Sample Invitation letter for a friend to visit Nigeria

Here is a sample invitation letter written by a Nigerian citizen to invite a friend from the USA

House 2, line 3
Generation Estate,
Lugbe, FCT,

John Gray
93 Compton St,
Kingston, Ontario
Canada. K7K 5Z4

Dear John,

Letter of invitation for Visa Application to visit Nigeria

This is a formal invitation for you to visit me in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria for three weeks from the 10th to the 30th of April 2016.

During your visit you would be staying with me and I will be responsible for your transportation while you are here.

I hope to take you to see some sights while you are here and I trust that it will be fun just as it was in Canada.

I have attached a scanned copy of my Passport!

Your friend

(insert signature here)

Sade Adu

Guest details:
Name: John Gray
Address: 93 Compton St, Kingston, ON K7k 5Z4
Date of Birth: 30 of June 1980
Occupation: Teacher
Relationship : Friend
Passport no:XXXXXXXX

Host Details (Enter your details)

Date of Birth
Passport no:

Once you have typed out the invitation make sure it is signed before you send it off.


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46 thoughts on “Sample Invitation letter for a friend to visit Nigeria

    1. Nana

      Pls i need a sample for a fiancé visiting from US on November. And pls where can I get it signed? I need this ASAP. Thanks

    2. Adenike

      Please i need your help on how to write a letter to my fiancè coming from UK to nigeria i have my passport but its new one and the guy is coming september ending. If there anyway you can help me please.

      1. DemsSample

        Hi Adenike,

        Don’t worry too much about the content of the letter. Just follow the example above and adjust as needed. The invitation letter is just a required formality. No one I know has been refused a visa because an invitation letter was not properly written.

        1. Immaculate

          Good morning….. Pls after d signing and all do we need to take it to d immigration office and get a stamp like in unison that they agree to let d person come…… Pls reply asap thanks

  1. Jeph

    This was indeed helpful, thanks! But someone mentioned it will be addressed to the embassy. Should it? And one more thing, do I mail it or send through courier services?

  2. Angel

    Pls i need a sample for a fiancé visiting from US on November. And pls where can I get it signed? I need this ASAP. Thanks

    1. Chioma

      This is so so wonderful, please my fiancee will be coming soon,how do I get my letter signed? Is there any other page I can visit since there is no replies on the comments? Thank you

    1. Ola

      You can also choose not to address it to anyone in particular. See sample below. It is only a guide. You do not need to use it as depicted.

      Letter of Invitation for ________

      To Whom It May Concern:

      I _________, of ________ with Nigerian Passport number _______would like to submit this letter as an invitation for ________ to visit me temporarily in Nigeria. I am very capable financially support his/her trip to and from Nigeria. I also want to indicate that I will support ______while he is in here in Nigeria. ________will not stay in Nigeria beyond _____days/months. Kindly find attached a recent bank statement document to demonstrate clearly that I have the funds to support _______during his/her stay in Nigeria (Only if your sponsoring the trip). She/he will also be staying with me during his/her visit.
      Below is more information about me.

      Nigerian Passport Number _______
      Date of Birth ______________
      presently employed at ___________ situated at _________Since_____
      phone number______________ P.M.B________
      If there is any need for me to provide more information, feel free to contact me



  3. CHIEMERIE Anselem


    Please if I don’t have any Nigeria international passport, can I send someone letter of invitation, and will I register it at embassy?

  4. CHIEMERIE Anselem


    Please if I don’t have any Nigeria international passport, can I send someone letter of invitation, and will I register it at embassy?

        1. Dems

          It’s better if it is typed. I am yet to see a handwritten one refused though. So if you absolutely cannot get it typed, maybe a handwritten letter will be accepted. Here is my advice though. Get it typewritten.

  5. Ric

    Broz pls I urgently need your advice here…
    My female friend will be visiting me from the us for 2 weeks..i just graduated & awaiting nysc, no job yet, she will be footing the hotel bills, I don’t have a passport…can I still write an invitation letter without me having a passport?

  6. Danny

    Thanks for your helpful guidelines and counselling. pls, haven written a letter of invitation to invite a friend or fiance as advised so far, what other necessary step is required before the friend starts coming? (e.g; submission or whatever)

    1. DemsSample

      Hi Danny,

      Send the invitation letter to your friend. They will take it to the Nigerian Embassy in their country to apply for a visa.

  7. Kevin

    Good day, I’am an American visiting my girlfriend in Nigeria and we were concerned if she should put “friend “or “boyfriend” in the invitation letter. Would the application be turned down by the visa officer because of the word boyfriend or does she keep it formal and use friend? Thank you.

  8. Joseph

    Good day, thanks for ur helpful guidelines. please, I don’t have international passport as required, can I use my National I’d? and again, how do I sign on the invitation letter? am i to write and print it out then sign it, then send it to her? pls I need to know. thnks

  9. John

    Pls my fiance is from the US and want to come over for us to get marry here in Nigeria she already got paper work to fill out for her passport but she was like if I have a filed for a passport with her passport detail as a fiance but I told her that I don’t need that. My question is am I to fill any form or send her detail or just an invitation. Urgent reply needed

  10. EVELYN

    Please i need your help on how to write a letter to my friend coming from Australia to Ghana . He has never been to Ghana before and i was ask to give him some invitation letter . and he is coming this December ending. how would i write the invitation letter for him to get his Visa . If there is anyway you can help me please.

  11. Alexandru

    i hope i put the right question and in the right place. i didn’t found nowhere any information about this. i want to help my friend from Nigeria to move and start a new life in Germany. She finished university, she’s working now in Lagos. i can assure the language school and helping to find place to work. i guarantee with my budget and the place where can live and residence untill she can to do this on her own. now she applied for the nigerian passport and we wait. to make the movement, how is better to do from all points of view? what i understand is better to do this also with an invitation letter. but the idea is and this is what’s i didn’t found nowhere, and also from the consulate they said just to check on internet.. i’m an romanian citizen, european citizen, with all my rights, living and working in Germany, with all my documents and legal on this territory, i can do an invitation to her, nigerian citizen and me as romanian on german territory? i hope i said in a good way the problem and i hope to get a help from this point of view.

    Thank you!

    1. Stancruise

      Good morning Sir/Ma’am…

      Please i need help on how to sent my fiancee a letter of invitation to visit me here in Nigeria, where can i sign and sign the LETTER or which office / individual personnel is to place the signing on the letter.

      Secondly: I’m 31 years old, can i sent the invitation letter my self or look for someone who is older in age to write the letter for me.

      Thirdly: most the bank statement of account bear my name as the host or different name.

  12. Adex

    Please how can I write a letter of inviting my spouse to Nigeria, from Germany to Nigeria living together in Nigeria embassy in Germany

  13. Saint....

    Pls i want to know if i should send a copy of IV letter to the embassy and to my fiancee or just my fiancee whos visiting? Secondly can i mail and email the letter to my fiancee!!! Pls i need ur urgent reply Sir..Thanks

    1. Dems

      Send the invitation letter only to your fiancee. Yes you can email a signed and scanned copy of the invitation letter


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