Questions tagged [visas-on-arrival]

Which nationalities will be granted a visa upon entering which countries under which conditions. This tag includes questions about the procedures involved in acquiring a visa on arrival such as landing interview, health inspection, documentation requirements along with any fees that might be incurred.

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Which countries, if any, offer on-arrival work visas?

After seeing this question I began wondering - are there countries that say, Aussies or Kiwis (or anyone else) can get a work visa on arrival, or while in the country? The best I've found is this: ...
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Frequent Traveller to the UK Does Not Want to Fill Out Landing Cards, Be Interviewed

A US citizen has been visiting the UK 4 or 5 times a year for either personal or business reasons. He is tired of the same procedure of filling out a landing card and waiting in the queue for his ...
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Difference between “visa not required” and “visa on arrival”?

I would like to know the main difference between situations where a visa is not required and a visa is issued on arrival.
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Can I pay for my Turkish visa on arrival at the airport in Euros?

I'm Australian, flying into Istanbul Turkey tomorrow (Ataturk airport) and I know from last year's trip that I must pay a visa fee upon entry. But last year I crossed by land from Bulgaria and this ...
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Being allowed to board a flight when visa is only obtainable on arrival?

I have booked three flights on American (2) and British Airways (1) to Oman, a country that issues its tourist visas only upon arrival at the airport in Muscat. Tried twice but unsuccessfully to ...
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What are the requirements for getting a Visa on Arrival for Iran?

I am planning to visit Iran for 13 days and want to get a visa on arrival (I'm a national of an eligible country). Does anyone have recent experience regarding VoA, and/or know the documentation ...
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Indian Visa-on-Arrival

Has anyone had any experience with India's (newish) Visa-On-Arrival scheme (details here)? I'm travelling on a New Zealand passport into Chennai (and meet the other requirements), and was thinking I ...
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Can I obtain a visa for Brazil at a land crossing?

The standard Brazil visa application seems to be quite a long and involved process which requires plenty of documentation. I have heard a long time ago though that one can instead get the visa at a ...
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Do I need a bus/train/plane ticket out of Thailand in order to get a Visa-on-Arrival?

Someone told me I need a ticket out of Thailand in order to enter. I am traveling to Thailand, on March 18th. I have a Ticket from Bangkok to Sweden booked for June 4th. I will be staying in ...
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How to extend Indonesian visa on arrival (VOA) in Indonesia

What is the best way to extend visa on arrival in Indonesia? I will have 30 days visa on arrival (25 USD) and I need more 30 days without leaving country. It's possible to extend visa right after you ...
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Is the UK planning to introduce exit checks in 2015?

Someone from America is a tourist/visitor here who has overstayed their 6 month 'leave to enter'. In order to avoid getting caught, they are relying upon the fact that the UK does only random, ...
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What are the visa requirements for a Chinese citizen to visit Azerbaijan?

I have a guest at my hostel from China who hopes to take a bus to Azerbaijan tomorrow. He believes that he either doesn't need a visa for Azerbaijan or that perhaps he will get it upon arrival. But ...
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Tourist visa to Iran in London without surrendering passport for weeks

What is the most reasonable way to get a visa to Iran without surrendering the passport for weeks? In particular we are Polish nationals living in London. In this question: How to get a visa for Iran?...
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Visiting Iran as a dual EU-American citizen

I am a dual Dutch-American citizen that is planning to visit Iran in the upcoming week. I have both a Dutch and an American passport. According to the Wikipedia page for Iran's visa policy, "British, ...
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Applying for a visa from outside country of origin

Is it generally possible to apply for a visa to another country from a country that is not my country of origin? As a concrete example to clarify, I have a German passport and I can travel without ...
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Do I need to get a transit visa to explore London during a layover?

