LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT OFFER E-VISA FOR TOURISTS, HERE ARE THE 70 REAL E-VISA COUNTRIES.
Armenia has an easy e-visa obtaining process, providing official, diplomatic, and transit visa with single and multiple entries issued for a maximum of 180 days. However, Armenia exempts citizens of up to 45 countries from visa liabilities for crossing the boundaries. The visitor can stay in Armenia for up to 180 days with an e-Visa.
Bahrain's e-visa, launched in 2004, provides visas for tourism and business in different areas such as medical, study, exhibition, conference, sport, journalism, NGO, etc. Also, it provides visas for investment purposes allowing single and multiple entry travel permits. An e-visa and visa on arrival are available for different durations.
Bangladesh provides different visas for its visitors: business visas, employment visas, investor visas, student visas, etc. Such e-visas are valid for single, double, and multiple entries depending upon the type of visa. Currently, online payment for visa applications is not supported. When applying for an e-visa to visit Bangladesh, the traveller must have a passport valid for at least 6 months. A polio vaccine certificate (if applicable) is also required.
Bangladeshi authorities require the passengers to produce a PCR-based COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 72 hours of arriving in Bangladesh.
Cambodia launched an e-visa service in 2006. The country's e-Visa process is among the world's simplest and easiest. Once you have filled the requirements, the application gets approved in a very short time. A single-entry visa allows the tourists to stay in Cambodia for 30 days with the validity of 3 months. Visitors can make payment through Visa Card, Master Card, Union Pay, or Alipay.
India offers complete online visa issuance and provides a broad range of online visas, including tourist, medical, medical attendant, business, employment, project, intern, student, diplomat visa, and many more.
Ireland requires all visitors to carry along a negative COVID RT-PCR test report, carried out no more than 72 hours before arrival in Ireland (except those arriving from Northern Ireland), before travelling to Ireland. It offers short stay, extended stay, re-entry, transit, and multiple entry visas for tourism, business, family, conference, employment, internship, marriage, medical, and tournament purposes.
If you are a tourist, you can apply for a short stay 'C' visit visa that allows a stay of up to 90, valid for single and multiple entries. An extended stay 'D' visa allows a stay longer than 90 days. Travellers from Great Britain, South Africa, or any country in South America should self-isolate for 14 days.
Citizens from 53 countries are eligible to apply for Kuwait's visa online. If you are a GCC resident, you can enter Kuwait visa-free. However, foreign residents residing in a GCC country will need to apply for Kuwait's e-visa. They can apply if they possess a valid residence permit from the GCC country. A tourist can have a stay of up to 3 months in Kuwait. One of the requirements is that a GCC resident cannot stay for more than 90 days and visit the country for touristic activities only. Moreover, the applicant shouldn't have a history of criminal or terrorist activities.
Ten countries, including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Serbia, and Montenegro, are eligible to apply for Malaysian e-visa. The e-visa is valid for three months, while the e-visa-holder is entitled to stay up to a maximum of 30 days per entry.
For the rest of the countries, it is easiest to visit Malaysia. It is a visa-free regime for most countries and allows their nationals to reside for 30 or 90 days.
For visiting the Maldives, you can get one of the tourists, work, business, dependent, cooperate resident or marriage visa for different duration and fees. Citizens of all countries can get a free tourist visa on arrival for 30 days. A foreign traveler doesn't require visa pre-approval if visiting the Maldives for tourism purposes. A travel document or passport with Machine Readable Zone is necessary with a minimum of 6 months validity.
Most of the Western and all European countries can avail themselves visa-free access to Moldova for 90 days. The following types of visas are available for Moldova, airport transit visa as type A, transit visa type B for 5 days, and short-stay visa as type C for 90 days. Visitor can make all of the payments through credit or debit cards. The application process can take up to 10 or 20 days as per requirement.
Myanmar's e-visa process is effortless as the system seems to be well-organized. You can get a tourist, tourist-express, or business e-visa in just three working days. Tourist-express visa applications are processed in only 24 hours. A tourist visa holder can stay up to 28 days here, and the applicant arriving in Myanmar for business purposes can stay for 70 days. Involvement in any paid or unpaid work is not allowed during the stay in Myanmar except for the profession stated in the visa application.
Oman has a wide range of business, tourism, work, family, research, and transit visas available, allowing one-month stay to unsponsored tourists and three-month stay to sponsored tourists. Visiting Oman is free for Dubai and Qatar joint visa holders. The country also offers express e-visa for businesspeople and those participating in conferences. Residence visa renewal is also done online.
Pakistan recently introduced an e-visa service to nationals of 191 countries. The country offers online visas in diverse categories, including tourism, diplomatic, business, work, NGO, religious tourism, journalism, mountaineering, cultural activity, etc. Citizens of over 50 countries can obtain a Visa-on-Arrival from the port of entry. The Pakistan tourist e-Visa is granted as single-entry and allows a maximum stay of up to 3 months for most foreign nationals. Travelers can get their e-visa validity extended for up to 6 months while residing in Pakistan. For certain nationalities, an e-visa is granted as a double-entry or multiple-entry visa.
