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Applying for a visa can be a stressful prospect. With an endless train of paperwork and documentation, it can quickly become overwhelming. Y-Axis has the knowledge, experience, and robust processes to help you navigate complex visa procedures and file your visa application with greater confidence.

Each country offers different types of visa base on the purpose of your visit. Though you can apply for a visa to most countries online. It will take some time for you to understand the process, get the required documents, and fill the application form. You must ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements and requirements specific to the country you wish to move to.

Remember there are different requirements for a student visa, a tourist visa, a work visa, etc. You must understand the specific requirements of the visa you are applying for and fill the application form and follow the other processes to get your visa.

This is where the advice of a visa counselor or a visa advisor will be valuable to help you understand the different visas available and the specific requirements for your visa. A visa counselor will help you with the application process to successfully procure your visa.

Here are the general steps you must follow in order to get a visa:

  • Choose your visa
  • Prepare your application
  • Attend an appointment at the country’s embassy or consulate
  • Get a decision on your application

Following the process and getting it right can sometimes get overwhelming. A better option is to consult an immigration expert who can help you in an efficient way.

Y-Axis has the knowledge, experience and robust processes to help you navigate complex visa procedures and file your visa application with greater confidence.

  • PR Visas
    PR Visa 
  • Visitor VisasVisitor Visa 
  • Study VisasStudy Visa 
  • Business VisasBusiness Visa 
  • Investor VisasInvestor Visa 
  • Dependent VisasDependent Visa
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FAQ
What are the different types of Visas?

There are different types of Visas that are available based on your requirement and purpose of travel overseas such as Student Visa, Work Visa, Investor Visa, Business Visa, Dependent Visa, and Visitor Visa, etc. 

Let us look at each visa in detail:

Visitor visa

Visitor visas are non-immigrant visas that an individual must apply for if they wish to enter a country temporarily for business, tourism or for transiting through a country while on journey by air or ship.

Student visa

A student visa is issued to students enrolled at qualified educational institutions in foreign countries. Student visas are non-immigrant visas. Students who wish to pursue higher education in another country must obtain a student visa to study in that country.

Most countries issue student visas for foreign students to attend school within their borders. To obtain a visa, the student must first be enrolled at a college or university in that country.

Work visa

Work visa allows you to enter a foreign country and work there for a fixed period of time.  Different countries may have different procedures and eligibility requirements for work permit visas. These visas are issued either on temporary or permanent basis. A temporary work visa is valid only for a fixed period of time after which it has to be renewed if the visa holder has to extend his visa. Generally, the employer applies for a work permit visa.  the employer will apply to the immigration authority of a particular country for approval of the visa.

Dependent visa

A Dependent visa is a type of Visa that permits the spouses and kids to travel to an overseas nation for the purpose of accompanying/joining the family member with a corresponding Visa.

With a dependent visa, the dependents of a lawful migrant to a country such as spouse, dependent children or parents can enter and stay in the country. Such dependents can apply for a visa to join the migrant in the country.

Investor visa

Investor visa is offered by countries to encourage people with a proven business track record and a genuine intent in developing a business overseas to invest in their country. This can be either a new business venture or buying an existing overseas business.

Australia and Canada have an Immigrant Investor Programs. The USP of such programs in these countries are that they offer the option of having an alternate residency status while continuing to manage already existing business.

The Immigrant Investor Programs seek to attract potential immigrant investors who have enough personal net worth and managerial experience. A qualifying business under this program is any business except for those that operate with the purpose of gaining interest or capital gains.

Every country that offers an investor visa has its own set of requirements and eligibility criteria.

Business visa

Government authorities in countries issue business visas to travelers who wish to conduct business activities and meetings that are not related to employment in that country. A business visa allows the holder to:

  • Attend meetings
  • Business events/conferences
  • Investigate business opportunities and ventures
What are the required documents for the Visa interview?

The documents required for a Visa interview will depend on the nation and type of Visa that you are applying to. The documents that are most commonly required are:

  • Original Passport with a minimum of 6 months of validity after arrival to the overseas nation
  • All expired Passports
  • 1 photograph both hard and digital copy as per the specification
  • The Visa application confirmation page stamped at the VAC
  • A valid receipt of Visa fee payment
  • Printout of appointment letter for the Visa interview

Supporting documents required for a Visa interview

The idea of supporting documents is to verify –

  • Legality
  • Validity
  • Illegal history, if any
  • Monetary affordability;
  • Intention to return to home country

Let us look at the documents required for visa interviews for important countries:

United States

  • Application Form DS-160 Confirmation Page
  • Valid passport;
  • Previous passport(s), if any
  • Color photo less than six months old that meet specific requirements
  • Fee payment in cash
  • Proof of finances (bank statements)
  • Additional documents as required by your visa category or personal circumstances

United Kingdom

  • Interview appointment confirmation
  • Receipt to prove payment of visa fees
  • Self-attested copy of the online application form
  • Other relevant documents based on the type of visa

Canada

  • Valid passport
  • Documents verifying your identity
  • Other documents relevant to your visa application

Germany

  • Valid passport
  • Completed visa application form
  • Supporting documents that include proof of having healthcare insurance, passport photos, and other documents relevant to the visa you have applied for
How long does it take to get a Visa?

