Sample Invitation Letter for US Visa

A U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident may write a Letter of Invitation for a friend or a relative who is willing to come to the U.S. as a tourist for a short period of time. It is not a mandatory document. However, it can help smoothen the visa application. The letter must be addressed to the B2 visa applicant and should provide the reason for the visit as well as the financial liberty to be able to undertake this trip.

[Host’s name]
[Full address]

Phone Numbers: [Phone number]
Email: [Email address]


[Visitor’s name]
[Visitor’s Address]

Dear [Visitor],

I invite you to visit us and spend your vacation in USA with us. We have planned to visit famous tourist places like [name of tourist places to visit]. It will also be an opportunity for you to see and experience the American culture and lifestyle.

I will be taking care of your entire USA tour expenses (or you will be responsible for your entire USA tour expenses), including the round trip airfare food, housing, medical insurance and all your other personal expenses. Enclosed please find the following documents required for obtaining a B2 Tourist Visa from the US Consulate, [Name of US Consulate, e.g. Mumbai Consulate]:

  1. Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160

  2. Photo Requirements

  3. Non-refundable Visa Fee (depends on country e.g. India’s B2 Visa fee is $160 USD or 11200.00 INR)

Please note all Visa related fees must be paid in your local currency.


[Host’s signature]
[Host ‘s name]

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