What is a Visa?

A visa is an official travel document that allows you to enter a foreign country and leave or stay in a country for a specific period. The most common visa types are tourist, student, work, and transit visas.

What does a visa look like?

A visa is either a stamp or a sticker glued into your passport. Your visa sticker usually includes your name, passport number, place of birth, type of visa, number of entries, and visa validity. A stamped visa only has the destination, visa validity, and start date of the visa.

Why do I need a visa?

You will need a visa when the foreign country you intend to travel to does not have a visa policy agreement with your home country. It is a travel authorization required to travel to a foreign country.

How do I apply for a visa?

Apply for a travel visa with A1 is an easy 4-step process: Select service Use our “Quick Check Visa Tool,” choose your type of visa, and place an order online. Fill form Log in to the A1 client portal to pay and complete your personalized visa questionnaire. Send us your documents. View and upload the […]

Is my passport linked to my visa?

To apply for a travel visa, you will need a valid passport. The visa sticker or the visa stamp carries your passport number, which identifies that you are the rightful owner of the visa.

Do I need a visa to transit through a country?

Transit requirements vary from country to country. Many countries do not require a visa if you are in transit; however, visit our Travel Visas section to see if you need a transit visa to your destination country.

Do I need to attend a visa interview?

Most country visa applications are approved or denied without an interview. Some country consulates require the applicant to submit their application in person to verify the applicant’s identity and to conduct a formal interview. Please note A1 Visas will not be able to assist you in submitting your visa application to the consulates that require […]