Nowadays, some countries like America, Canada, Germany, England, France, the Arab League, and many members of the Schengen Agreement have easily made it possible for you to sit at home and use the Internet to get an electronic visa.

What is an electronic visa?

An electronic visa, also called E-visa is actually a visa you apply for online. If your application is accepted, you will receive it online.

Advantages and disadvantages of electronic visa:

An electronic visa is an optimal choice for travelers. However, this service can have advantages and disadvantages for different countries. The most important advantages are:

·       The tasks and the number of applicants’ visits to the embassy will be reduced

·       The applicants can do the embassy procedure entirely virtually

·       Cost and time are saved on both sides.

·       It is announced through the Governmental e-visa system and on the user panel.

And the most important disadvantages are:

·       Identity Theft

·       Forgery of documents

·       Failure to collect biometric information

What countries have electronic visas?

Now, the countries that currently have an electronic visa service are:

Armenia – Azerbaijan – Bahrain – Cambodia – Ivory Coast – Egypt – Gabon – Georgia – India – Iran – Kuwait – Kenya – Oman – Laos – Malaysia – Myanmar – New Zealand – Russia – Rwanda – Sao Tome and Principe – Singapore – South Sudan – Saint Kitts And Noyes – Sri Lanka – Tanzania – Turkey – United Arab Emirates – Uganda – Uzbekistan – Zambia – Zimbabwe – member countries of the governmental e-visa System agreement, including the United States, Canada, Germany, France, England, etc., which provide a common system for this issue.

How much does an electronic visa cost?

On average, the visas offered on the governmental e-visa system are five hundred dollars for one person and two hundred and fifty dollars for a companion.

Electronic visa application procedures

The process of applying for an electronic visa can be summarized in 4 steps:

1-     Referring to the official website at the address

2-     Uploading the documents and completing the online forms. 

3-     Determining how to pay the application fee for the process.

4-     Waiting for the results of the document review.

Note: After confirming your documents, wait for the embassy to receive the personal interview appointment. If you are approved for the interview, a specific page will be shown in the site panel, which will permit you to enter. Finally, make a physical printout of your approved e-visa and present it to the immigration officers when you enter the destination country. 

The duration of receiving an electronic visa

It can be estimated that the status of electronic visas in the Governmental e-visa system is usually less than two months and for nationals of limited countries from 6 to 24 months, depending on the visa application type.

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