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What are the different types of entry visas?

There are various types of entry visas that differ based on the purpose and duration of the visit. The specific types of entry visas can vary between countries, but here are some common types:

Tourist Visa: Issued for individuals who plan to visit a country for tourism or leisure purposes. It typically allows a limited stay and prohibits activities such as work or study.

Business Visa: Granted to individuals traveling for business-related purposes, such as attending meetings, conferences, or exploring business opportunities. It may have restrictions on engaging in employment or long-term business activities.

Student Visa: Designed for individuals who plan to pursue education or academic programs in a foreign country. It is typically issued for the duration of the study program and may have specific requirements, such as proof of enrollment in an educational institution.

Work Visa: Provided to individuals who have secured employment in a foreign country. It allows them to work legally and is often tied to a specific employer or job.

Transit Visa: Required for travelers passing through a country en route to their final destination. It permits a short stay during the transit period and is usually applicable for a specific duration.

Medical Visa: Granted to individuals seeking medical treatment in a foreign country. It may require supporting documentation, such as medical reports and treatment details.

Family/Spousal Visa: Intended for individuals who are joining their family members or spouses who are already residing in a foreign country. It allows family reunification and may have specific requirements, such as proof of relationship.

These are just a few examples of the types of entry visas available. It’s important to note that visa types and their specific requirements can vary between countries, so it’s recommended to check the visa information of the particular country you plan to visit.

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