Frequently Asked Questions
An E-Visa is an official electronic document linked to the passport of travellers who wish to enter certain countries. The main highlight of an E-Visa is that it is easy to apply for: applicants enter personal, passport and travel information online, pay for their application online by debit or major credit card, and can either download their approved E-Visa from a link or will receive it by email. When you enter the specific country, border officials will verify your E-Visa directly in their system when scanning your passport. You are though advised to provide your E-Visa either as a printout or on your phone or tablet when travelling in case of system errors. A nation’s border official will still make the final determination as to whether you will be granted entry or not. An approved E-Visa does not automatically lead to entry.
Every country offering E-visas require slightly different information to be submitted. In general, you will need the following information to apply for an E-Visa: basic personal information, a travel document (passport) valid for at least six months after the date you enter the country, your travel dates, and a valid credit card. Depending on the nation you will be travelling to and your own nationality, there may be additional requirements for your E-Visa application.
The advantage of an E-Visa is that it’s convenient to obtain: You can apply at any time, from anywhere, so long as you have an internet connection. If you do not have an embassy, consulate, or mission for the nation you plan to travel to in your area; E-Visas save time, travel, and paperwork.
Yes. Every traveller including children and infants require a separate E-Visa.
If your E-Visa application is denied, you do still have the option of applying for a standard visa at your closest embassy, consulate, or mission. The requirements for E-Visas and standard visas are usually the same, so if you are declined for an E-Visa, you may not be guaranteed a standard visa either.
While the E-Visa confirmation period for each country varies, expect to receive your approval or denial by email within 48 to 72 hours.