Visa House Travels

Terms & Conditions

This website is owned and operated by VISA HOUSE TRAVELS LIMITED (VHT), a company limited by shares with registration number RC1682569 under the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.

These Terms and Conditions govern the use of the Company`s website and all applications, software, and services (collectively, “The Services”) available via this website.

Website Use

1.1. The user warrants to the Company that the Company is legally entitled to make use of information provided via the website.

1.2. The Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to change these Terms & Conditions at any time and/ or any section of this website for any reason and at any time, without prior notice to its users.

1.3. Changes to these Terms & Conditions and website will be effective immediately when posted. The continued use of this website and its Services after any changes will take place shall constitute the user’s acceptance of it.

1.4. All the information, tools, and materials contained in this website are not directed to, or intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity who is a citizen or resident of or located in any jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability, or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject the Company or its affiliates to any registration or licensing requirement within such jurisdiction. By accessing any part of this website, the User agrees not to use this website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with, or restricts the use of this website by other users; not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world.

Intellectual Property Rights

2.1. The trademarks, names, logos, and service marks displayed on this website and its platforms (collectively “The Trademarks”) are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of the Company and its third parties have rightfully permitted the Company to display them on the Website and/ or on the platforms. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on the Website and its platforms without the written permission of the Company.

2.2. The website and platform content may be downloaded for customer`s personal use and for non-commercial purposes but no modification, further reproduction of the content is permitted. The content of the website including but not limited to images, text, executable codes, layout design, audio, and video may not be distributed, modified, duplicated, transmitted, reused, re-posted without prior written consent from the Company. Anything that the user uploads, posts or transmit to this Website and its platforms may become the property of the Company and may be used by the Company for any lawful purpose, and is further subject to disclosure as deemed appropriate by the Company, including to any legal or regulatory authority to which the Company is subjected to.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

3.1. All disputes that may arise between the parties with respect to this Agreement and/or its implementation and/or with respect to the Company shall be deliberated before an accepted single on-line Nigerian arbitrator. The Company shall have the right to bring legal procedures against the Client, in order to collect funds owed by the Client to the Company or to protect its reputation, good name, Intellectual property, or confidentiality rights, in the applicable courts at the Client’s jurisdiction and governing law there.

Fees Paid

4.1. The One Time Engagement Fee paid to the Company is to compensate/ commensurate for the work performed by the Company or service rendered. On behalf of the client, the Company will provide the best possible guidance and directives for the client for a period of 12 months (One Year) as being stated on the payment benefits. Clients can decide to extend this agreement with another engagement payment after 12 months. All other fees and incidentals, charged by any party including VHT, respective embassy, or any third-party providers, not specifically stated as being paid, are the obligation of the client.

Fund policy

5.1. Once the client is assessed and the company has received payment the engagement fee paid shall be non-refundable. Therefore, no request for a refund shall be accepted.

5.2. The client has the right to use his/her account or our services for 365 days after paying the One Time Engagement Fee. If a client wants to extend this agreement, a new One Time Engagement Fee shall be paid by the client and, this gives the client the chance to use our services for another 365 days period. In case of continuation, a client must reopen his/her account prior to the expiration of the hold in order to avoid penalties or termination. If the period passes, the company reserves the full right to terminate the file without any funds returned to the client.

Any agreement or extension must be in form of a new plan chosen, paid for, agreed to, and signed by the client.

Disclaimer of Warranties

6.1. The use of the website is at the User’s own risk. The information on this site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

6.2. The company does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, security, or timeliness of the content, information, or services provided on or through the use of the website and its platform, either expressly or impliedly, for any particular purpose.

6.3. The company, its officers, licensors, suppliers, and employees, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and fitness for a particular purpose.

6.4 The company shall not be responsible or held liable for any disturbances or malfunctions that any of the company’s Websites or Offered Products or Software may cause to any other software or application, or to any computer hardware system or any part thereof, including any information or data contained in such.

No guarantee of Visa Acceptance

 7.1. The company is not involved in any way in issuing immigration visas. We mainly provide visa application assistance/ successful visa application filing through our consultancy services. Visa House Travels (VHT) immigration lawyers, teams of seasoned visa-immigration experts, and staffs are not involved in the further development of clients’ immigration visa processes.

Authorized Representatives

8.1. The user acknowledges that the company at its sole discretion, may grant limited access to its websites and/or servers, to third-party immigration practitioners who have authorized representatives under the law for the purpose of supplying immigration consultancy services for a fee. The User grants the Company the right to agree to the terms of engagement with these Consultants for an Initial Assessment as the agent of the user.

The grant of such access to the company websites and/or servers does not establish a consultant-client or attorney-client relationship between the user and the authorized representatives. Only upon the signing of a release form to the company and a Retainer agreement with an authorized representative or lawyer shall such a relationship exist.

8.2. The user acknowledges and consents to access by the authorized representatives and individuals appointed by them, to personal information and documents uploaded by the user to the websites and/or servers. The authorized representatives, under agreement with the company, may assess the qualifications of the user for a visa application. Such assessments are performed on the server-end and are done on an as-is basis. These are preliminary eligibility assessments and do not guarantee the outcome of the visa process.

Privacy Policy

9.1. For more information about how we use information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies, please refer to our privacy policy. This Cookie Policy is part of and is incorporated into our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy.

Cookies Policy

10.1. We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies when you visit our website, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help customize the Site and improve your experience.

