What is VISA?
A travel visa is a travel document which conditionally allows a person to enter or leave the region for which it is issued. A visa application in advance of arrival gives the country a chance to consider the applicant's circumstance, such as financial security, reason for applying, and details of previous visits to the country. A visitor may also be required to undergo and pass security and/or health checks upon arrival at the border.
Do I need a visa for travel?
It depends. An Indian citizen will get benefit from many favourable travel arrangements with countries around the world. For several countries, you will need a valid travel visa in order to enter.
Does it cost to have a visa processed?
It depends. An Indian citizen will get benefit from many favourable travel arrangements with countries around the world and the fee may be waived off. In other circumstances, one will have to pay for the visa.
How long will the process take?
This depends on the country you’re visiting. Some visas will be issued the same day; others can take weeks (or even months) to process.
What are the different types of visa?
Transit visa- for passing through the country to a destination outside that country - Short-stay or visitor visa- for short visits to the host country - Tourist visa - for a limited period of leisure travel, no business activities allowed - Visa for medical reasons- for undertaking diagnostics or a course of treatment in the host country's hospitals - Business visa - for engaging in commerce in the country - Residence visa – for people obtaining long-term residence in the host country - Immigrant visa - for those intending to immigrate to the issuing country - On-arrival visa (also known as Visa On Arrival, VOA), granted at a port of entry - Electronic visa - The visa is stored in a computer and is electronically tied to the passport number; no label, sticker or stamp is placed in the passport before travel.
How do I get a travel visa?
By submitting basic documents like: • Valid passport • Completed visa application • Passport/Visa size photos • Payment of required fees • In some cases, additional identification such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or bank statement showing that you the necessary funds to complete your journey • Some countries require a copy of your travel ticket