Usually the visa is a sticker in a one page in the passport. Visa contains information about the country of stay, the applicant (name and surname, date of birth, gender, citizenship, passport number), and expiration date. It also specifies the category and number of entries that you can do on this visa, date of issue and purpose of the trip. Sometimes a visa add information about the inviting person or organization. The special code contains other information that is understandable only to employees of embassies: it is possible to determine, where and by whom was issued this visa.
Most modern visas are protected from a fake through a variety of methods. This can be a special form that contains water lines and patterns that are difficult to repeat or imitate it. Usually, but not always, the visa is "decorated" with fresh photograph of the applicant, so the experienced traveler passport turns into a mini photo album.
Visas all countries are a little different. There is no single rulebook that would regulate the rules of issuing visas for all countries. But such rules might exist, if the countries joined the Union providing for a common visa space, such as the Schengen Union. Previously, each country that were part of it, was issued a visa with my design, and now all of a Schengen visa look almost the same. Visas many countries have a light green color. Russia also produces a light green visa. There is a visa of a different color, for example, an American visa. A visa of the same country can look different, depending on the selected country.
Previously, visas were not issued in the form of stickers, and wrote on an ordinary sheet of paper. It was glued or invest in a passport. Today, too, there are visas that are not present in the passport, but it is those that are made on the Internet. Some countries allow you to apply and pay the application fee through the website, and the visa comes in the form of a document via e-mail. It is necessary to print (though officially it is not possible to do a visa determined by the passport).
Some visas are put down in the passport in the form of print. This print can be manually added some information, for example, the period of stay. Such visas are easy to fake, and handwritten data are correct, so countries trying to control immigration, they are not used.
Don't confuse a visa with a stamp that is placed at the border crossing. Stamp put border guards at passport control. It contains information about the place of crossing the border and on the date of the event. But if one country has abolished visas for citizens of another country, the stamp actually replaces the visa. For example, in some countries of South-East Asia for Russian tourists are stamped and do not require a visa for a stay that meets certain rules.
To obtain a visa a foreign state, you need to select its type, prepare documents required by the Consulate or Embassy to submit an application, and then after a certain time to pick up the passport with the visa. Any country can without explanation to deny visitation to any person except its citizens.
Advice 2: How to apply for a visa in Samara
If you decide to travel, visitor, work or education visa in Samara, you'll be able to place it in one of the consulates at the visa application centre or through a travel Agency.
Prepare all the necessary documents for obtaining a visa. Usually it is:— Russian passport (and copy);— passport;— 2 photos 3,5×4,5 (on white background);— the documents confirming your financial solvency (Bank statements, sponsorship letter, proof of income, pension certificate, etc.);— health insurance (at least €30.000);— birth certificate of children (if traveling with you).
If you are going to travel in your own car, you will need certified copies of:— driver's license;— documents on the car;— insurance policy on the car.
For tourist visa you also need an invitation from friends or relatives abroad, and for the working – copy of the contract concluded with the foreign employer and authenticated in the country of destination. Students must submit a contract for training at a foreign University or College.
Please contact joint visa application service center (Sadovaya street, D. 263) to get a visa to Greece, Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain, Czech Republic and Malta. Imagine all the documents. Within 6 working days you will get visa to all these countries (except Denmark). Making Danish visa can take up to 2-3 weeks.
If you need a visa to Italy, please contact the visa application centre at the address Frunze street, D. 130. Please note: at this address you will be able to issue Schengen visaby submitting not less than 3 months before the trip all necessary documents to the honorary Consulate of Italy, entitled to give them (phone: 8 (846) 310-64-01).
Contact the Slovenia Consulate for visa in this country (Moskovskoe shosse, d. 4A) call and make an appointment by phone: 8 (846) 276-44-45.
If you want to arrange any visa faster, to conclude a contract with one of the travel agencies of the Samara, with the power to act by proxy in the interests of clients. With them you will have to cooperate and travel to the country, whose offices located in other cities.