10.1.1. We reserve the right to make changes to this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification

10.1.2. You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Cookie Policy is posted.

Use of Cookies

10.2. A “cookie” is a string of information which assigns you a unique identifier that we store on your computer. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. We use cookies on the Site to, among other things, keep track of services you have used, record registration information, record your user preferences, keep you logged into the Site, facilitate purchase procedures, and track the pages you visit. Cookies help us understand how the Site is being used and improve your user experience

Types of Cookies

10.3. The following types of cookies may be used when you visit our website.

  • Advertising Cookies: Advertising Cookies are placed on your browsers by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies allow advertisers and ad servers to gather information about your visits to the Site and other websites, alternate the ads sent to a specific computer, and track how often an ad has been viewed and by whom. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you
  • Analytics Cookies: Analytics Cookies monitors how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
  • Our Cookies: Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.
  • Personalization Cookies: Personalization Cookies are used to recognize repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site.
  • Security Cookies: Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
  • Site Management Cookies: Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
  • Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies may be place on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.

Control of Cookies

10.4. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site

Other Tracking Technologies

11.1. In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.

Privacy Policy

12.1. Definitions

Account: means a VISA HOUSE Client Account

Cookies: A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. It enables us to remember your account log-in information, IP addresses, web traffic number of times you visit, browser type and version, device details, date and time of visits.

VISA HOUSE means VISA HOUSE TRAVELS LIMITED and its subsidiaries or affiliates.

Personal Information: Any information that can be used to identify a living person including email address, company name, password, payment card, financial information such as bank account number, etc.), Government-issued Identity card, Bank Verification Number (BVN) and/or taxpayer identification it may also include anonymous information that is linked to you, for example, your internet protocol (IP), log-in information, address, location, device or transaction data.

Sites: means any platform including but not limited to mobile applications, websites and social media platforms.

User: means an individual who uses the Services or accesses the Sites and has agreed to use the end services of VISA HOUSE.

Special Categories of Personal Information means details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.


12.2. This privacy policy statement is to provide all persons and organizations whose personal data we hold with description of the types of Personal Information we collect, the purposes for which we collect that Personal Information, the other parties with whom we may share it and the measures we take to protect the security of the data.

Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose and otherwise make use of personal information. We have outlined our privacy policy below.

Our Privacy Principles

12.3. VISA HOUSE focuses on the following core principles

  • To Empower the individual: VISA HOUSE wants you to be in charge of your personal information and to make your own voluntary choices about your personal data;
  • To keep and secure personal information: VISA HOUSE TRAVELS LIMITED and its affiliates (collectively, “VISA HOUSE) do not take your trusting us with your information for granted. We take responsibility to ensuring that appropriate security measures are put in place and your personal information is protected;
  • To be transparent and to educate users: For you to know what personal information is, how we collect personal information, for what purpose and how we secure personal information;
  • To abide by local laws: FVISA HOUSE is a global company with local privacy expertise. Our privacy practices may vary among the countries in which we operate to reflect local practices and legal requirements. Specific privacy notices may apply to some of our products and services. Please visit the webpage or digital asset of the specific product or service to learn more about our privacy and information practices in relation to that product or service;
  • To collect and store personal information on the “need to collect” basis: VISA HOUSE collects personal information to perform its services for you. We work to have measures in place to prevent collecting and storing personal data beyond what we need.

Personal Information We May Collect About You

12.4. We may collect, use, process, store, or transfer personal information such as:

  • Identity Data: Information such as, your full name(s), your government-issued identity number, bank verification number (BVN) and your date of birth. This data is to enable us to verify your identity in order to offer our services to you;
  • Contact Data: This is data that is needed to reach out to you, such as your contact address, email address, telephone number, details of the device you use and billing details;
  • Identification documents :(such as your passport or any Government-issued identity card), a photograph (if applicable) and any other registration information you may provide to prove you are eligible to use our services;
  • Log/Technical information: When you access VISA HOUSE services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website, links you have clicked on, length of visit on certain pages, unique device identifier, log-in information, location and other device details.
  • Financial Data: Information, such as personal account number, the merchant’s name and location, the date and the total amount of transaction, and other information provided by financial institutions or merchants when we act on their behalf;
  • Transactional Data: These are information relating to a payment when you as a merchant (using one or more of our payment processing services) or as a customer, are using our products or services;
  • Marketing and Communications Data: This includes both a record of your decision to subscribe or to withdraw from receiving marketing materials from us or from our third parties.
  • Records of your discussions with us, if we contact you and if you contact us.

We may also collect, store, use and transfer non-personal information or anonymized data such as statistical or demographic data.

As a principle, we do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Information. If we do collect Special Categories of Personal Information, we will ensure compliance with applicable law.

This Privacy Policy applies to VISA HOUSE services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed or linked from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies, plug-ins or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. VISA HOUSE does not control these third-party websites and we are not responsible for their privacy statements. Please consult such third parties’ privacy statements.

How we get your Personal Information and why we have it

12.5. The Personal Information we have about you is directly made available to us when you:

  • Sign up for a VISA HOUSE Account;
  • Use any of our services;
  • Contact our customer support team;
  • Fill our online forms;
  • Contact us;

12.5.1. The lawful basis we rely on for processing your Personal Information are:

  • Your Consent: Where you agree to us collecting your Personal Information by using our Services.
  • We have a contractual obligation: Without your Personal Information, we cannot provide our Services to you.
  • We have a legal obligation: To ensure we are fully compliant with all applicable Financial legislations such as Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Laws, we must collect and store your Personal Information. We protect against fraud by checking your identity with your Personal Information.

