The holidays are here and you would like one of your friends or family members to come and visit you. Everything was planned ahead and you are now looking into details of how to bring your friend or family member to visit you. What is the next step? You write a letter to the American Embassy in your friend’s country and make it known that you have invited him or her.
Why is this important? Embassies in any country are interested in knowing why a certain individual is entering their country. This is important for them to do this so that illegal immigrants and terrorists are kept at bay. So they delve into why anyone would want to come to their country. If you are inviting someone over, it is your job to satisfy the authorities that your friend will not become a burden on the state. And will go back to his own country once the visa tenure is over.
Here is what you do. You write to the visa officer at the embassy and provide him or her with details of the person you are inviting. This includes his or her name, date of birth, address and contact information. You also provide a reason for the person wanting to come to the country. Additionally, you need to provide information of your own status in the country and other details such as full name and contact information.
What follows is a sample letter for tourist visa invitation:
1520 W 125th Street
Overland Park, KS 58974
edward @ email . com
September 27, 2015
998 / 2 Moo 5
Soi Ta-ied, Choafa West Road
Dear Sir / Madam:
This letter is being written to invite my friend Arthit Klahan (Date of Birth January 15, 1975) to spend his winter vacations with me. His intended duration of stay is 3 weeks. Please refer below for Arthit’s contact details.
Full Name: Arthit Klahan
Address: 52/17 Soi Yos Anee, Choafa West Road, Phuket 78512, Thailand
Cellular: (82) 1111-1111
Home Phone: (82) 3333-3333
Email: arthkla @ email . com
We are looking at the possibility of Arthit reaching Overland Park, KS at the beginning of January 2016, since he has to report back to work in Phuket in the first week of February 2016. While in the USA, he will be staying with me at my home and I will bear all his living expenses.
Please refer below for details on my status in the USA:
Full name: Edward Cooper
Date of Birth: June 18, 1975
Address: 1520 W 125th Street, Overland Park, KS 58974
Phone: (999) 098-8766
Job title: Managing Director
Employer: Peep Services Inc.
Status: US Citizen
I have enclosed copies of all documents that you may need to expedite the verification process. If there are any additional requirements, please feel free to contact me.
(Enc: Copies of birth certificate, job letter, PR card and bank statement)