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Welcome to World Visa News (WVN)!

The January 2017 travel ban imposed by the U.S. government on some countries took a lot of travelers unaware and as the effect of the travel ban started biting hard and affecting thousands of US bound travelers from the affected countries, the idea to launch World Visa News (WVN) was conceived – as a platform that will keep millions of international travelers around the world informed. is a news and resource platform for all things visas and travels. We publish news related to travel passport and visas, travel alerts, travel warnings, travel ban, travel advisory, immigration, citizenship by investment programmes and general information about the worldwide travel and tourism industry.

Why World Visa News?

The worldwide travel and tourism industry is a truly global and mega industry that runs for 24-hours non-stop. Staying up-to-date with the latest governments visa and travel regulations is of paramount importance for all travelers worldwide.

World Visa News is a free, convenient, trusted news and resource platform. We curate top travel visas, passports and immigration related contents – giving our readers and site visitors quality time to focus and read contents that matter to them – instead of wasting time moving from site to site for visas and travel related information.

We are on a mission to keep our readers, be it internationals students, business travellers, remote workers or globe-trotters up-to-date with timely information about happenings across the world relating to travel.

What is a visa?

According to Wikipedia: A visa (from the Latin charta visa, meaning “paper which has been seen”) is a conditional authorization granted by a country to a foreigner, allowing them to enter and temporarily remain within, or to leave that country.

Visas typically include limits on the duration of the foreigner’s stay, territory within the country they may enter, the dates they may enter, the number of permitted visits or an individual’s right to work in the country in question.

Visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a country and thus are, in some countries, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country. In each instance, a visa is subject to entry permission by an immigration official at the time of actual entry and can be revoked at any time.

When was the first visa ever issued?

The book of  Nehemiah (Chapter 2 verse 7 ) in the Bible gave a very perfect account of how the first ever visa was issued. Passport Index also stated that, the first mention of what we would think of as a visa is in the Bible’s book of Nehemiah from approximately 450 BC. A prophet was given a “safe conduct” letter from the Persian king Artaxerxes asking that he be granted safe passage to Judah.

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