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

n an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it

Type of:
countenance, endorsement, imprimatur, indorsement, sanction, warrant
formal and explicit approval

v approve officially

“The list of speakers must be visaed
Type of:
O.K., approve, okay, sanction
give sanction to

v provide (a passport) with a visa

Type of:
endorse, indorse
sign as evidence of legal transfer

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