Travel Visa FAQ


What is a travel visa?

A travel visa is a document issued by a foreign country that provides permission for you to gain entry into that country.  It is your responsibility to determine whether or not a travel visa is required for your upcoming trip.  To see the travel visa requirements for a specific destination go to Visa Quick Check.

How do I know when I need a visa?

Our service starts with information. It’s as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!

What is required to apply for a travel visa?

While the specific requirements vary, most countries require that you submit recent photographs, complete an application form, and submit your actual passport.  Your passport is required as the visa, if issued, is affixed to a blank visa page in your passport.  Other documents can also be required such as a detailed travel itinerary, health information, and invitation letters.  Frequent changes to visa requirements and regulations cause research for international travel itineraries to be a confusing and time-consuming process.

Is my passport required to obtain a travel visa?

For the majority of countries, a travel visa is stamped on, or affixed to, a travel visa page inside a passport. However, there are a few exceptions. To see the travel visa requirements for a specific destination go to Visa Quick Check.

How does e-Visa obtain a travel visa for me?

e-Visa obtains travel visas by submitting a completed travel visa application, and other required documents, to embassies or consulates on your behalf. This eliminates the need for you to visit, communicate, and correspond directly with the embassy or consulate of your destination country.  To see the travel visa requirements for a specific destination go to Visa Quick Check.

How long will it take e-Visa to process my travel visa?

The speed to process a travel visa varies for each destination country.  e-Visa can process travel visas for many destinations in as little as a day.

Does the photo in my passport count as one passport photo? Can I submit digitally produced passport photographs?

The photographs submitted with a travel visa application must adhere to specific requirements regarding the size, background color, and type of paper on which the photo is printed.  The standard size is a 2” high x 2” wide photo taken of yourself within the last month.  Please be aware that any attempts to use digital photos must adhere to standard passport photo requirements (color, plain background) and be printed on correct photo quality paper.

Do I need a visa to transit through a country?

Many countries do not require a visa if you are in-transit to another destination and are staying for a very short period of time however, specific transit requirements vary widely from country to country.  Visit our Visas section to view the transit requirements for your destination.

What is an On Arrival Visa?

Some countries only issue visas once you arrive in the country.  Visit our Visa section to download a e-visa Application Kit and learn the entry requirements for your country of destination.