  64. Mary ann Clare

    Good evening Sir, I live in Spain but my Sister lives in the Uk I only have reaidential permit here in Spain and she wants to send me
    Letter of invitation for 2 weeks to come see her. With the letter lf invitation at the uk embassy can I be given a visa to visit her or is there any other document that will be needed from me? Please kindly reply me Thanks.

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  65. susan

    How are you Mr Dems. I’m Filipina living in dubai, and month ago I started chatting on facebook with Britist Man and he said he will bring me to UK by applying fiancee visa. My question is there possibility for me to grant fiancee visa even we’re not meet each other in person. if not granted, what other option we can do? thanks!!!

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Susan, there is a possibility that the fiancee visa would work. However, only a consular officer has the power to determine that. What I would suggest is that as you build your relationship you both decide if you are ready to try it out. If this does not work out, he may need to come over to dubai.

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  66. seth

    someone is sponsoring from Ghana to visit ma uncle and in the invitation letter my uncle says he will be providing me boarding and lodging and lI wanted to no if in the writing of the sponsorship letter the person sponsoring me should state he is sponsoring me with airline ticket only or I should add something to it

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  67. Adam James Chadwick

    I’m a UK citizen currently living in the UK. myself and my partner who is a Chinese citizen where hoping to go to the UK on holiday, i plan to introduce her to my family but her visa got rejected because they don’t believe are relationship is legit and my parents are willing to accommodate us. We are having trouble as i am unsure how to right the letter showing how i’m willing to support us both on are holiday and don’t have access to my UK accounts where one third of my funds are. I have payed for attractions in London and booked the hotel both of which where provided alongside a signed copy of my passport. My parents have given me a letter of invention but i believe it is very casual and are only communication is via facebook. I am extremely distressed as I have only one month of and can’t get a refund on the attractions and hotel. My family are all expecting us to visit them as i have been here for nearly two years and haven’t returned home since then. I’m not entirely sure how to write a letter proving are relationship is legitimate. I can provide a bank statement from my Chinese account but only a screen cap of my online UK account.

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Adam, I can imagine your distress! The original problem is that you mentioned that she is your partner. If you had allowed her to apply on her own, she may have had a better chance (assuming that she has enough documentation to show that she will return to China after her visit).

      As it is now, it is very difficult for her to receive the visa. No matter how you write the invitation letter, this will not change the situation. What you need is a way to prove that she must return to China after the visit.

      You may need to go without her this time, document your relationship over the next couple of months (pictures and communication) and then try again.

      I think once you have new documents you are eligible to apply again. It will cost you again though.

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  68. VIVIAN JUDE

    Hi Sir/Madam,I am Vivian Nationality of Indian if i need to go UK what are the procedure and how can i know that the employee in UK is true or not .Because i got an appointment letter from UK company.
    Please Consider and help me in this case.

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  69. Mehdi

    Dear Sir
    I want to send my family (my wife, my son and my daughter) to London to visit his brother, I already have invitation letter but I have to be the person who should provide financial support for their trip.
    Do you have any template for this kind of financial support.

    best regards,

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  70. Ujam

    Please if someone is sending an invitation to you, does the person need to send it to embassy too or just to foward it to your mail for you to print???

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  71. Zuzu

    Hi! My friend lives in the Uk, she isnt british, but portuguese. She is studying, can she make the invitation letter for me? If yes which sample should she use? The first one right?

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  72. Lee

    Hi there I have a friend whom whats to come and visit me she has money to come and visit but I am unemployed would I be able to invite my friend or is there away that my friend can apply for visiting visa without my help

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  73. erin

    hello! Can i write an invintation letter to a friend from Ukraine, if i am myself from Ukraine and dont have a UK citizenship but am a student and have a flat and a job. Or does it have to be a UK citizen who writes the letter? In this case could my partner who is British write the letter?

    Kind regrds

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  74. Reema

    Hi i live in uk with my husband and now we want to invite my mother to visit us. My husband will ne sponsoring her trip and will support her financially through her 3 weeks visit, what documents should we submit with her application and what should she be submitting?
    First her visa was rejected becauae they thought that she will not go back to her country after her trip so we are applying again. Need help

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  75. Alistair

    Hi could you please help work a query. I am applying for my 6 month son and partner to visit me in the UK for the first time. My partner is currently unemployed to allow her to take care of our son each day. Will the fact she is unemployed make it difficult for them both to get a visa?

    Thank you

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  76. Anthony

    Hello everyone my name is anthony live in uk. born in nigeria i love my country nigeria and i love nigerians we r very smart. i am here to help feel free to ask any question.
    many thanks anthony from england

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  77. Jev

    Hello, just to make it clear, my brother from UK preparing an invitation to my girlfriend from Russia, so he need to send it to her only, or he need to submit it to embassy in UK? And what embassy Russian or UK ? Thanks a lot for super help!

