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What is the difference between a regular visa and visa on arrival?

Date: 15 May 2016    Group: Lawyers    Category: Indian Law   

India has a system of issuing visa on arrival in respect of many countries, though citizens of many other countries are still required to obtain visa through normal process. What is the difference between a regular visa and visa on arrival? What happens, if a visitor overstays his/her visa period?
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Author: Pawan Kumar    16 May 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Visa : It is a conditional authority granted by country to a person for enter, temporarily remain within, or to leave that country. The common type of visas are Single entry visa, Multiple entry visa, Business visa, Tourist visa, Residential visa, Work visa and electronic visa.
Visa on arrival : It's means that you have to apply for visa once you arrived at immigration counter and sometimes it is free. For obtaining a visa on arrival you have to furnish return flight tickets, proof of hotel reservation, evidence of sufficient funds to you stay, passport sized photographs, a passport and money for fee if required by country.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    16 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Visa: Visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder of the passport is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in the country of visit. Visa is of different types, i.e., student visa, working visa, tourist visa, business visa, etc.

Visa on arrival: Many countries provide instant visa to foreigners on arrival at their international airports/entry points, provided the foreigner possesses a valid passport, a return ticket and invitation, if the particular foreigner is on official business.

Author: Mahesh    16 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Regular Visa requires you to discuss the reasons for arrival before you got the country. You get the permission and other formalities prior to getting inside the country.

In case of visa on arrival, you are supposed to go through the arrival interview in the airport station. So you'd go through that legal process at that time. Some airports allow e-visa on arrival so you can easily get the entry. And you don't have to go through the process of the arrival interview.

When the person overstays in specific place without permission, then the government of that country arrests the person and boards him or her. This happens only when you are not co operating with the government and still planning to stick without permission.

Author: Archana Kapoor    08 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

For a regular VISA you have to apply but VISA on arrival is automatically granted by the authority of that country when you visit that place.
The VISA on arrival is a special facility given to the citizens of two countries based on a mutual agreement between the countries. Our country has also entered such agreements with various countries and when a Citizen of India visit such country, he doesn't need to apply for VISA in advance and the VISA is automatically granted on landing in foreign country by showing passport.

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