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Sample Invitation Letter for UK Visa written to a friend

Below is a sample invitation letter for UK Visa. 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 British High Commission.

 

Sample 1

January 27th, 2016

David Smith
191 Masons Avenue,
London HA3 5AH
United Kingdom
+44 020 8876 1234

To Whom It May Concern:

Application for a Standard Visitor Visa: Dorcas Odu; May 13 1980; Passport No: AO345678

I am writing to confirm I wish to invite Dorcas Odu to visit me in the UK for 3 weeks in order to have a short holiday. I hope she will be able to come on 20th of June 2016.

I am a British Citizen and Electrical Engineer Working at DemsTech in London. I will be on vacation at that time.

I am able to accommodate her for the duration of her stay in the UK. Please find attached evidence of my accommodation.

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

David Smith

 

Sample 2

Sample Invitation Letter for UK Visa written to a father

As a British Citizen or anyone who has an eligible status in the UK, you are entitled to have a guest visit you from different parts of the world. Many students come to the UK to study from all over the world, these students often need to have their parent or other relatives visit them. Find below a sample invitation letter written by a Naturalized British Citizen who wants his father to visit him in the UK.

Please take note that you can use the same format to invite a mother, uncle, brother, sister, grand parents. All you have to do is adjust the letter to reflect the different relationships. If your situation is different, simply state your case and let your guest present himself. In some cases you may mention something about your guest but that is not necessary. This letter is just a document that shows that your guest really has a reason to come to the UK.

The sample below is just one format for an invitation letter. There are very many other formats. You may choose to write the letter directly to your guest. In both cases however, it is your guest that you send the letter to.

204 Rye Lane,
Peckham
London,
SE15 4RZUK

12 Nov 2012

British High Commission
Upper Hill Road
Nairobi

Dear Sir/Madam

Application for Visit Visa: JAMES DONALD MARK – PASSPORT NO – 123456

I am writing to confirm that I Moses Kevin Mark am inviting Mr JAMES DONALD MARK to visit me in the UK.

Mr JAMES DONALD MARK is my father. His passport number is 123456 and his date of birth is 20 April 1945.

He is going to visit the UK from Feb 13 2013 and will be staying for 10 days. He would be leaving on Feb 23 2013.During his stay in Uk her will be staying with me and I will be responsible for his transportation in and around the UK.

I am a British Citizen with passport No – 234565. I currently work at British Airways and reside at 201 Rye Lane, Peckham. I have attached a copy of the Biodata page of my Passport and my tenancy agreement.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Yours faithfully,

Moses Kevin Mark
Moses@ba.com
44-078-111-1111

 

Sample 3

Sample Formal Letter of Invitation for Standard Visitor Visa to the UK written to a husband and wife

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.

 

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

 

Sample 4

Sample Invitation Letter for Parents

Below is a sample invitation letter. 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 British High Commission.

 

 

Andrew Odu,
25 ANSELL COURT,
STEVENAGE SG1 4RL
United Kingdom
+44 020 8111 1234

12th July 2012

The British High Commission,
Nairobi,
Kenya:

Application for visit visa: Mr John Odu; May 13 1940; Passport No: AO345678 and Mrs Mary Odu, June 5 1945; Passport No. A045566

This Letter is to confirm that I wish to invite my parents John and Mary Odu to visit me in Stevenage, UK for 3 weeks in order to have a short holiday. I want them to come on the 20th of August 2012 and leave on the 10th of September 2012. I hope that they would be able to celebrate my 35th Birthday celebration with me on the 3rd of September 2012.

I am a British Citizen and Electrical Engineer Working at Bell UK in London. I will be on vacation at that time.

I am able to accommodate them for the duration of their stay in the UK. Please find attached evidence of my accommodation.

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

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

Your faithfully

 

Andrew Odu

 

Sample 5

Sample Sponsorship Letter for Uk Visa

This letter is written by a UK citizen to invite his Mum to visit him in Manchester. His mum is retired and living on a modest pension in Kenya. He and his wife will be sponsoring his mother’s entire trip to the UK. This letter will be sent to his mother in Kenya along with COPIES of all the necessary documents. His mum will then attach them to her application to the British Embassy in Kenya.


