Writing a China Visa Invitation letter is similar to writing an invitation letter to any country. The major difference is that the letter needs to be written in the Chinese language. If you are in China and you are planning to invite your friend to visit, this letter will serve as a guide to you.
This sample Visa Invitation Letter for China is also useful for people in the United States, Australia, Canada or any other country in the world. You can send it as a guide to your friend who wants you to visit them in China. In this case, this China invitation letter will serve as a guide. Make sure you remind your friend or host to write the letter in Chinese and send you both the letter and the translation.
Do you really need a China Visa Invitation Letter?
A letter of invitation from a friend in China will go a long way to show that you have contacts within China and that you have a legitimate reason for wanting to visit China. However, you can still get a visa without an invitation letter. All you may need to do is get a tourist company and draw up an itinerary for your trip. The itinerary will serve as a the proof of purpose for your visit.
Sample China Visa Invitation Letter
Here is a sample invitation letter written by a friend in China, asking a friend in the USA to visit him in Mainland China. This is just a guide, please edit it to fit your particular situation.
Your Name and Address in China
Dear Consulate Officer,
This is a formal invitation for my friend Dave Salter who lives at 123 Kingsley Avenue, Queens, New York, USA. to visit me for 3 weeks. He is invited to stay with my family and I from January 13th 2017 to January 30th 2017.
Dave Salter is a good friend of mine. We have been friends since Jan 2002 when we attended the Michigan State University together. (You can say one or more sentences about your relationship)
During this visit, I hope to show Dave a few places in Mainland China. Dave is responsible for his travel cost to China.
Your Name and Official Signature.
Please do not forget to sign the document. It is not official without a signature. You do not need to sign the English translation of the letter.
Applying for the Chinese Visa
To apply for the Chinese visa, you would need to find out the exact procedure in your home country. You will also need to fill out a visa application form.
You live in Africa or Asia and one of your friends in the USA wants you to visit them in say New York. How do you go about that? Do you just buy your ticket and fly to the USA? Not at all. It’s not as easy as that. You need to get a visit visa! The consulate of the USA need to give permission to you to visit the USA. How do you apply for a US visa? This is what this article is about. In it I show you the steps on How to apply for a visa to visit the USA from Nigeria. The steps will be the same for most countries. All you may need to do is find the US immigration website for your country.
Do you need a visa?
Before you spend all your energy studying and reading all this material on how to apply for a visa, you need to be sure that you need a visa. There are some countries that the USA has agreements with and as such their citizens would not require visas to visit. Please take a look at this list to confirm whether you need a visa or not to enter the USA.
How to apply for US visa – The Visa Wizard
The visitor wizard on the US immigration website is a very useful tool to help with the visa application process. The wizard guides you to the website that you need to be on as well as the cost implications and the list of documents you would need. It also leads you to the application form that is appropriate for you as an individual.
All you need to do with the wizard in enter your country of citizenship and the reason for you travel. The wizard would then send you to a page where you can access the specific information for your home country.
It is important that anyone applying for a visa understands the mindset of the visa officer. The burden is on you to show that you will leave the country once your visit is over. This fact alone will change your attitude, the way you answer your questions and the explanations you give. The Visa Interview Kit is designed to help you (or your guest) understand this mindset right from the time they send in the initial application. Get the Kit Right Now!
The ebook Format – is perfect for visitors from countries where access to the internet is not so easy because the ebook can easily be printed and sent along with the original copy of the letter. Or it can be printed with the letter if sent via email. You can also make a habit of sending it along with any invitation letter or documents sent.
This is a video provided by the visa office in Kingston Jamaica. Although the details presented are specific to Jamaica, the process is very similar to what is expected in any visa interview at any US consulate. Please take note of the sample interviews in the video. It is important to understand what the visa officer wants while answering questions. She wants clear and specific answers. It is not advisable to give stories neither is it a good idea to give short evasive answers. I will you all the best in your interview.
Do you have a visa interview appointment and are wondering what type of questions would be asked? Then you have landed on the right page. When attending a visa interview, the visa officer is interested in finding out if you would return to your country of residence after your visit to the USA. There are a variety of questions that could be asked depending the purpose for your visit, the answers you give to previously asked questions, the status of the one inviting you and your country of residence. My advice to you is that you are not stressed about the questions or the interview. Understand that you are going to spend money in the USA, be sure within you that you want to come back to your country of residence and be well prepared. The fact that you are reading this is already a good preparation for the visa interview appointment. You may also get the Ultimate Visa interview Kit for more tips to prepare for your interview.
Here are some questions that could be asked if you are a friend visiting the USA for your annual vacation.
How do you pronounce your name?
What are you going to do in the USA?
Is this your first time of applying for a visa to visit the USA?- I know a few people who have lied on this question and jeopardized their chance of getting the visa
Do you have any relatives in the USA?
Who is he or she?
Where do you plan on staying during your visit? (You should have prepared an answer for this question – If staying at a hotel, have the name or if staying with your host, just say so and mention the address.)
What does your friend do for a living?
Where does he or she work? – Have the correct name of the Company your friend works at
How will you be funding your trip? (Have financial documents ready for this question)
Is your friend married?
Do you know their status in the USA? (Mention the type of visa they have or that they are citizens)
How long will you be staying in the USA?
What will you be doing for the 3 weeks? Any Plans?
Do you plan on working while you are there? You should always say no to this question. A visitor visa does not permit you to work.
If you have the opportunity, would you stay in the USA? The answer is no. Give reasons why you have to return to your country of residence.
What do you do for a living?
So what will happen to your job while you are away? – Mention that you are on Annual Leave.
Will you be going with your family?
These are just sample questions. During the interview you may be asked only a few questions. In most of my interviews the questions have been about 10 or less. In one case I was barely asked 3 questions and I got the visa. Many times the visa officer has formed an opinion by just looking at your documentation but she wants to confirm her opinion or see if you can produce other documents or explanations that will convince her otherwise. Always remember that the burden is on your to show to the visa office that you deserve to get the visa because you will surely return to your country of origin.
If this has been helpful, I suggest that you get the Ultimate Visa Interview Kit to help you prepare properly for your interview. In it you will find these and other valuable tips that will help improve your chances of receiving your travel visa.