Tunisia is a North African country that welcomes millions of visitors every year for its rich culture and heritage and dramatic landscapes of deserts and seas.
Depending on your nationality, foreign nationals from almost 70 countries can travel to Tunisia visa-free and stay for up to 90 days. Although visa-exempt, visa-free travelers may be requested to provide additional information, upon arrival to Tunisia, such as contact information or proof of lodging or financial means during stay in Tunisia. Depending on the purpose of travel to Tunisia, all other foreign citizens must apply for the appropriate Tunisia visa, prior to traveling to Tunisia. If unsure of your particular case, it is advised to check your travel permissions with your nearest Tunisia embassy or representation office, before traveling to Tunisia.
The Tunisia visa is issued as single or multiple entry and allows for up to a 90-day stay in Tunisia, except the Tunisia transit visa that allows for up to 7 days. For stays longer than 90 days, foreign travelers should apply for the Tunisia long-stay visa and residence permit.
Depending on the purpose of your trip to Tunisia, you should apply for one of the following Tunisia visas:
Foreign citizens applying for all Tunisia visas should meet the following requirements:
Applicant should have a passport, valid for at least 6 months, with one blank page for official use, and a photocopy of the passport’s information page with personal details.
The applicant is required to submit a recent, standard photo, against a white background, and 35x45 mm in size.
Applicant should fill out and sign a Tunisia visa application form.
Applicants should have proof of payment for the visa fees. The accepted payment method may vary depending on the particular Tunisia embassy or consulate.
Depending on the Tunisia visa type, additional information may be requested, such as proof of lodging, onward airline ticket, or invitation letter.
Foreign citizens applying for a Tunisia visa should follow these steps:
Contact your nearest Tunisia embassy or representation office to inquire about the requirements for the particular Tunisia visa you are applying for and to set an appointment if it is required.
Fill out a Tunisia application form with your personal details and other requested information.
o Submit the Tunisia visa application form and all required documents at your nearest Tunisia embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
o Pay the Tunisia visa application fees.
o If approved, collect your Tunisia visas from the Tunisia embassy, consulate, or representation office where you applied.
o Make sure all information on the Tunisia visa is correct and matches your passport.
Foreign travelers should apply for Tunisia visas at their nearest Tunisia embassy, consulate, or representation office abroad. You are advised to contact your closest Tunisian foreign mission to learn more about their particular visa application process, as some allow for applications through courier or other certain conditions.
Tunisia visa processing times vary depending on the applicant’s nationality, the Tunisia visa being applied for, and the Tunisia representation office being applied at.
If you intend to stay in the transit area of the Tunisia airport, you are not required to apply for a Tunisia transit visa. However, if you plan to exit the transit area, and you are not eligible for visa-free travel or visa-on-arrival status, then you must apply for a Tunisia transit visa, before traveling to Tunisia, allowing you up to a 7-day stay in Tunisia.
Valid Tunisia visas can be extended by applying with a Tunisia police department. It is important to note that stays in Tunisia for more than 90 consecutive days require a Tunisia long-stay visa and residence permit.
Tunisia visa processing times vary depending on the particular Tunisia visa you are applying for, your nationality, and the Tunisia representation office where you are applying.