Travel visa

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A visa (from the Latin charta visa, meaning "paper that has been seen") is a conditional authorization granted by a territory to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that territory.wikipedia
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Passport

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A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant's passport or other travel document.
Many countries normally allow entry to holders of passports of other countries, sometimes requiring a visa also to be obtained, but this is not an automatic right.

Travel document

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A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant's passport or other travel document.
Travel documents usually assure other governments that the bearer may return to the issuing country, and are often issued in booklet form to allow other governments to place visas as well as entry and exit stamps into them.

Visa policy of China

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Visitors to the mainland of the People's Republic of China must obtain a visa from one of the Chinese diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy of Saudi Arabia

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Visitors to Saudi Arabia must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy of the United States

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The visa policy of the United States deals with the requirements which a foreign national wishing to enter the United States must meet to obtain a visa, which is a permit to travel to, enter, and remain in the United States.

Visa policy of Iran

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Visitors to Iran must obtain a visa from one of the Iranian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for a visa on arrival.

L-1 visa

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An L-1 visa is a visa document used to enter the United States for the purpose of work in L-1 status.

Visa policy of Japan

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Visitors to Japan must obtain a visa from one of the Japanese diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries.

Visa policy of Zimbabwe

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Visitors to Zimbabwe must obtain a visa from one of the Zimbabwean diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are eligible for visa on arrival.

F visa

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In the United States, the F visas are a type of non-immigrant student visa that allows foreigners to pursue education (academic studies and/or language training programs) in the United States.

Schengen Area

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Some countries—such as those in the Schengen Area—have agreements with other countries allowing each other's citizens to travel between them without visas.
However, before fully implementing the Schengen rules, each state must have its preparedness assessed in four areas: air borders, visas, police cooperation, and personal data protection.

Visa policy of North Korea

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Most visitors to North Korea must obtain a visa in advance from one of the North Korean diplomatic missions.

K-1 visa

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A K-1 visa is a visa issued to the fiancé or fiancée of a United States citizen to enter the United States.

Alien (law)

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Visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a territory and thus are, in most countries, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country.

Border control

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In each instance, a visa is subject to entry permission by an immigration official at the time of actual entry, and can be revoked at any time.
Transit passengers can take connecting international flights in the international zone without clearing customs and immigration controls, and in most cases do not require a visa.

Illegal immigration

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Many countries frequently demand strong evidence of intent to return to the home country, if the visa is for a temporary stay, due to potential unwanted illegal immigration.
Many undocumented immigrants are migrants who originally arrive in a country lawfully but overstay their authorized residence (overstaying a visa).

Visa policy of Svalbard

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Uniquely, the Norwegian special territory of Svalbard is an entirely visa-free zone under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty.
Uniquely, the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is an entirely visa-free zone.

Gabon

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The April 1990 conference approved sweeping political reforms, including creation of a national Senate, decentralization of the budgetary process, freedom of assembly and press, and cancellation of an exit visa requirement.

Consul (representative)

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Some visas can be granted on arrival or by prior application at the country's embassy or consulate, or through a private visa service specialist who is specialized in the issuance of international travel documents.
Activities of a consulate include protecting the interests of their citizens temporarily or permanently resident in the host country, issuing passports; issuing visas to foreigners and public diplomacy.

Visa policy of Canada

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A foreign national wishing to enter Canada must obtain a temporary resident visa from one of the Canadian diplomatic missions unless he or she holds a passport issued by one of the 54 eligible visa exempt countries and territories or proof of permanent residence in the United States.

Svalbard

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Uniquely, the Norwegian special territory of Svalbard is an entirely visa-free zone under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty.
There are no restrictions on foreigners migrating in, and hence no visa requirement.

Visa policy of Albania

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Visitors to Albania must obtain a visa from one of the Albanian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are qualified for visa-free entry.

Visa policy of Antigua and Barbuda

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Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda must obtain a visa from one of the Antigua and Barbuda diplomatic missions or in certain cases in United Kingdom diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy of Angola

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Visitors to Angola must obtain either a visa in advance from one of the Angolan diplomatic missions or a pre-visa online, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.