How to write an Invitation letter for US Visa – (B2 Tourist)

What is an Invitation Letter for US Visa?

Writing an invitation letter for us visa can be quite challenging.  Not that writing a letter is challenging but that you don’t want to make a mistake and you wish you could find a sample. This is what this site is all about. In writing an Invitation Letter for US visa (Tourist visa) what is most important is to ensure that all the required information are in the letter.

In 2011 alone the USA issued over 7 million non-immigrant visas to visitors all over the world. Most of this visas were issued based on the belief that these visitors would leave the United States of America at the end of their visit. Although you would not see an invitation letter among the list of documents required for the issuance of a B2 Visa, it is highly suggested that you have one with you when attending a visa interview.

There is no specific method or style for writing an invitation letter. However you must ensure that all the required information is visible in the letter. Please note that the consulate does not require an invitation letter for the issuance of a B-2 Visa. An invitation letter is a good document to have because it gives more details about the reason for your intended visit to the USA.

In summary the following should be on the letter of invitation.

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 States of America.
* Details on accommodation and living expenses.
* The date the person you are inviting intends to leave the USA.

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

* Complete name.
* Date of birth.
* Address and telephone number in the United States.
* Occupation.
* Your status in the United States
* A photocopy of a document proving your status in the United States.

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 US Visa written to a Girl Friend

There are two ways to address an invitation letter for US Visa. You could either address it to the visa officer or you could address it to the person you want to invite. Please find below a sample invitation letter addressed to the US consulate!  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 US immigration.

Sample Invitation Letter for US visa Addressed to the US Consulate

January 27th, 2016

United States Consulate General
Address of the Consulate

Dear Honourable Consul,

SADE OMOTOLEWA – PASSPORT NO AO234567 – DATE OF BIRTH (24 JUNE, 1983)

My name is Maya Louhre, and I reside at 4532 68th Street, New York, NY 12546. I am a United States citizen (or lawful permanent resident alien).

I am requesting that you issue a tourist (B-2) visa to my girl friend Sade Omotolewa who resides at 234 lane, House 2, Mararaba Estate, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. This is to allow her to visit with me in the United States. We have been friends for the past 2 years and I would like her to visit, this summer.

Sade will be visiting with me from June 1st 2016 to June 30th 2016. This will be a great time because we will both be off work at this time. During her stay in the United States, she will stay with me at my home at the address stated above.

I will be responsible for all of her accommodation expenses while she is in the United States. Upon the termination of her visit, she will return to Lagos, Nigeria.

Sade will be presenting this letter to you, together with other evidence to establish her close ties with Nigeria, and to assure you that she will return prior to the expiration of her stay in the United States.

Your kind consideration to this request will be greatly appreciated.

Yours Truly,

Maya Louhre
4532 68th Street, New York, NY 12546
1-202-123-1234

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport or Green card. If you are able to notarize the letter, it will be fine.

Here is an image to give you an idea of how the invitation letter for us visa could be laid out. This is just one way. You may choose to do it another way.

Invitation Letter for US Visa

PDF Sample of the Invitation Letter for US visa

Here is a pdf version of the letter! (Sample Invitation letter for USA visa). I have chosen not to include a Microsoft word version so that you are not tempted to use the exact wording of this sample. It is better to use these samples as guides and to write the invitation letter in your own words.

Sample Invitation Letter for US Visa Addressed to the Invited Guest.

January 27th, 2016

Sade Omotolewa
234 lane, House 2,
Mararaba Estate,
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Dear Sade,

Please consider this as a formal invitation to visit me at my home in 4532 68th Street, New York, NY 12546.

You can visit me during this summer from June 1st  – June 30th 2016. During your visit I will be on vacation and I can show you the various tourist attractions in New York. During your visit, you can stay at my place and I will be responsible for the transportation expenses around New York.

You may use this as part of your supporting documents during your visa interview!

Yours Truly,

Maya Louhre
1-202-123-1234

GUEST INFORMATION

  • Name: SADE OMOTOLEWA –
  • PASSPORT NO AO234567 –
  • DATE OF BIRTH (24 JUNE, 1983)
  • PHONE: 234809569989
  • OCCUPATION: LAWYER
  • CITIZENSHIP: NIGERIAN

HOST INFORMATION

  • NAME: Maya Louhre
  • Status in USA: Citizen of USA
  • OCCUPATION: Truck Driver

Invitation Letter for US visa


 Sample invitation Letter for US Visa Addressed to an old friend

March 27th, 2013
To whom it may concern,

This is to certify that John Smith will be visiting me in Queens, New York from June 1st 2013 to September 15st 2013. John has been a close personal friend of mine for eight years and will be staying at my home for the duration of his stay.

My address:
234 Lachine Ave, Queens, New York. 111111. USA
Tel: 111-767-0987.
I am a Citizen of the United States of America

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

Kind regards,
David Adidas

GUESTS:
Name: Mr John Smith
Address:.1 Progress Street, Accra, Ghana.
Date of Birth – May 12, 1976
Telephone: +233-803-217-3333
Relationship: Friend.

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport or permanent resident card. If you are able to notarize the letter, it will be fine. Personally I have not notarized any of my letters and visas have been issued.


Sample letter of invitation for your girlfriend

Please take note that there is no specific format for an invitation letter. What you need to be concerned about is that you have the necessary information on the letter.

Dave Malay
3444 Mascot Ave, New York,
New York.

23 Month, year

Susan Molly
114 Amorsolo Street,Legaspi Village,
Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines

INVITATION TO VISIT NEW YORK

Hi Babe,

Please use this as a formal invitation to visit me in New York this coming Summer. As discussed on the phone, you may come between May 25 and June 25. This will give you enough time to visit a few places and for us to get to enjoy each other again. I really enjoyed my visit to Manila last summer. I am looking forward to your visit. I have made arrangements for us to visit the blabla Museum and the [another tourist attraction.]

During your visit, you would be staying at my apartment at 3444 Mascot Ave, New York, . I will be responsible for your feeding and traveling around the USA. You can take this letter for your visa interview as part of the supporting documents for your visa application.

I love you

Insert your signature here – Don’t forget to do this!!!

Dave

Host Information

Name – Dave Malay
Address – 3444 Mascot Ave, New York,
Occupation – Marketing Representative, Widget Company
Status in USA – Citizen
Passport N0 – XXXXXXXXX
Phone No. 12121212112

 Guest Information

Name – Susan Molly
Address -114 Amorsolo Street,Legaspi Village,Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines.
Occupation – School Teacher – Go TO School, Secondary School.
Date of Birth – 23 march 1980
Passport No – XXXXXXXX
Telephone No – 12121221212

All you have to do after signing is to send scanned copies of the letter and the Bio-data page (the one with your photo and information) to your girlfriend in Manila. You are free to send any other document that you feel comfortable to send such as proof of your apartment or tax return.


Sample Invitation Letter for US Visa written to a Fiancee’s Mother to attend wedding

John Gray
93 Compton St,
Kingston, State,
USA

Dear Mrs Jonathan ,

Invitation to attend our wedding

Further to all the plans that has been made over the phone, this is a formal invitation for your visa application!

You are invited to come visit us for 4 weeks from July 1st 2015 to July 31st! This will be so that you can help us with the final preparations for the wedding which you are a major part of on the 25th of July!

A copy of the formal invitation card is attached to this letter as well as the order of events on that day!

While you are here, you will stay with us and we will be responsible for your feeding and transportation around the city.

We look forward to having you here. Peace your daughter  would really appreciate your help at this time!

With love,

John Bay
Phone Number

Guest information

Name
Address
Phone
Passport no
Relationship

Please be reminded that you will need to send photocopies your Passport or Immigration documents and bank statements if you are sponsoring the entire trip.

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

Other Invitation Letters for Visa

284 thoughts on “How to write an Invitation letter for US Visa – (B2 Tourist)

  1. VERRONICA

    NEED TO KNOW WHAT I DO I Have envite letter done now he saying i need to send to my immgration office i nc and fill out the forms on who i am where he be staying where do i get that from i dont know he paying for visa fees and everything he just want me to sign papers for him to come at my house to stay for the weeks he off and i’m off.. please help me on this where do i go to sign the papaers

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Veronica, if you are inviting your friend to visit the USA, I don’t think you need to go anywhere to sign any documents. All you need to send is an invitation letter. It is left to your guest to get other documents. However in your letter you would need to state that he will be staying with you. If you need to get the letter notarized, all you need to do is to go to the local court house or check on the internet for a notary.

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      1. Llauderback

        I want to bring my 22 year cousin to USA from Venezuela . I also have MS and currently filed for disability . Could that help get her to come stay with me and my family? What do I need to do to get her a visa ?