From January 2021, Russia started to provide a "unified e-visa" service to 53 countries with a validity of 60 days. The e-visa is allowed for the following purposes: tourism, business, or private visit, or for attending any cultural, socio-political, scientific, economic, or sporting event.
Singapore allows 35 countries to get an e-visa for a maximum stay limit of 30 days. One should apply for a visa within 30 days before arrival. Singapore grants a 96-hour visa-free transit facility (VFTF) to India, Georgia, CIS, PRC, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.
Sri Lanka requires visitors to apply through ETA-electronic travel authorization and offers business, tourist, and transit visas. Three types of ETA are available, ETA for tourist and business with double entry for 30 days and free transit visa of 2 days on a single entry. For SAARC countries, fees for tourist visa with double entry and business visa with multiple entries is cheaper as compared to other countries.
Tajikistan provides different tourism, business, private, transport, foreign media representative, humanitarian, and sporting and cultural events visitor visas, with a validity of 90 days. These are short-stay visas with a maximum stay of up to 60 days. Multiple entry visa is not available in Tajikistan.
Thailand offers tourist, business, non-immigrant, transit, long-stay smart, and diplomatic visa for different durations. A tourist cannot stay for more than 60 days in Thailand. Those landing in Thailand for business purposes can stay for a max duration of 90 days.
Getting a Vietnam e-visa is a straight forward process. It has a simple online process and grants e-visa to the nationals of 80 countries within three working days. Single entry e-visa of Vietnam is valid for 30 days.
Nationals of around 20 countries (with certain passports) do not need a visa to enter Gabon. Single-entry visas can be granted for 1 to 3 months, and multiple-entries visas for 6 months.
Nationals of 148 countries are eligible to apply for Kenyan single-entry, transit, and courtesy visa. A single-entry visa is provided for tourism, business, or medical reasons with a validity of 3 months, provided that the stay should not exceed 90 days. The duration of a transit visa is 72 hours only. The visitor can renew the visa but cannot stay for more than 6 months in Kenya.
The applicant can make payments through Visa Card or Master Card.
Rwanda has a user-friendly visa policy. The member countries of the African Union, La Francophonie, and the Commonwealth can get a free visa-on-arrival for 30 days. Citizens of Burundi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan will get a free visa upon arrival for 6 months. Another group of countries can get a free visa for 90 days, including Qatar, Singapore, Cote d'Ivoire, etc. Those countries that require to apply for a visa will have to pay for single and multiple entry visas.
|São Tomé and Príncipe||
Sao Tome and Principe launched an e-visa service in 2012. The country grants business and tourist e-visa with a maximum stay limit of 30 days and 30 days validity. CPLC, EU, USA, and Canadian visa-holders can enter Sao Tome and Principe without a visa and stay for 15 days (14 nights). The visitors need yellow fever (YF) certificate upon arrival.
206 nationals can apply for e-visa in South Sudan for single entry, 2-month multiple entries, and 6 months multiple entries e-visa. Egyptians and Tanzanians are exempted from the visa requirements.
Tanzania has a friendly visa policy. It grants visa-free entry to 68 countries. But, nationals of 29 countries can enter with either business, transit, or student, ordinary or multiple visas. Visa fees vary according to the visa type and duration, and the payments can be made through Visa Card, Master Card, or Swift Transfer.
Uganda presents a simpler e-visa process; if you have all the documents scanned and ready, you can get the approval in a short time interval of three hours. All you need is just a passport copy, photograph, and a YF (yellow fever) certificate.
Zambia offers different visas, including single-entry, double-entry, multiple-entry, day-tripper-entry, Kaza-entry, and transit visas.
The citizens of 53 countries need to apply for a visa before traveling to Zambia. However, it presents a friendly visa policy as nationals of 63 countries can visit Zambia visa-free.
Zimbabwe has one of the most organized structure when it comes to electronic visas. It offers holiday, business, conference, and transit visas to travelers from different countries. Countries in the category (decided by the government) of A, B, and C need an e-visa to enter Zimbabwe. The nationals of countries from Category-A can enjoy visa-free entry.
Azerbaijan uses the ASAN VISA system to deliver e-visa service. Applicants of a single e-visa can stay here up to 30 days, whereas those who applied for multiple e-visa can stay up to 90 days. The visa applications can be processed in 3 working days. Azerbaijan permits nationals of 14 countries, including Qatar, Oman, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Japan, Indonesia, Iran, PRC, Korean Republic, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel, and UAE, to get a visa on arrival valid for 30 days. Moreover, visa-free countries are divided into three different groups concerning agreements between Azerbaijan and other Governments.
