Tourist Visa Explained

    It can turn out to be a daunting job to plan for your travels, but Visas are one of those steps you need to prepare for ahead before you travel anywhere.A Visa is a contingent authorization given to a traveller by a jurisdiction, which allows them to access, stay, or leave the territory. The term, Visa, has been taken from Latin ‘Charta Visa’, which means, Paper that has been seen. So, a tourist visa is a paper indicating you are permitted to visit a country for a fixed time period. Visa eligibility depends on which nation is being visited.

    Some visas allow travellers to stay for 30 days, while others permit them to stay for over six months. Normally, the travel visa would include the time you will be able to visit the country, the period the traveller is supposed to stay in the country, and whether they have permission to start working there. Visas are of different types, they depend on the reason you are travelling for. The common type of Visas isStudent, Tourist, Work, and Transit Visas. Each country has different Visas policies, which need to be permitted on your passport before you are allowed to enter a country.

    What can one do with A tourist visa?

    Each country has its set procedure, so it is important to know whether you need a visa to enter a country, because it takes time to be processed. Every country has different regulations to grant you access into the country. It is pertinent to have all the information beforehand, so you are not stranded at the terminal. Having a tourist visa allows travellers to go on a holiday for an extended period of time.

    If you are a holder of a British or United States Passport, chances are you will be able to travel without a Visa across the world. Although, some countries require tourists to apply for a Visa, so they can be granted permission to that country. A visa allows you non-citizen access to a country, which includes permission to stay in that country with conditions applied, and entering that country. With a tourist visas, the travellers can book a holiday trip anywhere in the world, but they can’t do any kind of work or trade during their stay in the country. So, it is important to check in which countries require Visa for entry, because it can be a trip wasted if you are not granted permission to enter the country.

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    What is the application process for a tourist visa?

    The application process behind applying for a visa are different for different countries, some can be done online, while others require people to visit the embassy. Applying for a Visa online is quicker, as it saves up your visit to the embassy, and waiting in lines for your passport. Since each country’s process for applying for a visa is different. They all may require you to keep a recent passport size photographs of yourself, it makes identification easier. The finished application, and your passport. It is dependable on the state you are travelling to, and how much time will take for your visa to be approved. Countries like Japan, Laos, and Thailand will grant the visitors a tourist visa upon arrival, if they are British Passport Holders. Then, your passport will be stamped, which will detail the days allotted for your stay in that country, with an end date. It starts as you enter the country. Some countries may have a stamping fee, so you should have the information sorted before applying.

    Afterwards, the approved visa can be obtained online, or by visiting the embassy of the country you will be travelling to. So, when you present it to the officials at the border, they can stamp your passport, which will grant you entry inside the country. Countries like, Vietnam, Australia require a stamp fee upon arrival, if you are a British Passport Holders. So, if you are still hesitant about which countries require Visas or not, then if you are a British Passport Holder, you can easily enter up to 166 countries.

    Bottom line

    To receive the full information for different countries Visa requirements, make sure to visit that country’s embassy because that will clear out a lot of confusion. At the borders, you will be asked to inform them of the places you are planning to travel to in the country, where you will be staying, when you will be leaving, etc. Many applications for visas may incur a fee, but it varies upon the country you will be visiting. Some countries grant stay for 90 days, or 6 six months, depending on whether you have the USB1/2 visa. So, tourist visas can be applied online, visiting the embassy, or upon arrival in that country.

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