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        1. Dems Post author

          Hi,

          I think there may be another class of visa that may be better. My suggestion would be for you to contact an immigration lawyer.

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          1. Susan

            It’s very difficult for a disabled person to afford an attorney, we live on fixed incomes, often little help and unable to function as normally as expected by the public in general. Often going to the post office alone can be a day challenge.
            I’m disabled via spine injury, I need my boyfriend from the Netherlands to help me ready my home for sale, pack, move to the Netherlands where I do have a resident permit and the health care is far more suited for me. I’m insured in the Netherlands, ive been to doctors in the Netherlands. Yet I face loosing my largest asset, my home if he is denied from helping me get back to the Netherlands before deep winter. I won’t survive alone the winter again, I can not afford an attorney until after I sell my home, and no one to help me at all.
            Ive lost over 200 pounds. Weighing only 113 at 5’5″ bc I can not stand long enough to cook or often go out for food. My body is slowly eating my body….Ican not keep up the fight and will destroy everything I ever worked for if I simply walk away from my home and all my belongings including all photographs, memorial items from my grandmother, EVERYTHING due to not having the strength or endless bank account to proceed back to the Netherlands to live. time is not on my side.

        2. chukwuemeka prince

          Hi
          My name is chukwuemeka prince.
          My fiancy wants to send an invitation letter to me
          She’s an American but she don’t have a passport
          and she want to know the kind of documents
          that is required from her.
          Please do list it out for me,
          Thanks

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          1. Dems Post author

            Hi Janice,

            What you may need to do is invite him to visit you in the USA. I suggest you contact an immigration lawyer to help you. There is something called the finace visa that may be of help to you.

      2. Almira

        Hi admin, Is it ok if my boyfriend will send me an invitation letter thru email and no sign of him? I will screenshot, proof that the mail comes from him. Besides important in the letter is the both sides information must mention.
        And do i still need to have his passport scanned copy too?
        I want to know if its ok too.
        Thank you.

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      3. Robinson Hernandez

        Hi, I am trying to invite 2 friends from Russia on a recreational tourist b2 visa. To my knowledge a letter of invitation helps ease the process for them. I will be paying for their stay which is for a month.
        what documents other than the letter should I send to them? is affidavit form 1-134 required?

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        1. Dems Post author

          Hi Robinson,

          An I-134 is not required for a tourist visa. If you think however that your friends would not qualify on their own for a visa, you may choose to fill out an I-134 for each of them.

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    2. Mariam Bah

      Hi I would like to invite my nephew to visit me in usa, for vacation and get the chance to meet his cousins. What are the steps to take? Thx

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  2. adedeji

    He as a. Genue visa and he will like to visit me for the second time here in the US did I still need to send him another invitaion letter for him to come for the second visit

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Adedeji,

      If he already has a multiple entry visa, he does not need another invitation letter.

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    2. SHEENA

      hi my name is sheena im tryiny to do a invitation letter for my boyfriend and i dont know how to do it how to white it where do i go get it are do i do it we what to get married when i get him in so we can spin the rest are life together some one till me how to do it so i can get him in usa.

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    3. Rose

      Hey my name is rose and i want to write an invitation letter for my baby father to come and visit me but i don’t know where to get the form or know what basically to write. And what and what documents i will needed

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  3. lilly

    My husband is an American citizen and a police officer, he vwants to invite me for 3 weeks vacation this summer as am still studying. What should we do?

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Lilly,

      With married couples, things are not as easy because you need to show to the visa officer that you intend to return to your country of permanent residence. However, if you have enough documentation, your husband can still write you an invitation letter and you make an attempt by applying for the B2 visa.

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  4. chichi

    I want to invite my sister from outside the country. She is the one sponsoring her self. I want to know, do I need to send some documents?

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Chichi,

      It depends on the country you are inviting her from. Generally you are not obligated to attach any documents. However, some documents to show your status and relationship goes a long way in strengthening your guests application. Usually a proof of your status (photocopies) should be okay. All of the applications I have written, I have attached scanned copies of my status.

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      1. Nadejda

        Hi, my name is Nadejda. i want invite my niece in USA, SHE IS FROM UZBEKISTAN. She is sponsoring her self, but she ask from me to write invitation latter for her, how she will know i make invitation letter and where i’ll send invitation letter? I MEAN I NEED SEND INVITATION LETTER TO HER BY MAIL OR TO USCIS.GOV IN Dallas, i live in Texas. Tt is i need to do or my husband, I have green card, but i still not get from who should be invitation letter from me or from my husband?

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          1. Benedict

            Dear admin…Am Ben ..my dad have lived in Washington DC for over 41 years and have he is a residence in the united states please can he file a petition for my green card or a residence permit..?

          2. Dems Post author

            Hi Benedict,

            I am not an immigration lawyer. For this case, you are better off asking an immigration lawyer.

  5. Perla

    Trying to bring my fiancé mother to visit the U.S. For we can get married how can I write or how should I write an invitation letter should we both write one or we write one separate help

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Perla,

      Thanks for writing. Since you are yet to be married, it is okay for your fiancé to invite her mother to her wedding. If you want however to write a joint letter to strengthen the application, that is okay too. The essence of the invitation letter is to simply demonstrate that there is a reason for her trip! For a joint letter, you simply follow the same format as shown above and add the details of the two hosts!

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      1. Marc

        hi how you doing Im a undocumented person in usa.I have my girl in haiti.I have my firend an amarican wanna help me to bring her here to visit me here.I need to know what kind of document my friend needs to send to her?

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  6. Laiche Ali

    HELLO . I m algerian i sent invintation letter to an american friend ; so he can visit me in my contry and we passe great time here and now he want to writ for me letter of invitation but he don t know what he have to writ and if he need to stamp it or no plz help me , and any one want visit north africa and my contry algeria he is welcommmmmm

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi, he can use any of the samples on this website. He can have it notarized to make it more official. THanks

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  7. bola

    i want to invite my mother here and I will be graduating from school is it possible and how will I include it in writing for visitation

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Bola,

      Yes it is possible to invite your mother! Simply write in your letter that you want her to attend your graduation during her visit! If you are an international student, you may also get a supporting letter from the international student office of your school! The chances of your mom getting a visa is higher if she has travelled outside the country before! I have seen many of these visas approved! Just remind mom to do a very solid application!

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  8. bola

    Thanks so much. I’m actually a citizen and chances should be if inviting her she would be granted and also its her first time to be visiting and also for my graduation ceremony if possible I hope if u can help further

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  9. bola

    she has never travelled and it would be her first time visiting and as for me being a citizen I hope it would work faster for her.if you can grant some more help and information

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi again,
      The fact that you are a citizen does not necessarily help with a tourist visa! It helps in a way because you have a right to have your mom visit you! However your mother has to show that she will return home after the visit! Some documents that she should have include, landed properties if she has, ties to church or other religious organizations, if she has other younger children with her she can add their birth certs, if she has a business that is registered or if she is working she can add a proof of employment! With these and some favour things should work well! However no one can guarantee that she would get a visa! Her chances will be very high though with theses documents or others that are similar! Make sure she packages her application very neatly though!

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      1. Gaelle Joseph

        Hi my name is Gaelle Joseph I’m an American citizen I have a boyfriend from Haiti I would to write him in invitation letter to make him come visit me for us to get engagement and wedding in the USA please tell me what should I do

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    1. sadick vida

      Hi,what if the person i’m sending the invitation letter to is only 19 and does not have a job yet will he or she be aproved if i give all the necessary information???

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  10. riza

    Hi. Im a filipino. And im hve a friend who wants me to come and visit me there. Juz askng wat wud she states in her letter coz shes already a senior citizen and no work.bt stil shes wilng to sponsor me.. what should she do then?

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Riza,
      Although your case as stated above is quite tough because you host does not really know you well, all hope is not lost! If you can show that you will return to the Philippines, you should be ok! In the letter she should state that she is inviting you for a visit!

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      1. laarni padernal

        hello im laarni from philippines , me and my boyfriend been talking online for almost 4 years and he wants me to visit him to his country , he is from georgia USA but he still dont have a passport , what should he will pressent instend for a passport ?

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  11. Karma

    Hello sir,

    If I am legally or lawfully want my mother to be in U.S. and of course I hv already submitted the petition to the visa center , so how should I send invitation letter or what should be the content of it? What US VISA is that ? Which form ? Thanks

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  12. prince Agbons

    Sir, my girl friend is a USA citizen, she want to send me invitation letter, but I don’t. Know how to process it here in nigeria. Please help on what to do.