Details: I hold a Indian passport with a valid and unexpired US student visa (F1). I would be travelling from Los Angeles to Mumbai via a 18 hr layover at London Heathrow airport in December 2012.
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How to apply for Vietnam tourist visa

My passport is Canadian, and I live in Japan. I have a 10 hour stopover in Hanoi and a 16 hour stopover in Ho Chi Minh 2 weeks later. I'd like to explore the cities during at least one of these ...
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What's the status of this border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia?

Google Maps has suggested this crossing from Thailand to Cambodia located at 14.4339183,104.8108152 but I'm having trouble finding information about it. Which name(s) does it generally go by? Is it ...
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Can I get a Lao visa on arrival when crossing the border from Vietnam at Bo Y / Phou Keua?

I'm in Kon Tum in the Central Highlands of Vietnam about 100km from the closest Lao border crossing with two days left on my Vietnam visa and enough cash for one day before fighting with ATMs and ...
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Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months?

My partner is planning to visit me for 3 months from August this year. I previously visited him in the US for 10 weeks from Dec to Feb with no issues with border staff. My partner is a US citizen and ...
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Does Turkey no longer offer visa on arrival to Australian passport holders?

I'm an Australian citizen who's been to Turkey several times, starting in 2010, but not for a couple of years now. Each time I visited, I was able to obtain a visa on arrival at the land border or ...
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Can I leave Indonesia and use the same visa when I return?

I have two options to get to Makassar from Padang: Padang–Yakarta–Makassar Padang–Kuala Lumpur–Makassar The second one is much cheaper than the first one, but I don't know if I'll have problems when ...
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British National flying to Vietnam from Bangkok. Can I get the visa on arrival?

I will be flying to Vietnam from Bangkok this summer and I'm trying to figure out if I will need to apply for my visa in advance. As I understand it (from various 'Vietnam visa' websites) as I am from ...
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Visa-on-arrival scheme in Philippines

According to Wikitravel, for nationalities who are not covered under the 21-day visa waiver, Philippines issues visa-on-arrival. The page linked to reads more like a press release with no further ...
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Trying to go to Turkey in spite of the visa ban between US and Turkey

If I travel to a different country to catch a direct flight to Turkey, as a US citizen, will I be given a visa at the airport when I land in Turkey with my US passport?
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Visa-on-arrival basics

There are many countries that provide on arrival visa service for its visitors. Does visa-on-arrival mean every visitor arriving at particular country (which offers on arrival visa service) can ...
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Transit visa on arrival in Kazakhstan

I've been told it's possible to get a transit visa on arrival at the airport in Kazakhstan. Can anyone find me some current details on this - how long it's for, how much it costs, and what's required ...
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How can a Canadian citizen obtain a Vietnamese visa while abroad in a country without a Vietnamese embassy?

How can I get a legitimate visa-on-arrival letter or visa for Vietnam? I am Canadian but am in Ecuador, which does not have a Vietnamese embassy. This means that I cannot apply in person. I am also ...
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Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?

So I've had to get three visas for Turkey in the last couple of years and each time it cost € 15 / $ 20. But a few days ago I met some Australian travellers here in Georgia who just came from ...
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist on an Australian passport?

Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days when travelling on an Australian passport? Or will I be able to get one on arrival?
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Do I need a transit visa if spending 10 hours in a Vietnamese airport?

I'm a British national. The flight I'm looking at is from Malaysia to Tan Son Nhat International in Vietnam. There's a ten hour stop over before I can make my connecting flight to London. I am ...
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Can I get a short-term visa on arrival in Turkey?

I'm visiting a friend in Turkey for two weeks in early June. I'm a US citizen and have a valid US passport, but I did not apply for a visa. Are there short-term tourist visas that I can use? I heard ...
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Is it possible to cross the border from Kosovo to Serbia without visa for Jordanian passport?

Since visiting Kosovo visa-free is possible for Jordanian nationality, and Serbia is not as I search (not sure) so is it possible to cross the border from Kosovo to Serbia without Visa ? or I can take ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling to UK with EU citizen friend, which queue to use?