The Visa policy of Georgia is tourist-friendly. It allows the nationals from 98 countries to study, work, and reside in Georgia for a full one year. It also allows citizens of 50 countries to enter and stay in Georgia for a certain period if they meet the eligibility criteria. Travelers from other countries have to apply for an e-visa from categories A, B, C, D, and T.
Turkey offers tourism, official, student, and education visa. It allows visa-free travel to the citizens of 15 countries, including Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, etc., requiring just national ID.
|Antigua and Barbuda||
Antigua and Barbuda is a visa-free regime for most European Union and Commonwealth countries; altogether, the citizens of 104 countries can enter Antigua and Barbuda without a visa.
The countries which require to have a visa can apply for multiply entry visa for 1 year or 2 years. The applicant can make the payment through Visa Card or Master Card.
US, UK, Canadian, and Schengen visa-holders can avail of the Visa-on-Arrival. Tourist Visa-on-Arrival is provided on single-entry for 30 days.
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||
It is easy to get a visa for St Kitts and Nevis. The visas are classified into different categories, available in single and multiple entries with a maximum stay of up to 60 months. Canadian nationals are exempted from the visa requirement.
Australia provides different visas such as visitor, study and training, family and partner, working and skilled, refugee and humanitarian, and repealed visas. You can use the visitor visa for tourism, business, or family visits for a duration of 3, 6, or 12 months. Australia also offers visas to become a permanent resident.
Several countries, including Azerbaijan, Myanmar, Georgia, Russia, have suspended their e-visa facility due to the declaration of Covid'19 as a global pandemic. We will update here when the service resumes.
Uzbekistani government allows the nationals of 77 countries to apply for an e-visa. E-visa type may include guest visa, investment visa, business visa, and transit visa for a stay of up to 30 days and a validity of 90 days from the issuance date.
Visitors can make an application for a single entry (one, two, three, four, five, six, and eight), or multiple entry visas. Visas are also issued on urgent basis.
There are some guidelines issued related to Covid-19, requiring the visitors to take a pre-departure Covid test for entry within 72 hours of the initiation of travel to Uzbekistan. Health screening procedures are available at airports and other ports of entry. Visitors must also keep notice that not more than 30 people can crowd together.
Brunei offers a wide range of e-visas including diplomatic visa, social visa, professional visit visa, business visit visa, employment visa, dependent visa (specific for spouse and children (under the age of 18 years old) for those whose spouse is working in Brunei Darussalam), student visa, and transit visa with the validity of 3 months. The visas are available for single and multiple entries. A visitor must not overstay the visa duration. To extend the visa, the visitor should apply for an extension before the stay-permit expires.
Authorities require the passports to have a validity of six months before the expiry date. Passport should have one page for entry stamp and six blank visa pages.
Angola provides short-term, long term, ordinary, tourist, transit, work, and resident permit visas, allowing a stay of up to 30 days. Angolan government issues single entry and multiple entries e-visas. Angolan tourist visa has a validity of 60 days, which can be extended only once for a maximum period of 30 days.
Traveller's passport should be valid for at least nine months and contain two blank visa pages.
The citizens of brazil can get multiple entries visa for a stay of 90 days in 24 months, and short-term and long term visas are permitted to Cape Verde citizens for a maximum stay of 36 months by the Angolan MFA.
South Africa (SA) issues visitor visas to international travellers for business and tourism purposes with a validity of 90 days.
It also provides visas to fiancé, spouses, and children whose in-relation is working in South Africa on a work or study permit. Visas for study, research, conference, medical, sports, cultural economic, social exchange programs, transit, and volunteering activity are also provided.
SA requires your passport or travel document to have the validity of 30 days, after your visit -stay expires, and it must have at least TWO blank pages, a return or onward ticket, and yellow fever certificates (if applicable).
Benin exempts 53 African countries' nationals to have a visa to enter the territory for three months' period. However, the nationals of the countries who need a visa can apply for its tourist, business, and transit e-visas for a visit of 30 or 90 days. The e-visas are available on both single and multiple entries with the variance of fees. The applicant should apply least 7 days before the intended date of visit. All the passengers are screened for Covid-19. They are also subjected to rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and a sample (PCR) by the airport's health staff.
|Papua New Guinea||
Papua New Guinea provides different e-visas to international travellers. Those are easy visitor permit (30 or 60 days), journalist, sportsperson, tourist, visiting relatives, and yacht person visas, all having validity of 60 days (except easy visitor permit 30 days visa).
The Papua New Guinea regime does not allow multiple entries on such visas. The visitor must note that the e-visas cannot be extended after their expiry. Short-term single entry, business visas are permitted for a validity of 30 days. It also offers a restricted employment visa (REV) intended for Individuals with specialist skills and technical expertise.
The nationals of 45 countries are eligible to apply for an e-visa to enter Ukraine. Single and double entry e-visas are accessible with different fee packages within three working days after lodging application. Travellers can obtain a visa on an urgent basis within one working day at a higher fee.
MFA issues visas for business, private, tourism, medical treatment, cultural, scientific, educational, sports activities, private, foreign mass media staff visits.