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  13. michelle

    hi Mister, my name is michelle.permanent resident i would like to invite my mother from cameroon in the usa this summer for my delivery. but i do not make much money and i am in school. beside the letter of invitation n my gc do i need to provide any other documenation. what does she need herself.

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Michelle, all you need is the invitation letter and your green card! She will need to show some income and different documents to prove that she will return to Cameroon after the visit! You really don’t need to earn so much to invite your mum! What is important is that you have docs to prove your relationship with her and her ties to Cameroon!

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      1. neaz morshed

        Dear Sir, my uncle is USA citizen, He want to send me invitation letter, but I don’t. Know how to process it & From my side to what doucement need to show for B2 Tourist Visa .I am from Bangladesh. presently I am working at Doha Qatar (Qatar petroleum) Please help on what to do.

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  14. THOMAS DAPAAH

    HI SIR OR MADAM, MY NAME IS THOMAS DAPAAH AND A SEAFARE. MY CAPTAIN HAVE PROMISED ME TO INVITE ME TO USA TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE DURING THIS IMPENDING SUMMER. AND I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT WHAT BOTH OF US NEED TO DO WITH REGARDS TO INVITATION LETTER. AGAIN, IS IT NECESSARY FOR MY CAPTAIN TO SEND A COPY OF THE LETTER TO HIS HOME EMEBASSY? THANKS –(thomasdapaah@yahoo.co.uk)

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Thomas! Your Captain simply needs to follow the format above to write an invitation letter to you! The letter can be addressed to you! You will then visit the U.S. Embassy website for your country! Fill out a B2 visa application form and schedule an interview! The rules are different for different countries! You may also visit http://www.visainterview.info for interview help once your interview date is scheduled! All the best.

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  15. THOMAS DAPAAH

    This is Thomas and I would like to express my profound gratitude and appreciation for your prompt feed back. Well done, you are really doing a great job. Plesae what are my chances with regards to my work and travelling experience. I have sailed for almost 3 years now and travelled to most of the Africa Countries including South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Swaziand,Mocambique and Cameroon. I also had Chinans Visa in 2010 but did not go. I would like to know if these can increse my chances, besides I have the intention of returning to contiune my job after three weeks. I am also married with kids at home and other family members inculding my mother.

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Thomas, while previous travel counts when applying for a visa, what matters most is proof that you will return after your visit! So a letter that you are on vacation from your company would help, the fact that you are married with children helps and your finances of they show that you have enough for your journeys helps as well! I wish you the best as you apply!

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  16. Seun

    Goodmorning sir, am seun from Nigeria, my first cousin want to invite me for his wedding in US, he just scan an invitation and wedding invitation to me via my email address. Is this all he needs to send?

    Secondly, am sponsoring myself, what are the docement I will be needing to present the invitation. Thanks

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hello Seun, yes the invitation is all you need from your cousin for now! If you are sponsoring yourself you will need documents that show your financial status as well as documents that show that you have to return to your home country! With this documents you then apply for a b2 visa

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      1. Henry Nunez

        Hi I need help with trying to bring my girlfriend to the USA. Because she wants to come visit me. She went to the US Embassy in Uganda. But they charged her $1,500, but her and I don’t have that kinda money. Is there another better way to make it happen?

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        1. Dems Post author

          Hi Henry,

          Wow $1500? This is unusual. I have never heard of the US Embassy anywhere asking for such an amount.

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          1. Henry Nunez

            Yeah my girlfriend said that an employee that works there asked her for that amount of money. Because when she told me that. We were both really scared that we may never be together.

          2. Henry Nunez

            Oh yeah one more question.

            Do we need to have a bank statement to pay when my girlfriend is at the VISA interview or not? Because I’m only gonna have money for a plane ticket for her to visit me in the USA.

      1. Atarhe

        Please admin, my sister is inviting 6 members of my family for her wedding, can they send one invitation letter or 6 different invitation letter?
        Secondly, is the letter going to be written by her alone or both her and her husband?
        Noted: they just got their marriage license but want to have the wedding ceremony with her family around.

        Thanks

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        1. Dems Post author

          Hi Atarhe,

          If the six members of the family live together and are planning on applying together then your sister can send one invitation. Otherwise she can send 6 different invitation letters or as many as there are people living in different locations. For married couples one invitation letter will be okay for them and so on. I hope this helps you!

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          1. Atarhe

            Thanks for much for your quick response, I have another question.
            The accommodation of 3 persons(the brother of the bride & his wife and a friend of the bride) amongst the 6 will be staying in an Hotel, while the remaining 3 persons(2 younger sisters and 1 niece) sponsored by my sister and her husband that will be staying in their house for the 3weeks, do you think this might affect our chances of getting the visa? Or will it be idea to just stay all at the hotel?
            Not every member of the immediate family can attend the wedding..
            I appreciate your response.

  17. Yemi

    Hi,am yemi,my sponsorship statement of account that is sent to me will arrive at weekend.so there is no assurance that I will receive before my interview. I want to ask maybe if my sponsor scan it and send it to me through email so that I will print it out,can I use it.

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      1. Admin Post author

        Hi Yemi, I think you should go with the scanned copy! Better still if you can get a faxed copy! However you should go with something! If your sponsor is paying for the trip, it becomes more important to have the document mailed in. If you have some funds of your own then a scanned copy is enough in the first place! Whatever the case don’t go empty handed!

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  18. Sophia

    Hi! I have a couple of questions.

    1. Can H1B visa holder invite a friend to come visit here in the US? His friend already has a b1/b2 visa. She doesn’t need to get a US visa anymore. If so, does he need to write an invitation letter? What would be the content of the letter?

    2. If he is not allowed, can a permanent resident do the letter for him. I noticed the sample letter indicates an address. If I am inviting her (I am a permanent resident), does she really need to live with me? She is going to stay with my friend not me so I am afraid it might have issues with that.

    Thank you so much!

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Sophia,

      Yes an H1B visa holder can invite a friend to visit! However in this case your friend does not need to write one because his friend already has a B1/B2 visa! She just get a ticket and come over to the USA! At the port of entry she would be asked what the nature of her visit is! She can mention that she is visiting him and give his address if she is staying with him! I am assuming she has a multiple entry b1/b2 visa!

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    2. Emeka

      I’m a green card holder for over 9 years now and about to file my citizenship which is over due,please can i issue letter of invitation to my sister being a permanent residence,she is sponsoring herself.Do i need to attach any document.

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      1. Admin Post author

        Yes Emeka, you can invite your sister as a permanent Resident! You will need to send her a photocopy of your green card as proof of your status!

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  19. Samuel

    Hello admin.
    I am samuel, my fiancee is an American citizen, base in Maryland USA, she’s presently 5 months pregnant for me and want me to visit her to keep her company at least for a month, pls i need a proper format for her to write the invitation letter. Does she have to indicate her present state of pregnancy in the letter and the scan result? Does her passport page with tax evidence is enough for me in supporting my visa application. Thanks! Reply

    Samuel Akensuwa
    Nigeria

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Samuel,

      Your chances of getting a visa is tied mostly to you, not your host! A simple invitation letter from her will do! You can use any of the formats on this site! Yes she can mention that she was with you 5 months ago! I assume she visited you at that time! Or if you visited her she can mention it too! Yes her passport page with tax evidence is enough! You on the other hand need to get enough documents to show that you will return to your home country! Now take note that with a baby coming and your girlfriend pregnant it seems like you would not want to return! So if you are able to show that you have enough ties in your home country then let her just send a letter of invitation stating that she was with you 5 months ago in your country! I hope this helps!

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  20. michelin

    Hi, I am a USA citizen and I have a friend in JA. He wants to able to visit here multiple times. For example, he wants to come stay here for three months and and go back home for three months then come back again. What is the best way he can get a visa or which visa is the best one? Plus, do I have to be working and paying tax for an invitation letter? I am physical disable and receive government benefits, how do I go about helping my friend to come here to Florida?

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Michelin, you can write an invitation letter as long as you are a U.S. Citizen! However your friend needs to show to the consular officer that he would actually return to his home country after each visit! If he does not have a steady job, personal landed property or a thriving business, it is quite difficult for a single man to prove his ties to his home country!

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  21. Lea

    Hi I’m Lea and I’m from the Philippines. My boyfriend wants me to visit him next year. I can have him write that letter since he offered to sponsor my stay but I’m afraid I lack documents to proves my ties with my country. I don’t own any bank accounts nor own any properties. All I have is my job here which I love and I do intend yo come back. What other documents can I present to prove that I’ll return and be approved?

