This is an introduction to the visa process for all visa categories, including: temporary visas, renewals, extended periods of stay, and business travel.
A brief guide to each visa type is provided in the sections below.
A quick summary of the main points is also provided in this article.
For the purpose of this guide, “visa” is used interchangeably with “visit”.
Temporary Visas For a temporary visa, you will need to meet the requirements for your visa type.
For example, if you’re planning a holiday for six months, you’ll need to apply for a visa for the first six months and then apply for one for the last six months.
You’ll need a valid residence permit to enter the country.
You may also need to have a valid passport and visa photo.
The visa will usually be valid for 12 months, but can be extended if you have exceptional circumstances.
You will need an application fee of $180.
If you are a tourist, you can pay the application fee and apply directly with the tourist office at the visa office.
This will ensure that you’re not being charged a high fee when you are entering the country on your visa.
A valid photo ID is required.
For renewals or extensions, the visa application fee will be refunded to you if you apply for an extension.
A fee of up to $1,000 is required for renewals.
You must apply in person to get your visa and must also apply for the extension in person.
You can pay your visa application in person with the embassy, but this will require you to pay a fee.
Your visa is valid for three months.
If your visa expires before you’re eligible for another extension, you may be required to renew it.
You should not have to pay the renewal fee if you are eligible for a renewal but you have previously been issued a non-refundable visa.
For more information on the visa and how to apply, see the Visa section.
Extended Visas The length of your stay will depend on your specific circumstances.
Some extended visa types are for up to 12 months or longer, but it is unlikely that you’ll be able to stay for a longer period of time.
You might need to pay an application and visa fee of more than $1.50, and your visa will be valid up to 10 years.
For some extended visa categories such as Business Travel, Business Travel Extension (CTEB) and Business Visas (BVAs), you will also need a separate visa application for each extension.
You need to get a new visa application and a passport photo for each visa extension.
The extension will be issued after a 10-year period, so you’ll want to apply early for the one you need.
The fee for extensions will be the same for both extensions.
If an extension is issued to you after the 10-month mark, you must reapply to get the new visa.
You are also required to pay for a passport application fee.
If the extension is for more than 10 years, you might need a second passport.
The fees vary according to the length of the extension.
For business travel, the fee is $200, while for tourist visas, the fees vary depending on the duration of the trip.
If a visa extension is extended for more time than the 10 year mark, the extension will expire on December 31, 2020.
For longer extensions, you need to reapply for a new extension.
It is also recommended that you reapply every five years.
You cannot renew an extension unless you have completed the application and photo requirements for the new extension, as well as a copy of the passport photo.
Renewal Fees For renewal, you are required to submit a renewal application, photo and proof of travel in the form of a business travel permit, as a fee for the current renewal.
You don’t need to submit proof of residence when renewing a visa if you live abroad.
If it is not possible to renew the visa for any reason, you should check with your consulate or embassy in your country for the information on how to renew.
If there are other reasons that prevent you from renewing the visa, the decision on the renewal should be taken by the embassy or consulate.
For other visas, it is advisable to make sure you have a copy and photos of your passport for your renewal.
For Business Visals, you also need proof of business travel within the past year.
Business Visancias are not valid for more long than three years.
They can only be used for a one-time visit and only for business purposes.
For a business visa, it’s important to keep in mind that the visa is only valid for a specific time period.
For this reason, the time periods you apply in are usually limited to two years, but they can be increased to five years at the discretion of the Embassy or Consulate.
You’re also required a photocopy of your business visa for each renewal.