Travel Visa is another visa category where an individual who wish to travel, going on a holiday, visit a place, visit relatives or friends or even writes an exam or undergoes medical treatment to another country must have to land in a foreign land/ country.
Tourist Visa is a conditional authorization document given by a competent authority of a country to an individual who is not a citizen of that country to enter its territory and to remain or stay there for a limited duration. This Visas is given / issued to applicants who have a genuine intention , purpose for the travel or also have traveled history overseas before & have adequate finances to support themselves in the country they are visiting during the stay. This Visa requirements vary from country to country and it also depends on the individual profile and nationality.
Tourist Visa, on request , was generally given by an immigration official on a visitor’s arrival at the frontiers of a country, but increasingly today a traveler wishing to enter another country must apply well in advance for a e-Visa. For some other developed countries and nationals, the tourist Visa should be obtained before traveling, while for some it is granted on arrival. More often than not, an assessment is based on documents is submitted & the Visa interviews are scheduled in some cases .
Each country have particular requirements /conditions to their Visitor / Travel / Tourist Visas:
- Duration of stay in the country
- The territories to be covered by the Visa
- Dates of visa validity
This tourist Visa is granted for three to six months for first-time applicants based on the country and the individual profile in which they are applying and traveling ; those who have visited before can apply for multiple years visa validity depending on their individual case and country. Only the USA Visa requires the applicant to attend a personal interview in high commission , if he hasn’t traveled before, all other countries ask for a personal interview very rarely. The Visa is stamped on the passport or sent by email. This Visa is commonly a stamp endorsed on the applicant’s passport or any other travel document.