Applicants must have the pages containing personal data from the passport, a document of financial security, and a document confirming the trip's purpose (in Ukrainian or English).
The government of the Bahamas issues self-sponsored visas or seaman's visas.
The self-sponsored visa is for the person visiting The Bahamas for leisure purposes, while the seaman's visa is granted for a temporary visit to the boat's crew members. A single entry visa has a validity of 30 days, and a multiple entry visa has the validity of 3, 6 or 12 months. Visa applications are processed within 7 to 10 business days.
All visa applicants must have a valid passport with more than six months remaining expiry. They can pay the fees through Credit or Debit card, such as VISA, MasterCard, or American Express.
To minimize the risks of Covid-19, Madagascar has suspended almost all international flights until further notice.
It provides non-immigrant and immigrant visas to the visitors. Non-immigrant visa for the duration of stay up to 90 days. This visa allows the applicant to visit Madagascar for conferences, family events, cultural, sports, religious events, internships, medical care, scientific research, yachting, short-term business/affairs purposes.
It the duration of stay is over 90 days, an Immigrant visa is granted. Before issuing an Immigration visa, the MFA issues a 72-hour entry visa. Once issued, the applicant can obtain a transformable one-month visa that is extendible for a long-term visa.
Brazil is currently issuing the e-visas only to the Japanese, Australian, Canadian, the UK, and US passport holders.
The e-visas has validity for a maximum of 2 years, allowing the stay of up to 90 days in 12 months. However, if the validity of the applicant's passport is less than two years, the validity of the e-visa will become equivalent to the validity of the respective passport. Those who intend to visit forested areas in Brazil or participating in tourism activities should take yellow fever vaccination ten days before the visit. Medications brought by the visitors may pass through health inspection in Brail.
To prevent the outbreak of covid-19, Laos has suspended its e-visa service until further notice.
Laos' e-visas are only valid for a single entry for a maximum of 60 days, and it allows the visitor to stay for 30 days in the regime.
If visiting Laos in a group, you can apply for a maximum of 5 people in one application.
For obtaining an a-visa, a complete online application is submitted. It may take up to three working days to process the e-visa provided that all the information filled by the applicant is correct; otherwise, it may take longer.
Visitors must have a passport valid for at least 180 days from the date of arrival.
You can apply for Marriage, Study, Business, Residential, Tourist, Reciprocity, Transit, NRN, Relation, Working, Diplomatic, Official, Dependent, Trekking Permit. Tourist e-Visa is issued for three different sets of validities, including 15-days, 30-days, and 90-days validity with multiple entries. Visa extension is possible for no more than 150 days, but the applicant must apply within the validity period of the existing e-Visa.
The nationals of 80 countries can move freely in Qatar without a visa. Those who require a visa can make the application at least four working days before travel. Qatar's e-visa is valid for one consecutive month and can be used for up to 30 days. A regular visa is generally issued within three working days, an urgent visa within 1 working day while a super urgent visa is granted within five business hours. The Qatar e-Visa can be obtained for multiple entries. The visa validity is non-extendable.
Visa payments can be made using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or PayPal credit or debit card.
For visiting Qatar, you must have a passport with a validity of 6 months from your arrival date.
Chile provides tourist visas, temporary resident visas, student visas, and work visas that can be used within 90 days from issuance. Single entry and multiple entries visas are offered at varying fees. It is important to apply at least 30 to 60 days before the intended date of travel. Visa processing may take 15 to 20 days as Immigration Chile approves it. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you arrive in Chile, and you also need to produce proof of accommodation and funds.
Colombia issues several types of visas such as visitor visa (type V), resident visa (type R), and migrant visa (type M). These include visas for tourism, business, exchange programs, medical treatment, coastal platform crew, residencies, internships, volunteering, and journalistic coverage purposes. The application is processed within five business days. However, if an applicant has to provide additional documentation or is requested for an interview, it may take up to 30 days for visa approval. Visitors can make the payment through a visa credit card, and their passport must be in good condition with blank space for the visa.
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)||
The UAE government issues different types of electronic visas and entry permits, including business visa, tourist visa, transit visa, student visa, retirement visa, e-Visa for GCC residents and patient and his/her companion's entry permits.
You can get a tourist visa for 30 days or 90 days valid for single or multiple entries, depending on your plan. These visas can be extended for 30 days twice, without leaving the country. Students can obtain a long-term visa of 5 years by showing outstanding performances.
Two types of transit visas are available with a validity of 48 hours or 96 hours.
Indonesia offers electronic visas in several categories which allow a single visit, multiple-visits, limited stay, and limited-stay-on-arrival visas. These e-visas can be used for tourism activities, family, social culture, government, business, industry visit activities, and journalistic activities.
Visitors can make the complete online application which can be responded to within 5 working days.