How We May Use Your Personal Information

12.6. We may use your Personal Information we collect to:

  • Create and manage any accounts you may have with us, verify your identity, provide our services, and respond to your inquiries;
  • Process your payment transactions (including authorization, clearing, chargebacks and other related dispute resolution activities);
  • Protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities;
  • Provide, administer and communicate with you about products, services, offers, programs and promotions of VISA HOUSE, financial institutions, merchants and partners;
  • Evaluate your interest in employment and contact you regarding possible employment with VISA HOUSE;
  • Evaluate and improve our business, including developing new products and services;
  • To target advertisements, newsletter and service updates;
  • As necessary to establish, exercise and defend legal rights;
  • As may be required by applicable laws and regulations, including for compliance with Know Your Customers and risk assessment, Anti-Money Laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions screening requirements, or as requested by any judicial process, law enforcement or governmental agency having or claiming jurisdiction over VISA HOUSE or VISA HOUSE affiliates;
  • To use data analytics to improve our Website, products or services, and user experiences.
  • For other purposes for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

Data Security and Retention

12.7.1.  The security of your Personal Information is important to VISA HOUSE We are committed to protecting the information we collect. We maintain administrative, technical and physical controls designed to protect the Personal Information you provide, or we collect against loss or theft, as well as against any unauthorized access, risk of loss, disclosure, copying, misuse or modification.

12.7.2. Other security measures include but not limited to, secure servers, firewall, data encryption and granting access only to employees in order to fulfil their job responsibilities.

12.7.3. Where you use a password for any of your Accounts, please ensure you do not share this with anyone, and the password is kept confidential at all times.

12.7.4. We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of your Personal Information is protected and maintained. Transmitting information online is not entirely secure. As such, we cannot guarantee that all information provided online is secure. We would take all reasonable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is secured and well protected.

12.7.5. We will only retain personal information on our servers for as long as is reasonably necessary as long as we are providing Services to you. Where you close your Account, your information is stored on our servers to the extent necessary to comply with regulatory obligations and for the purpose of fraud monitoring, detection and prevention. Where we retain your Personal Data, we do so in compliance with limitation periods under the applicable law.

Disclosing Your Personal Information

13.1. We may disclose or share your Personal Information with third parties which include our affiliates, employees, officers, service providers, agents, suppliers, subcontractors as may be reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

13.2. VISA HOUSE only shares personal information with External Third parties in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any personal information; We share Personal Information with third parties directly authorized by you to receive Personal Information, such as when you authorize a third-party application provider to access your account. The use of your Personal Information by an authorized third party is subject to the third party’s privacy policy and VISA HOUSE shall bear no liability for any breach which may arise from such authorization by you.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and incompliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to:
    • satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
    • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof
    • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or
    • protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of VISA HOUSE, its users or the public as required or permitted by law
  • If VISA HOUSE becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


14.1. We may process your Personal Information in order to contact you or send you marketing content and communication about our products, services or surveys. You may exercise your right to object to such contact from us or opt out from the marketing content. Please note however that if you opt-out of marketing content, we may still send you messages relating to transactions and our Services related to our ongoing business relationship.

14.2. We may ask you for permission to send notifications to you. Our Services will still work if you do not grant us consent to send you notifications.

Your Data Protection Rights and Choices

15.1. Based on your location and applicable laws, below are the rights you have as a user in relation to your Personal Information:

  • Right to be informed
  • Right to request access or copies to your Personal Information by signing into your Account or contacting us
  • Right to request that VISA HOUSE erase your Personal Information. You have the right to ask us to erase your Personal Information. Please note that this is a limited right which applies where the data is no longer required, or the processing has no legal justification. The exceptions to this right is where the applicable law requires VISA HOUSE to retain a historical archive or where we retain a core set of your personal data to ensure we do not inadvertently contact you in future where you object to your data being used for marketing purposes.
  • Right to correct or rectify any Personal Information that you provide which may be incorrect, out of date or inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Right to object to the processing of your Personal Information for marketing purposes. You have a right to ask us not to contact you for marketing purposes by adjusting your notification preference on the settings page or by opting out via the unsubscribe link in marketing emails we send you.
  • Right to object to processing: You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Information in certain circumstances. Please note that where you object to us processing your Personal Information, we might be unable to provide the services to you.
  • To target advertisements, newsletter and service updates;
  • As necessary to establish, exercise and defend legal rights;
  • As may be required by applicable laws and regulations, including for compliance with Know Your Customers and risk assessment, Anti-Money Laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions screening requirements, or as requested by any judicial process, law enforcement or governmental agency having or claiming jurisdiction over VISA HOUSE or its affiliates;
  • To use data analytics to improve our Website, products or services, and user experiences.
  • For other purposes for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

15.2. The basis of we processing your Personal Information is your consent. You also have the choice at any time to withdraw consent which you have provide.

15.3. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set above, please contact us using the contact information provided in the Contact Us segment below. Where we are unsure of your identity, we might ask you for proof of your identity for security reasons before dealing your request.


16.1. VISA HOUSE websites and applications are not directed at persons under the age of eighteen (18) and we do not collect any Personal Information knowingly or directly from minors who fall within this category.

16.2. Where you have any belief that VISA HOUSE has mistakenly or unknowingly collected information from a minor, please contact us using the information provided under the Contact Us section to enable investigate and restrict such data.

International Data Transfers

17.1. Our business is global with affiliates and service providers located around the world. As such, Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have operations. Also, your Personal Data may be transferred to countries which may not have the same data protection laws as the country you initially provided your Personal Information, but whenever we transfer or transmit your Personal Information internationally, we will ensure or take reasonable steps to ensure your Personal Information is handled securely in line with the applicable data protection laws and standard contractual clauses.

Updates to our privacy policy

18.1. From time to time, we may change, amend or review this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect new services or changes in our Privacy Policy and place any updates on this page. All changes made will be posted on this page and where changes will materially affect you, we will notify you of this change by placing a notice online or via mail. If you keep using our Services, you consent to all amendments of this Privacy Policy.

