What is Evisa?


An e Visa, short for electronic visa, is simply an entry visa that you apply for and receive online, as opposed to a ‘regular’ visa, which requires a visit the embassy of the issuing country.

How Does it Work?

The entire process of acquiring the e-Visa is performed online in just a few simple steps, and once your application is approved your e-Visa is sent to you via email (usually within 1-2 days)

How Do I Apply for an e Visa?

Applying for an eVisa is a quick and simple process, that you can complete in just a few steps:

Step 1 - Choose your destination and the type of visa you require
Step 2 - Click on the Apply Now button
Step 3 - Fill out the application form
Step 4 - Choose your preferred payment method, and fill out the required details

And that’s it - all you have to do now is wait for your e-Visa approval to arrive via email.

How do I use the e-Visa?

Simply print out the e-Visa approval that you received and present is to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

Please note that the e-Visa should be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper (double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted).

How Long Does it Take?

The application takes just a few minutes - all you need to do is choose your destination and the type of e-Visa you require, fill out your information and use your prefered payment method.

The processing time may vary depending on the country issuing the visa, as well as your personal circumstances and the type of visa you applied for. Usually you will receive your eVisa approval within 1-2 business days.

Which Countries Issue e-Visas?

More and more countries are realizing the benefits of the e-Visa - both for the tourists, as well as their own overworked embassy employees. As a result, the number of countries offering e-visas is constantly growing, allowing tourists and other visitors to obtain their visa online, without having to to wait in line or even leave their house.

Currently the list of countries issuing e-Visas includes:*
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Cote d’Ivoire
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gabon
Georgia
India
Kenya
Kuwait
Moldova
Myanmar
New Zealand
Oman
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Singapore
St. Kitts and Nevis
Sri Lanka
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Uganda
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Are there different types of e-Visa?

The e-Visa can be requested for various purposes, including:

  • tourism
  • business
  • visiting relatives or friends
  • sports, cultural, humanitarian, academic and/or scientific activities
  • How Long is an e-Visa Valid for?

    As is the case with any other travel visa, each country has its own regulations and limitations for granting travel visas to tourists and other visitors. To find out what type of visa you can obtain for any specific country, you can use our visa requirement tool.

    How Much Does it Cost?

    The cost of your e-Visa is comprised of the cost of the visa itself plus a service fee, both of which may vary depending on the type of e-Visa and the destination. Typically price will range between $15 - $75, depending on the destination and the type of evisa required.

    To find out the exact price you can use our visa requirement tool

    Where can I apply for an eVisa?

    You can apply for an e Visa either through the official government site of your destination country, or through one of the service providers that specialize in eVisa processing, such as eVisame, visahq and ivisa which offers global electronic visa processing services.

    What is the Difference Between a Government Site and a Service Provider?

    A professional, specialized evisa service provider offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Customer support
  • data validation that increases success rate
  • advanced features, such as bulk applications, for families or business needs
  • expedited e-visa processing
  • cutting edge technology that makes the process much simpler and faster
  • Find out more about the difference between an evisa service provider and a government online e-visa service.