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How to apply for a visa?

A step-by-step guide.

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Written by Jessica
Updated over a week ago

In this article you’ll learn how to:

On the web.

Follow these steps and your application will be complete in minutes!

📌 Step 1:

Go to the iVisa website.

📌 Step 2:

Start typing where you’re from. You’ll be able to select a country from the dropdown option. Then do the same for where you’re going

📌 Step 3:

Click on the “Get started” button.

📌 Step 4:

You will find all the important information about the visa you need to get.

  • For more info, scroll down the page to our “Learn more” section.

  • To continue applying, go to "Traveling for," and click on "Show more," to be able to select your reason for travel. ✈️

📌 Step 5:

Once you’ve selected your reason for travel, and you’re ready to apply, click on the “Apply now” button.

📌 Step 6:

This is the very first section of your application.

Here’s what you need to do:

☑️ Double-check that "where you're from" and what you’re “applying for” matches your travel plans. If your plans have changed, simply click the box, and you'll see options to choose from!

☑️ Take a look at the useful info on the right of the page. Remember to review the passport requirements - they can impact your eligibility to apply for this visa.

✈️ If everything looks good, go ahead and click on the "start now" button. Remember, our form is flexible, so feel free to save and come back later if need be!

📌 Step 7:

For your trip details, keep in mind that some fields require typing, while others involve selecting from a dropdown menu.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Complete every question before continuing.

☑️ Provide your arrival and departure dates from the country you're visiting.

☑️ Provide an active email address for document updates.

☑️ Check the disclaimers. Feel free to skip the marketing disclaimer if you're not ready.

☑️ To go back, click on "Previous".

✈️ To continue, click on the "Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 8:

For your personal details, keep in mind that some fields require typing, while others will allow you to select an option from the dropdown menu.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Complete every question before continuing.

☑️ Tell us about yourself. Use the captions below each question or the "blue tooltip" for more help.

☑️ Provide your contact information.

⬅️ To go back, click on "Previous."

✈️ To continue, click on the "Save and continue" button.

📌 Step 9:

For your residency details, take note that we pre-populate these fields for you, based on the information you’ve already given us. If it’s incorrect, select the correct option from the dropdown menu.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Complete every question before continuing.

☑️ Tell us about the country you were born in.

☑️ Tell us about the country you currently live in. Note: for some visas, you’re required to attend an appointment, in that case, if appointment locations are limited in your country of residence, you’ll receive a “prevent submission” on the application form, explaining this.

⬅️ To go back, click on "Previous."

✈️ To continue, click on the "Save and continue" button.

📌 Step 10:

For your passport details, take note that the information you provide here has to match the information found in your passport.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Complete every question before continuing.

☑️ If you are required to attend an appointment, choose the location for your visa appointment.

⬅️ To go back, click on "Previous."

✈️ To continue, click on the "Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 11:

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Choose if you want to pay the full price, or sign up for iVisa Plus to get a discount.

☑️ Choose how quickly you want your visa to arrive.

⬅️ To go back, click on "Previous."

✈️ To continue, click on the "Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 12:

This is the final step to check that all your information is accurate.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Review your information by clicking on the arrows.

☑️ Make sure to check each section for errors.

⬅️ To go back and fix something, click on "previous."

✈️ To continue to the payment section, click on the "Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 13: Complete the payment

This is the final step for the first half of the application.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Choose your payment method: We accept Credit or Debit cards, Paypal, or Venmo.

☑️ For some of our products we offer “denial protection” In this section of the form you can select if you want this or not.

☑️ If you have coupons, apply them in the “enter coupon” section.

☑️ Check your total fee. This is shown below the coupon section.

⬅️ To go back, click on "Previous."

✈️ To continue, click on the "Save and continue", “Submit with denial protection” or “Submit payment” button.

📌 Step 14:

After you have completed the payment step, you’ll be taken to a page confirming your purchase with an assigned order ID.

  • If you applied for a guided entry visa: you’ll receive an application guide to help you complete the process.

  • If your application is not a guided visa: follow the next steps.

Well done on completing step one of your application! 🎉 But hold on, you still need to fill out the rest of the application. Keep going, we’ll be with you every step of the way!

✈️ If you’re ready to complete the rest of the application, click on the “Finish my application” button. If you need to come back to it, don’t worry! Follow our guide below to help you when you’re ready.

📝 Another how-to guide.

On the iVisa app.

Follow these steps and your application will be complete in minutes!

📌 Step 1:

Go to the iVisa app and tap on “Start a new application”.

📌 Step 2:

☑️ Enter “Where your passport is from” and where you’re going. To add this information, tap on the box and start typing the country, the country will appear as a dropdown option for you to select.

☑️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 3:

All the info you need on this visa will be displayed.

☑️ Select a visa type that suits your travel needs best.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 4:

☑️ Enter an active email address for document updates.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 5:

☑️ Select your travel dates.

How?

1. Tap on the date.

2. Tap on the “<&>” arrows to change the month.

3. Tap on the year (2023) to change the year.

4. Then tap on “Confirm”.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 6:

Here, you’ll need to select your processing time.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 7:

Here, you’ll need to provide your passport information.

☑️ You can do this either by scanning your passport with your phone camera or by entering it manually.

  • The image below with a number 1 on it: Shows what happens if you enter it manually.

  • The image below with a number 2 on it: Shows what happens if you scan it with your phone.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 8:

☑️ Tell us about the country you were born in.

☑️ Tell us about the country you currently live in.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

📌 Step 9:

You’ll then be taken to this page where you’ll need to review the information you have entered so far, and where you can either:

  • Add another traveler by tapping on “Add another applicant”.

  • Edit the current applicant’s information, by tapping on the pen icon next to their name.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

📌 Step 10:

If you select “review information”, the following will appear. What you need to do is double-check that all the information is correct using the arrows on the right.

☑️ Check the total amount displayed at the bottom of the screen.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

📌 Step 11:

Here, you’ll be able to select if you would like any additional iVisa services. To view them scroll up and down the page. To select one, tap the empty square found to the right of the services box.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Save and continue” button.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

📌 Step 12:

This is the final step for the first half of the application.

In this section of the application, you’ll need to:

☑️ Choose your payment method: We accept Credit or Debit cards, Paypal or Venmo.

☑️ For some of our products we offer “denial protection” In this section of the form you can select if you want this or not.

☑️ Check your total fee.

✈️ To continue, tap on the “Submit payment” button.

⬅️ To go back, tap on the arrow found in the top left corner.

☑️ To save your progress and return later, tap on “Save and exit”.

After you have completed the payment step, you’ll be taken to a page confirming your purchase with an assigned order ID.

  • If you applied for a guided entry visa: you’ll receive an application guide to help you complete the process.

  • If your application is not a guided visa: follow the next steps.

Well done on completing step one of your application! 🎉 But hold on, you still need to fill out the rest of the application. Keep going, we’ll be with you every step of the way!

✈️ If you’re ready to complete the rest of the application, click on the “Finish my application” button. If you need to come back to it, don’t worry! Follow our guide below to help you when you’re ready.

📝 Another how-to guide!

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