Passport & Consular Services

What Is a Tourist Visa?

A tourist visa is a type of visa that allows individuals to visit a foreign country for the purpose of tourism, leisure, or vacation. It is typically issued for a specific duration, ranging from a few days to several months, depending on the country and the specific visa regulations.

Tourist visas usually restrict the activities that the visa holder can engage in during their stay. Generally, holders of tourist visas are prohibited from working, conducting business, or participating in any form of employment or income-generating activities in the host country. The primary purpose of a tourist visa is for individuals to explore the tourist attractions, culture, and sights of the destination country.

The requirements and application process for a tourist visa vary depending on the country being visited. Typically, applicants are required to provide a valid passport, proof of travel itinerary or hotel bookings, proof of financial means to support themselves during their stay, and sometimes proof of travel insurance. It’s important to check the specific visa requirements of the country you plan to visit and apply for a tourist visa well in advance of your intended travel dates.

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