Cancellation Policy

19.1. No cancellation policy shall apply to customers that have agreed and accepted the Company`s Terms & Conditions.

Payment Policy

20.1. All payments shall be made through PAYSTACK and our clients are to bear all extra payment service charges which are fixed by them from to time.

Limitation of Liability

21.1. Neither the company, its officers, licensors, suppliers and employees shall be responsible for and disclaim all liability for any loss, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury, or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by the user or any third party, as a result of or which may be attributable to, (directly, indirectly or consequential), to the access and use of the website and platform, any information contained on the website, the user’s personal information or material and information transmitted over the Company’s system.

English language shall prevail

22.1. These Terms and Conditions have been translated into other languages for the convenience of the client. In the situation that there is any discrepancy in meaning between the other languages and the English terms, the English version shall prevail.

Refusals and Appeals

Sometimes even if the visa application and all documents are correct, the visa is not granted. One of the privileges is the possibility to appeal the case. At Visa House Travels we have partnered with lawyers at HAVILAH LAW FIRM to be able to assess your case and, give you the most effective legal advice. If you believe that your visa application was refused unlawfully our legal team will assess your case and, present you with most suitable solutions and explanations. If appealing your case will be our recommendation, our legal team will represent you in court. To assess your case please contact us on and:
  • attach refusal note and state refused application number
  • explain in the e-mail body why in your opinion your visa was refused and why do you want to appeal
  • in the e-mail subject write: appeal and your name

How To Start

Welcome to Visa House Travels!

We are here to help you achieve your goal of getting your dream visa in an easy to follow process!

1.     The most important step is to determine what type of visa do you need. Please take your time to read VISA TYPE AND DOCUMENTS section on our website.
It will help you to understand visa differences or double check your visa choice.

2.     Contact us on to request most up to date application form. Don’t forget to mention the type of application you need as well as reason for your travel and destination.

3.     Read all the tips on how to fill the form. FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM

4.     Fill the forms, gather needed documents and upload it using UPLOAD THE APPLICATION section

5.     We will give you our feedback on what to change or add.

6.     When you adjust the documents in line with our suggestions re-upload your application as every application has 2 revision rounds. For travel booking tips go through TRAVEL BOOKING SECTION

7.     We will give you feedback or green light. Please make sure you apply our feedback before submitting your documents to the embassy.

8.      You are ready to get your visa, submit the all documents to the embassy (use our CHECKLIST to make sure you have everything)

9.     Prepare for interview using our VISA INTERVIEW tips

We are here for you, if you have additional questions check our FAQ or contact us on:



Instagram: @visa_house_travels

WhatsApp: +234 802 447 1435


Alternatively, Please Download our Checklist to ensure you have everything you need.

Building Travel History

Travel history is a track record of a traveler/visitor past visits to outside of their home country. Whenever someone visits a foreign country than he/she got an immigration stamp or a visa stamp on their passport, these records of stamps on the passport is called travel history. Travel history tells about all the recent visits of passport holder such as where and when they travel.

If you have recently been refused a visa because of a lack of travel experience or history, then understanding

TRAVEL HISTORY might be of help to you. The concept of having a travel history differs from embassy to embassy.

Visa Officers in the U.S. Embassy, would like to know if you have any travel experience. Mostly they do want to see in your passport that you have traveled previously to Europe or other developed Western and North American countries such as any of the Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Japan or South Korea; because these countries have similar economies and living conditions as the US. Also, more importantly, they have similar immigration standards.
TIP: If you are refused a US visa and you suspect (or guessed) travel history was the main problem, do not waste your resources traveling to UAE, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, or China only to gain travel experience. You need to have some travel to Europe and other developed western countries to justify your travel history.


Canada’s immigration has one of the trickier definitions of travel history. To them, travel history falls into 2 main categories

– those with no travel history based on the US embassy’s definition of travel history

– those with travel history but applying for a visa to travel for the wrong purpose.

In other words, if you are refused a visa by the Canadian High Commission because of a lack of travel history, it might be because you have none. But if you have travel history to US, UK, Germany, etc. and was still refused, the reason might be because even though you are traveling for say a conference, business or tour, their checks might have revealed that you have not in the past traveled for a conference, business or tour.

TIP: Always be accurate with your travel purpose because a negative background check might affect you visa approval.


Travel history according to UK immigration is the easiest among the embassies. Their criteria for showing travel history is that you can show ”a pattern of traveling outside of your country of residence”. TIP: If you are refused a UK visa because of travel history (very rare), try traveling. Anywhere will do.


Since all Schengen embassies use similar immigration standards to issue visas, we will talk about them as one collective group. Their travel history definition can be what the US, Canadian or British embassies require, but most frequent travels outside your country of residence will be enough. So, when a Schengen embassy notices you have visas to Dubai, South Africa, UK, another Schengen country, US, Canada, etc, they are less inclined to refuse your application because they are not certain of your intention to leave the Schengen territory after your intended visit.
TIP: If your travel history does not include a western country, you should have undertaken some of those trips often.
You will notice from reading all, that satisfying travel history requirements by the Canadian High Commission are the hardest, followed by the US consulate, the Schengen embassies, and lastly the UK High Commission. So, you really do not need to worry about travel history when applying for a UK visa unless the entry clearance officer refuses your application for visa citing this as one of the reasons.