The authorities require the visitor to have a passport with a validity of at least six months starting from the date of arrival in Indonesia and must have at least one blank page. All passengers must bring a medical report declaring negative results on Covid-19 based on the PCR test, which must be issued no later than 72 hours before arriving in Indonesia.
Lithuania grants two types of visa, the Schengen visa ( including the airport transit visa (A) and short-stay visa (C)), and the National Visa (D). A Short-stay visa (C) is valid for 90 days in any 180 days.
National visa (D) allows the visitors to enter the Republic of Lithuania and stay there longer than 90 days. Those having a temporary or permanent residence permit can get a single-entry national visa. A multiple entry national visa shall be issued to the one who intends to stay in Lithuania for the longer term.
A traveller should apply no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit. In any justified case of emergency, the government facilitates the applicant.
If you plan to visit Egypt, you must create the application at least 7 days before the intended date of visit and pay the fees using a Visa card, MasterCard, or other debit cards. Egypt issues visas for tourism purposes with the validity of 90 days, allowing the stay of a maximum of 30 consecutive days on single and multiple entries.
On arriving in Egypt, you will require to present a passport with a validity of at least 6 months from the date of entry of the visit. You, also need to bring hotel bookings or other details about visiting places upon entry if visiting Egypt as a tourist.
Canada offers both single and multiple entry e-Visas. Generally, a multiple entry visa is granted to all visa applications, valid for up to one year or one month before your passport expires. Single entry visas are granted in few conditions only. Canada provides temporary resident visas, tourist visas, business visas, and super visas (for parents and grandparents).
Most visitors can stay for 6 months or 180 days in Canada. Application for extension of the visit should be made at least 30 days before your stay expires.
Passengers are obliged to bring a negative Covid-19 test result, and after entering Canada, everyone must adopt self-isolation of 14 days.
Visitors can get an electronic e-visa for Djibouti for transit, tourism, and business purposes by submitting an online application, providing necessary information, and paying the fees online. The e-visas provided by Djibouti are valid for single entry only. If you want to work or study in Djibouti, you must acquire a traditional visa obtained from embassies or consulate.
The applicant must hold a passport with at least six months validity, an accommodation address, an invitation letter, and a credit card (Master card, visa card, or American Express) upon arriving in Djibouti.
Ethiopia provides a wide range of visas for different purposes. Ethiopian e-visas are valid for single entry only. (multiple-entry is not available online). Some of them are tourist and business visas, journalist visas, embassies work visas, investment visas, NGO work visas, conference visas, etc. A single-entry tourist visa is valid for up to 90 days, starting from Ethiopia's intended date of arrival.
An e-visa application should be submitted at least 3 days before travel. Payment can be made through American Express, MasterCard, Master Pass, Union Pay, and Visa cards.
All travellers must present a negative RT PCR test certificate for COVID-19 before boarding a flight. The certificate validity should not exceed 120 hours on arrival from the date.
Malawi offers tourist, official, transit, diplomatic visas to those countries who require a visa to enter the territory. Depending upon the nature and intention of visit, these e-visas are further categorized into a single entry, multiple entries, or transit entry. The validity of a single-entry e-visa is three months, multiple entries are six or twelve months, and a transit visa is 7 days from the date of entry.
Ghana is a visa-free regime for some West Africa countries (the member states of ECOWAS) and some other countries in Africa. It offers business visa, study visa, and employment visa to those who plan to enter the regime. The e-visas granted by Ghana are valid for single and multiple entries. It also facilitates the visitors with an option of urgent visa, which is issued within 48 hours.
A visitor must keep the passport with a validity of 6 months and present a yellow fever certificate.
The visitors must apply for a Bermuda Covid-19 Travel Authorization 1 to 3 days before departure for travelling Bermuda. To get a Travel Authorization approval, visitors must produce a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 5 days before arrival. They also require to wear a Traveller Wristband for the first 14 days of their stay.
The British passport holders can move freely in Bermuda without a visa. However, they are required to book accommodation before travelling. It is recommended to apply for Bermuda e-visa 1 to 2 months before the intended date of travel. The visitor's passport for multi re-entry visa (MRV) for the US, UK, or Canada must have a validity of 45 days. There is no 6-month passport validation rule in Bermuda; it must be valid for 45 days after arriving in the country.
Saudi Arabia offers different types of visas such as government visa, diplomatic visas, diplomatic missions, tourist visa, business visit visa, employment visa, residence visa, premium residency visa, new-born visa, an extension of exit/re-entry visa, family visit visa, companion visa, personal visit visa, hajj and umrah visa, student visa to the nationals of 51 countries while, a visa-free regime for citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, and Oman.
The processing time may take from a few minutes to 24 hours. It issues a single-entry visa with a validity period of 90 days from the date of issuance. Applicants can make the payment through credit and debit cards.
The travel document (passport) must be at least six months from the intended date of entry and contain one blank page for entry and exit stamps.
