What is the difference between a Tunisia Online Visa and an embassy visa?

The Tunisia Online Visa (or eVisa) will be available over the coming months and it will be much quicker and simpler to obtain than a conventional embassy visa. The main difference will be that the eVisa application will be completed online and will therefore eliminate the need to go to an embassy or consulate in person.

This means that the application will only take around 10 minutes to complete which will save applicants hours of time. Applicants will just need to answer some basic questions by entering information such as their name, address, date of birth, passport details, and travel dates. There will also be some health, security and background-related questions.

Most applications will be processed quickly before the approved eVisas are sent to applicants be email. Travelers will be able to enter Tunisia by presenting their eVisa and their passport at the Tunisian border.

Tunisia Online Visa Requirements Vs Embassy Visa Requirements

e-Visa requirements for Tunisia

The finalized visa requirements for the Tunisia Online Visa has not yet been announced. However, they are expected by be much simpler than the requirements for a visa from an embassy.

As the eVisa eligible countries will share security-related information with Tunisia, the authorities will be able to quickly screen applicants and approve their visa applications. This means that less documents will be required from applicants as the relevant information will be accessible.

The requirements are expected to be: having a valid passport (issued by an eligible country) and a credit or debit card (to pay the visa fee). It will also be necessary to provide an active email address to receive the eVisa.

More requirements may be added to the list nearer the time. It may be necessary to upload a copy of the biographical page of the applicant’s passport as well as passport-sized photo.

List of embassy visa requirements

The current requirements for an embassy visa are more thorough than the expected requirements for the eVisa. This is because more documentation is needed from applicants be able to approve their visa application.

The Tunisia embassy visa requirements vary from country to country but the minimum requirements include:

Sometimes it is also necessary to provide proof of a return flight (or onward travel), a criminal background check, proof of sufficient means to cover the cost of the trip, and other supporting documentation.

Will the Length of Validity for the Online Visa Be the Same as the Embassy Visa?

The Tunisia eVisa will be designed for short-stays. However, the length of validity has not been announced yet.

Based on the validities of other eVisas, it is expected that the Tunisia eVisa will allow visitors to spend between 2 and 4 weeks in the country. Up-to-date information regarding the eVisa will be published on this website once it becomes available.