I'm Brazilian and I'll be in Germany from October 26th till November 23rd visiting a German friend. We will go to London on November 15th till 17th, we intend to keep our money together, it means his ...
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Clarification on UK Visitor Rules Paragraph 41 and the Schengen cooling off period

This question concerns tourists and 'visitors' only, it is not about those seeking long-term migration strategies. The rule is Paragraph 41 concerning visitors. The clause is (ii), and in 2014 this ...
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Landing in Australia without a Visa

In the same narrative as this question, a private ketch sailing the South Pacific will make landfall in Australia about midday on Tuesday (13 Sept 2016). As they were preparing their documents, the ...
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Maldives Visa On Arrival, full page or a regular size stamp?

I was wondering, what's the size of the VOA of the Maldives? is it a full page sticker visa, a full page stamp visa or a regular size stamp? The size of the visa is a game changer in some cases.
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Is it possible to get a visa on arrival at the airport in Freetown, Sierra Leone?

Lonely Planet seems to indicate that it is possible to get a visa on arrival at Freetown. However, I have not been able to find any other references to visa on arrival at an airport in Sierra Leone. ...
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Are there any specific documents to carry when travelling from Bangalore to Hong Kong via Bangkok without visa?

I am going on a short tour from Bangalore to Hong Kong and my flights are with Thai Airways which go via Bangkok. Hong Kong provides visa on arrival for Indian citizens, and so does Thailand even ...
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Laos visa-on-arrival for Indian Citizens: Is it also available at land border crossings?

I know via air travel India is one of the countries on the VOA scheme for Laos. What I am not able to confirm is whether that applies to land crossings as well. I wanted to see if anyone knew ...
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Nicaragua visa letter

I am planning to travel to Nicaragua in November, The consulate needs me to provide a visa interview letter with the purpose of visit and other details. Does anyone have a sample format for this ...
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What are the immigration times like at Entebbe airport?

Are there any current statistics on the average time it takes to pass Ugandan immigration at Entebbe airport when requiring a visa on arrival?
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What does “Leave to enter for six months” on a UK visitor visa mean?

For visitors who are able to get a visa on arrival, it's common to get a stamp with the entry date and the following: Leave to enter for six months How is the six months counted? Is it a number of ...
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New Zealand boyfriend traveling to Iran with me

In 2 weeks, my Kiwi boyfriend is joining me to travel to Iran and visit my family. He is excited but I am a bit worried as what can go wrong. I know he can get a visa on arrival but a website told us ...
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Is it still possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the Armenian border or must I now have an E-visa?

I'm an Australian citizen and visited Armenia by the land border with Georgia in August or September 2010. At that time I just paid a few dollars, at the somewhat chaotic border crossing and got a ...
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My Tier 5 youth mobility expired 2 months ago — can I re-enter the UK as a tourist?

I was on a Tier 5 youth mobility visa which expired 25th June 2017 (nearly two months ago). I am currently back in Canada for the summer, but would like to come back to England as a tourist, I have a ...
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Thailand Visa on Arrival Duration

When I search online I get two conflicting results for how long a visa on arrival is valid for. I thought it was 30 days based on google searches but am realizing now that it might be from older ...
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What documents do I need to do a visa run at Thailand/Myanmar border?

I'm having a hard time figuring out what documents I need to provide when I show up at the Burmese border to do a Thai visa run. According to http://www.mip.gov.mm/portfolio/the-required-terms-and-...
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Does a Nicaraguan citizen need a visa for the UK?

I don't need a visa to enter certain European countries as a tourist... but I am not sure about the UK. A friend invited me to go to the UK. I will stay in Amsterdam for a month before going there. ...
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Is there a way to cross into Jordan from Israel if I do not have a visa?

Let's say I am in Eilat and would like to visit Petra. As a Canadian I need a visa, is there a way to get one on spot?