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Lea, your best option is to start making effort to gather documents that will prove your ties to Philippines! Get a bank account, get a letter from your work place that you would be on leave, also a letter from an NGO stating your involvement!

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  22. Sonnia

    Hello,my name is Sonnia from Kenya,My boyfriend and I met through a dating site one and a half years ago,we haven’t been able to make our first meeting because I’m in another country and I have to finish my contract,So he plans to visit me immediately i get back home,Now he wants to send me an invitation letter so that i can apply for a tourist visa and go back with him because his parents want to meet me first,i have a bank account,children but i don’t own any properties,What more documents can i use to prove that i will be returning to my country?

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    1. Admin Post author

      Hi Sonnia, it’s not easy to prove that you would come back when you are in a relationship with a citizen! You would have to hope that you encounter a friendly consular officer! Try letter from employer! Of course your children are not going with you. I wish you the best!

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        1. Admin Post author

          Hi Sonnia, there is no harm in trying for a Visa! If it is not approved them you would have to explore other options! Such as fiancée visa…

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          1. Awal mohammed

            my name is Awal and my friend have write me the invitation letter to visit her in USA, but I will take all my expenses, please she is confuse about how to put my address on the letter, please can she put my address and phone number and also councillor address on top of the letter?

          2. Dems Post author

            She can address the letter to you! You will then add it to your application! If she decides to address it to the consulate then she can simply say that your address is …

      1. April

        Hi Greg
        How did you do that by applying for your fiancé because my boyfriend want to invited me to the USA and he does not know how
        Please can you explained
        Thanks
        April

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  23. Chijioke

    I’m male 25, but will be 26 next month. I’m from Nigeria. I’ll like to apply for a usa visiting visa. Please can anyone help by sending me an invite? Thanks.

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  24. fifi

    hello..iam indonesian. i want to ask, my bf from american. he want me come to america next month. now he’s in indonesia. he wanna make invitation. do he need fill form for any document? or he just make invitation latter? where i can input the invitation letter by ?
    and i just quit from my job last january because we went to traveling in asean for few months. it will be a problem if i have no job yet?
    how can i get multiple entry visa?

    thanks a lot

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  25. Irene

    Hello Sir

    I currently live and work in South Africa and planning to apply for a tourist visa soon. My brother is a US citizen and he’ll be sending me a letter of invitation. Besides my work documents do you think it might also help if I include documents of property(ies) I own back home in Nigeria?
    Thank youfor such a helpful forum and hope to hear from you soon.

    Irene

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  26. rima

    My friend is a us citizen and an ex marine.. He is inviting me to the us.. but the thing now is he doesn’t have a passport..as during his time in the force he only travelled with his I.D.
    Will the embassy honour his invitation letter with out his passport attached to it.. what are my chances

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  27. susan bertrand

    my nephew goes to school in Trinidad and wants to visit me in the U.S for 2wks how do I write an invitation letter for him to come?

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  28. Marie

    My name is Marie, Im Haitian and I’m living in Haiti. I have a friend in USA, he would like me to visit him for this summer. I’m a student, but i dont have a job. My friend is ready to sponsor my travel and my accomodation. What can i do to have a tourist viza to visit my friend in USA?

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  29. Rashid Iqbal

    Hello sit!
    I am Rashid Iqbal ,am from Pakistan,I have a friend in USA,he want me to invite to visit USA,please guide me,how can I get visit visa soon,

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  30. Kendrick Jacobs

    Good day,I’m a Nigerian studying in India and I would like to visit my cousin in America,he’s an American citizen but he’s 20,can he invite me?….can I appy for the visa here in India?…..thanks

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    1. afropages@gmail.com Post author

      Yes he can invite you because is is over 18 and yes you can apply from India if you have legal docs to be in India

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  31. kenny

    Hi,

    I’m a citizen of the USA and I’m trying to invite my father from Nigeria for medical reasons. What sort of information would I need to put in my letter?. I’m also a reserve in the US army, I wouldn’t know if I should include that to help enhance my chances.

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  32. Veronica

    Hi! My Husband is a citizen and he want to invite my nephew 8, niece 5 and my mother for Christmas. My husband is godfather of my niece. How we should do a invitation letter, do they need?

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  33. Maria

    Hi,

    I want to invite my granpa to stay with me for 3 months he’s 88 years old and I’m pregnant and I.would like to having him.here for my delivery day. I want to include my husband at the letter I’m permanent resident and he’s American
    what should I do? Write 2 different letters or just a joint one. Should I have to mention my pregnancy ?

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  34. Dave

    My fiancee’s son wants to visit me from Venezuela this fall while his mother is also here for a visit. While he is here in the U.S. he also plans on visiting his fiancee’s mother and her husband, who live in another part of the U.S. When writing an invitation letter on his behalf, should I make any reference to his intention to visit another part of the U.S., or simply focus on his visit with me? I’m not quite sure how this situation would work or how the letter should be worded in this case. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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  35. syed

    My friend is on PR visa in usa and getting married soon, what kind of sponsorship letter do i require as i want to attend his wedding.

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  36. Cathy

    Hello, I would like to know how I should write a letter to the U.S Embassy on behalf of my fiancé of 3 years that is in Malaysia and from Nigeria he just finished his 3 year school there and acquired his business degree and has a letter from the school to support him at the embassy also. We want to get married and I am not sure how my invite should be for him.
    Any suggestions ?

    Thanks

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  37. dotun akin

    Dear admin,

    My uncle that based in USA want to invite…please who and where is him going to address the invitation letter to?

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  38. Sara

    Plz tell me what can I do my cousin send me a invetation letter from u s.but wrongly he give his wrong signature on the invetation letter.i am very upset what can I do now

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  39. Javed

    Hello sir .. My name is Javed and i am from pakistan. My US citizen friend wants me to visit him there. Can you please tell ke what documents i have to present in U.S Embassy in Pakistan and what documents my U.S friend have to send me ? As i am student only.. Thank you

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  40. Ade

    Hi, My parent are US Citizen and have invited my wife, son and I to come over next month which will be my son first birthday. The complicated thing here is that my wife is French but had over stayed in the US before she was 16 at that time, now 28, so she has to apply for a Visa. I on the other hand have visited US before but filed for an immigrant visa which was started since 1996, but when the application was taking too long I decided to move to the UK to study and since then resided here with a resident Visa. What do you suggest or what is the guarantee the Visa will be issued.

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  41. A. Wade

    I am a US citizen and work for my state government. I have my fiancé in Ivory Coast of Africa and I want him to come here to visit before we marry. What do I need to do first.

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  42. adeshina rasaq

    hi, i have a american citizen friend that send me invitation letter with photocopy of her driving liecence and social security card..
    can that enogh for my prove of interview?

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  43. adeshina rasaq

    hello sir,my friend send me invitation letter with copy of driving licence and social security card, can i used that for interview?

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      1. Neisha henry

        Hi good morning my name is neisha trying to get some information but I only seeing where it saying reply ..and this is someone elses answer so I don’t know if am doing it the right thing …..my big sister is a citizen of the us and she getting married and want me and my sister to be her bridesmaids so she want to invite my mom and myself and my 2 other sister but she have no clue how to go about it or what she need to do so ..We haven’t seeing her in 7years …I apply last year for the visa but they turn me Down I state that me and my cousin was going for vacation and I didn’t get it .but now my sister getting married and we really want to attend can u plz tell us how to go about it am living in the cayman islands. ..my mom and sisters in a different Countries. .

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        1. Dems Post author

          Hi Neisha,

          All hope is not lost even though you were refused once! Your sister should send you an invitation letter, including a copy of the wedding invitation and other documents that shows the wedding and your relationship with her if you have any! You can then prepare a very good application using the visa application kit that can be found here

          http://www.visainterview.info/

          I hope you get it this time! Your sister can send an invitation to cover you and your sisters and another for the one in a different country.

          It’s usually not easy to get a visa for every one in the family . I encourage you to make an effort though. Use the visa application kit to help you prepare properly!

          http://www.visainterview.info/

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          1. Teco

            Dear admin, can one travel to the US wit invitation without coming back to his own country . Does it have any effect on the person that send the invitation letter?

          2. Dems Post author

            Hi Teco,

            If you do not plan to go back to your country. It is difficult to get a visa. However if you get one and do not return, it may or may not affect the one who invited you. There is no clear proof that it does affect. What I know is that a lot of data is collected from the documents you submit to the consulate.