You build your travel history by traveling. And a systematic plan of travels over a period of time will increase your chances of getting any visa you apply for. You can start first withVISA-FREE COUNTRIES, and proceed to VISA ON ARRIVAL COUNTRIES and then NONE WESTERN COUNTRIES before venturing/applying for either US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Schengen Countries visas.
VISA-FREE TRAVEL is the ability to visit a country without having to complete lengthy visa procedures. Nationals of a country can travel visa-free to another country if the governments of the two countries signed an agreement to that effect, or if the receiving country unilaterally opened its borders.



Burkina Faso


Cape Verde


Cote d’Ivoire












Niger Republic


Sierra Leone



VISA ON ARRIVAL (VoA) is also a visa, this is a visa stamp that is usually affixed into your passport upon your arrival in some specific countries at the point of entry. In most cases, you would get the visa at the arrival airport rather than from the consulate in your home country. Visa on Arrival is also sometimes referred to as Visa upon Arrival or Landing Visa. Since Visa on Arrival is also a visa, you would need to have all the required documents as a regular visa. A Visa on Arrival can also be denied just like a regular visa, so you must have a backup plan in such a case.






Comoros Island















Sri Lanka





It is obvious that some visas are more accessible than the other but with careful planning and organization, your travel history will make you one step closer to achieve your goal.

Tips for Travel Booking

We know that booking a hotel and a flight not knowing if the visa will be granted can be confusing. That is why we want to provide you the reasons behind this requirement as well as give you the tips to book your flight and accommodation without stress of losing your money if visa is not granted.

Let’s start with frequently asked questions when it comes to travel bookings for visa application.

Do I need to purchase a flight ticket before applying for a visa? Will I lose a lot of money if I book a flight and hotel and my visa application is rejected or denied?

No. you DO NOT need to buy a full flight ticket or pay hotel reservations before applying for your visa.

Embassies and Consulate officials do not recommend that you make any full payments or payments at all before your visa is issued or granted.

Instead, officials will want a reservation/itinerary with dates and flights number specifying entry date and exit date from the country you plan to visit or the host country. Some embassies will accept flight itinerary when applying for a visa but may request the original air ticket when the visa is collected.

Why embassy or consulate ask for these documents while applying for visa?

These documents serve as proof that you will not be overstaying – why?  The main reason why the embassy or the consulate of your travel destination country asks you for proof of a round-trip flight reservation is that they want to make sure you will not overstay your visa and will get back to your home country before it expires.

Since a round-trip reservation shows the departure and arrival to your home country, this is a convincing document that you will return.

This means you have to book a round trip flight reservation because otherwise, your reservation would be meaningless.


Another reason embassy asks for this is to decide the length of your visa. The officials at the embassy or consulate where you are applying at will decide on the length of your visa based on the Itinerary Flight so that you can get granted with a visa that allows you to stay at your destination country for as long as you need to, and not for a shorter period.


A flight reservation is a document of a detailed plan of your flight or travel journey to a specific country.

In fact, it is only a flight/travel timetable on the chosen flight airline, comprised of a flight name, traveler’s name, a valid flight reservation booking number, arrival, and departure date, and airport IATA codes.


A flight itinerary for a visa is a detailed route of your flight. It includes information such as flight name, your full names,  departure/arrival timings along with dates, flight code, departure/arrival airport IATA





There are ways to make flight bookings for visa applications without payment and, no embassy expects you to purchase a flight or hotel bookings payment before you can apply for a visa. So, how can you make flight bookings without payment? We are going to explain the careful steps in the following below. 


NOTE: Should case, you follow the careful steps first on your own but still cannot book your flight bookings and hotel bookings then, don’t hesitate to send us an email or be in touch to our customer’s care department for further help or guides on how to complete the process.



1. Go to any of these airline websites KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, or Turkish Airlines just to mention a few or any other airline that operates on your destinationNoteHowever, please remember that low-cost airlines usually don’t have the option of ticket reservation.


2. After landing on the airline’s website of your choice, choose a destination ( suitable for your case, let’s say your plan is to travel to London, then you choose London UK and key in your travel dates)


3. Choose a suitable ticket taking into account the price, departure time – This must align with your travel plan dates-  the number of stops, travel duration, etc.


4. Fill out the information about the passenger: your Information Very Important

Choose flight insurance if necessary (optional) but NOTE: We do not recommend this because it might attract a token fee but you have the choice to make on your own.


5. On the booking payment section, choose the option reserve now and pay later OR the option pays through the bank.

NOTE: No Embassy expects you to actually make any flight payment or buy a flight ticket before your visa is Issued and, that is why we are recommending that you should choose the option reserve now and pay later or pay through the bank. Consular only want to see your flight booking details such as your full names, date of birth, flight number, booking confirmation number, airline name, departure date, and return date


6. Click “Book a flight” and a confirmation email will be sent to you with the details.


7. Now you need to print the ticket and take it with you to the embassy to apply for a visa. Keep in mind that you need to cut out the part where it says “The order must be paid before — (Your local time). WHY? Because it is not needed for your visa application.



  1. Go to choose the city (in our case, let’s say London), pick the dates (approximately 2-3 weeks from the time of your arrival):
  1. Choose a filter “Free cancellation” on the left


Reminder: Free cancellation usually has an end date which is stated on the website. If you forget to cancel your booking till that time you will have to cover the cost of the booking.


  1. The choice is of the hotels is overwhelming to help you narrow your choices look at the following aspects:
  • Price – you can select a price range which is affordable for you and also you can filter the price from lowest to highest. However you need to be aware of promoted facilities, they will appear on the top of every search even if they are not the cheapest. It doesn’t mean that the promoted facilities are not worth looking into, on the contrary, it is just important to be aware of the promotion mechanism. Websites are transparent on the promotions so if you are not sure just look at the info.

