An E-visa is an online application enabling travellers to obtain preapproval from governments to travel to their country. It is much quicker and easier to obtain than a traditional visa issued by the country’s embassies, consulates, missions or at ports of entry.
The main benefit of an E-visa over a traditional visa is that it is very easy to obtain online. Applicants need to submit their personal detail, passport information and details of their intended visit along with details of a major credit card for payment. Approval is usually sent by email, either as a pdf or link to a downloadable document.
On arrival at the port of entry, border officials can verify your E-visa approval online. We recommend travellers also carry a printout or copy of their E-visa approval on their phone or tablet in case there is any confusion.
Like traditional visas, an E-visa is an official government document which permits visitors to travel to the country. However, immigration officials at the port of entry still have the right to approve or refuse entry into the country.
Individual countries have different requirements for their E-visa applications. Generally, you will need to provide certain personal and travel related details:
Depending on the country, additional information or requirements may be requested as a part of your E-visa application.
The main advantage of an E-visa is the relatively short time it takes to apply and obtain one. Anyone who has access to the Internet can make an application and receive a response within a few days. You do not have to make an appointment to visit an embassy or consulate to obtain an E-visa. Applicants save time, paperwork and travel costs.
Yes. Everyone who intends to visit a specific country will require their own E-visa. This includes children and dependents who must each have their own individual E-visa. Parents can submit applications online on behalf of their children or friends traveling with them.
As soon as you start to make travel arrangements you should apply for an E-visa. Applications can take up to 72 hours to process, although usually you will receive a response within 24 hours. However, you should allow time to apply for a traditional visa if your E-visa application is rejected for any reason.
If your E-visa application is refused you can still apply for a standard tourist visa directly from the embassy or consulate of the country you wish to visit. However, there is no guarantee that a standard visa will be approved, depending on the reason why your E-visa application was initially denied.
Countries vary in their response time, but most E-visa applications are approved or denied within 24 hours. In some cases you may have to wait up to 72 hours for an email response to your application. It is important to apply well ahead of your travel date.
The application price for E-visa applications vary from country to country. Some charge different fees depending on your passport and age. All fees charged for submitting an E-visa application for processing on our website clearly show the final price on the checkout page.
Payments for E-visa applications usually require a CVV / CVC or CVC2 number to be entered in order to charge your credit card. For Visa and Mastercard, the CVV is a 3-digit number on the back, while American Express lists the 4-digit CVV on the front.
We use the latest technology and secure banking systems to keep your personal data and credit card information safe and secure. Our website meets all current banking security standards. However, it is important that all applications uses a secure internet connection, and a PC which is free from viruses and malware.
Please refer to the confirmation email, and click on the download link again. The eBook will then automatically download to your PC. You can instantly read the immigration guide in Adobe Reader, which is a free software program. If you have any other problems, please contact our Customer Service Desk for further advice and assistance.
If you are required to visit an embassy as part of your visa application, only you can make the appointment. A part of the appointment booking includes detailed personal information that only you will know and be able to provide.
If no confirmation email has arrived, please check the Spam folder connected to your email. If there is still no email from us, please contact our Customer Service Team and include the following information:
We strive to respond to all emails within a few hours and will do our best to assist.
Downloadable links are only valid for 60 days after purchase, and the eBook/guide should be downloaded within that time frame in order to save it on your local hard disk. Please contact us by email and we will help you.
Once you have purchased and downloaded an eBook from us, you are allowed to share it with other family members.
All our visa guides are only available as eBooks in digital format. However, once you have downloaded and saved your copy, you may print certain pages or chapters. If you have an eBook reading device, try enlarging the print or dimming the back light to help make reading easier on your eyes.
Please refer to the confirmation email and try to download the eBook again. Contact us for more information if you need further assistance.
We accept most major credit and debit cards for payment of E-visa applications or immigration guides. If your card has declined twice, please try using another card. If you still have a problem, contact your card provider and ask them to accept your card to be used for international purchases. Please note that you will need to provide the CVV security code which is printed on the signature strip on the reverse of your card with Visa and MasterCard. If you paying with an American Express, the four-digit security code can be found on the front of your card.
We make every effort to ensure that your transaction details are safe and secure. Our website checkout is fully compliant with PCI requirements, and we use an approved SSL encryption security protocol to protect all sensitive information.
If you have a passport from one of the Visa Waiver Program countries, you can now apply for the US E-visa (commonly referred to as “ESTA”). There are several requirements to apply, and your visit must be less than 90 days and for the purpose of tourism, business or medical reasons. If you are not eligible for a Visa Waiver, you will need to apply for a suitable visa before you can travel to the United States.