  44. Robert

    Hi,
    I am residing in India and I am working here.
    My friend is staying in California since a couple of years with a H1B VISA. He wants me to visit US this September on a pleasure trip. I am yet to apply for a B2 VISA. When I browsed through I find that an invite letter is required for me to apply for a B2 VISA.
    What should be the documents that he needs to send me?
    Please clarify
    Robertjames

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  45. solomon

    thanks for your kind immigration advice now I’ve got a few question regarding my planned trip to the United States am Ugandan citizen working in the United Arab Emirates but currently in my annual vacation in Uganda the thing is my friend in Columbia is inviting me to go see her in Missouri but she’s got no passport but she’s an American citizen by birth I’ve gotten property in my country and am married with one kid but they are not traveling with me what will be the best advice for me

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  46. John

    Hello , I have a question, I’m studying abroad. And I have a girlfriend she is from USA, so she wants to invite me to USA for two weeks. And her parents will send me an invitation. So I’m scare they will reject me. So what do I do, should I tell them in embassy that she is my girlfriend?

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  47. Joe Thomas

    Hello sir,
    I have two question:
    My mother is coming to the US to live with me as I petition for her as a US citizen but I am wondering if my brother can accompany her to the us if so How?

    Second question
    My wedding anniversary is in august of this year but I rescheduled it because I want my brother to be part of it. Can I invite him to come for the wedding anniversary if so how?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Joe, I’m not in the best position to answer this! You may need an immigration lawyer! However I believe you can always invite your brother for a visit! If he has strong ties to his country he will get the visa, as it is, it looks like he won’t go back once the visa is granted because you and his mom are there! With a well prepared application you may be able to get him a visitors visa – b2

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  48. Rome

    Hello sir.

    I would like to invite my fiancée from the Philippines so she can meet my family before we get married in her home country. How should I send my invitation to her once I compose it?

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  49. Adegboyega

    my wife is 50years old and im 35 she want to come here for our wedding i just needed you to help me on how to write invitation letter to her and what i needed to do and how i can get my visa fast cos i have to go meet my wife there and state a life together

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  50. asad

    Hi, i am a citizen of pakistan , my friend ashley lives in Kansas,US ,how can she invite me there in US for permanent studies and residence there.

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  51. elizabeth

    Hi i am trying to get a visa b with my boyfriend. He lives in nigeria. I was gonna visit him but due to a medical condition i cannot visit him. He is willing to come here and visit. This will be the first time we meet. He wants to come here for the fall and chritmas. He will return home where he has work and his own house. He is willing to pay for his own travel expenses. What can we do to strengthen our case so we can meet. How can we word our invite letter. We have been dating for almost a year

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Elizabeth, there is not much you can do to strengthen your invitation! However he can strengthen his application by showing that he will return to Nigeria! A letter from his employer, landed properties and so on should help! It’s not really easy to convince the visa officer that he will return but with good documentation he may receive the visa! All you have to do right now is write that he is your friend! Internet friendship does not carry a lot of weight because lots of people have been defrauded and the visa officers know this! So he will need to show lots of proof

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  52. henry

    hi
    pls I want to invite my mum to the us, just want to know do I need to include my bank statement and W2 form to show my income and I don’t make much ,is it going to be a problem. secondly can I asked friends for affidavit of support.

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Henry, if your mum does not have a good job to finance her trip, then you would need to show that you are able to sponsor her with your bank statement

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  53. henry

    hi
    pls I want to invite my mum to the us, just want to know do I need to include my bank statement and W2 form to show my income and I don’t make much ,is it going to be a problem. secondly can I asked friends for affidavit of support. I leave here with my wife and two kid which my wife is a citizen but Im a green card holder

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  54. Matthew

    sir, I am a Nigerian and resides Nigeria. I will like to for a visit visa to the united States of America.. pls what are the necessary documents that I need to provide and submit for it. thanks

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  55. Gurjeet dheri

    I just have a little baby girl and I want to invite my brother-in-law to from India to come see her. what should I do?

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  56. ikennna

    Please sir my cousin that stays in the u.s sent me an invitation letter of recent for a tourist visa as I would be on leave soon,but he only sent the letter with my name but no birth date or what I do here in nigeria.and again he did not put a photocopy of his passport or I’d on the sent invitation,can I still present this to the authorities of the us embassy. In nigeria that way and hope to get a good reception?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Yes you can present it! However it would be better if he sends a copy of his passport. All he needs to do is take a photo of the passport and send it via email or whatsapp

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  57. bonny

    hallo
    I was sent an invitattion letter from my cousin who works with the u.s army, i filled the ds 160 form and printed the confirmation page, but the guy (my cousin) travelled en he is here at home with me but he will be leaving soon. Should i pay the application fee and schedule an appointment while he is around or i wait he go back first. Smbody told me they may call him or email him to confirm from him. Which is which i wait he return back so i can attend the interview or i attend while he is around pls help

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    1. Dems Post author

      Yes they may call him but that shouldn’t be a problem. If you want to do the interview while he is around I don’t see why not

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  58. Chuks

    Hello Sir,
    I am inviting my younger sister to the US, i will be the one sponsoring.
    I plan to provide a photocopy of my passport, an invitation letter, and my Income tax papers/W2.
    I just want to make sure i am doing the right thing. Please i will appreciate your advice.

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    1. Dems Post author

      Yes chucks it’s the right thing! Just inform her that she needs to show that she will return after the visit!

      Letter from employer, school transcript., and such could help

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  59. Sitia

    A family friend wants to visit from Ghana. She says she needs a copy of my bills, tax return, and passport in addition to the invitation letter. She even showed me a letter from an agent at the Visa office requesting those things. Do they need all of this proof in addition to the invitation letter? That seems like a lot of personal information to pass on just to have someone visit. I’m concerned about giving so much personal data to this visa office. Is that normal?

    Sitia

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    1. Dems Post author

      No they don’t need all that info! All they need is the letter and scanned copy of your passport if you are a citizen… And that’s just to show who you are… If you say in the letter that you are going to pay for the trip, then U need proof that you have enough money – tax return and utility bill…

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  60. pabs

    Dear Sir,

    I have friend us citizen and he want to invite me to visit him but he dont know how to write the invitation, i am from philippines and have stable job in saudi arabia almost 10 years, if i will apply a visit visa alone what documents do i have to prepare? or is that okay i mention too my friend in my application?

    thanks

    Regards

    Pabs

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  61. Yen Nguyễn

    Hi Dems

    I’d like to invite my parent to visit me on my graduation day. I’m now U.S. Citizen, thus is it ok to write an invitation letter

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  62. Cynthia

    Am a student in Nigeria planning to go to America for vacation with my parents,my parents travel to America every year but dis would b my first time of applying.i have gotten a notarized invitation letter from my relative over there and also got a letter from d student affairs department from my school.what other document can I provide for the embassy to prove that I will come back home to continue my schooling.thank you…..and also am engaged to b married February next year,plz do I need to sate this to them at any point?……pls respond as my interview is nxt week!GOD BLESS

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Cynthia, the fact that you want to come back home is already a plus! The letter from your school is great! I hope it states your level of study! If you could add a transcript, it will be great! Your parents documents will be attached to your application I suppose since you would be traveling with them! You may not need to mention your engagement unless it comes up.. I think you would be okay! All the best!

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  63. Pabs

    Hi admin,

    I have a friend in United state America and we almost 2 years now, he invited me to come to his house and stay for my vacation maximum 30 days, I am from Philippines and I work currently in Saudi Arabia, so my question what is a reqiurements do I have to prepare my application?

    Thanks
    Pabs

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    1. Cynthia

      Thanks for your quick response.my parents already have their visa so am taking a copy of their passport page/visa to the embassy.am a masters student and am still in my first year as I just started in March.,yes the letter stateed my level and when I will back to continue.thank you so much u really boosted my confidence.GOD BLESS!

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  64. MONIQUE

    hie im monique,lm frm zimbabwe,my uncle in USA ,is invitting me for chistmas holiday in the USA and he is a US citizen,.iam a student and l dont have strong ties to prove to the consular that lm genuinly going for the holiday for 2weeks and then come back.what should l do to show them that lm coming back lam a college student 24years and not yet working.what should l do to support my case and what are the chances of being granted the visa?

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Monique, you can obtain a letter from your school stating your level of study and how much time you have left! Also prepare very well and remember that you want to come back to Zim. Then trust that God will favour you! If your parents have supporting docs like houses and so on, you can obtain a supporting letter from them and use theirs

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  65. olga

    I thank God for showing me this site,
    please Admin, I have a query how can write an invitation letter to my uncle (legal guardian)
    to America ?I am a permanent resident here since 2012, graduated college 12/2014
    Now work with a big tech company here ,so how can I really construct this kind of letter.
    The truth is my uncle us very rich to cover his own expenses from buying flight ticket, and paying for medical insurance, but he will stay with me for the short time he would be here which is just one month
    December, what can I do sir?

