A visa is a permit to enter a specific country. Without a visa, you might not be able to travel where you want.

While you may know Visa as the name of a credit card company, a visa is a little different: it's an official authorization to enter a country. This is different from a passport, which is a type of identification geared toward international travel. A visa is a more specific form of authorization, allowing you to travel to a certain country. A visa may only last for a certain amount of time, and different countries have different standards for granting a visa.

Definitions of visa
  1. noun
    an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
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    type of:
    countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant
    formal and explicit approval
  2. verb
    approve officially
    “The list of speakers must be visaed
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    type of:
    O.K., approve, okay, sanction
    give sanction to
  3. verb
    provide (a passport) with a visa
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    type of:
    endorse, indorse
    sign as evidence of legal transfer
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