To
The Visa Officer
British Deputy High Commission
Nairobi
Kenya

Standard Visitor Visa application for – Mrs Grace Kikuyu, Passport No: 1237777

Dear Sir /Madam,

I  Andrew Kikuyu am pleases to provide this letter of invitation for my mother Mrs Grace Kikuyu who resides at 34 Mango Road, Nairobi, Kenya.  She intend to visit us for holidays for 6 weeks from October 1st 2016 until 15th of October, 2016.  Mrs Grace is a retired teacher and widow of my dad Mr Thomas Kikuyu.

I am the Network Administrator at MicroMana, an IT company based in Manchester, UK. Please find enclosed herewith my payslips and bank statements in which my salary is deposited.

My wife an I own a 4 bedroom bungalow at 234 Swan Street, Manchester, which is of sufficient size to accommodate my mother during her stay in the UK. Enclosed is a copy of our Title deed for the house and copy of our Council tax bill and utility bill.

I will be responsible for my mum’s travel costs, maintenance, accommodation and care and shall ensure that during her stay in the UK, she does not have recourse to any public funds. I also undertake to ensure her return to Nairobi, after visit in the UK.

Should you require any further information, please contact me on +44-123-12345 or  e-mail andrewkikuyu@microblast.com

Sincerely,

Andrew Kikuyu

ENCLOSURES:
• Copy of British Passport
• Copy of 6 month Salary statements
• Copy of 6 month bank statements
• Copy of Title deeds for our house
• Copy of Council tax bill for our house

 

Is a Sponsorship Letter for UK Visa Required?

Although an invitation letter is not required for the application for a Uk Standard Visitor Visa, it is advisable that you get one. It acts as one of the supporting documents for the visa application.

A sponsorship Letter however is required because it is the document that shows how the guest plans to pay for the trip to the uk.

If you are sponsoring your guest financially to the UK, you must provide this document as well as the signed Declaration of Sponsorship form. Otherwise you could just fill the form and attach it to a regular invitation letter.

 

Other Required Documents : Here

 

 

Your letter of invitation MUST include

ISAS recommends to write a letter addressed to the Entry Clearance Officer at the Embassy where your visitor is applying for their visa. Recommended to include in your letter are the following:

  • the full name and date of birth of the proposed visitor(s)
  • their relationship to you (parent, friend, etc)
  • why they want to come and visit you (for a holiday, to attend your graduation, etc.)
  • how long they want to stay in the UK and, if possible, their proposed arrival and departure dates
  • where they intend to stay; if they plan to stay with you, give your full address
  • your own immigration status in the UK (for example, ‘Tier 4 General visa’)

 

  1. A) Sponsor’s Documents Checklist:1) 6 months Bank statements
    2) 6 months pay slips
    3) Address proof : Utility Bill e.g. Telephone bill or Electric Bill or Council tax notice)
    4) Rental Agreement
    5) Owner’s no objection letter
    6) Sponsor’s High commission certified letter (e.g. Indian High commission in UK)
    7) Applicants’s passport copy ( Visa page and stamping page)
    8) Sponsor’s work permit copy
    9) Employer’s letter for employement proof
    10) Letter from Sponsor requesting British High commission for granting visa to visitors.

    Recommended but not mandatory Docs (if sponsor is employed in UK): 

    11) P60 form
    12) NI number letter

    Reason for visiting UK:

    Could be many, meeting with friends, family visit. I have provided an example of a visit where one of your family members may be expecting to deliver soon:

    13) NHS maternity letter or prescription exemption card
    14) Proof of relations / friendship

    B) Visitor’s Documents:

    15) Passport photo copy (all pages)
    16) Proof of address ( ration card, PAN card)

    Applicant’s Financial Documents:

    17) Bank statements (all bank accounts that you may hold, higher the account balance, higher the chances of your application being successful.)
    18) Any Insurance Premium receipts and Insurance Policy
    19) Stocks & Shares in hand proof ( statement from your broker or depository)
    20) If Social Org member (proof of the same)
    21) PAN card xerox
    22) Credit Card statement
    23) PPF (Public Provident Fund) statements

    Reasons for returning to home country:

    You may have assets, unmarried children, relatives, who are in your home country for whom you may need to return.

    24) Children’s proofs (passports)
    25) Any other investment or asset proof (land / property)

 

SPONSORSHIP UNDERTAKING FORM (Form SU07/12)

Download Form sponsorship-form_12 (PDF Format)

 

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