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    Tourist/Visitor Visa

    Travelling abroad might be confusing if you don’t have all the details. Here, we discuss the common visitor visa types, eligibility, cost, process, and documentation. 

    Know about Visit Visa

    A visitor visa is a kind of non-immigrant visa that permits you to stay in a specific country for a certain or shorter period of time. A visitor visa allows you to attend short-term business activities, family/friends visits or go as a tourist and also for medical treatment.

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      Best countries or common countries to visit

      With a visiting visa, what can I do?

      Here are the activities that I can do while having a visitor visa-

      • Tourism 
      • Visiting relatives
      • Attending business activities like conference
      • Visiting family and friends
      • Medical treatment
      • Taking part in short-term training
      • Job Search ( In some Countries)

      You can not work or study while holding a temporary visiting visa. You need another visa category for work and study in a foreign country. 

      Things to know about the visitor visa-

      • Hassle-free
      • You can obtain easily
      • Genuine reason for travel
      • Proof of funds
      • A visa interview might be held
      • Biometrics might be required
      • Granted for 3 to 6 months

      Types of visitor visa

      Types of visitor visa

      There are different kinds of visitor visas available depending on travel purposes (tourism, visiting family/friends, business, or transit). Each country has its own eligibility criteria and application process. 

      A visitor visa allows the number of entries. It can be a single entry, double entry, or multiple entry.


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        Visitor visa/Tourist visa

        This visa category is purely for visiting and tourism purposes. You can find rules and regulations for this type of visa on the host country’s embassy or consulate website.

        Business visa

        This visa category is for those who conduct business activities like conferences, meetings, sales, or research purposes.

        Work visa/Employment visa

        Issued by the host nation to let the guest engage in lawful employment there. Additionally, the procedure for granting this visa varies depending on the country. This visa process might take anywhere from 10 days to 3 months.

        Transit visa

        Some countries that prioritise political security demand it. When you arrive in a country and wish to leave quickly, you must have a transit visa. Usually, these visas are only valid for a maximum of 3 days.

        Single-entry, double-entry, or multiple-entry visas

        These visa kinds fit into each of the aforementioned groups. You are only allowed one entry into the country as per a single-entry permit, double entry refers to entering twice, while multiple-entry visas let you enter as you’d want while they’re in effect.

        Sponsored family visitor visa

        A sponsored family visitor visa is issued to family members living outside the country.

        Processing time for a Tourist/Visitor visa

        The processing time for a tourist/visitor visa depends on the country which offers you the visa. It also depends on the candidate’s nationality.

        Documents required for Tourist/Visitor visa

        Basic document requirements:

        Other document requirements:

        Standard procedure to get a visitor visa

        The standard procedure to get a tourist/visitor visa for many countries is-

        • Fill the application form 
        • Pay the application fee
        • Schedule a appointment at the embassy for visa interview
        • Attend the interview at the embassy on assigned date and time

        Processing time for tourist/visitor visas

        Here we get to know about that how much processing time a tourist/visitor visa can take-

        • Australia- It takes 2-4 weeks from the date of submitting the visa application
        • Canada- Canada visitor visa takes maximum of 15 days from the date of submitting the visa application
        • USA- It takes somewhere 3-5 weeks to process the application
        • UK- You can expect a decision within 3 weeks of attending the appointment at the visa application centre
        • New Zealand- Processing time for New Zealand depends on the workload, the majority of visa applications are cleared within 3 months.

          Based on the countries here is the cost to apply for tourist/visitor visa-

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          Eligibility criteria for a visitor visa

          As we know each country has its own eligibility criteria. let’s discuss the eligibility criteria for each country-

          Australia Visitor visa

          Application for a visa: Subclass 600 visitor visa application for tourists (from outside Australia)

          You can take a cruise, see relatives and friends in Australia, or go on a tour with an Australia Subclass 600 visa

          Candidates who meet the following requirements can submit an application for an Australia visitor visa:

          • Genuine desire to remain in Australia for a short while
          • Travelling for reasons other than work or healthcare
          • Sponsored or capable of providing for their own needs while there
          • Meet all relevant public interest requirements such as the character and health requirements.
          Canada visitor visa

          If you plan to travel to Canada for business purposes, visit family and friends, or transit through Canada, then you will need a Canada visitor visa. One can apply for a Canada visitor visa online or on paper. 

          Canada visitor visa requirements 

          • Proof of funds 
          • Medical certificate
          • Not be seeking or undertaking a job during the visit 
          • No criminal record
          • If you are visiting relatives then you need to show the letter of invitation
          • Candidates from certain countries will require a temporary residency permit
          • Leave Canada by the end of the visit 
          • Other requirements based on the profile may be required.
          US visitor visa

          The US visitor visa category comes under the ‘B’ visa category. ‘B-1’ visa for business visits, ‘B-2’ for tourism, and ‘B-1/B-2’ is a single visa. 

