some countries i plan to visit require an invitation letter, evidences of hotel reservations and financial status for visa application. i am travelling as an independent traveller. how on earth do i get hold of an invitation letter if i dont know anyone in that particular country? and dont want to go through an agency... anyone with info? much appreciated! cheers!
You are free to come anytime to Mali (west africa) if you are interested!
In need to get a letter of invitation, just send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org!
You have many places to visit here!
i'm thinking sudan is one of the countries you are planning to visit.. what i'd think would suffice in place of the invitation letter is a letter from your embassy.. i couldn't get my ethiopian visa in khartoum cos they only issue visa to sudan residents.. but i went to my embassy in khartoum and asked for a letter.. and it worked wonders.. and i managed to get to ethiopia.. which was a great trip not to be missed really..
hope this helps
Think about this, every country wants tourists to visit their country, its usually good for their economy. They will not reject you application just because you do not know anyone there and cannot get an invitation letter. The whole idea is that they want to make sure that if you know someone there, they want to know about it. It helps if you are a genuine traveler or you have some other motive like getting in the country for immigration reasons or other unlawful activity. Its always good to be truthful and declare if you know someone.
: If you have a return/onward journey ticket, have a job/business in your parent country (they may ask for letter from employer), hotel reservation etc .. reflects your intention to be a genuine tourist. They may in cases ask for your bank statement. Also call their nearest visa center to clarify if you want.
oh thx guys for replying... somehow feel more confident right now than before
sigh, wouldnt it be nice to live in a world without borders??