Questions tagged [invitation-letters]

Questions regarding letters of invitation usually used in applications for visas.

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Is there a risk to write an invitation letter for a stranger to obtain a Czech (Schengen) visa?

TLDR: Online friend wishes to visit my country in EU and I have no experience with that. Please share your experience and advice. I have an online friend from Armenia who wishes to visit Czech ...
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How can I get an 'invitation' to Russia?

I understand that in order to get a visa to visit Russia you need an invitation before you can get a visa. If you don't have family or friends that you are visiting and you aren't part of an ...
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What sort of “invitation” do I need for a Belarusian visa?

I would like to visit Belarus. To apply for a Belarusian visa, one needs an "invitation", which is usually provided by a hotel or travel agency. However, I would like to travel independently, ...
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Should I bother with invitation for Canada Visitor visa

So I want to go to Canada in couple of months as a tourist. I'm a Russian citizen, the trip is going to be about 2 weeks long. I plan to visit different cities/places in Ontario and Quebec (probably ...
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For how long is a UK invitation/sponsorship letter valid?

Can I send the invitation/sponsorship letter today, knowing that my friend is going to apply for the visa after two months? Would the invitation letter be still valid, specially the bank statements? ...
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What is the most inexpensive way to obtain a visa for Russia and stay legally for 30 days?

I can buy an invitation that costs 30€ in the consulate and travel everywhere I want. Is there a better way? I also need a registration for three different cities I want to visit, and it’s going to ...
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Can a Swedish citizen on government benefits invite a person to stay with them?

I'm a Swedish citizen living in a flat rent is paid by the Swedish Social Security system. I want to invite my friend, an Indian, to visit me. Will it be a problem for Social Security if I invite my ...
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How to receive an invitation to visit South Korea [closed]

I'm from Belarus, currently living in Vietnam. I would like to travel to South Korea, but need an invitation letter according to embassy pages, have turned to dozens of agencies, they cannot help. ...
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Does an invitation letter make it harder to get a Japanese visa?

I'm planning to get a Japanese tourist visa. Before applying, is it recommended to get an invitation letter from a citizen of the country? Would they think something like "Oh, he knows someone here, ...
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Can I (a citizen of Russia) visit Ukraine without invitation, but with copies of tickets instead?

I want to go to Ukraine from Russia, visit a few cities and then go to Moldova. But the thing is, I cannot make an invitation letter. Instead I can provide all of the train tickets of travels within ...
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Georgia invitation letter for visa

My friend and I want to go to Georgia as tourists on Pakistani passports. I can enter Georgia without a visa on valid USA visa. However my friend needs a Georgia visa on his passport. He needs a ...
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Invitation letter to friend that does NOT require a visa to enter Denmark

I am living in Denmark (and a Danish citizen) and I am going to host a friend from Argentina for a month. Argentinian citizens require no visa to enter Denmark (or Schengen) as tourists. I have ...
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My visa letter was cancelled; is my visa still valid?

I applied for a German visa for a social responsibility project, and was given a multiple entry visa. I worked on the project for 10 days but, because of conditions, I left the project and left ...
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Should I disclose our relationship when sponsoring my boyfriend's trip to the US?

He is a Russian citizen lives in China on an M-visa (business visa), and previously studied in a Chinese college. He is gapping a year from college to do business in China. I am an F-1 visa holder ...
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China Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit

Does anyone know how much trouble it is for a Chinese company to prepare a "Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit" (required for certain business visas). Presumably they may have to send an ...
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Invitation letters for my Indian parents coming to the Netherlands

I want to call my parents, who are from India, to stay for a short period here in Netherlands Do I need to send an invitation letter? Is that a mandatory document? Is it ok if I gave my written ...
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How do I get an invitation to enter Kosovo?

As a Turkish citizen, I have the right to stay in Kosovo 90 days without a visa. But how do I enter the Kosovo at first? What documents do I need besides passport?
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Poland invitation letter

I'm an Indian.I have a cousin who is a student in Poland. He told me that he will send me an invitation letter so that I can pretty easily get a visit visa to Poland. Can students send invitation ...
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New Zealand boyfriend traveling to Iran with me

In 2 weeks, my Kiwi boyfriend is joining me to travel to Iran and visit my family. He is excited but I am a bit worried as what can go wrong. I know he can get a visa on arrival but a website told us ...
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Extending stay in US by a day with business visa on client invite letter

I got an invite from our client in the US to visit them for a "week" as per invite letter. This is on a business visa. My brother is there in the US and he is around 800 miles from the place where I ...
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Schengen visa documents for inviting unemployed family member

I am an Indian currently residing in Germany. I would like to invite my little sister to visit me in Germany for about 9 days. I have obtained a formal obligation letter from here and other necessary ...
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Is a signature mandatory for a B1 visa invitation letter?

I have been invited to a conference in USA. I am going to apply for a B1 visa. Unfortunately the invitation letter doesn't have a signature on it. Only the email id and the website is there. Would the ...
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Visitor visa invitation letter original or scanned copy?

I'm writing an invitation letter for my friend in Morocco to come and stay with us in England. I was wondering whether anyone knows if the invitation letter needs to be a hand written original sent by ...
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Russia - staying at friend's place with tourist visa

I am planning to visit a friend in Saint Petersburg soon. I'm from Germany and already obtained my tourist visa through a visa service. Last time I was in Russia (Moscow), I had to get an invitation ...
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Do I have to supply a bank statement for my Schengen visa application if I have a sponsor?

