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Visa requirements for Tunisia



  • edited 3:18PM
    Krystal - New Zealand nationals must apply for the visa to enter Tunisia with the embassy in Japan
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    Hi, Lesley
    I am a Latvian passport holder, but living in UK for 4 years and i am planning to go for holidays to Tunisia, Scanes. ( to book holidays through Thomas Cook). Do I need a visa? and if yes, can I get it on arrival in Tunisia? Many thanks.
  • edited 3:18PM
    Margo - you need to have a visa before you arrive into Tunisia. You should ask with Thomas Cook who may assist you with getting this. Oh and by the way, it doesn't matter where you live, what residency visas you have, it depends on the passport you use.
  • edited 3:18PM
    Thanks, Lesley. But I thought I do not need a visa if I am going to book package holiday.
  • edited 3:18PM
    Thanks, Lesley. But I thought I do not need a visa if I am going to book package holiday.
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    Margo - you will need a visa and this is why I ask you to check with Thomas Cook as they may be organising a group visa as part of the package holiday.
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    Hello - I am a South African passport holder. I will be on a cruise having a 6 hour stop over in Tunisia. Do I need a transit visa or a tourist visa to disembark for the day?
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    Im a Kenya travelling to Tunisia for business purposes. I am aware I need a visa but my questions is can I apply one on arrival and how long would it take me. If not which neighboring country can I apply at?

  • edited 3:18PM
    I really have to know the requirements for me to be there next month. Than you.
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    Hi I'm a New Zealander living in Scotland UK and I know that I need a visa for my weeks holiday I have booked for my daughter (she is on a UK passport) and myself. I recieved the photocopied application from the embassy in London but it is so hard to read I don't if I'm filling in the right information. Is there anywhere else I can obtain a form. The website is not working for down loading forms.
  • edited 3:18PM
    Hi Lesley,

    I'm looking to travel to Tunis on 9th June for a weeks holiday with my spanish passport. I understand that I will not need a visa. However, my passport is due to expire 19th september 2012.

    I have read that I need 6 months validity on my passport. However the Spanish ministry for external affairs, IATA and British Airways all state I only need validity for my stay.

    Can you please help?
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    Hi lesley I am a British citizen born in the uk but I am Turkish by nationality with a Turkish passport aswell. I recently travelled to Tunisia and fell in love with the country what is the longest I can stay what visa is required for say 6 months?
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    hi i am an Indian want to travel to Tunisia for 3 months and i have applied for visa also but the Tunisian Embassy is asking for stamp from chamber of commerce so how can i get the stamp from there as i am living in India now and i fall in love with Tunisian women if it possible to get marriage visa or not plz help me
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    I have Indian Passport. Currently, I m doing Post-Doctoral research in University of Pretoria, South Africa. I want to go to Tunisia from South Africa to attend an International conference. I shall be appreciated receiving information regarding which type of visa is required for the above purpose and how can i apply for that.
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    hi priya,
    you will need a just visitor visa for 3 months and thats ez to get from the embassy in S.Africa,you may get the phone number online and ask them the paper work needed.
    if you need any furthure infos please contact me via [email protected] and welcome to Tunisia lol
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    hi I am Libyan national but I am holding UK TRAVEL DOCUMENT I dont have Libyan passport, do I need visa to vist Tunisa
  • edited 3:18PM
    Bash: you need a passport to travel internationally. If you don't have one, you cannot travel or obtain a visa.
  • hi "libyan" Yes you can if you hold uk travel docs. if you travel alone you need an hotel booking confirmation. even if for 3 days stay. if you arrive in a group of travel agency you don't need a visa. let me know if you need more support

  • Hi,I am a Namibian and going to Tunisia in august to meet up with my boyfriend, he lives in London. So what other documents do I need so I can get a visa? and how much is it, I am only gonna stay for 21 days. We have booked our hotel already.
  • edited May 2013
    How to book a travel for cheap?
  • edited June 2013
     This Tunis Embassy really shit... I applied in indonesia because i will be in the Philippines at the time im waiting for visa but they did not accept my application coz the only reason is my ticket is manila to osaka,,osaka
    to tunis (no transit passenger allow in TUNIS??????)and I should apply in Tokyo embassy,  coz i will meet my son in osaka and bring him with me in
    tunisia(my son is japanese). for vacation.I all have all the documents they needed. Iam
    financially stable,invitation letter from Tunisia,confirmed hotel booking and plane,travel insurance..etc..  and have a residence visa in Japan so never in my mind to immigrate in tunisia country!!!And The Tunis tokyo embassy staff are really all RUDE,,,Iam really Upset
  • Myangel143,

    You do not say what your nationality is but your son as a Japanese citizen will be granted a visa at the airport.

    Have a look here:-

    Who requires a visa for Tunisia?
    Most nationalities including those from the US, Canada and the UK do not need a visa to enter Tunisia as a tourist. If your nationality is not on the following list, then you should contact the Tunisian Embassy and apply for a visa. 
    You do NOT need a tourist visa if you belong to one of the following countries: Algeria, Antigua, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia & Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cote d’, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Is, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Gilbert Islands, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Rep, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (South), Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Solomon Is, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City and Yugoslavia. 
    Nationals of Australia and South Africa can obtain their tourist visa upon arrival at the airport, but double check with the Tunisian Embassy.

