Visa Service Providers

by | Nov 9, 2011 | Travel

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A visa is one of the most important documents for anyone wanting to travel outside one’s own country since it is an indication that the person is authorized to enter the country which “issued” the visa, subject to permission of an immigration official at the time of actual entry. Visa authorization can be in the form of a document or a stamp endorsed in the applicant’s passport. The issuing country also attaches certain conditions to the visa, including the time until which the visa is valid, the duration that the person is allowed to stay in the country, validity of the visa for more than one visit, among others. Some countries also require foreign travelers to obtain an exit visa in order to be allowed to leave the country.

However, the entire thrill of traveling to a new country can be dampened by the time consuming part of getting the visa as it requires fulfilling specific documentation required for entering the foreign country and adhering to its process time. To top it all, as each country has different requirements, fees, and processing times, it becomes all the more tedious task getting a visa. To make life simpler visa service providers can help in assisting travelers to understand the up-to-date information on visa norms and specifications required to gain passage into the country. They also keep track of all relevant laws and regulations of countries that keep changing without notice.

Since most of these visa service providers have years of experience in processing travel documents, they are usually fast, dependable and focused exclusively on passports and visas. These visa service providers work closely with passport agencies, embassies and consulates representing many countries, governments which makes obtaining visa at a very short notice. They provide visas to travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. Some of the visa service providing companies also offer passport services for issuance of fresh passports, surrender of old passport, change of address, renewal of passports etc. They also help with family migration, student visas, retirement visas, skilled migration, business migration and employer sponsored migration.

Many visa providing services also use sophisticated software applications to handle large volumes of visa applications, for passport tracking, database creation and data upload. These softwares are developed in a way such that they ensure compliance to security policies and also adhere to meeting the strict norms of diplomatic missions on IT Security and Data Protection.