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  78. ziya tan smith

    Hi can you help me to make a letter for inviitation fo boyfriemd to come over here in london…tnx in advance

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  79. richmond boakye

    Please i have been invited by the British Army .
    1. should i apply a tourist visa i aply a tourist visa
    2. Can someone in Ghana sponsor me financially and someone in Uk sponsor me in terms of accommodation. if yes what documents should the Person sent to me

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  80. richmond boakye

    Hi Admi ,

    Please i would also like to know if the tenancy agreement and light bills that shows that the person is staying in the house as stated in the invitation letter . should it be sent via post or the person can scan the documents and sent them to me via Email.

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  81. Srini

    Thank you very much for the sample letters. They are very helpful.
    I have a question about inviting my family (mom, dad and sister) to the UK. I’m a UK citizen and I live in a one-bed-room flat. If I’m going to mention in the letter that they will be staying with me at the flat and provide a copy of the tenant agreement will that be a problem as there are no separate rooms for everyone?

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    1. Dems Post author

      Yes you would need one. The statement is just to show your financial status. It doesn’t need to be fantastic. However, if you are being sponsored by your guest, theirs may play a bigger role. Remember that you need to show that you would return to your school after the visit.

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  82. triza

    Hey,I would like to visit my boyfriend in Norway who is sick…in 2014 i he sent me an invitation letter,sponsor n declaration but I was refused visa on the grounds I was visiting for over 81 days,now that he’s sick what can I do ,he’s been in and out of hospital ,he is alone in the house,his parents died and he’s an only child .no close relatives,he will be 60 yrs this year…..the wound has bothered him a lot since 2001 on the back of his knee,yesterday he wrote that green water is gushing out plus mayonnaise like stuff,the doctors n nurses are only coming to check him in his house n change the bandage,sometimes back he told me rules hav changed if you drive yourself to hospital you don’t get help unless the doctor who visits you writes a diagnosis. I’m in despair and need to travel soonest and help him,he has his own job,never married and he owns a house so acomodation for me is there….please advice

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Triza,

      Why doesn’t he contact an immigration officer to see if you can get a visa to stay with him as his primary care giver? On the other hand, you can ask to visit for a few weeks and then when you are in the country you can figure a way to extend your stay.

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  83. laianne

    hi I can submit from sponsored documents just only tenancy agreement,birthcertficate and bank statement because he is british citizen.is it can be granted that kind of supporting documents.thx

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  84. SaMoore

    Hi Sir,
    Thanks so much for this wonderful blog.

    Please a friend is being invited to the UK by his long time friend. What are the relevant documents to collect from him to apply for UK visa?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Samoore,

      An invitation letter is usually enough. A photocopy of his passport to show his immigration status in the uk may also help.

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      1. SaMoore

        Thanks so much for your swift reply. However, I read my friend would need to take copies of the following from him for the application as a first timer.
        1. Invitation letter
        2. Bank statement
        3. Pay slip
        4. BRP
        5. Passport copy.

        Kindly advise.

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  85. Abhinav Chandra

    Hi Admin,

    I am from India and working as a Software Engineer and like to invite my GF for 10 days. Do i need to send her an invitation letter or if she is sponsoring her own trip then is it fine if she just provide a cover letter with details and accomodation details without my invitation letter. Problem is i stay in a shared accomodation and i cant give the tenancy aggrement and also she will not stay with me as we are planning for a trip to scotland. can you please provide me a sample cover letter or invitation letter for the same? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Abhinav,

      Yes she needs an invitation letter from you if she wants to state that she is coming to visit you in the uk. You can simply state that she would be staying at a hotel or with you. It is not compulsory to provide a tenancy agreement if you don’t have one. If you are planning a trip to Scotland, then you can state that as well and show the details.

      Otherwise she can provide her travel plans without including you at all. In this case she would not need a letter from you.

      as an example you could say:

      During your visit, we would visit Scotland and ….. (fill in a few details).

      Pls note that the invitation letter is not the most important document when it comes to obtaining a visa. Your GF’s documents that show her ties to India are more important. So don’t worry too much about the letter. As long as you have all the required info, you will be alright.

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  86. Rakeshkumar Patel

    Hi hi
    I am rakeshkumar Patel from india, my friend a british citizen wants to invite me for a family gatherin 15 days to the uk, he will be paying for my visit and all other expenses, but he is unaware of how to write the letter and does she have to write a sponsorship letter or an invitation or both and what would be the format and what documents do i need to to submit here for visa, and one more thing does the letter have to be a wriiten one or an email would also work.
    Please guide me as i need to inform him the same

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