Kazakhstan offers a wide range of categorized visas including diplomatic visa (A1, A2), service visa (A3, A4), investor visa (A5), business visa (В1, В2, В3). According to the type of visa, these visas' duration ranges from 90 days, 180 days to three years. Single and multiple entries, both available with different duration of stays.
Tourists can apply for a Tourist Visa (B12) for travelling to the Republic of Kazakhstan. A single entry visa allows 90 days to stay while with multiple entry visas, visitors can stay up to 180 days.
Visas for other purposes such as employment, education, humanitarian reasons, missionaries, family reunification, and permanent residence are also issued.
New Zealand provides a variety of visas to international travellers. The applicants can choose the type of visa which best suits their purpose of visit. They can apply for work visas, student visas, visitor visas, join family visas, business visas, investment visas, and residence visas with different stay durations.
A visitor visa allows the stay of up to 9 months, and a visa for the business purpose has a period of stay of up to 3 months in any one year in New Zealand.
Visitors coming from the United Kingdom or the United States must present a negative Covid test result.
Those who want to travel to Montserrat as a visitor or for business purposes can apply online for an electronic visa, which can be approved in a concise time of 24 hours. Applicants can pay for the visa fees using VisaCard, MasterCard, and American Express credit card or debit card. Currently, Montserrat provides service of only 1-year e-visa, as this duration suits business persons and visitors. This e-visa allows multiple entries within its validity period. Upon arriving at Montserrat, it requires you to have a valid passport, sufficient funds to support your trip, and a valid return ticket.
Mexico offers tourism visas, business visas, transit visas, work visas, long-term visas, student visas, permanent residence visas, adoption visas, diplomatic or official visas. A visa with a stay of 180 days is permitted in Mexico, and it cannot be extended or renewed without leaving the country. The residents of Canada, the US, UK, Japan, any country of the Schengen space, and Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, and Perú) can travel in México without a visa if they provide proof of permanent residence. Mexican officials require that the applicant's passport must have a validity of at least six months after the date of entry in Mexico.
The Philippines' visas are categorized into immigrant visas, non-immigrant visas, and special visas, which further includes temporary visitor visa, immigration visa by marriage, permanent resident visa, temporary resident visa, student visa, etc. Temporary Visitor's Visa is available for pleasure, business, conference, or medical purposes. Single-entry visas are valid for 3 months, and multiple-entry visas are valid for 6 months or 1 year. The visitors are allowed to remain in the Philippines for a maximum of 59 days per stay for all visas.
It is recommended to apply at least 30 days before the intended departure to the Philippines. It may take up to ten working days to process the working of visas.
Bhutan is a visa-free regime for the nationals of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. They can receive a permit at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with at least 6 months validity. (Indian citizens can also use their Voters Identity Card). The visitors from other countries require a visa to enter Bhutan. All tourists must obtain the visa-clearance before travelling to Bhutan.
At your point of entry, they will be asked to show their visa clearance letter. Then the visa will be stamped into their passport.
It takes up to 72 hours to process the visa clearance.
The Guinea government offers eight different visas, including single entry visa, long-term visa, multiple entry visa, visa propagation, service visa, tourist visa, transbordement visa, transit visa, diplomatic visa, and courtesy visa. A stay under such visas varies from 90 days to 5 years, depending upon the type of visa you selected. After submission of the application, it is responded to in 72 hours. Upon arrival in Guinea, you must present a valid passport with validity of more than 6 months, a return flight ticket, a YF certificate, sufficient cash or card to cover expenses, and proof of accommodation.
Guinea-Bissau issues a single-entry visa to the travellers allowing a stay of up to 90 days. Depending upon the visit's nature, the visitors can also apply for an extended stay visa with multiple entries or a 90-day visa with multiple entries and make the payment through Visa or Mastercard.
Authorities require your passport to be valid for 6 months and it must contain one blank page. Yellow fever certificate is also required upon arrival (if applicable).
Taiwan offers tourism, business, investment, study, employment, religious work, and volunteer medical treatment visas with three months' validity, starting from the issuance date. It permits the stay of 30 days which cannot be extended.
A visitor's passport must have the validity of at least 6 months.
LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT OFFER E-VISA FOR INDIAN TOURISTS.
