Passports & Visas

Difference Between and Passport and Visa • A passport is a document which is used for personal identification during travel to foreign countries. The significant difference between a visa and a passport is that a Visa gives official permission to the holder of the passport temporary authorization to stay in a foreign country for a specific time period while the passport is a document that certifies our identity during our travels. • A passport is an official document issued by a national government. The purpose of the passport is to certify the identity and nationality of the owner of the passport. A passport contains the following personal information: name, sex, date of birth, and place of birth. There are various types of passports, the most widely used types are discussed below: • Ordinary passport: The ordinary passport is also called tourist passport and it is issued to the citizens who are planning to travel abroad. • Official passport: The official passport is also called service passports and it is issued to the government employees. The official passports are used for work related travels of the government employees. • Diplomatic passport: The diplomatic passports are issued for the consuls or diplomats for their work related travels. It is important to point out that diplomatic passports do not mean automatic diplomatic immunity. Also the owners of diplomatic passports have to obtain visas like every other citizen. • Temporary passport: Temporary passports are also known as emergency passports and they are issued to the people who lost their passports during their visit in a foreign country. Temporary passports are only valid for a short period of time which is needed for the return of the tourist(s) to their native country. • Family passport: Family passports are issued to the whole family. Not every member of the family gets a family passport. There is only one passport holder. • Fantasy passport: Fantasy passports are recent creations and they are not official documents. They only appear to be regular passports but they are representing countries that do not exist anymore or never existed in the first place. • Tourist visa: The tourist visa is issued for the purpose of touristic travels. • Transit visa: Transit visa is valid only for 5 days and sometimes less and it is issued for passing through a certain country to reach a third destination. • Business visa: Business visa is issued for businessmen who travel to a certain country to engage in commercial activities. • Temporary worker visa: This visa is issued to temporary workers in a foreign country. • Student visa: Student visa is issued to students who are studying in a foreign country.

Published
Passports & Visas
Location: Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Languages: English, Spanish
Description: Difference Between and Passport and Visa
• A passport is a document
which is used for personal identification during travel to foreign
countries. The significant difference between a visa and a passport is
that a Visa gives official permission to the holder of the passport
temporary authorization to stay in a foreign country for a specific time
period while the passport is a document that certifies our identity
during our travels.
• A passport is an official document issued by a
national government. The purpose of the passport is to certify the
identity and nationality of the owner of the passport. A passport
contains the following personal information: name, sex, date of birth,
and place of birth. There are various types of passports, the most
widely used types are discussed below:
• Ordinary passport: The ordinary
passport is also called tourist passport and it is issued to the
citizens who are planning to travel abroad.
• Official passport: The
official passport is also called service passports and it is issued to
the government employees. The official passports are used for work
related travels of the government employees.
• Diplomatic passport: The
diplomatic passports are issued for the consuls or diplomats for their
work related travels. It is important to point out that diplomatic
passports do not mean automatic diplomatic immunity. Also the owners of
diplomatic passports have to obtain visas like every other citizen.

Temporary passport: Temporary passports are also known as emergency
passports and they are issued to the people who lost their passports
during their visit in a foreign country. Temporary passports are only
valid for a short period of time which is needed for the return of the
tourist(s) to their native country.
• Family passport: Family passports
are issued to the whole family. Not every member of the family gets a
family passport. There is only one passport holder.
• Fantasy passport:
Fantasy passports are recent creations and they are not official
documents. They only appear to be regular passports but they are
representing countries that do not exist anymore or never existed in the
first place.
• Tourist visa: The tourist visa is issued for the purpose
of touristic travels.
• Transit visa: Transit visa is valid only for 5
days and sometimes less and it is issued for passing through a certain
country to reach a third destination.
• Business visa: Business visa is
issued for businessmen who travel to a certain country to engage in
commercial activities.
• Temporary worker visa: This visa is issued to
temporary workers in a foreign country.
• Student visa: Student visa is
issued to students who are studying in a foreign country.
Website: https://uy.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/
Products/Services: Extending My Visa
Passports
Tourist Visas
Visas/Pensionado Visas/Retirement Visas