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invitation letter for visa application
8 years ago, March 21st 2007 No: 1 Msg: #12118  
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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! Reply to this

8 years ago, April 14th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #12870  
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 malianproducts@yahoo.fr!
You have many places to visit here!
thanks! Reply to this

8 years ago, April 22nd 2007 No: 3 Msg: #13203  
hi ailee

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

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8 years ago, May 12th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #13858  
Hi Ailee,

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.

BOTTOM LINE: 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.

Happy Traveling
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8 years ago, May 14th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #13924  
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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?? Reply to this

8 years ago, May 22nd 2007 No: 6 Msg: #14217  
You are Welcome

Happy travelling
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