|ARMENIA||While most western citizens can visit Armenia without a visa for a full 180 day, some countries including Canada need a visa on arrival or e-visa. When presented with the option, I prefer the e-visa just in case, as sometimes smaller countries’ immigration officers will pretend that you are not qualified for a visa on arrival. You can visit the website here.|
|AZERBAIJAN||Azerbaijan requires visas from just about everyone, save for nine countries that get visa-free access and another thirteen Asian and Gulf countries that get visa on arrival. Everyone else needs to apply before arrival, and for years Azerbaijan’s e-visa process wasn’t easy. I tried it once and gave up. However, as of 2017, they have made the visa process much easier. Now, tourists may easily apply through various tour operators as long as they book some type of tour, hereis the e-visa portal.|
|BAHRAIN||Bahrain has substantially eased its visa policy, being one of the more liberal Gulf states toward westerners. Their e-visa program used to be open to only 38 nationalities, but was recently expanded to a more substantial 114. While most “Tier A” passports can obtain a visa on arrival or an e-visa, while a smattering of African and poorer Asian countries must go the e-visa route. That said, the e-visa process requires you to upload multiple forms and isn’t so straightforwar. Their friendly-looking website is here, and currently touts with pride: “Macau has been added!”.|
|CAMBODIA||The e-visa process is very easy. The hardest part is having a passport photo on hand to scan and upload. Once you have that, the form filling takes all of five minutes, and approval is almost instantaneous. Cambodia has raised its e-visa fee over the years, always adding another $2 here or $5 there, but the total fee now should not exceed $40. While many western citizens such as Americans can obtain a visa on arrival, the immigration authority can’t seem to give a straight answer as to who qualifies. You can visit the official website here.|
|COTE D’IVOIRE||The long-troubled west African country formerly known as Ivory Coast has its own online visa process. The visa website is based in French but also in English.They list instructions on their website here.|
|GABON||The African nation of Gabon makes things a bit more straightforward. Gabon actually gives you the option to select a single entry or double entry visa, and to determine how long you want to stay. From experience, it’s generally easier and cheaper to select the most conservative visa you need. The process seems straightforward, the website here.|
|GEORGIA||Georgia is one of the most open countries in the world, perhaps second to only Ecuador. Even countries that face a lot of problems traveling, such as Thailand, have easy access. If you aren’t from the laundry list of countries that gets a one-year stamp upon arrival, you’ll need to go through the easy e-visa process. Nationals of a few countries – Cuba, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and a number of Caribbean islands – can apply for 90 days, while all others – such as Chinese and Indians – can apply for 30 days. The website is here.|
|INDIA||India was smart to introduce the e-visa program a few years back, and to open it up to everyone more recently. The problem is that getting an Indian e-visa represents everything you might expect: bureaucracy, ineptitude, and inefficiency. The first time I applied online, my application was accepted and the only step left was to pay. However, the e-visa website makes the odd choice to give you TWO payment options (as if you care which Indian bank processes your payment), and the bank I chose happened to be out of commission for some time. That meant that my application was lost and I had to start over again. The Indian visa process is rather intense and involves a lot of questions as well as a few uploads, so plan to spend an hour or two really focusing on it. The confusing website in question is here.|
|KENYA||Kenya conjures up images of African safaris, but Kenya is quickly working to make itself the financial hub of east Africa, with everything from co-working spaces to venture funds opening. Kenya offers 90-day visa-free access to nationals of 43 countries, only two of which are western: Cyprus and San Marino. (Singaporeans get visa-free access, too.) So unless you want to invest a few million euros to get Cyprus economic citizenship, you’ll need an e-visa. Most Tier A and Tier B passports can easily apply online, as can Chinese and Indian citizens. The process takes two days and costs $51, at which time you have three months to get yourself to Nairobi airport. Details are here.|
|KUWAIT||My experience visiting Kuwait involved getting a visa on arrival, which seemed easiest as a US citizen (which get special treatment), but is available to a growing number of countries in Europe and even Georgia. The process is straightforward, although requires you to answer a number of questions. The fee is about $10 upon arrival. Unfortunately, the biggest limitation is that Kuwait’s e-visa is only available to a limited number of countries. Details on the website here.|
|MALAYSIA||Malaysia is one of the world’s easiest countries to visit; 63 countries’ citizens get 90-day visa-free, another 97 countries receive 30-day visa-free travel, and two countries receive 14 days without a visa. Combine that with Malaysia’s easy visa run policy and it is one of the easiest countries to visit as a tourist. However, there are still ten countries which require an e-visa: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Serbia, and Sri Lanka. A thirty-day e-visa may be applied for online provided the applicant is outside of Malaysia and Singapore, a status they do seem to check diligently. The government website is here.|
|MOLDOVA||Since 2007, citizens of 69 countries including every single European country, as well as most other western countries, can enjoy Moldova visa-free for 90 days. The challenge for those who don’t get visa-free access is that the e-visa process is rather limited, being available only to citizens of most Central and South American countries. Everyone else needs an invitation letter which involves more than the typical online visa process. The government website is here.|
|MYANMAR||I recently applied for a Myanmar e-visa on their website and was surprised by the progress they have made from just a few years ago. When I lived in Malaysia, the online visa process involved hiring someone (usually an inefficient and unhelpful tourist operator) to obtain the visa for you. There was also a lot of confusion among airport gate agents about who needed what visa or invitation letter. Now, the process has been streamlined and costs about $55 for just about any nationality to apply. The government website is here.|