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Olga,

      All you need do is follow the example on this site! Tell him to come visit you, include the dates and your details.. It’s should go well!

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  66. shade williams

    One of the church in usa sent our church. invitation letter that they are doing youth programme in thier church and they want our chuch to attend it and they write in their invitation letter that they will paying for thier accomondation like hotel,food est so can we tell the consular that the church in us will be paying for our trip and what is our hope of getting the visa and what document we need to bring along thanks

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  67. Isaac

    Good day sir. I want you to invite my brother for visit. is there any fee am to pay or just the letter alone i will write to my brother while he will get other documents that may required from him. Thanks

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  68. tolu

    hello, my name is Tolu im from Nigeria but i live in united Arab emirate. my girl friend want me to come and celebrate Christmas with her, her family and my uncle who live in USA also after my visit we will go to Nigeria to celebrate new year with my family she is from usa. but the problem is we met online 2 years ago we talk everyday on skype but we have not seen each other in the real life .i want to apply for the b2 visa here in UAE .please i need your help.

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  69. Charmaine

    Hello,

    I have a question, I’am a permanent resident of USA and I’m leaving with my mom and my step dad here in US. Now, I want to invite my real dad to visit me here, what should I do? and is that possible? I just want him to visit me for couple months and he’s going back to Philippines.

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    1. Ishola olakunle Habeeb

      Hello sir,

      My name is Ishola olakunle Habeeb I am from Nigeria,ibadan my girlfriend is a American citizen she located at New York City and she want to send me an invitation letter ASAP but tell me what document I need from Nigeria here I really want to know ??

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  70. Clint

    Hi,
    I am a Nigerian and my maternal aunt want to invite me to the USA to spend my Christmas holiday with her family and I am a Medical student in the Island. How do I go about it so as not to be denied and I will go back to continue my studies after the Christmas break.

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  71. Jastine

    Hi,I’m J from the Phillipines am planning to visit my sister in the US this December for her birthday and I’m trying to find information if US Consul would accept scanned letter of invitation

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Jastine, they would accept a scanned letter! What is more important is that you include the contact details of your sister and scanned copy of papers in the U.S.

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  72. Regina

    Hello sir!i have a male friend in Indiana who’s very close to me and he wants to grant my wish of spending Christmas there. He pledge to shoulder all the expenses. My question is I’m actually worried since I don’t have enough bank funds I’m also working in a small clinic here. If he’ll write an invitation letter and as well as my employer would it help me ?and I also plan to come back since I’m applying for an immigrant visa in Canada so there’s no way I will not come back in the Philippines .do I need to present some documents about that to convince them?your response would be appreciated .thank you!

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  73. Rishad

    HI,
    My name is Rishad from Si Lanka, I am 30 year old male, my girl friend is in South Dakota, USA. She wants me to visit her and ready provide me with an invitation / sponsor letter. Obviously, our plan is to get married when we are together in USA. I kindly request your valuable advice regarding the process of visa either which is a tourist or woodby/fiancee visa would be the possible one. Moreover, she is ready to visit me and get married here in Sri Lanka. So, I need to find out the easiest way to get the visa. I hope would help me in this regard.

    Thanks.
    Rishad.

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Rishad,

      A fiancee visa may be better in your case. However since she is willing to come to Sri Lanka for the wedding, there is no harm in trying for a visitor visa – B2

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  74. peace

    Please I have a friend in mississippi USA that wants to invite me over just to spend time together, we haven’t seen each other yet, and he’s asking how to write the invitation letter and what he need to do and documents to attach, and on my own side I work with my sister in her salon, I’m not yet a graduate as a matter of fact I’m not in university yet, what do I need to do so I can get the visa if he send the invitation letter, I need advice please

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  75. Ike

    A friend wants to invite me to the u.s in this december.but am a student offering a nursing course for two years and will complete my certificate1 in december.i dont have any properties,bank account.so what are the ties am supposed to give to show that I will surely come back for my cert 2

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    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Ike,

      The chances may be slim but it does not cost much to try. Just make sure you prepare properly for the interview. I have heard of students who have received visas.

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  76. Willy Diaz

    Hello dear Admin,

    Im currently a DACA receiver and I’m married to a US citizen and we would like to have my father come visit us for the holidays, he is currently married in el salvador and has 3 kids, but he would only come to visit for a few weeks. Can i send him a letter of invitation or would it have to be done my citizen wife? we would be taking care of all of his expenses . and should i use my w2/tax proofs or just my wires as she is citizen .

    Thank you.

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  77. Gamal

    Hi I want to write a letter for my aunt she wants to come as an immigrant not visit. My aunt and her children been waiting for 11 years to come to the us pleas help me where do I write a letter for her so they can make it faster. And also the country that she is in has war she need to come fast. Where do I write the letter and how to send it. Thank You

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  78. kes

    hello,

    I study in Canada with a student visa and want to travel to the USA for holiday. I have a friend that is a permanent resident that wants to send me an invitation letter. so my question is what document do I need to apply because you said something about proof to return back and what kind of notary for the invitation letter?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Kes,

      You will need documents to show that you are registered in school and any other documents that you think will help prove that you will return to Canada.

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  79. Daisy

    Hi, my name is Winnie and I would like to know how to go about writing an invitation letter for a loved my boyfriend. Also to know what documents he will need to enable him get a Visa. He would like to come to the US in May 2106. Also, when is the best time to begin working towards Visa? Thanks for all your help.

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  80. Harrison

    I have a priest friend staying in Chicago. He wants to bring me to Chicago so that I can join any DIOCESE in America for my vocation to priesthood. No diocese in USA admits candidates without them first come to USA on their own effort to show their zeal. This priest want to help me come. How do he write the invitation and things he needs to include in the invitation. He has not invited one before.

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  81. Godwin Boateng

    hello please my name is Godwin and am from Ghana I have a friend who is leaving in USA and she is a us citizen.she is on pension cus of some illness and things and the government pay her everything,she has taking me us a son. please she want me to visit her how can I possible go.cus I will be paying my expense which am ready to do so.please I need an advice.

    Reply
  82. Daniel

    Hello Admin,
    My name is Daniel actually I need advice and steps,she is my friend,she is citizens of USA and she wanted to send me an invitation letter,but she doesn’t know how to write about this,and steps she need to be taken,just for a months,please any formats or sample of the letter?,!!!
    thanks you Sir.

    Reply
  83. Harry

    Hallo. My mother in-law has invite me to come to usa. Alongside with my brother and his girlfriend. Is that possible for her to write an invitation letter including all of us?

    Reply
  84. Harry

    Hallo. My mother in-law has invite me to come to usa. Alongside with my brother and his girlfriend. Is that possible for her to write an invitation letter including all of us?
    Hope you can reply this soon. Thank you.

    Reply
  85. Jason

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    My name is Jason, and while this may not be the correct forum, I do have a question.
    I am an American living in China, I am visiting family over the Christmas Holiday and I want to bring my Chinese GF. We both have jobs and we both work in Beijing.
    My question revolves around what type of information to include in my letter: Should I discuss that I live and work in China and I just want her to accompany me on our vacation. HOw much if any should be about me?

    Thank you very Much,
    Jason

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  86. Macdonald

    My friend will be inviting me for his wedding in United States of American. hopefully by next. Am in Abuja Nigeria, what the processes? and can one extend his or her staying when the said time and period expires.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  87. julita lorena baring

    Good day madam\sir..my friends americann invite me in USA to thier wedding next year in texas and want to be there.im.from the philippines..how can i go there?they need my letters too ot thier invitation letter only..please help me..

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  88. Gulsana

    Hello,
    My name is Gulsana. I have a question. I got married to an american citizen 3 months ago. We haven’t have an official ceremony yet. so we would like to invite my mother to come for our wedding ceremony. What would I need to invite her? my current immigration status is adjustment pending,but we got our marriage license, would that be enough to proof them my immigration status?

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  89. Kelly Mahan Jaramillo

    Dear admin –

    Thank you for all of this helpful information, I have gone through all of the comments to see if my question has been answered, and could not find one. I have a good friend in Buenos Aires and he is currently trying to get all of his documentation for the tourist Visa to come visit me.
    In writing my invitation letter, my only snag is that I do not have a passport. I am a US citizen, is there anything else I can in place of a passport copy? License, copy of birth certificate…..I am disabled, would a copy of proof of disability be usable?
    Thank you in advance for taking the time.
    Best, Kelly

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  90. Angeline

    Hi. I’m a filipino and I’m working here in Dubai. My American friend is inviting me to come and visit him in the US. I just met him online and we’ve been friends for 4yrs now. Can he also send me an invitation even we haven’t met each other in person yet?

