Tourist Validity Request Letter

A Tourist Validity Request letter should be typed in the first person from the traveler and include the following:

  • Who you are (Name, Date of Birth, Gender)
  • When you are traveling
  • Dates of travel
  • Reason for travel (generally Tourist Purposes)
  • Explicitly state the length of the visa you are requesting

If you are staying with a friend or family, make sure your Validity Request Letter includes Name, Address and Contact information for your host. This information should match the Home-stay Visit Host Invitation letter.

To: Consulate General of (country) (or To: The Embassy of (country))
RE: Visa Application
Date: _______________________


My name is _________________________. I am a (Male/Female), and my date of birth is

I am planning on traveling to (country- specific state/province(s)) on (entry Date) and leaving (return date). I am traveling to visit your country as a tourist, to visit local landmarks and experience the culture.

[for longer validity visas:] (I am planning on returning to (country) throughout the coming years and, for that reason,) I am requesting a _____ year/month Tourist Visa. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.



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