What is a Travel Visa?
A travel visa is an authorization that permits a traveler to visit one certain country, usually in the form of a sticker document affixed to a passport page or a stamp also placed in one of the passport pages.
Each country has its own visa policy. To get a travel visa you must apply at the office of the immigration authorities of the country you are planning to visit.
In cases when your destination country does not have a consulate or embassy in your home country, you will have to obtain a travel visa at the embassy of another country that is authorized to issue visas for the country you will visit.
Types of Visas
There are many types of travel visas depending on your nationality, destination country, the purpose of travel, and even the number of times you wish to visit that country. You could obtain a visa to visit a certain country for the following purposes:
- Visit family and friends.
- Seek medical treatment.
- Seek employment.
- Attend business conferences.
- Participate in a scientific research project.
- Study at a university, college, or other educational institution.
- Join your spouse.
- Invest or open your own business.