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FAQ – Travel Visa

  • What is a travel visa?

    A travel visa gives permission for a non-citizen to enter a particular country for a limited duration. Visas often come in the form of a sticker or stamp affixed to Visa (blank) pages within your passport. A travel visa is issued by the Consulate or Embassy of the country you wish to travel. Requirements and application procedures vary per country. It is your responsibility to determine whether or not a travel visa is required for your upcoming trip.

  • Does my travel destination require a visa?

    Many countries require a travel visa in addition to a valid passport. Search here for the most up to date visa requirements to see if a visa is required for your travel destination.

  • What is the difference between a Tourist and a Business Visa?

    Tourist Visa - travel for Tourist purposes only. Generally, if you have not been invited by a business or institution your visa will be a Tourist Visa.

    Business Visa – travel for the purpose of doing some kind of business with a company, individual, or institution. Business visas are more versatile, as you are always welcome to travel as a Tourist on a Business Visa. Business Visas require a Letter of Invitation from your host in the country. Business visas are also often used for travel for conventions and company retreats.

  • Can I get a Visa upon arrival into the country I am traveling to?

    There are a few countries that allow you to obtain your visa upon arrival. These rules change often so it’s best to check for the latest information. Expect that during the busy travel season this process can take some time, possibly a few hours at the airport. Some countries, which allow you to obtain a Visa upon arrival, will also allow you the convenience of obtaining the Visa ahead of time.

  • I am a non-citizen living in the United States with a Green Card or Long Term Visa (such as a Work Visa or Student Visa). Can I get a Travel Visa through

    Our services can assist all legal residents in the US to get a travel visa. Understand, there are often different paperwork, costs, and timeframes for non-citizens. You will also need to provide a copy of the document showing your legal stay in the US (Green Card or Visa).

  • What are the top travel destinations that require a visa?

    China, India, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, and Nigeria are among the many countries that require a travel visa to enter the country. Click here for a full list of countries to check for current visa requirements.

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