A visa is a conditional authorization granted by a country to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that country. Visas typically include limits on the duration of the foreigner’s stay, territory within the country they may enter, the dates they may enter, the number of permitted visits or an individual’s right to work in the country in question. Visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a country and thus are, in some countries, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country. In each instance, a visa is subject to entry permission by an immigration official at the time of actual entry, and can be revoked at any time.
A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant’s passport or other travel document. The visa, when required, was historically granted by an immigration official on a visitor’s arrival at the frontiers of a country, but increasingly today a traveller wishing to enter another country must apply in advance for a visa, sometimes in person at a consular office, by mail or over the internet. The actual visa may still be a sticker or a stamp in the passport, or may take the form of a separate document or an electronic record of the authorization, which the applicant can print before leaving home and produce on entry to the host country. Some countries do not require visas for short visits.
Tips for a Successful Visitor Visa Interview
*You must do sincere efforts and no leave any reason for officer to refuse your visa.
*Understand the process well.( accurate information and knowledge is half battle win)
*Provide complete and truthful information.
*Prepare well for the interview.
*Applicants should use the same passport to purchase their receipt ( Or pay fee) as they will use at the time of interview.
*If your passport expires within the next 6 – 12 months It is advised to obtain a new passport prior to purchasing a receipt for a visa interview.
*All questions in application form must be answered in correctly.
*All Visa applicants should indicate clearly in their Last Name and Given Name. Its often seen in the case of South Indian names that passport issuing authorities write the whole name in the Last Name field.
*Applicants should check their passport and if the whole name is given in one line, they should get the same changed from passport office before applying for a visa.
*Indicate your current address and not the permanent address on the visa application form.These useful tips can be a great help to get you Visa.