If you’re a U.S. citizen planning to make a short trip to Tunisia for the purposes of tourism, then you are allowed to enter Tunisia visa-free for up to 90 days. U.S. citizens need to apply for a Tunisia visa if they are traveling on business, want to stay longer than the maximum period or wish to visit the country more than once.
The current requirements for the U.S. when applying for a visa involve visiting a Tunisian embassy in person. However, later this year a brand new online application will be available for the Tunisian visa. This means travelers won’t need to travel to the embassy and will be able to apply using a convenient online form.
The authorities expect that the new visa process will make it both faster and simpler to obtain a Tunisia visa for U.S. citizens. It will also cut waiting times for the visa to be processed and reduce queues at the Tunisian border. Expect that as the new visa comes into effect, congestion at the border will be eased.
The visa application process involves three simple steps:
- Complete the application form online, including all necessary documentation
- Pay the visa fee using a debit or credit card
- Receive the approved visa by email
If you are planning a visit to Tunisia, check this website for updates on the launch of the Tunisia online visa.
Visa Requirements for Tunisia for U.S. Citizens
Electronic visa programs are already widely used around the world, and the new Tunisia visa will make it more convenient for tourists to visit the country for a short-term stay.
U.S. nationals will need to provide some basic personal information in order to comply with Tunisia visa requirements when applying for the visa. These include:
- Name as it appears on the applicant’s passport
- Full address
- Date of birth
- Passport details, including expiry date
- There will also be some security-related questions
After you have filled in the visa form, take a few minutes to check all the information entered is correct. Inaccuracies in the application form can result in delays in receiving the Tunisia visa, and Tunisian authorities are not responsible for delays that occur as a result of incorrect information.
How to Apply for a Visa for Tunisia
The passport used in the application must be valid for the duration of the applicant’s stay. If your passport is close to its expiry date, it may need to be renewed before you apply for the online visa. Tunisia does not have any requirements for the passport to have additional validity beyond the duration of the stay.
The new online visa application form will only take a few minutes to complete and be quick and straightforward. Applicants will be required to enter some basic information and include copies of several supporting documents. These include, but are not limited to:
- A valid passport from an eligible country
- A credit or debit card to pay the visa fee
- A current email address where the applicant can be contacted
It is possible to use the Tunisia visa application online from anywhere in the world. Travelers do not need to be in their country of residence. Once the online visa application has been submitted and approved, the eVisa will be sent to the applicant via email. It is advisable for the traveler to print a copy of their eVisa to present to the border authorities when they arrive in Tunisia.
Applicants are advised not to book flights or accommodation until their visa has been approved. There are no guarantees that a visa will be granted and the final decision on this matter rests with the Tunisian immigration department.
No decision has yet been made by the authorities regarding the duration of the Tunisia tourist visa or the online visa fee. Please check back on this site for updates on the visa duration and any new details or policy terms that have yet to be announced.