Tunisia Visa Types, Requirements, and Application

Before planning a trip to Tunisia, you need to check whether you need a visa to enter the country. In this article, we will explain who needs a Tunisia visa, what are the types of visas available, what are the requirements for each visa type, and how to apply for a visa.

Who needs a visa to enter Tunisia?

Below is a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Tunisia for a stay of 3 months or less:

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and Barbuda ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ Bermuda ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiribati ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Lichtenstein ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จย Seychelles
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Macedonia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon Islands
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป Maldives ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji Islands ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Gambia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco

Citizens of countries not listed above require a visa to travel to Tunisia.

Tunisia visa types

There are different types of visas for Tunisia, depending on the purpose and duration of your travel. Types of visas include:

  • Tourist visa: This visa is for visitors who want to travel to Tunisia for tourism, leisure, or cultural activities. The tourist visa permits one or more entries and has a maximum validity of ninety days.
  • Business visa: This visa is for visitors who want to travel to Tunisia for business, trade, or professional activities. The business visa is valid for up to 90 days and allows single or multiple entries.
  • Transit visa: This visa is for visitors who want to transit through Tunisia on their way to another destination. The transit visa is valid for up to 24 hours and allows a single entry.
  • Student visa: This visa is for students who want to study in Tunisia for more than 90 days. The student visa is valid for the duration of your studies and allows multiple entries.
  • Work visa: This visa is for workers who want to work in Tunisia for more than 90 days. The work visa is valid for the duration of your contract and allows multiple entries.
  • Family visa: This visa is for family members of Tunisian citizens or residents who want to join them in Tunisia for more than 90 days. The family visa is valid for the duration of your stay and allows multiple entries.
Tunisia visa
Tunisia visa

Tunisia visa requirements

The requirements for each type of visa may vary depending on your country of origin and the consulate or embassy where you apply. However, some of the common requirements for all visa types are:

  • A visa application form, duly filled and signed.
  • A valid passport, which is valid for at least six more months and has been issued in the past ten years.
  • A photocopy of the first page of your passport.
  • Two passport-size pictures of yourself, which follow the following specifications:
    – Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm
    – Light gray background
    – Your face must take up 65% โ€“ 75% of the picture
  • A copy of your permanent resident card or proof of legal status in the USA (if applicable).
  • A payment of the visa fee.
  • A prepaid express mail return envelope, so that your passport can be mailed back to you once the visa is issued.

Depending on the type of visa you are applying for, you also need to provide additional documents:

  • A hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from your host in Tunisia (for tourist visa).
  • An official business invitation letter from your host in Tunisia (for business visa).
  • A cruise confirmation or an airline ticket proving your transit (for transit visa).
  • An acceptance letter from a recognized educational institution in Tunisia and proof of financial means (for student visa).
  • A work contract from a Tunisian employer and a work authorization from the Ministry of Employment (for work visa).
  • A marriage certificate or a birth certificate proving your relationship with your sponsor and proof of financial means (for family visa).

How to apply for Tunisia Visa?

To apply for Tunisia visa, you need to follow these steps:

  • Step#1: Check whether you need a visa and what type of visa you need based on your purpose and duration of travel.
  • Step#2: Gather all the required documents for your visa type and make sure they are complete and valid.
  • Step#3: Fill out the visa application form and sign it.
  • Step#4: Contact the nearest Tunisian consulate or embassy in your country and make an appointment for your visa application.ย 
  • Step#5: Submit your visa application and pay the visa fee at the consulate or embassy on the day of your appointment. You may also need to undergo an interview and provide biometric data, depending on the consulate or embassyโ€™s procedures.
  • Step#6: Wait for your visa to be processed and approved. The processing time may vary depending on the type of visa and the workload of the consulate or embassy. It may take up to 21 business days for some visa types.
  • Step#7: Receive your passport with the visa stamp by mail or collect it in person from the consulate or embassy.
Amphitheatre of El Jem - Tunisia
Amphitheatre of El Jem – Tunisia

Tunisia visa fees

According to the embassy of the Republic of Tunisia website, the current visa fees for Tunisia are as follows:

  • Single entry: $90
  • Multiple entries: $180

These fees are applicable for all visa types and are non-refundable.