Immigrant Visas

The seal of new beginnings

A visa is the authorization granted by a host country to a foreign national to enter and temporarily remain within that country. In some countries it merely represents the request to enter, which can then be endorsed or rejected by the immigration officer at the port of entry. Visas are most commonly represented by a stamp or sticker placed on a page within the holder’s passport, and they also stipulate the terms upon which the foreign national may remain in that country.

A work visa, for example, permits the foreigner to work in the host country, a student visa allows him/her to study there, an immigrant visa is required to emmigrate to another country, and so on.

Some countries actually require exit visas to enable citizens to leave he country. These may be limited in time.

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Once a passport has been obtained, a visa can be issued by a host country’s consulate or at the point of entry by the border official.

The first mention of a travel document appears in the Old Testament, in the Book of Nehemia, which describes the prophet’s passage to Judea in about 450 BC.

King Artaxexes provided his emmisary with letters to the governors of the lands to be passed requesting they ensure him safe passage so that he could rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Such letters were enacted by the British Parliament in the 15th Century by Henry the Fifth; and the conditional authorization to pass through a country was called a ‘charta visa’ (latin for ‘a paper that has been seen’).

The first modern passport was issued by Britain in 1914 – a single page folded over and placed within a cardboard cover. It included a photograph and the signature of the bearer, and the form was adopted by the League of Nations in 1920.
The first mention of a travel document appears in the Old Testament, in the Book of Nehemia, which describes the prophet’s passage to Judea in about 450 BC. King Artaxexes provided his emmisary with letters to the governors of the lands to be passed requesting they ensure him safe passage so that he could rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Such letters were enacted by the British Parliament in the 15th Century by Henry the Fifth; and the conditional authorization to pass through a country was called a ‘charta visa’ (latin for ‘a paper that has been seen’).

The first modern passport was issued by Britain in 1914 – a single page folded over and placed within a cardboard cover. It included a photograph and the signature of the bearer, and the form was adopted by the League of Nations in 1920.

Since the visa application process has become quite complex, due to immigration overflow and security caution, commercial companies now provide application services to ensure that the requirements for obtaining a visa are completely fulfilled.

CIS Application’s team of specialists are highly experienced in immigration services, and can help you immigrate, work and study abroad. All visa applications are serviced by members of the respective national immigration lawyers and agents associations.

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