By Samia Fitouri | Dec 28 2011passport ,tourism ,Tunisian Embassy ,Tunisian Visa
While many citizens worldwide do not require a visa to enter Tunisia (most notably Canadians, Americans, Gulf citizens, many citizens of various European nations, as well as the francophone African countries), nationals from certain locations need to check in with their respective embassies in order to obtain a visa.
Not needing a visa to visit Tunisia is good news for some, however these tips should be taken into consideration regardless:
First, check the current validity of your passport. Second, make sure your passport has blank pages for visas. Finally, confirm if a transit visa is required for any connecting flights. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination require a separate transit visa.
Those who need a visa must provide a variety of documents, which vary slightly from country to country. It is important to mention that applicants must apply, in person, at the nearest Tunisian Embassy. The necessary paperwork detailed below is for reference purposes only. Please address all additional questions directly to your nearest Tunisian Embassy.
-A signed passport - with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
-Two passport-style photos
-Your visa application form - The visa application form must be filled out, in its entirety (in block lettering), and signed by the applicant.
-An itinerary-A copy of your round trip tickets or a confirmed itinerary.
-A foreign exchange or credit card copy - Applicants must provide copies of their foreign exchange or credit card.
-A copy of your hotel reservations
- A personal Invitation - If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation. The letter must include the contact information of the host and visitor, the purpose and duration of the visit, and a confirmation of accommodation – which includes an address, signature, and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host’s residence in Tunisia. This can either be a copy of their Tunisian passport’s information page or, if they are not Tunisian citizens, copies of their Tunisian residence permit and the information pages of their passport.