  • Ratings and recommendations – ratings are guests opinions, you can learn from them if descriptions and pictures you find on the website corresponds with reality. Read this section carefully as it will give you many valuable information. TIP: if you like picture of the hotel very much but the ratings are very low – trust the ratings and look for another hotel.

  • On the tab on the left you can choose the aspects of the hotel that is important for you and narrow your choice even more. Breakfast included? Pets allowed? Kids friendly? Fitness center in the building? The choice is yours.
  1. Proceed to fill out the traveler’s personal details and book. You will receive an email confirmation with your booking, print it out, and take with you to the embassy.
  2. is the most popular however don’t hesitate to check offers on or other services.
  3. Unfortunately some embassies do not accept bookings from booking website who is an intermediary they want to see the booking coming directly from the hotel. In that case you might use one of the big hotel chains.

Embassies that don’t accept booking intermediaries: 

Biggest and most popular hotel groups are:

  1. Booking with the hotel directly similarly to and it is important to select reserve now pay later option, which allows free cancellation till certain date.

If you have any further questions, please send a mail narrating what the issue is, we will be glad to help!

Tips for the visa interview

The thought of being interviewed by a government official can be overwhelming, but
keep in mind that the interview’s purpose is simply to determine whether or not you meet visa requirements. You can set yourself up for success by carefully following our tips below:

  1. Schedule a convenient time for your visa interview appointment

Make sure that your schedule is clear for the appointment, but also take into consideration

your scheduled appointment time. Being late will increase your stress level and might affect your performance


  1. Gather the required documents

To ensure you have every document needed prepare it day before the interview. Use our Checklist to double check.

  1. Prepare for your interview with practice questions.

As you prepare for your visa interview, remember that there’s no reason to fret – all you have to do is answer the questions as truthfully as possible and provide documentation to support your responses. Preparing in advance is a great idea, as it can reveal whether there are additional documents, certificates, or records you would be wise to bring with you to your interview.


What is the purpose of your trip?

When you answer this question, it’s important to be honest, as the purpose of your trip determines the type of visa you need.  

How do you plan on financing your trip to the X country?

While there is no set amount of funds you are required to show, you want to prove that you can cover all costs associated with your trip. This may require you to estimate the cost of return travel tickets, lodging, boarding, domestic travel, and medical expenses.

To prove you have the financial resources to fund your trip, you may want to bring bank statements, credit cards, and/or payslips. A travel medical insurance policy could help demonstrate your ability to pay for medical expenses by showing that you have coverage for unexpected injury or illness.

Note that if you are unable to cover your entire trip cost yourself, you are allowed to provide evidence that another person will cover some or all of your costs. It is important you bring with you to the interview all the paper evidence in your sponsor’s names to demonstrate this claim or your sponsor’s documentation and thoroughly explained to the consular why your sponsor decides to finance your trip at this particular time as being indicated in your visa application.

Where are you going to stay during your trip?

As part of the visa application process, you should determine where you are going to stay while you are in the host country. The address should correspond to the one on your visa application. If you are going to be traveling around the country, then be prepared to provide a list of all the places you plan to visit as well as your planned accommodations.

Have you been to the X country before?

Answer this question with a simple yes or no. If yes, be ready to explain the purpose of any previous trips. You may also be asked where you went, what you did, and where you stayed.

Are you married? Is your spouse/partner traveling with you? Why/why not?

If you are married, mention the name and occupation of your spouse. If you are unmarried but have a partner, mention the name and occupation of your partner. If the spouse/partner is traveling with you, inform the interviewer of the same. If he/she isn’t, explain why that is so.

What guarantee is there that you will return home before your visa expires? 

This part is the most important factor in all visa applications. This is where most consulate officers will focus on whether you have ties to your home country that provide you an incentive to return. You can show this incentive by providing evidence of real estate that you own back home, family members you will want to return to (birth certificates and marriage certificates may apply here), or proof that a job is waiting for you upon your return to your home country.

  1. Do not get nervous, be confident

It is easy to get nervous as a lot depends on this one meeting but let your confidence shine through!

Maintain a confident posture, and look the interview officer straight in the eyes throughout the interview as well as when you are answering questions .

Greet the visa officer with a smile as soon as they enter the interview booth. Being polite always makes a big difference.

  1. Listen carefully and be confident in your answers

Take the time to think about your answer before you say it.

Make short, clear, and to -the -point replies in a loud and clear voice. 

  1. Do not tell them anything that is irrelevant

By mistake, you could give some unnecessary information that may lead to your rejection

Be polite, do not argue, and do not ask unnecessary or unrelated questions. 

  1. Do not unnecessary elaborate your responses

 This may not work in your favor it may make the things worse. Be specific and to the point.

  1. Demonstrate respect

Even if you do not feel this is being reciprocated

  1. Make sure you understand the questions

Often there may be times when you might not understand what the interviewing officer is saying because of his/her accent and/ or the microphone system.

If you do not understand one of their sentences do not feel afraid to say, ‘Beg your pardon: I did not understand you’ If he/she repeats the question, and you still do not understand, that is not a problem DO NOT PANIC. Calmly and confidently say ”sorry, sir/madam, I still did not understand you. Could you kindly repeat what you said?


  1. Show your willingness to return

Always demonstrate to the interviewing officer that you have the intentions to return back to your home country after the end of your visit or studies


  1. Be honest during the interview and whilst preparing the required documents

Always tell the truth and do not make stories up, even if they feel minor and irrelevant, as it’s sending a message that you can’t be trusted.


  1. Know details of your travel

 If you are a student, make sure you know what your admissions study program is all about and, why the education could be beneficiaries to your personal growth, the society and your contributions back to your home country. They may ask you questions about this.

