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 can be completed online and will eliminate the need to go to an embassy or consulate to submit a visa application in person.

This means that the application will only take around 10 minutes to fill in, 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 Tunisia eVisa applications will be processed quickly before the approved eVisas are sent to applicants by 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

Read on to learn about the expected differences in requirements for the Tunisia eVisa and the embassy visa.

eVisa Requirements for Tunisia

The finalized visa requirements for the Tunisia Online Visa have not yet been announced. However, they are expected to be much simpler than the requirements for a visa from a Tunisian 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 Tunisian visa applications. This means that fewer documents will be required from applicants as the relevant information will be accessible.

The eVisa requirements are expected to involve:

  • Having a valid passport (issued by an eligible country)
  • Supplying valid credit or debit card details to pay the visa fee.
  • Providing an active email address at which to receive the eVisa.

More requirements may be added to the list nearer the time of the eVisa launch. For example, It may be necessary to upload a copy of the biographical page of the applicant’s passport as well as a passport-sized photograph. This will be confirmed once announced by the Tunisian government.

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 for a visa application to be approved.

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

  • Completed Tunisia visa application form
  • Valid passport (minimum of 6 months remaining)
  • A recent passport-sized photo
  • Accommodation reservation or letter of invitation (if staying with a host).

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 yet been announced.

Based on the validities of other eVisas, it is expected that the Tunisia tourist 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.