    Reply
  91. Cathy

    Hi, My Friend wants to invite me for a visit to US.
    Since he will send along some letter for support, do I still need to have proof if funds myself to show the embassy? Thanks

    Reply
  92. Chris

    This website has a lot of interesting questions and answers but on the Official State Dept it states specifically that NO LETTER IS REQUIRED AND THAT LETTERS ARE NOT CONSIDERED IN APPROVING A VISA! So why do do you keep providing this advice? What am I missing?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      You are right Chris! You can still choose to provide a letter as one of the documents to support and prove the purpose of your trip! Instead of simply stating the purpose, a letter can do that for you! For others who simply want to go for tourism, or who do not have any relatives they can still travel without an invitation!

      Reply
  93. Ayu

    Hi,

    I live in Indonesia and my good friend is an American citizen who lives and will be getting married in California, where I will be attending as a bridesmaid. I am planning to stay at her house during my 1 week visit, is a letter addressed to the consulate enough to fulfill the requirements necessary?

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
  94. Adithya

    Hello,
    My girlfriend is currently on student Visa in USA, and I want to visit her on a short vacation.
    What are the documents required for the tourist visa? From her end as well as my end.

    Reply
  95. cecilia

    hello I would like to invite my boy friend from camerron we have been dating for a year and half now.i don’t have a passport .the inivitation letter that I have to write where do I send it after I am done with it.

    Reply
  96. tenzin migmar

    hello,
    uhm.. my brother in law is sending me invitation for his wedding, and our family has been really close and beyond that we are childhood friends too…so i want to ask whether i should tell during my interview about my family who are already settled there as it would be more likely for them to think that i would not be returning back… though i must come back as i have pledged to serve my community for 5 yrs atleast.
    please guide me whether i should inform them about my family or i should just stick to my relations with the bride n grooms … pls guide me i want to join famly gathering

    Reply
  97. OLAYEMI

    hello,
    i’m an officer of the Nigeria Police Force, what are the documents i need to put in place before facing an interview?
    I’ll be expecting your response ASAP. Thanks

    Reply
  98. Joseph Boadi

    Hi,
    I’m in Ghana and a student.
    I have introductory letter and affidavits of support. The person who gave me the affidavits of support said it’s not important to get the invitation letter if l have the affidavits of support from him… i am confuse.

    Reply
  99. dastan

    hello admin ,i love this website very helpful awesome .i m from india 24 years old i am ready apply for b2 us visa and my friend who lives in usa she sending me notarize invitation letter with scanned copy of passport and i dont have any bank status and financial authority etc., and i want to know can my father sponsor me? and i will need what type of documents like affidavit etc? and what words will be in affidavit?…. please i m waiting for your reply by mail

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  100. md khalilur rahman

    hello friend , i want to come usa to visit . i am khalil from bangladesh 28 years old . i am ready apply for b2 us visa and my have not any friend without you, so i wish you help me . my contact no +8801719392131 imo id ‘ khalil kkk” skype id ” khalil31200 ” facebook id ” khalilur rahman “

    Reply
  101. Izu

    Hi Admin and all that can help answer my question. Please help me out. My uncles Ex wife who happen to be a US citizen want to send me an invitation to visit her . She have divorced my uncle so many years ago so due to our relationships She wants me to visit her so that her kids will acquainted with me because very soon the kids will visit us here in Nigeria. So she is asking me to send her a draft of the invitation letter so she can fix her details. Also she want to know if she will forward the letter to American embassey here in nigeria or she will email me directly so I can present it to the embassey. I want also to know if there are other documents I will go along with. I am an OND holder and will go back to school after my visit. Also my uncle is not aware of the visit because of the quarrels they have before and she is asking for instruction because she has no idea of visa processing. Thanks and God bless you.

    Reply
  102. life

    hi sir plz i want to ask you
    my sister is american citizen and want to send me an invitation
    how long time she will take to finish the invitation and send it to me
    thnx

    Reply
  103. Nosy

    Your letters are very helpful. Thanks for finding time to do this for free. I hope I get to the US soon.

    Reply
  104. leia

    I w live in the usa and would like to go get married to my fiancé in nigeria do i need an invitation letter

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Leia, yes you need to be invited to Nigeria by your Fiance. You may also apply to Nigeria as a tourist. An invitation letter is not difficult so that may be okay.

      Reply
  105. Juddy

    Hi, I’m Juddy. I’m in Nigeria. My fiance invited me last year with B1b2, but I was declined. Now we are married and he wants to invite me for delivery. Which visa is better and how do we go about it ?cos I wouldn’t like a second denial.

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  106. Khalid

    Hello,

    I’m from Morocco. My friend from US she wants to send me an invitation to visit her. I’m working in Morocco but I don’t have a good income and I don’t have my own car or house. So If she sends me an invitation it’s easy to get visa or I need to have a lot of money that will get it.

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Khalid,

      It’s difficult to get a visa if you cannot prove to the visa officer that you have enough reason to want to go back to Morocco after your visit.

      Reply
  107. jaypee ramos

    hello,

    i’m from philippines and im currently here at sultante of oman my wife requested as to stay here under resident visa. then my mom want me and my baby to visit her for just three months cause this is the first time she will meet his grandson as well as we didn’t saw each other for almost 5 yrs now… only me and my baby will visit her… my wife cant come with us cause she have a work here..
    my mom will send 2 letters? for US consulate her in Oman and other one is for me?
    how much show money do i need?
    is it OK my mom will send the letter of invitation to my email and i will just print it out? or it must be the original notarize letter?

    thank you!!!

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  108. Danou F

    hello,

    I am currently living in the states under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). However, I am enlisted in the army which will soon grant me citizenship . My shipment date is soon.My family is having a going away party for me, and there is a friend in Haiti that I would like to invite. Even tough I am not a green card holder or a citizen yet, can you please tell me if I am eligible to send that person a letter of invitation since I am about to become an active soldier? If I am, please tell me what documents that I should send to both the embassy and my friend to support the invitation. I thank you in advance for all your advises.

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Danou, because an invitation letter is not a required document for visa application, you friend may be better of applying to visit as a tourist. Should you invite your friend, they would need to show that they would not follow the same path as you. I would suggest that you encourage your friend to visit as a tourist. They simply need to choose your city, choose some tourist attraction, make a hotel reservation, prepare documentation that shows that they will return to their home country.

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  109. steve

    Hello Admin,
    I was in relationship with a Namibian lady, while i was there on official mission, now i am back in Nigeria and she informed me on phone that she is pregnant, she wants me to come and meet is parents for marriage pre arrangement in Namibia, please give me a tip on how she needs to write the letter.

    Reply
  110. Olakunle Aderehinw

    hi, I am a gospel artist from Nigeria.
    A church in U S want me to come sing in their church in U S, but they have not invited anyone before, can you please help me with the details of the invite, and what other step am I suppose to take.

    Thank you

    kunle.

    Reply
  111. Isaac

    hi Sir, i am a Ghanaian citizen live and working in Canada for almost a year now. my friend wants me to visit her in the united states. we have been friends for 3 years now. can i move straight from Canada to United states when i am not a canadian citizen or do i have to go back to Ghana to apply for a US visa. she wants me to visit for three months. please tell me what i need to do.

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  112. Isaac

    Hello Sir, i am a Ghanaian citizen. i live and work in Canada. i have been in Canada for almost a year now. my friend wants me to visit her in the united states, she is a citizen of the united states. we have been friends for more than 3 years now. can i go straight from Canada or do i have to go to Ghana to apply for a US visa? can she send me an invite to Canada or i still have to come down to Ghana to get the invite to apply for the visa or what do i need to do. please tell me what and what to do Sir.

    Reply
  113. Ike

    Hello Sir, i am a Ghanaian citizen. i live and work in Canada. i have been in Canada for almost a year now. my friend wants me to visit her in the united states, she is a citizen of the united states. we have been friends for more than 3 years now. can i go straight from Canada or do i have to go to Ghana to apply for a US visa? can she send me an invite to Canada or i still have to come down to Ghana to get the invite to apply for the visa or what do i need to do. please tell me what and what to do Sir. what are the things i need to do please.