  1. Dress formally

You should always dress formal for your scheduled appointment. However, your appearance should always convey who you claim of who you are in your visa application forms. If you claim to be student, dress like a student and if you claim to be an executive, behalf like one and dress like one.

If your purpose is for tourism, ensure you have a valid reason why you want to visit at this specific time, and ensure you convince the interviewing officer.

Tips for filling in the application form

Everyone knows basic rules of filling the application form:

–       Make sure all your data is up to date
–       Make sure you filled all the necessary parts and that by mistake you are not leaving the blanks
–       Double check everything

But the crucial question is what visa officer would be looking for in your application form and supporting documents?

Make sure you mention  points below as for Visa officers these points are most important:

1. That you intend to leave the host country after your visit
2. That you are genuinely seeking entry as a visitor, student visitor, or genuine traveler on whatever is your purpose of travel
3. That you are able to afford your trip and take care of yourself while there and that even if you have a sponsor, should the sponsor not take care of you, you are able to take care of yourself.
4. That you will not exhaust all your savings on the trip hence have no motivation to return back home or be tempted to seek work opportunities.

We can also benefit form mistakes done by other people, learn from them and don’t replicate it in our applications. Before you start filling in the forms learn the reasons why your visa application may be rejected. We can divide the reasons into 3 sections:  Hosts and sponsors, Purpose of the travel, Documents and finance:

Hosts and sponsors:

1.    Introducing too many relationships/people into your application. Some embassies conduct background checks on each person you include in your application and if even one of them has an issue your visa application will most likely be denied.

2.    Using distant relatives as a sponsor for your trip. Immediate family increases your  chances – mother, father, spouse, brother, sister, child

3.    If there is a significant age gap between you and your girlfriend/boyfriend in the host country, making your relationship appear more like a business relationship rather than personal.

4.    Not providing enough proof of your relationship with your foreign host. Take screenshots, print out, and attach the evidence from WhatsApp, Facebook convos, e-mails, photos, etc. as applicable to your situation.
5.    Your application does not demonstrate that your host in the visiting country has invited you to the country for the stated purpose. Let your host clearly spell out the reason why they are inviting you and hosting you in the country.

6.    Not declaring that you have a partner/spouse even though your child’s birth certificate details indicate a biological father/mother has been registered. Declare. If you two are no longer together, let the other parent write a letter of no objection that the child can travel and that you two are not together. If deceased, attach death certificate.

7.    Lack of sufficient documentation from your sponsor. Include as much as is reasonable.

è Letter from your sponsor indicating their relationship with you, why they want you to visit them in the host country, and also undertaking that they will take care of your accommodation, food, and other related expenses while you are in the country 

è Your sponsor’s bank statements for the last 6 months (must indicate salary deposits and have no large unexplained deposits)
è Your sponsor’s residence permit or their foreign passport’s biodata page
è Document evidence of your sponsor’s relationship to you

Purpose of the travel

1.   No change in circumstances since your previous visa refusal.
If your previous refusal notice outlined concerns and the documentation provided with your current application does little to address those concerns, it undermines your intentions in traveling to the country. Write a detailed cover letter explaining the previous refusal reasons, and how your circumstances have changed since then for each reason the visa officer gave for refusing your visa application.

2.   No genuine intentions to come back

3.   Not having sufficient ties in your home country
Below are some ideas for documentation you could use to prove strong ties to your home country to a consular officer.

è You have a career/ a job provide:
ü  Letter from your employer stating duties, salary, and tenure duration
ü  Pay Stubs
ü  Permission Letter for Taking Paid Time Off

è You are a student / College Enrollment provide:
ü  Student ID Card
ü  Educational Transcripts from your school, showing courses passed or to be taken in the forthcoming terms
ü  Letter from your school, stating from what date to what date you will be absent from school and when you are expected back in school

è You own your business provide:
ü  Bank Statements Showing Revenue
ü  Articles of Incorporation

è You can also provide:

ü  Family documents (spouse & kids) – It’s very important you provide your marriage certificate, your wedding pictures, and every other detail of your marriage if married. If you have kids, it’s a good thing also to present to the visa consular, full names of your kids, their birth certificates, and every one of their details that might help you to demonstrate your strong home ties to the visa officer – please, provide birth certificates of your kids, their photos and also demonstrate to the consular what your kids are currently doing e.g., if they are in school, provide details of their school’s registrations.

ü  Other Dependents documents – sick parents, or your immediate family members e.g. please provide IDs of your parents, your brothers, and of your sisters, who all depend on you for their sustenance. Please, demonstrate the assistance you render them from time to time – you could do this by providing paper evidence or receipts of the financial transactions you make to them or evidence of any assistance you give them from time to time

ü  Affidavits – attaching an affidavit that clearly states that you are obliged to return home is another good document you could provide to demonstrate your strong home ties.

ü  Volunteer Work & Organization Memberships – such as Red cross or vigilante association or landlord’s association you belong to and, documents demonstrating that you actually belong to those acclaimed associations showing your position in the associations, your roles in the associations, and how much the associations depend on you.

ü  Assets – deeds of land you own, title to vehicles you own,
bank accounts with significant balances, paper evidence of all the properties you own with your names fully stated on all of them

4.    You have not attached a letter from a university/company/board from the host country saying that you have to visit for the purpose of the trip. Attach the relevant letter

5.    You didn’t indicate in your application what you intend to do in the host or where you intend to stay in the host country. Attach a detailed itinerary with your cover letter indicating dates, cities, and the day-to-day activities you plan to engage in for every day you will be in the country.

6.     Lack of international travel history. You have never traveled outside of your country before, especially outside your continent Having travel history is crucial in your visa application. To learn how to build your travel history read the tips with the corresponding title in My Visa House section.

