Libya Visa Invitation Letter
Libyan law requires visitors to acquire a visa invitation
letter from an approved Libyan tour operator, or a Libyan travel agent,
or a Libyan company in order to obtain the visa. The normal procedure is to book
your holiday or tour with your chosen Libyan tour operator in order for them
to provide you with the invitation letter required for the Libya visa. Some
people think that Libyan tour operators will not give you a visa or an invitation
letter unless you book an expensive holiday with them just to make more money.
This is not true. Libyan law states that only your Libyan-government-approved
tour operator can provide you with a Libya visa, and that once you are inside
the country a representative from that tour operator must accompany you during
your tour. For groups of more than four tourists the law also requires the Tourism
Police to accompany you.
This however does not mean that you must book a group-holiday
or an expensive-tour in order to get the Libyan visa invitation letter. The tour
operator is only required to provide you with a guide and a visa, and the rest
is entirely up to you. You can camp or choose to sleep in a hotel you like, buy
and eat your own food, and drive your own car. There is no restriction of freedom
either, as once you decide what destinations you would like to visit you can
go anywhere within those specified destinations. For instance, if you say you
want to visit Leptis Magna, then once you are in Leptis Magna you can go anywhere
you like at any time and sleep anywhere you like; your guide will be like a friend
whom you can ask for directions and you do the driving - and who knows, he may
become your friend!
After the recent changes in Libya, it is no longer required
to book a holiday in order to apply for the visa. The guide requirement has also
become discretionary. This means that we can provide visa services without the
need to take part in any of our
How can I obtain an invitation letter from
Send us an email saying you would like Temehu Tourism Services
to be your tour provider, together with the following details:
- Full name and nationality.
- Scan of passport's bio page.
- Your profession.
- Purpose of visit.
The tour operator will then send you the invitation letter, which you can
take to the Libyan embassy in your country, together with an application form,
2 photos and fees. Or we can use the invitation letter to get the Libya visa
ready for you at the arrival point.
Please note that the invitation letter by itself does not allow entry
to Libya. Like we have stated above, the letter is required to process the visa.
The visa process is described in our Visas page.
We can offer Libya Visa on arrival
The easy way to obtain the Libyan visa: you do not have to
have or see the "visa invitation letter" at all. All you have
to do is send us a copy of your passport's bio-page at least ten days before
arrival, together with your profession. We will use the received documents
to apply for a "Libyan Visa Approval", which we will use
to obtain the Libyan Entry Visa for you on the day of your arrival. Most of our
visitors opt for this option. To find out more about Libya visa procedure, please
see our visa page.