|RUSSIA||As of January 1, 2021, Russia now offers an e-visa to 53 nationalities. The new electronic visa system is part of the government’s push to increase tourism revenue in the country. Up until now, Russia was one of the more difficult countries to gain visa-free access to. However, it has opened up to many countries in recent years, including many countries offering citizenship by investment in the Caribbean. The government website is here.|
|RWANDA||Rwanda is also on my list of African countries to watch, which makes sense since countries with friendly visa policies are generally friendly to foreign investors. While only nine countries (including Singapore again) can visit visa-free, citizens of the most well-known western countries like the United States can obtain a $30 visa on arrival. Everyone else needs an online visa. The website is a bit dated, but the process is straightforward enough and can be found here.|
|SINGAPORE||I love Singapore as one of the most efficient places on earth, but their online visa application was surprisingly confusing. Singapore’s visa policy is a bit odd; citizens of countries like Comoros can visit easily, yet a number of Tier B countries require visas. Singapore’s e-visa program is a sort of hybrid of a third party that provides an invitation and a government portal for applying online. Expect to pay about $100 for a single-entry that gives you 30 days in the country. The government immigration website lists details here.|
|SOUTH SUDAN||Update October 2020: Due to the global health crisis brought on by COVID-19, government agencies in South Sudan turned to online platforms to continue working from safe distances. Among the many services that they have begun offering online is a new eVisa. No more traveling to an embassy to apply and be interviewed! Citizens from almost all countries can now apply online for an eVisa. In fact, most are required to do so. Only citizens of Tanzania and Egypt have visa-free access to South Sudan – and the other six countries that have visa-on-arrival access would benefit from applying for the eVisa anyway.|
|ST. KITTS AND NEVIS||As a country that derives income from its economic citizenship program and tourism, St. Kitts is a pretty open place to visit. Even Indians, who generally have a hard time traveling, can show up without an advance visa. For the southeast Asians, central Asians, and Africans who need a visa, the process is all done online. Most Caribbean countries have about six embassies, so there is little other way to handle the process and it’s really more of an online visa application than a standard e-visa. Still, the process seems easy and can be found here.|
|SRI LANKA||Sri Lanka’s government websites give me privacy errors, so I can’t say much about this program, other than it appears that citizens of all countries other than Sri Lanka require an ETA. Almost most everyone is eligible to visit for 30 days with one of these, obtainable. The official website is here.|
|TURKEY||Turkey has a very interesting visa policy that is actually more confusing than the European Union’s. To Turkey’s credit, they have been rolling out visa-free travel to more countries, such as Germany, as of late, but many western citizens still need an e-visa to get in. When I first visited in 2012, there was no e-visa process but you could instead obtain a visa on arrival by standing in line and paying $20 in US dollars. Now, most westerners have the option. The Turkey e-visa process is astonishingly easy and costs a mere $20 plus a small bank fee. If you carry certain “Tier C” passports, you can only get an e-visa if you meet certain criteria such as arriving on a Turkish airline, so make sure to check. The official website is here.|
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES||The UAE has started offering visa on arrival status to more citizens, but most non-western foreigners still need a visa. Fortunately, the country offers an e-visa process to all nationalities. Getting the e-visa itself is pretty easy, and allows for payment via any number of options through channelers. Expect to pay about $100 for a basic tourist visa, although you’ll have the option to upgrade to longer stay visas (up to 90 days) or add multiple entries. The e-visa website seems friendly and is located here.|
|UGANDA||Uganda’s e-visa process is built in the same way as Gabon’s, and the e-visa process is replacing the formerly available visa on arrival process. Good for them for deciding that a website could do a better job than inefficient government workers selling visas at the airport. The online process is simple and costs $50, but as this is sub-Saharan Africa, you are required to upload a yellow fever vaccination certificate along with your passport data page and a passport photo. All nationalities may apply online, unless you’re lucky enough to be from Cyprus or Singapore, or have Comoros economic citizenship, in which case you only need turn up. The government website is here.|
|UZBEKISTAN||Uzbekistan greatly opened itself to tourism with the introduction of two new visa regimes on July 15, 2018. Previously, the country was mostly only open to citizens of eastern European countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, and Turkey. A new e-visa program now allows citizens of most western countries – including the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia – to visit Uzbekistan for up to thirty days with a single-entry e-visa that costs $20. The visa must be applied for at least three days before travel, and is open to nationals of 52 countries. Citizens of an additional 102 countries are eligible for a five-day transit visa on arrival, provided they have an onward ticket.|
|ZAMBIA||Zambia is one of the more open countries in Africa, but their visa policy is still somewhat restrictive. Some westerners, such as Irish and Maltese, can merely show up, but most of us require a visa on arrival. Visa on arrival is available to 95 countries, and e-visa is available to all of those plus the remaining Tier C countries. The e-visa website seems friendly and is located here.|
|ZIMBABWE||Zimbabwe, the place many Zambians have left, has one of the best-looking websites. However, not everyone may apply for an e-visa. In addition to the forty-some nationalities that can arrive visa-free, another 90 countries may apply for an e-visa, but often with conditions. For example, Chinese citizens must arrive as part of a tour group. The government website is here.|