Letter of Invitation for UK Visa

How to Write a Formal  Letter of Invitation for UK Visa

When traveling to the UK from certain countries, a visitor visa is required. One of the Uk Tourismdocuments with which a visitor shows his or her connection with someone in the UK is the letter of invitation written by the host. This letter can be written in a formal or informal format. What is most important is to ensure that all the required information are in the letter. There is no specific method or style once all the required information is visible in the letter. Please use this Guide to support document from the UK visa web site to view other documents that may be required.

Contents of a Letter of Invitation for UK Visa

In summary the following should be on the letter of invitation

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

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth or Passport No.
  • The person’s address and telephone number.
  • Your relationship to the person being invited.
  • The purpose of the trip.
  • How long the person you are inviting intends to stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Details on accommodation and living expenses.
  • The date the person you are inviting intends to leave the United Kingdom.

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

  • Complete name
  • Date of birth & or Passport No.
  • Address and telephone number in the United Kingdom.
  • Occupation.
  • Your status in the United Kingdom
  • A photocopy of documents proving your status in the United Kingdom and financial Status.

 

Sample Formal Letter of Invitation for Standard Visitor Visa

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

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

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

There are other formats that can be used. The most important thing is for the information required to be on it.

Remember that this is just a sample and we are not in any way connected to the British High Commission.

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


Letter of Invitation for a colleague

February 27th, 2015

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

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

 

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

Dear Consular,

Application for Standard Visitor Visa for Dave Malaba and Cindy Malaba

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

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

Here are some more details about Dave and Cindy Malaba

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

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

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

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

Your faithfully

 

Moses Mark

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

What next after the Letter of Invitation?

Once the letter of invitation is done, you can now mail the letter to your guest along with copies of the supporting documents. The letter of invitation is just one of the documents that your guest will need to provide to the visa officer.

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

Other Letters of Invitation

View the letter of Invitation in PDF

You can view the formal Invitation Letter here in pdf

Now check out our Ultimate Visa Interview or Application Kit.

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