What is my visa number?

American visa number

If you plan to go on a trip to a country, you will probably need the visa. This is a prior permit granted by the country of destination through its consulate or embassy in the country of origin. There are different types of visas, and it will depend on how long you plan to stay, choosing one or the other.

In this article we will explain where and how you have to request it, and we will help you find your visa number. Do not miss it.

The visa or the visa, essential document to travel

Passport or VISA number

The visa is a document that is attached to the passports by the authorities that serves to indicate that the document has been examined and considered valid. It is mandatory to wear it in a large number of countries. For example, in the United States, whether you are going to spend just a few days or if you want to live there, you will have to take it with you, since otherwise at the airport they will make you return to origin.

Requirements to apply for the visa

The only requirement is that stay must be longer than 90 days (three months).

Visa types

In general, there are two types of visa:

  • Stay: This will be the one you have to request if you come on a trip or for studies.
  • Residence: if you come to work (self-employed or employed) or to stay and live.

But depending on the country and the reason you are traveling, there are some more:

  • Domestic help
  • Domestic employees
  • Cultural exchange
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Fiancees
  • Religious workers
  • Temporary job
  • Students
  • Transit
  • Journalists
  • Diplomats, officials, employees of international organizations and NATO
  • Researchers

Which are the countries that require a visa for a Spanish citizen?

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If you are Spanish and you are going to travel to any of these countries, in addition to the United States, you will need to apply for a visa:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Vietnam

How to apply for a tourist visa?

The tourist visa, also known as B2, is the document you need to travel to a country. It will help you sightseeing, visiting family or friends, or for medical treatment; instead, you will not be able to use it to work. If Immigration finds out, they can cancel your visa.

This is a non-immigrant visa, which means that in principle you do not plan to reside permanently in the country. If in the end you change your mind, you will have to apply for the corresponding visa.

To request it, You have to go to the embassy or consulate of the destination country in your country of origin. Take with you a photograph of yourself showing your face and your passport. It also doesn't hurt to take a credit card, since in many cases you have to pay a fee.

Can they deny me a visa?

Apply for passport and visa

It is rare, but it really depends on each case. To avoid this, try to convince the consulate officer that, first, you don't plan to stay and live and second that you have enough resources. For this reason, you should know that if you have applied for a residence card and ask for a visa, it is most likely that they will not give you one.

How long does it take to process a visa?

If you deliver everything by hand and it turns out that the required documents are correct, it usually takes no more than five business days. It is not much, and you can take advantage of it to plan your trip.

What is my visa number?

Once you have it, you will probably wonder what the visa number is, since these cards have a large number of numbers that have their own characteristics, so let's see how we can quickly recognize it.

To be able to find the Visa number in the document, we just have to have it in our hands and be able to see it from the front. In this way, we can only review the information that is in red in the lower right, precisely the series of numbers that present these characteristics our long-awaited Visa number.

Have you located it? Now you just have to write down the visa number or memorize it to avoid complications. Apart from this you should not have any problem in being able to find our visa number, it does not usually vary.

This visa number will help you renew your visa in case you want to stay a little longer. Of course, remember, if the reason for your trip changes, it is important that you apply for the corresponding visa. So you won't have to worry about anything.

We hope we have helped you to know what the visa is, what it is for and how to find your number. Have a good trip!

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  1. It is on the first line of your visa.

  2.   GuillerminaVillegas said

    How can I know the number of my American visa, if I lose it?

  3.   Yrianda del Carmen Gonzalez Cruz said

    SDO2014704018

  4.   Sarahí Martínez said

    I got my visa in 1994 but those only have a 6-digit number and it is practically a stamp in my passport that does not say more than the city where it was obtained and the date of issue. In the visa application form they ask me if they have given me a visa before, do I have to say yes or no?

  5.   Magdalena garcia said

    I have the American visa on a plastic card and I can't find the control number. I am urgent because I have to fill out a form and I would not want to put a wrong number.

  6.   Jorge Alarcon said

    How can I find the numbers of the American tourist visas if I do not have the previous passports and I have processed these visas in Medellin and Bogota Colombia

  7.   Karina said

    Tell me if someone answered you because I also can't find a way to have my visa number that was stolen from me along with my passport!
    I'm desperate

  8.   Victor said

    The type of visa (B1 / B2) from the EU that I have has a barcode, I already scanned it and it is the same that appears on the right side of the barcode, on the other end of the visa, but at the moment in I write it down on the travel form that asks me, it does not recognize me. It says that it must be a letter followed by 7 digits (#s) or 8 digits (#s) and that it is located in the lower right part of the document and that is where the number that I indicated previously and which I did not find is. recognized as my visa number.

  9.   MYRIAM said

    THIS INFORMATION DOES NOT APPLY TO VISAS FROM YEARS AGO, I HAVE ONE ISSUED IN 2008 AND IT DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME FORMAT. AND I WRITE THE ONE THAT COMES ON THE BACK WHERE THE MAGNETIC BAND IS, BUT IT DOES NOT ACCEPT IT

  10.   JUAN ALFREDO HIDALGO CABRERA said

    MY VISA WAS ISSUED IN 2006, where the VISA number is located. THANK YOU.