    What documents will be required?
    Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you enter Tunisia. You will get a stamp in your passport upon entry into the country (make sure you get it) which will allow you to stay for 3 months. No entry fees are charged.

    Time required to issue visa:
    The visa application in the Tunisian Embassy is usually processed in 5 business days. In some cases, the Tunisian Embassy must request authorization from their home office in Tunisia, which can increase the processing time of your application from 1 to 3 weeks.

    How long is the visa valid for?
    The Tunisian Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue.

    Embassy contact information: 
    Please contact the nearest Embassy of Tunisia for information on what
    documentation you may require to enter Tunisia.

    and here

  • hi i am Filipino citizen holding a Philippine passport i want to ask if there is possibility that i can get a visa going to Tunisia i have an employer there they want to get me to take care of their kids what visa do i need to get i have already my contract, the flight reservation ticket as well as my passport please can you help me on this matter? i will wait your reply thanks god bless and more power
  • im traveling this week to tunisa from england, and i have kosovan. i have booked my holiday becouse the tunisian embasy told me that i need proofe. then i waited for 2 weeks and then they said to me that i cant get a visa from them, i will get the visa when i go there. please give me more info.

  • I'm Philippine passport Holder not yet citizen here in Canada. I just want to know if I get visa going to Cuba?

    Please I need some advise...thank you..Bess.
  • Dear All

    I am from India. I work in Saudi Arabia.. I have resident permit,
    I want to visit tunisia as tourist , so I need to know, What is requirement for tourist visa?
    Please suggest.

  • It is irrelevant that you live and work in Saudi Arabia. You are an Indian citizen therefore you must apply for a visa to enter Tunisia before you travel
  • edited February 2014
    Assalam alaikum sister, and Shukran for your response,
    Can you tell me or give me some idea what is the requirement for applying Visa?
    As I know, I should have Valid passport
    I have to book flight ticket and hotel reservations before applying for visa, and beside that what other relevant documents needed, if you have any idea, it would be helpful for me?

  • Afwan brother,

    These are the requirements for applying for the visa. Please note you must apply in person.

    • Passport must be signed & valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.
    • At least one blank page available for the visa stamp 
    • Visa Application Forms – Link fully completed and signed.
    • 1 Passport-type photographs required.
    • Copy of airline tickets or itinerary.

  • Can a Venezuelan passport holder enter Tunisia and
    obtain the necessary visa on arrival or must this be prearranged before travel?

    I should stay there a week.

    Please if you can give a link I appreciate it.


  • Venezualans do require a visa to enter Tunisia , you need to apply at the Tunisian embassy in your home country
  • I'm a Philippine passport holder and i wanted to visit Tunisia in October, but I am a resident of UAE, would I need a visa?
     My designation is Assistant Manager in my residency in UAE, can i acquire visa on arrival
  • Where you live and your employment is irrelevant. You are a Philippine citizen therefore you must apply for a visa to enter Tunisia before you travel
  • Hi,

    Anybody tell me plzzz that is there any medical clearance requirement needed for Work Visa (or any other visa category) in Tunisia just like KSA and other Gulf countries?????
  • edited June 2014
    There does not appear to be medical requirements for work visas
    That is because Tunisia hires hardly any expatriate workers compared to the UAE and KSA
  • Please its very urgent.

    We are a group of Egyptian traveling to Amsterdam via tunis airlines but we will transit at carthage airport for 14 hours and we want to book a hotel rooms and stay over the night there , can we get the visa at the airport as we have a schengen visa on our passport ? Or do we need to obtain visa from tunisia embassy in Cairo as we leaving on 31 july and there are Aid holidays and we cant risk to visit the embassy on 27 july only 4 days before our trip any ideas ?
  • I think you have left it far too late to apply for a transit visa. Processing of visas in the Tunisian  Embassy can take between 2 and fifteen days. Because of the Eid holidays and the closure of the Embassy you have no time to apply for a transit visa 

    I took this from the Tunisian Visa Service guide, It seems you maybe ok as you have the Schengen visa and evidence of your onward travel.

    TUNISIA TRANSIT VISAS: Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft within 48 hours provided holding confirmed tickets and documents. It is at the discretion of the Immigration Office if passengers are allowed to leave the airport during transit. 
    In these instances, details must be submitted prior to arrival into Tunisia.
    Nationals of Lebanon & Syria must continue their journey within 24 hours - if longer a visa/transit visa is required.
    Transit visas are required at all times by nationals of: Bolivia, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Ghana, Iran, Israel, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore & Sri Lanka.

  • Thank you so much i appreciate your effort and hope we find no problem entring tunis and enjoy our stay there
  • I am a UK citizen travelling to Tunisia on 13th August for one week.  My passport is valid for just under 6 months after my return.  Do I need to renew my passport before travelling?  The UK Government website says that passport only needs to be valid for duration of trip but other websites seem to suggest that it needs to be valid for 6  months after travel.  Please help as I do not have long to sort this before I travel!
  • As a UK citizen your passport only needs to be valid for the duration of your stay in Tunisia. Many travel websites will always advise you to have six months validity when you travel, but this is only a precaution. You should have no issues at all.
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