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, manyÂ citizens of variousÂ European nations,Â as well as the francophone African countries), nationalsÂ from certain locationsÂ need toÂ check in withÂ their respective embassies in order toÂ obtain a visa.
Not needing a visa to visit Tunisia is good news for some,Â however these tips should be takenÂ 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 visaÂ must provide a varietyÂ of documents, which vary slightlyÂ from country to country. It is important toÂ mention that applicants must apply, in person, at the nearest TunisianÂ Embassy. The necessary paperwork detailedÂ below is for reference purposes only. Please address all additional questions directlyÂ to your nearest Tunisian Embassy.
-A signed passport -Â with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
-Two passport-style photos
-Your visa application form -Â The visa application form must beÂ filled out, inÂ its entiretyÂ (in block lettering), and signed by the applicant.
-An itinerary-Â A copy of yourÂ round trip tickets or aÂ confirmed itinerary.
-A foreign exchange or credit card copyÂ -Â Applicants must provide copies of theirÂ foreign exchange or credit card.
-A copy ofÂ your hotel reservations
- A personal Invitation -Â If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation.Â The letter must include the contact information of the host and visitor, the purpose and duration of the visit, and aÂ confirmation of accommodation – whichÂ includes an address, signature, and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host’s residence in Tunisia. This can either beÂ 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.