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  114. jerry nyamedor

    i am a ghanaian
    i want to know how to go about sending invitation to a friend from Ireland for business.kindly please help me with procedures of how to send the invitation to him.
    thank you

    Reply
  115. jerry nyamedor

    i am a Ghanaian
    i want to know how to go about sending invitation to a friend from Canada for visit.kindly please help me with procedures of how to send the invitation to him.
    thank you

    Reply
  116. Mark Nebota

    Hi Sir, I am Mark from Cameroon and i have a friend who wants to inivite me for a visit in the US. She is not working and on pension and will be sponsoring my entire trip but she does not how the required documents to send to me to help me get the visa. Please i need your help.
    Thanks.

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  117. ines

    hola soi ines mi esposo es ciudadano americano y quiero ir de paseo por unas semanas .. la invitacion tiene qe ser insrita para mi o dirigida al consulado americano???

    Reply
  118. Heritage D

    Hi
    pls admin, I just finished my first degree late August this year but I wish to travel to USA on a permanent basis though my niece over there wanted to send me an invitation letter, since I’m not coming back soon which type of invitation will be needed n what oth er documents will be needed? can I be guaranteed to be given visa?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Heritage! There is no visitor visa to visit the USA permanently. You can visit and then look into immigration if you can get a job in a company that is willing to sponsor you!

      Reply
  119. Blake A

    My gf is in the Philippines and shes preparing to fill out application for a Visitors Visa for herself and her daughter. We’ve known each other for years but havent physically met yet. Which is better for an invite letter, for me to write one or is it better to come from another friend?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Blake! Wether it comes from you or another friend, the most important point is for your gf to have good ties to the Philippines! A single mother, with a low paying job will always find it hard to get a visitors visa!

      Reply
  120. Luchi

    Hi, I am trying to write a letter of invitation for my aunt to attend my wedding in December. I applied for my adjustment of status in February and my application is still pending. My question is, does this affect me inviting my aunt over? Especially if my immigration status is till pending and I’m on OPT? Do you think it will be best if my husband were to write the letter of invitation since he is a US Citizen?

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  121. Mimi

    Hello!

    Thank you for all the information provided on this site. My sister just had her interview (2 days ago) at the Embassy in Venezuela for her tourist visa, but it was denied. We did not know about the “invitation letter”, but after the fact. I am an American citizen and I have been for 25 years and my sister and I wanted to reconnect and spend Christmas and some time together for the first time in 25 years! To add to this, her youngest son moved to the States this past March with his father. So, this added to her desire to visit. About this letter, To whom do I send this letter or is it to late? Do I send this letter to the US embassy here in the States? Can I appeal to their decision by stating that she will be under my care and that I will be responsible for her and to assure that she is only coming for 3 months, that was the intent, and that she will go back to Venezuela? besides her 2 oldest kids and all her grand kids are there. She would not leave them behind.

    Thank you in advance for your reply.

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  122. mario

    pls my partner want me to come to the USA to get married to him.
    but I want to know the process I would take to get a permanent stay in America. pls I need your reply

    Reply
  123. AJIBOLA

    SIR,
    DID I NEED TO SENT THE COPY OF INVITATION LETTER TO THE CONSULAR OFFICE HERE IN US TO INFORMED THEM ABOUT MY GUEST OR DOESN’T NEED ? IF AM THE ONE INVITING GUEST FROM NIGERIA TO US .
    THANKS.

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  124. Almira

    ur comment is awaiting moderation.
    Hi admin, Is it ok if my boyfriend will send me an invitation letter thru email and no sign of him? I will screenshot, proof that the mail comes from him. Besides important in the letter is the both sides information must mention.
    And do i still need to have his passport scanned copy too?
    I want to know if its ok too.
    Thank you

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  125. Erwin

    Hi sir, I’m from Philippines and I have a brother inlaw who’s us citizen he wants me to invite to spend holiday christmas, he have a better job that can sustain and provide me while I’m there and invitation letter. My question is do I have a chance to approve For a visa if only I got documents to show to the consul is certification that I’m married with kids and their certifications of birth and a leave paper from my job and I’ve just got my job hired recenly this year?

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  126. Darryl Hale

    Hello sir,
    I want you to give me a sample of the best Way to invite my cousin in Nigeria to come visit me in the us. I am currently in Nigeria but my stay in Nigeria is just a week which expires this Friday . I am a USA citizen.

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  127. AKINLEYE AKINLOLU

    HI!
    AKINLOLU IS MY NAME FROM NIGERIA. I HAVE A USA CITIZEN, SHE IS MY FIANCEE AND SHE ASKED ME TO COME OVER FOR A VISIT, AM INTO PRINTING AND PACKAGING BUSINESS REGISTERED SINCE YEAR 2000 SO PLEASE WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO MAKE MY VISA APPROVE, AM 39 IN AGE. PLEASE HELP ME.

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  128. lola

    hi
    i am inviting my Godmother to my wedding. i am a US citizen and she’s coming from cameroon. i would like to know what type of documents i need to included beside the invitation. Do we need to send a proof that we getting married?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. George Daniels

      Hello admin,
      My american friend and family have been in Nigeria for over 15yrs.
      They moved back to the US 4yrs back and they want me to come visit them.
      What do i need from them so i can go visit?
      Many thanks
      George

      Reply
  129. Veronica

    Greetings and good day!

    I wanted to know if Group Application is still available today when applying for a Visa

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Veronica,

      Yes Group Application is still available in some countries. It is no longer available in some. Where are you?

      Reply
          1. Veronica

            Will that mean that it is okay that a representative from the group will vouch for the rest in the interview at the embassy?

  130. Parmjeet Kaur

    Hi , I m a USA Green card holder, I like to invite my mom to visit to USA for 2 months, she doesn’t know English, So I need to send invitation letter in her language?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Parmjeet,

      The Letter should be in English. It should be readable by the US consular. You may have a translation of it on another document.

      Reply
  131. Brigette

    Hi, I was planning to invite my sons to come and vist me here in the US. They are from Philippines. What should i Do?

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Brigette,

      You can simply invite them. If they are adults and they can show that they will return to the Philippines after the visit, they may get the visa. It is usually quite difficult to prove that a young man will return to a developing country..

      Reply
  132. Tjinn

    HI Admin, my friend want me come to visit him as we be friends long time. do i need him send me a letter or can he send me an email for an invitation?

    Me need help

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  133. Nia_STN

    Hello,
    I have noticed that in all invitations, it is stated that the inviting party will cover the costs. Is this better? I will cover my costs, I make good money and I am going to stay at my friend’s home, but he is not paying for my plane tkts for example.
    Also, is it better to say friend or boyfriend?
    And finally, should we include that he is coming back to Europe in autumn, so that it is obvious that I have no intention staying in the US more than declared?
    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi

      It may be better to say friend. However what really matters is that you show your ties to your home country. Use documents to show that you have t return to you good job, you properties and connections in your home country.

      Reply
  134. temi

    hello,

    am applying for a US visa through my friend, i used his details as my contacts, also my cousin is getting married, and she will also send details, can i present both my friend’s letter of invite and the wedding invite? what do you suggest.

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Temi,

      It is wise to use just one letter. Your chances are greatly improved by your ability to show that you will come return to your country. The invitation letter is just a very little part of the puzzle.

      Reply
  135. Javier

    Hello, I am a permanent resident, and I want to write a letter for my mom, girlfriend or brother,
    I am 19. I came 2 years ago.

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Javier,

      You are qualified to invite them. However, because they are family it becomes a bit harder for them to show that they will return to their country after the visit. This does not mean that it is impossible. They just have to get more documents.

      Reply
  136. Nikky

    Hello Sir,
    My American cousin together with her boyfriend will like her Nigerian mother to visit for summer. They live together and will sponsor the trip of her mother in Nigeria. What are the steps and what documents do they need to submit for her to come? my aunt is 59 years old.

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Nikky,

      Apart from a letter of invitation and scanned copies of your cousin’s passport there is no other document that is needed from your cousin. Your Aunt on the other hand needs to provide as many documents as she can lay hands on to show that she will return to Nigeria after the visit. Your cousin and her boyfriend may choose to show that they can financially afford to support her by sending some pay stubs or bank statements. This is not really necessary though.

      Reply
  137. Naara

    Hello, ok so i send a letter for my friend and how she start the process? She has to go trough the tourist visa process and at the interview she presents the letter? or with the letter is another process??

    Thanks

    Reply
  138. Banky

    Hello Admin i have someone in USA who wants to send me an invitation and she will be the one to sponsor the trip
    What will be needed of me to do

    Reply
    1. Dems Post author

      Hi Banky,

      You need to work very hard on getting documents to show that you will return to your home country. When you do not have a good job that make it possible for you to afford to travel to the USA, it becomes a lot harder to show that you plan on returning to your home country.

      Reply

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