Visas

Visas/Residence Permits

In the simplest definition, a visa is "an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country." In order to find out what steps you will need to take to obtain a Student Visa, you should visit the host country's embassy website or Travisa Passport and Visa Services. 

In many cases, students will be required to obtain a visa to study abroad. In the simplest definition, a visa is "an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country." In order to find out what steps you will need to take to obtain a Student Visa, you should visit the host country's consulate or embassy website or Travisa Passport and Visa Services (link is external). Additional information can be found on the NAFSA "Visas for Education Abroad" help page.

Please note: obtaining a visa is the sole responsibility of the student. GEO advisors are happy to make recommendations, but all official information and services can be found on the host country’s embassy or consulate website.

For additional information, please review GEO’s Visa Information document, here.

To ensure you understand the processes necessary to obtain your own visa, review the Visa Questionnaire, here.