How to obtain a Tunisian visa


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How to Obtain a 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.


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However, citizens of certain countries need to obtain a visa on arrival into Tunisia. For example, our Australian daughter-in-law needed a visa when she arrived into Tunis, but here`s the thing, the visa costs 10 dinar but dinars are not available (officially) outside the country. My son was allowed through immigration to get the money from me then return to pay the money. When I say officially there is a money exchange bureau in Oxford Street where dinars can be bought and sold.


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Hi Mr Cave hope that you and your family are all in good health! I cannot believe that they were not allowed to pay with other currency, this is really stupid considering that when you want to purchase anything from the airport in Tunis you have to pay with either dollars,euro or sterling..Mr C I really do think that they make the rules up as they go along as this year I on my way back I bought some things from the duty free and would you believe me if I told you that they took a mixture of currency. I had euros that was by accident as I had them in my purse, then I had sterling and dinars and some were even coins which they do not like to take millimes do they.. The women and man at the till were really nice with me and let me get a number of things but the currency was a mixture .The point is that rules should be rules at the end of the day don't you think so? Surely it would not have mattered what currency your son and daughter in law paid as long as Tunisia were able to bank it.