Is it necessary to submit a bank statement which does not have enough funds,though I'm being supported by a friend in Germany when applying for a schengen visa to Germany from Zimbabwe?
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Invitation letter for Filipino Visa

Indian citizens needs an invitation letter to apply for a visa for Philippines. Can this invitation letter be issued by an individual? More so what is the format of such an invitation letter?
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Invitation letter for M visa (China) when the itinerary is not fixed

I'm going to apply for a Chinese M visa (for business purposes) and I will have to give an invitation letter from the business entity I'm going to visit in China. This letter will include my complete ...
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Can a US visa invitation letter be in an email or must it be an original?

I have been accepted to attend a conference in the US, and they will be covering all the costs (transportation, lodging...), but I only received the invitation by email. Do US visa offices accept a ...
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Can I get a Portuguese invitation-based visa without having a 'Termo de Responsabilidade'?

I am an Indian national, and my friend in Portugal has invited me to stay at his place there, while I visit him. All my other documents were fine, but he couldn't give me a Termo de Responsabilidade (...
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Proof of Accommodation and Training Approval letters for Schengen training visa issued by Germany?

I am applying for a training-based Schengen visa. I have to go to Germany and work on a research project with a prof. for about 6–8 weeks. The prof. is providing me the accommodation at his home, a ...
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How to read the dates on a Verpflichtungserklärung (German invitation letter)? [closed]

I am an Iranian passport holder. My German friend sent me a verpflichtungserklärung from the immigration office issued in Munchen. The date of entry has been printed:. From the planned day of ...
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Invitation letter to Canada sent by email. Will this be a problem?

So my host wants to print out the invitation letter, sign it, scan it again and email it to me. My host will also send me a scan of their citizenship card and bank statements. The visa office does not ...
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Is a bank statement needed to apply for a German visa if I have an invitation?

I want to know that will it still be necessary for me to sent my bank statement to the Germany embassy for schengen visa , whilst i received a invatation from the one inviting me from Germany ?
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How to complete an Italian invitation letter if I'm currently resident abroad?

I am an Italian citizen resident in Switzerland with a holiday home in Italy and my British brother wishes to visit next year with his Thai girlfriend (resident in Thailand). He has asked me to fill ...
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Chinese Visa Itinerary / Invitation requirement

I work-travel / digital-nomad. I want to visit Beijing for 2 weeks. Later, I want to return to China. When where and for how long, I do not know exactly. How do I resolve the requirement in quotes? ...
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Reference number of invitation before booking a flight to iran

We (2 Germans) are about to visit Iran in February and want to cross the border coming from Armenia. We don't have a reference number yet. This reference number is needed for getting a visa. You can ...
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Are Letters of Invitation (LOI) required if visiting Russia with an APEC Business Travel Card?

Spinning off from this more specific question: Russian visa bureaucracy is infamous, and one of the quirkier bits is the requirement to have a letter of invitation (LOI) for virtually all visa types, ...
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Changing accommodation after interview for a Schengen visa

I will be traveling to Italy (main destination) and France (three days) in July. I have an interview at the Italian consulate for the Schengen visa next week. We plan to stay with friends in France. ...
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Number of invitations at once

Can I invite two different people at once to the UK, two different friends in the same year? I invited a friend already and I want to know if it is possible to invite another while the first one is ...
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Australian visa for conference - invitation letter

I'm an Indian national who will be visiting Australia for a week to attend a conference. I am currently a graduate student in the UK. The conference organizers asked me what they should supply for the ...
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Invitation letter for China

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan, and I want to travel to China for a week from Japan. I work in Japan as a software engineer. I checked the required documents (for visa type L, tourist), and it said ...
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Traveling to non-EU countries during a 1-month stay in an EU country

My family will travel from Peru to Spain. Visa is not required but I will prepare an invitation letter for their travel. While they are here in Spain, we will travel to Turkey for a week (Turkish ...
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How can I obtain a Pakistani letter of invitation without having to book a tour? [closed]

I may apply for a Pakistani tourist visa soon, and the embassy in Bern requires an invitation letter (LOI) for tourist visas. The one I've found without booking a tour charges EUR 55 here Is there ...
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US tourist visa for a friend in Kosovo? [closed]

I am a U.S citizen and I have a friend from Kosovo that I met online. I have met him twice when I went there to visit. I want him to get a tourist visa so he can come here in the U.S and meet my ...
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How can a technically homeless German citizen issue an invitation for a Schengen visa?

My friend has a problem to send Verpflichtungserklärung (VPE) to me. It seems the immigration office of her town wants more than only blocking 5000 Euros. They want her to prove she has a home. She is ...
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Invitation letter for a Schengen visa for Denmark

I plan to visit Denmark for 5 days during holiday season here in the States. I'll require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark. When I was going though the checklist for the visa application, there is one ...
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Can I invite a friend to visit me in the UK?

How long I need to live and work in the UK to be able to send an invitation to my friend from Algeria to visit me? Do I need any qualifications to send an invitation? Right now, I have only been in ...
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Can a German citizen invite me to the Czech Republic while living abroad?

A German friend of mine lives in Taiwan. He is on a short trip to the Hague right now. We would like to travel together to the Czech Republic for 14 days. I have an Iranian passport but living in ...
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Covering Letter for Europe stay

I am travelling to Europe for two months and I have a covering letter from my uncle from Czech Republic which states that he will bear all my expenses and accommodation during the two month stay. My ...
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I am travelling to Netherlands on an Invitation letter.Should my point of entry and exit be same for Schengen visa?

I am travelling to Netherlands and Germany as a tourist. I have invitation letter from a friend in Netherlands. I am applying for a Schengen visa from Netherlands consulate. Should my point of entry ...