Tourist Visa Cover Letter To Uk

Based upon all you have written there is little to suggest that a cover letter would be especially helpful. It wouldn't do any harm, but I don't see anything that requires an act of wordsmithery or persuasive writing. So it's really optional in this case with the main objective to avoid introducing anything that would throw the application out-of-whack.

If you took it to a solicitor, they would compose a fairly neutral cover letter which took up these points...

  • List of attachments: (itemized list of each piece of supporting evidence)
  • Premise of the visit: (to maintain family relationships with a brief summary of the mechanics like length, where you will stay, and so on);
  • Current lifestyle circumstances: (explanation that you are married with children, explanation of why a visit is appropriate at this particular point in time (important));
  • Current economic circumstances: (explanation you are employed as a [==title==] at [==company==] since [==date==] earning [==salary==], employment contract attached);
  • Immigration history: (explanation that you were refused a long time ago but do not have precise records of the event);
  • Other history: (criminal history if any. travel history if any);

The first page of the letter is devoted to the list of attachments, and the second page is devoted to your text. Because everything is (apparently) straightforward, you would be ill-advised to ramble beyond these two pages. You do NOT have to tell them that they are invited to contact you if they have further questions. They will wonder why you think it's important to raise that point. If you think your application is incomplete or will raise questions: do not submit it!

The letter itself is addressed to the "Consular Officer" at the post with cognizance for your application. If you do not know their name, the salutation is "To the Entry Clearance Officer:"

The subject line of the letter is:

Subject: Bob Cratchit, DOB: DD/MM/YYYY, Chinese national, GWF 00000000

Since this is such a plain vanilla case I do not see the need to copy the region or the Foreign Office Desk and certainly no reason to cc anyone in Parliament.

If the VFS tries to tell you that your letter is not required and removes it from your bundle (because they do stuff like that), it would be appropriate to make immediate representations.

Summary: based on everything you provided, the usefulness of a cover letter is marginal, you may be overthinking this part of the application.

In the income & expenditure where one is asked to indicate if I have income and savings,should I click Yes or No. And if Yes should state the ending balance as at the time of my application.

The key word here is "other", you answered the main questions in the previous section. Answer the questions using the natural meaning of the words so if you have 'other' put 'yes'.

What is an Invitation Letter for UK Visa?

An Invitation Letter for UK Visa is usually used as one of the documents that an intending visitor to the UK will use to show the reason for their visit. Although an invitation letter can be very useful, it is not required for obtaining a visitor visa to the UK. It is, however, a good idea to send one to your guest to make their application as robust as possible.  Writing an invitation letter for a UK visitor’s visa can be challenging if you do not know what to write. To write a good letter, what is important is to ensure that all the required information is in the letter. There is no specific method or style once all the required information is visible in the letter. This letter is sometimes reffered to as sponsorship letter for uk visa

In summary, the following should be on the invitation letter.

Your letter should include the following information about the person being invited:

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth.
  • The person’s address and telephone number.
  • Your relationship to the person being invited.
  • The purpose of the trip.
  • How long the person you are inviting intends to stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Details on accommodation and living expenses.
  • The date the person you are inviting intends to leave the United Kingdom.

Your letter must also include the following information about the person writing the letter:

  • Complete name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Address and telephone number in the United Kingdom.
  •  Occupation.
  • Your status in the United Kingdom
  • A photocopy of documents proving your status in the United Kingdom and financial Status.

Find a list of documents required for visa application here

Writing an Invitation Letter is just one piece of the puzzle, your guest may need help with Visa Application or Interview.


 

Before you start writing your invitation letter

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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.

The following sample invitation letter is written for a friend. You could use the same format for a parent, parents, cousin, uncle or business partners. All you need to do is adjust the text as it suits each situation.

Sample Invitation Letter

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

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport. You do not have to notarize the letter.

 How to get a UK Visa


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.

Sample Invitation Letter

204 Rye Lane,
Peckham
London,
SE15 4RZUK

12 Nov 2018

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, 2019, and will be staying for 10 days. He would be leaving on Feb 23, 2019.During his stay in UK, he 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 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.

Sample Invitation Letter

February 27th, 2018

(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, 2018 to April 21, 2018.

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.

Yours faithfully,

Moses Mark

Do not forget to send a scanned copy of your passport. You do not have to notarize the letter.


 Sponsorship Declaration to accompany invitation letter for UK visa.

It is possible that you may want to invite a family member or friend who is not in the position to sponsor themselves to the UK or you have simply chosen to sponsor their trip as a gift. If this is the case, it is advisable to fill out a sponsorship declaration form which can them be attached to the invitation letter for UK visa application. You may also choose to write a sponsorship letter.

Once the sponsorship declaration is filled and signed, send them to your guest. (Here is the form again)

Other Invitation Letters for UK Visa

Here is another sample invitation letter for visa to the UK

Graduation Invitation Letter for UK Visa

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