7.    You have indicated a super lengthy duration of stay in the host country compared to your intended purpose of visit. For example, 3 weeks stay to do a 1-day board exam. You need to be realistic or change the main purpose of your travel.

8.    Failure to declare a previous visa refusal on your visa application form. It doesn’t matter which country denied you the visa. You must declare this in your application and give a reason why.

9.    Having too many intended purposes of travel – vacation, meeting friends, doing exams, work, all in one application doesn’t reflect well on your application. Choose one main purpose for your travel.

10. Missing police clearance certificate if it applies to you.

Documents and finance:

1.   Not submitting all supporting documents.

2.    Submitted bank statement shows a number of large deposits being deposited into your account. You must provide documented evidence to clearly demonstrate the origin of these funds and whether they are genuinely available for your exclusive use or spending. Make sure to have documented evidence for every deposit into your account. If you sold a house, attach a sale agreement. If it is rental income, attach rent lease. If it is a company bonus, attach the bonus letter from the employer. Etc

3.    Providing property documents with your application but these documents do not demonstrate that you generate an income from them. Attach rental income payment confirmations e.g. bank statement, rent lease agreements, etc.

4.    Stating that you have an online business but the documents you have provided do no demonstrate this business or that you receive and income from such a business. Register your online business, attach the registration certificate, and payment statements e.g. Flutterwave, M-PESA, PayPal, etc. You can also attach a screenshot of the business page e.g. if it is Etsy for instance, show sales, and payments page.

5.    The documents you have provided do not demonstrate how you support yourself in your home country and are not an accurate reflection of your financial circumstances back home. Attach employment letter, leave letter, payslips 6 months bank statements clearly indicating salary history, business registration certificate, etc.

6.    You mentioned in your application that you have X amount of money while the bank statement you submitted had X + Y amount. Be consistent and accurately fill in your application form.

7.    No official documents demonstrate how long you have been employed by the employer.  Attach an employment letter with details of how long you have been with the said employer.

8.    You fail to clearly demonstrate your income from your employment. Make sure to attach a bank statement with salary deposits every month into your account from the said employer.

9.    The salary is not consistent with your bank statement. Same as above.

10. Failure to demonstrate savings, properties, or income. Attach documented evidence of these and if there any sudden large deposits, give a documented explanation.

11. You provide only your savings account bank statement and not the one that you get your monthly salary on so the origins of the money and expenses, etc. are not demonstrated. Attach 6 months’ salary bank account statement.

12. Your application does not demonstrate that you receive a salary. See above.

13. Your application does not demonstrate that you have any income or funds available to you or how you will maintain yourself during your trip. See above.

14. Withdrawing all the money from your bank account. Try to live within your means to enable you to have some leftover savings in your account month on month. Clearing out your account is a bad sign.

15.  Amounts you intend to spend on your trip represent over half of your declared savings or several months over your monthly expenditure and you have not shown that you are able to spend such monies on holiday. We would propose the following cost estimation:
o   An average daily expense for your trip of about N60,000 per person per day

o   Total trip expenses not more than two times your monthly salary

o   Total trip expenses not more than half of the indicated savings

16.  No leave approval letter attached. Attach the letter or include in the employment letter that your employer has granted you leave of absence from work and that you will return to your current job after your trip. Leave approval can either be a separate document or leave details included in your employment letter

17.  Not providing evidence that the business you have indicated in the application is still operational. Attach recent tax return certificates, tax compliance certificates, current business accounts, sales transaction statements, etc.

18.  Providing too many bank statements from too many banks. Clearly indicate in the cover letter that you have included the said statements if you must include all many of them.

19.  You have provided a business bank statement (from your company) instead of a personal bank statement. Visa officer unable to conduct a meaningfull assessment of your financial circumstances based on a business account only. Provide both personal and business bank statements (if applicable).

Visa Types & Specific Documents

Travel or ‘’non-immigrant as being called in the US and Canada” visas allow the bearer to enter a foreign country for touristic and leisure purposes only and stay for a predetermined amount of time. These visas do not entitle the holder to work or engage in any business activities in the host country.
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Immigrant/permanent permit visas allow the bearer to reside permanently in the host country.
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This type of visa allows you to visit a foreign country for the period of time subject to having to have invitation letter and other documents from inviting host.
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Work visas are required for individuals who wish to take on employment or engage in business activities in the host country. There are several types of work visas that depend on the nature of the work and length of stay. For example, working holiday visas allow individuals to temporarily take on employment while traveling through the country.
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A business visa allows the bearer to enter the host country and engage in business activities without joining that country’s labor market. For example, an individual may require a business visa if they are traveling to a country to do business with another company or if they are attending a business conference. The visitor typically must show that they are not receiving income from the country.
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A student visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa that allows the bearer to enroll at a postsecondary educational institution in the host country. High school foreign exchange students must typically obtain a visa for temporary residence.
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Refugee visas and asylum visas can be granted to individuals fleeing persecution, war, natural disasters, and other situations in which their life is at risk.
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Working holiday visas allow the bearer to undertake temporary employment in a country through which they are traveling. Not every country offers a working holiday program.
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Spousal visas allow partners to visit each other when the couple does not hail from the same country.
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Travelers may sometimes require transit visas in order to pass through a country that is not their destination country. Transit visas are typically required if you have a layover in a country of more than a few hours.
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An eVisa, or electronic visa, is a digital visa that is stored in a database rather than stamped or glued into the bearer’s passport. The eVisa is linked to the individual’s passport number. Applications for eVisas are typically done over the Internet and the applicant will receive a paper document to present while traveling.
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