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Visas You May Need Someday Defined

Aug 3, 2008
Short for the Latin word meaning carta visa, a visa is an important document issued by host countries giving formal approval for a visiting individual. These visas are usually for a specifically amount of time with the purpose of the stay officially written on the document. Coupled with a passport, this document is an important part of any traveling abroad protecting your rights as well as the host country.

Not only are entrance visas required. In some countries, an exit visa is required as well. Many visas are granted once you have arrived to your destination via the local consulate or embassy. Knowing where to get your visa once it is approved is an important aspect of this process you must be aware of. In addition, be sure you know the verification and identification you will need. If you will need an exit visa, it is a good idea to know the procedure necessary to obtain this before you are ready to leave.

Take a look at a few of the common visas available today and what that visa can do for you.

> Transit Visa - 5 day visa perfect for passing through a country. Perfect when visiting a country only temporarily. These can be extended into another form by contacting the official authorities.

> Tourist Visa - Limited visa for entertainment purposes only. No business permitted on this visa. A tourist visa is common, but be sure you recognize what constitutes business or commerce to insure you do not break any laws and get deported rather quickly.

> Business Visa - These are necessary for engaging in any type of commerce in the destination country. The business visa will be specific as to the type of commerce you will be doing for your stay. If you plan on changing the type of business, play it safe and be sure to add or change your visa appropriately.

> Temporary Worker Visa - A temporary work visa for approved employment within the host country.

> Student Visa - These are for students or people planning on being students in the host country.

> Spousal Visa - Necessary visa for spouses to follow their spouse to a foreign country.

> Diplomatic Visa - Only bearable by those obtaining a diplomatic passport.

> Journalist Visa - When traveling to a news worthy story, journalist or those in like fields are required to have a journalist visa.

> Marriage or Fiancée Visa - If traveling to the host country will result in a marriage, this is the visa necessary. Most marriage visas are good for 4 months. Be sure you know how long you have to get married.

> Immigrant Visa - A temporary visa for those intended to make the host country a permanent residence by applying for citizenship.

When it comes to traveling abroad, a visa and passport go a long way to insure your own safety and security. In addition, you are giving the consulate or embassy a method of tracking you in case of problems or evacuations. Playing it safe means playing by the rules, and when it comes to a foreign country, you want the embassy on your side.
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Nance Leighton owns and operates VIP Passports Inc from Houston, Texas. She proudly offers services associated with passports, birth certificates, photos, and much more. If you need it, she has it!
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