Invitation Letter for Turkey Visa

Embassies around the world often require travelers to submit various documents when applying for a visa. One such document is the Invitation Letter, which can be confusing for first-time visa applicants. Understanding the purpose of this letter, how to obtain it, and why it is needed can greatly simplify the application process.

Ordering a Customized Invitation Letter for Turkey Visa Application

To receive a personalized Invitation Letter for your visa application, you can follow these simple steps:

  • Choose your package: Select either the Regular or Express package.
  • Complete the applicable fee payment: Provide your personal details, including first name, last name, country of residence, email address, and credit card information or use PayPal.
  • Fill out the Invitation Letter form: Provide accurate and honest information about yourself, your guest, and the entry and departure dates. Ensure you include the correct details of the embassy or consulate where you will submit the invitation letter.
  • Submit the request: Once you have filled out the invitation letter form correctly, click on "complete." We will receive your form and provide you with the initial draft of your letter.
  • Receive your invitation letter: Within two to three days, depending on your chosen package, you will receive the completed invitation letter in PDF format via email.
  • Print the Letter of Invitation: After receiving the invitation letter, print it out, sign it, and send it to your guest. Your guest must present the invitation letter to the appropriate embassy or consulate.

Understanding the Invitation Letter for Visa Application

An Invitation Letter for a visa application is a document that the applicant's host writes to the embassy or consulate where the applicant is applying for a visitor visa.

This letter confirms that the host will accommodate the applicant in their home throughout the entire duration of their stay in the country where the host legally resides. It can be addressed either to the applicant or to the consular officer reviewing the visa application.

Requirements for Writing a Letter of Invitation

In order for the Letter of Invitation to be valid, the host must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the country the applicant plans to visit.
  • Have a personal relationship with the applicant, such as being a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, or family member/relative.
  • Have a registered place of residence (home, flat).
  • Have sufficient space to accommodate the applicant.

While not all embassies require a Letter of Invitation, it is strongly recommended to submit one, even if not explicitly required.

Writing a Letter of Invitation for Visa Application

Writing a Letter of Invitation might seem daunting, but it can be the easiest part of your visa application once you understand its purpose. 

The letter should be written by the host and addressed to either the applicant or the consular officer. Some embassies provide their own invitation forms, so be sure to check if they have one when you receive the visa document checklist. If a form is provided, the host only needs to fill in the required information.

However, if no specific form is provided, the following samples can be used by replacing the information according to your case.

When writing the invitation letter, it is essential to include important details about both the host and the guest. The letter should include the following information about the host:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Occupation
  • Type of home (owned/rented house/flat/room)
  • Host's status in the host country (work visa, student visa, permanent resident, citizen, or any other legal status)
  • Signature

On the other hand, the letter should also contain the following information about the guest:

  • Full name as shown on their International Passport
  • Date of birth
  • Address and telephone number
  • Relationship between the host and the guest
  • Purpose of the trip (friendly visit, holiday, wedding, birthday party, etc.)
  • Exact entry date and exit date

If the letter is addressed to the guest, it should have a more personal and friendly tone rather than sounding too formal. This helps the consular officer gain a better understanding of the relationship between the host and the guest.

Invitation Letter for Turkey Visa

Supporting Documents for the Letter of Invitation

While not required by all embassies, it is considerate to submit additional documents along with the Letter of Invitation. These documents may include:

  • A scanned copy of the host's ID or passport
  • Evidence of the host's financial support, if applicable
  • Proof of home ownership or rental contract
  • Itinerary of planned activities during the guest's stay
  • Documentation showing that the host has taken time off work to be with the guest, if applicable

Submission of the Invitation Letter

The guest is responsible for submitting the Letter of Invitation at the embassy or consulate along with the visa application file. The host should scan the letter and send it to the guest, who will then submit it with the other supporting documents on the day of their appointment.

Sample Invitation Letter Format (Addressed to the Embassy)


Embassy of [Country]


Letter of Invitation for [Visitor's Name]: Passport No: [Passport Number]

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to support the visitor visa application of [Visitor's Name].

[Visitor's Name] is a resident of [Country] and is my [relationship]. [Visitor's Name] resides at [Visitor's Address], and their home phone number is (YY)XXXXXXX.

I am a legal permanent resident of [Guest's Home Country]. I live at [Guest's Home Address] and work as [Guest's Occupation], with a net income of $XXX per year. I would like [Visitor's Name] to visit me from [Date of Entry] to [Date of Exit] for [reason, such as a wedding, birthday, baby shower, graduation, etc.].

I kindly request that [Visitor's Name] be granted a visa for the entire duration mentioned above, during which I will be fully responsible for their well-being. [Visitor's Name] will be staying at my home and, upon the expiration of their visa, I will ensure their return to their home country.

Please find attached all the necessary documentation.

Thank you in anticipation of your favorable response.


[Host's Name]

Date of Birth: [Host's Date of Birth]

Address: [Host's Address]

Phone Number: [Host's Phone Number]

Signature: [Host's Signature]

Sample Invitation Letter (Addressed to the Guest)


Letter of Invitation for [Visitor's Name]: Passport No: [Passport Number]

Dear [Visitor's Name],

Following our recent conversation, I am writing this formal invitation for you to visit me in [Country]. It has been a long time since we last saw each other, and I am excited to introduce you to the wonderful people who have made my stay in [Country] so special.

During your visit, I will take care of your accommodation, meals, and transportation within [Country] from the day you arrive from [Visitor's Home Country] on [Entry Date] until your departure on [Date of Exit].

I have enclosed all the necessary documents for obtaining the required visa from the [Country] Embassy.

I can't wait to see you here!

Best regards,

[Host's Name]

Full Address: [Host's Full Address]

Country: [Host's Country]

Occupation: [Host's Occupation]

Phone Numbers:

Work: [(xxx) xxx-xxxx]

Home: [(xxx) xxx-xxxx]

Email: [Host's Email Address]

Signature: [Host's Signature]

Please note that the provided samples are just examples, and you should tailor the content to your specific situation and relationship with the host or guest.



Apply for Turkey visa:

  • Online Application: Fill out the visa application with your passport details.

  • Payment: Use a credit card to make an online payment.

  • Email Confirmation: After payment confirmation, your visa will be emailed to you.

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