          General eligibility for US visitor visa-

          • The purpose of the visit must be genuine 
          • Visit to be only for a specific time 
          • Proof of funds
          • You will return back to your home country when your trip ends.
          UK visitor visa

          Visa to apply for: UK Standard visitor visa

          UK standard visitor visa grants you to visit the UK for tourism, business, study (up to six months in duration), and other activities. 

          Types of UK standard visitor visas-

          • Standard visitor visa, for six months
          • Standard visitor visa for medical reasons, for 11 months
          • Standard visitor visa for academics, for 12 months
          • Two years long-term standard visitor visa, six months per visit
          • Five years long-term standard visitor visa, six months per visit
          • Ten years long-term standard visitor visa, six months per visit.

          Eligibility criteria for Standard visitor visa:

          • Proof of funds
          • Proof that you will return back to your home country after your trip ends
          • Purpose of visit.
          New Zealand tourist/visitor visa

          You can explore New Zealand on a visitor visa, enjoy sports, visit family and friends. Also, you can study for up to 3 months while you are having a New Zealand visitor visa

          To qualify for New Zealand visitor visa you need to meet certain eligibility criteria that is-

          • Proof of your identity
          • Health certificate
          • Character certificate
          • Proof of funds
          • Show proof of your return ticket to your home country.
          Schengen visa

          Schengen visa allows you to visit 26 countries in Europe and stay up to 90 days in every six month period starting from the date of entry. 


          26 countries in Europe are- France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Malta, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Greece, Slovakia, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Latvia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, and Norway. 

          Eligibility criteria for schengen visa-

          • Application form
          • Pay the visa fee
          • Proof of funds
          • Proof of accomodation
          • Travel health insurance (minimum coverage of 30,000 euros)
          • Round trip reservation

          Apply for a Tourist/Visitor visa for Business purposes

          Apply for a Tourist/Visitor visa for Business purposes

          A business visa has different eligibility criteria which depends on the country. Here are certain documents list which is generally required to apply for tourist/visitor visa

          • A valid passport
          • Travel itinerary
          • Academic credentials
          • Business and professional credentials
          • Show proof that you will return back to your home country when your trip ends
          • Proof of adequate financial resources
          • Application form duly filled and signed
          • Copy of fee paid for the visa application

          How Province Immigration Can Help You?

          • Profile Evaluation: We check your particular profile history with the criteria for visa eligibility and advise you as to which visas you need to apply for. 
          • Obtaining documents: Assist you in gathering the paperwork required to apply for a visa. 
          • professional direction: We are always here to help you, whether it be with interview preparation, French/English classes, working samples for resumes and cover letters, or help with application forms, medical clearance certificates, or police clearance certificates.  
          • Dedicated Case Officer: Throughout the process, we provide you with individualised support and serve as the company’s primary point of contact.
          • Post-Landing Services: After you’ve gotten your visa, we assist you in settling down in the nation. These services are specially tailored to meet your needs. With Province Immigration, you can anticipate a one-stop solution for all of your visa needs, including profile evaluation, documentation, application preparation, and post-visa services.

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            How many times can a visit visa be extended?

            That will depend on the nation you are visiting. Generally speaking, a visiting visa can only be renewed temporarily and for unavoidable circumstances.

            What is the difference between a tourist visa and a visit visa?

            A tourist visa is often issued for sightseeing. On the other hand, a visitation visa is one that is granted for a variety of reasons, such as brief business meetings, medical procedures, and more.

            How to apply for a visitor visa?

            You may now apply online in the majority of nations. However, in certain countries, you might need to show up for a visa interview.

            What factors affect the processing time of visit visas?

            Visitation visas are granted based on a number of criteria, some of which are listed below.

              • You have to send your application together with any necessary supporting documentation.
              • quickly you respond to requests for further details
              • duration that the authorities took to finish the necessary inspections
              • Time taken to get further details on your background, health, and national security

            The information you submit will determine whether your visa application is approved or denied. Apply for a visa well in advance of the date of your trip. 

            Wait to book a trip until your visa has been approved.

            What are the key points to note about visitor visas?
            • Working in the host nation with this visa is not permitted.
            • All you can do with this visa is travel and remain.
            • Usually, the visiting visa is granted for a duration of three months to a year.
            Am I eligible for a Business Visa?

            Business visas are issued for the following reasons - 

            • Government or general business enquiries.
            • Government visits.
            • Business negotiations.
            • Attending seminars & conferences.
            • Job interview.
            • Professional examinations.

            However, check out with the country you plan to visit.