The mysterious word "multivisa" worries travelers who rarely travel abroad, but are going to tackle this issue more closely.
Multivisa - it is a multiple entry visa that gives a citizen the right to visit a certain country more than once in a certain period of time.
Visa is a person's right to enter (sometimes exit) the territory of a particular state, drawn up in the form of a document, stamp, stamp, seal.
A visa, that is, the right to enter and exit, is granted to a person by a consular service or an embassy of another or his own country. With an increase in the flow of people wishing to receive the coveted right to enter, individual states organize accredited visa centers in several cities of another, most often neighboring country. Advanced countries specializing in the provision of tourism services have organized trade in entry rights at their own international airports.
The visa is attached to the passport of the traveling citizen. In addition to printing, stamps, stickers, stamps, visas are also used. Such entry rights are granted to tourists by Israel. The fact is that a person with an Israeli visa will not be allowed to enter any of the nine countries aggressively inclined to Israel, so the state meets halfway travelers who do not want to limit themselves to acquaintance with the sights of the Holy Land.
Visas are divided into three groups of importance - service, diplomatic and ordinary. The owners of the latter are deprived of a number of privileges that are given to the owners of the first two groups.
By multiplicity, that is, by the number of permitted numbers of entries into the territory of another state, visas can be single or multiple. For a single-entry visa, the letter S is entered in the body of the seal. On a multiple-entry visa, the letter M, therefore, such a visa is called "multivisa". Sometimes, for the right to enter the territory of a state or a conglomerate of powers, the hosts charge a fee of a certain amount from foreign citizens.
The most popular among compatriots are visas to the EU countries, which are issued according to the recommendations and rules written out in the Schengen Agreement. A multivisa to the Schengen countries is issued for up to a year, but the total number of days that a person can spend on the territory of the European Union is only 90 days.
When applying for a multiple entry visa, it is desirable that the applicant has already had experience of staying in one of the Schengen countries. Thus, the European Union insures itself against illegal, unskilled labor migrants. It is desirable that the applicant has a family and some kind of real estate remains at home.
A multiple entry visa to Europe is more expensive than a regular single entry visa. There are states that put the “M” sign - “multi” - automatically, attracting tourists and investors to their territory.
- An ordinary visa is a broader concept than a multivisa, which is one of the varieties of an ordinary visa, distinguished by the frequency of visits to the country for a certain period.
- Multivisa is a priori multiple entry, whereas a regular visa can be single or multi-entry.
- A multivisa gives the right to multiple entries into the territory of a particular country or union of countries, while a regular visa can guarantee one, two or multiple entries.
- It is a little more difficult to obtain a multi-entry visa to the EU countries than a one-time right to enter.