If you are thinking of traveling to any country, there is a prime permit you need, and that permit is a Passport, Travel document or visa. Although there are certain countries with list of countries they permit their citizens free entry for a certain number of days, 80 percent of the times you may be required to produce a permit or travel papers to be able to visit a country. Citizens in some countries like the United States, UK, Russia, China etc have some privileges to visit other countries without any permit. Such visits are however limited to certain activities like tourism, study, research, training, workshops, intelligent services, assignments, diplomatic missions etc.
We will guide you on a step by step processes of getting a visa or passport permit to any country here in this article and also suggest means that will facilitate your successful permit Issuance.
When hunting for visa applications online, you’ll want to start at the embassy or consulate website for the nation you’re visiting. Typically, you’ll fill out visa application forms online, print and mail them in, or hand deliver them to the nation’s local consulate.
Regardless of your age, there must be a reason why you want to visit another country. The reasons are so many that we would not be able to mention them here. However there are generally two types of Visas/ Travel Document or permit in a broader sense. These are:
1. Permanent Residence Visas or (Green Card in USA) they constitute;
a. Employment based visas
b. Investors Visas
c. Religious Worker
d. Family Based Sponsorship
e. Diversity Visa program(often done in US)
2. Non-Immigrant (Temporary) Visas which include;
a. H-1B Visas (Issued for a period of 6 years for a national with at least a Bachelor degree in a related discipline in the US)
b. TN Visas available only to Canadians and Mexican Nationals (USA)
c. Intra-Company Transference Visas
d. Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Visas
e. Exchange Visitor Visa
f. Students Visa
g. O & P Visa
h. Business Visitors
i. Tourist Visas
j. Fiancee Visas
k. Non-Agricultural Visas
l. Training Visas
m. Information Media Visas
n. Religious Worker Visas
Well, it depends on what you want to do in the country you are traveling to. Many countries have some travel permit and visa policies, application processes and procedures, restrictions and access, rules and regulations governing their issuance of visa or travel permit to nationals. while most countries require online application and waiting for response or approval before proceeding, most countries would prefer the applicant to appear in person.
check to see if you need a visa to travel to that country. You can do this by conducting research, asking questions, go online mostly Google or Bing etc. and remember that even if the country permits you to visit without visa or permit, such permits are usually limited to certain activities and not on long term.
You can either apply online by downloading the visa application form for that country, filling it and submitting through the appropriate channel, optionally if available, filling the application online or Visit the country's embassy nearest to you to book appointment with the consulate. If you are lucky, you might be granted attention on your first visit. To find embassies, their address and location for any country, all the requirements would be given to you in the process. please refer to:
Wait for a reply after your application. It usually take sometimes depending on the country you are traveling to.
Go for interview: most countries will call you for an interview, and you should be prepared for questions related to the reason of your travel to that country.
If your application is accepted and you pass the test/interview, you may be required to wait for sometimes depending on the type of visa you applied for.
...and behold congratulations! your visa is ready for grab. Now you can travel.
You'll usually have to send a money order or check along with your visa application. Typical visas range in cost from $50 to $200. For example, a Brazilian visa costs $160, and an Indian visa costs $76, barring additional fees.
Note: The steps provided above are for individuals but the process is pretty much the same for organizations or government bodies sponsoring groups for an expedition or course etc.
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