The Visa processing times are variable depending on the category of Visa and your location. It can take around a few weeks to some months.

For the U.S, depending on your individual visa, the processing times differ widely. A temporary, non-immigrant visa can usually be processed much quicker than a permanent visa for immigrants. Your visa should be approved within a few days whether you’re visiting the United States for business or travel. Visas for immigrants, meanwhile, will take 3 to 5 weeks. In this period, you will know if your visa application is accepted or rejected.

 For Canada, the application processing time is the period between the receipt of your visa application by IRCC and the final decision to grant your PR visa. The processing time varies for the different immigration programs that the country offers. So, how soon you will get your PR visa depends on the immigration program you have selected to apply for your PR visa. 

The most popular immigration program is the Express Entry system which also has the fastest processing time. The average processing time for the PR visa in 2020 right from the filing of the application to getting the invitation to apply (ITA) from Canadian authorities is 6 months.

In the other popular immigration program – the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the process is almost like the Express Entry program. The only difference being the verification process takes a little longer, this can extend the processing time to about 12 months.

For the Quebec skilled Workers Program (QSWP), a provincial immigration program run by the Quebec province, the processing time is between 12-16 months.

The processing time of the Canadian work permit is solely dependent on the completion of your application and the office at which you have applied. We have found that processing a Canadian Work Permit can take between 1-27 weeks. 

Like work permits, Canadian study permit processing time relies largely on the country of residence of the applicant. A Canadian research permit can usually be processed for between 1-16 weeks.

For Australia, the PR visa takes about 12 to 18 months on average to be processed.

To ensure that your Australian PR visa application is processed on time do not submit an incomplete application. For the smooth processing of your application, make sure you meet the key requirements of the visa application process.

The processing time for other major visa categories are as under:

Visa subclass

Description

75% of applications processed in

90% of applications processed in

417

Working Holiday visa

14 days

34 days

457

Temporary Work (Skilled) visa

86 days

6 months

189

Skilled Independent visa

4 months

6 months

190

Skilled Nominated visa

4 months

7 months

489

Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa (State/Territory Nominated visa classes)

5 months

7 months

186

Employer Nomination Scheme visa

8 months

9 months

For the UK, you will hear the decision on your visa application within 3 weeks. This applies to most of the visa categories such as tourist, student or work visa.

How much does it cost to get a Visa?

The cost of the Visa is variable depending on the category of Visa and your location. It can cost around a few hundreds of dollars to some thousands of dollars.

Let us look at the cost of visas for certain popular overseas destinations.

USA

The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types such as tourist, business, student visas is USD160.  The cost of work and religious visas is USD190. K visas cost USD 265 and the fee amount for E visas is USD 205. The tables below are a more comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts.

Schengen visa

The cost of the Schengen visa will vary based on the type of visa and the age of the applicant. The visa application costs include the visa fees you should pay at the respective embassy or consulate.

Visa category

 

Cost in USD

Adult

90$

Child between 6-12 years of age

45$

Child younger than 6 years of age

Free

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports traveling for official purposes

Free

Family member of a EU/EEA national

Free

Pupils, students and accompanying teachers during a school trip

Free

Researchers traveling to perform scientific research

Free

Nationals from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia.

39$

 United Kingdom

  • Visit visa < 6 months, 95 pounds
  • Visit visa < 2 years 61 pounds
  • Visit visa < 5 years, 655 pounds
  • Visit visa <10 years, 822 pounds
  • Visiting academic – more than 6 months but no more than 12 months, 190 pounds
  • Private medical treatment visa – more than 6 months but not more than 11 months, 190 pounds
  • Short term student visa (up to 6 months), 97 pounds

Canada

Costs in CAD

  • Study Permit, $150
  • Work Permit, $155
  • Visitor Visa, $100
  • Visitor Visa (Family), $500
  • Working Holiday Visa, $153

Australia

Visa subclass

Base application charge

Additional Applicant charge

Additional applicant charges under 18

18 and over

Subclass 189 Visa

AUD 4,045

AUD 2,020

AUD 1,015

Subclass 190 Visa

AUD 4,045

AUD 2,020

AUD 1,015

Subclass 491 Visa

From AUD 4,045

AUD 2,020

AUD 1,015

How do I apply for a Visa?

Below are the general guidelines for a Visa application:

  • Identify the type of Visa that you require
  • Identify the authorized place for Visa application (Embassy/Consulate)
  • Find out the most appropriate time for filing the application
  • Book an appointment for the Visa interview
  • Fill the Visa application form
  • Collate the necessary documents
  • Attend the interview for the Visa
  • Pay the required Visa fee
  • Wait for the decision on your Visa application

However, the application process can vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

Long-term visas such as permanent visas and work visas will have a more elaborate application process compared to short-term visas like business visas or tourist visas.

The application process for certain visas such as the student visa may require more paperwork and documents.

There is no uniform process for visa application, it may vary based on the country you are applying for. It is better that you know the rules and requirements before starting the visa application process. This will help you get a successful outcome.

Which all Visa Categories are processed by Y-Axis?
Visa Category Sub Category
Australia
Tourist Visa Subclass – 600
Business Visa Subclass – 600
Student Visa Subclass -500
Permanent Resident Skilled Visas Subclass – 189, 190, 887, etc.
Student Dependent visa Subclass -500
Temporary Graduate Post Study Work Visa (Dependent) Subclass – 485
Patner Provisonal Visa Subclass (PR Dep visa) Subclass – 309
Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Dependent) Subclass – 482
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) Subclass – 400
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (Dependent) Subclass -491
Child Visa Subclass – 101
Canada  
Temperary Resident visa Tourist visa
PRTD Permanent Resident Travel Document
Student Visa Student Visa
Work Visa Work Visa with LMIA exemption
Student Dependent Visa Open Work Permit
Work Dependent visa Open work permiit
Permanent Reisdent visa Spouse Visa/ PR dependent
The UK  
Standard Visitor Visa Tourist Visa
Standard Visitor Visa Business Visa
Student Visa Tier 4 General Student
Student Dependent Visa Tier 4 Student Dependent visa
Work Visa Tier 2 – General
Work Visa Depepndent Tier 2 – General – Dependent
Dependent Visa Sole Representative Dependent
Replacement Card Biometrics Repalcement Crad
Citizen Dependent Citizen dependent
The USA  
Tourist B2
Business B1
Transit C-1
Crew D
Student F1
Student Dependent F2
Student(Vocatioanl Course) M1
Student Dependent(Vocational) M2
Internship J1
Internship Dependent J2
Work H1B
Work Dependent H4
Intra Transfer L1A
Intra Transfer Dependent L2
Regional Worker R1
Regional Worker Dependent R2
Germany  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Long stay – Employement Employement Visa
Dependent Visa – Employement family Reunion – Spouse/Child
Austria  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Residence Permit
Belgium  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Dependent Visa Dependent Visa
Czech Republic  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Denmark  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Finland  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Greece  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Hungary  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Ireland  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Italy  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Luxembourg  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Netherlands  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Norway  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Dependent Visa Student Dependent visa
Poland  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Portugal  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Switzerland  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Spain  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
Sweden  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Short Stay Business Visa
Long Stay – Student Student Visa
China  
Short Stay Tourist Visa
Long Stay – Work Work Visa
Brazil Short Stay Tourist Visa
Bangladesh Short Stay Tourist Visa
Latvia Short Stay Tourist Visa
Lithuania Short Stay Tourist Visa
Malta Short Stay Tourist Visa
Colombia Short Stay Tourist Visa
Cyrus Short Stay Tourist Visa
Dubai Short Stay Tourist Visa
Egypt Short Stay Tourist Visa
Georgia Short Stay Tourist Visa
Hong Kong Short Stay Tourist Visa
Indonesia Short Stay Tourist Visa
Japan Short Stay Tourist Visa
Malaysia Short Stay Tourist Visa
Morocco Short Stay Tourist Visa
Nigeria Short Stay Tourist Visa
Peru Short Stay Tourist Visa
Philippines Short Stay Tourist Visa
Russia Short Stay Tourist Visa
Singapore Short Stay Tourist Visa
South Africa Short Stay Tourist Visa
South Korea Short Stay Tourist Visa
Srilanka Short Stay Tourist Visa
Taiwan Short Stay Tourist Visa
Thailand Short Stay Tourist Visa
Turkey Short Stay Tourist Visa
Ukraine Short Stay Tourist Visa
Vietnam Short Stay Tourist Visa
What exactly is meant by ‘visa’?

By the term ‘visa’ is meant an entry permit for a short and temporary visit that must not be more than 90 days in duration.

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