How to Check and Update Visa Status Online with Passport Number?


How to Check and Update Visa Status Online with Passport Number?

Studying or working abroad is a cherished dream for many youngsters. Students undergo years of hard work and preparation to accomplish this dream. However, unfortunately, sometimes aspirants are all set to embark on their journey abroad, something stops them from doing so — a delay in the Visa approval.

If you’re an aspiring learner preparing to travel overseas for study or work but still waiting for the visa to get approved, you need not worry. Here is a complete guide for visa status check online using your passport number.

Different Ways to Check Visa Status Online

There are three different modes for visa status check:

  1. Manually visit your nearest visa office
  2. Check visa status online on India Visa Online Government Portal
  3. Check visa status with passport number

In this article, you will understand in detail the method of checking your visa status with your passport number.

How can I Check Visa Status with Passport Number?

You can quickly check your visa status with passport number. Here are five simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Log in to the official Visa portal of the country to where you have planned your trip.

Step 2: Select the option — “Tracking Visa Application” – on the Visa portal

Step 3: In the next window, enter the following details:

  • Acknowledgment number,
  • Passport number, and
  • Date of birth

Step 4: Finally, enter the given captcha text and press “enter.”

Step 5: In the next window, you can see your visa application status.

You can use the above procedure to check the US visa status with passport number on the US Department of State Consular Electronic Application Center (USD-CEAC) Portal.

In some countries like Qatar, the procedure for visa status check online is slightly different.

Process to Check Qatar Visa Status with Passport Number

If you want to check status of your Qatar visa online, visit the Qatar Ministry of Interior website and follow these steps:

Step 1: Select the “Visa inquiry and printing” option on the ministry's portal.

Step 2: Enter your passport number and your nationality.

Step 3: Next, fill in the captcha code, and click on Submit button.

In the next window, you will see the status of your visa application.

Different Categories of Visas and their Validity

Before you plan your journey, it is essential to confirm the validity of your visa and update the same if it has expired. Besides, you must identify the visa category that applies to your purpose of travelling. The following table will familiarise you with different visa types and their validity period:

Type of Visa Description Validity
Tourist Visa Any country issues tourist visas to travellers who visit that country for recreational purposes. 3 - 6 Months
Work Visa* The employment visa or work visa enables you to travel to a foreign country for a job opportunity. 6 Months - 5 Years
Business Visa This visa is for business representatives who travel abroad for business meetings, conferences, negotiations etc. 6 Months
Transit Visa This visa enables the visa holder to stop over a country of transit en route to the destination country. 15 Days
Student Visa Students who wish to study abroad at a university or an educational institution for a definite period of their education program are issued the Student Visa. 5 Years

*Work Visa can be renewed after every 6 months upto 5 years

How to Rectify Incorrect Visa Details?

If the details on your visa mismatch with the information in your passport, or the visa details are incorrect, you must rectify the same. If you fail to do so, the record of your visa registration gets automatically destroyed, and the Department of Labour of the respective returns all certifications (if any) to your employer.

Here is how you can rectify your visa status as per your passport details:

  • You must personally visit the Immigration Centre unit of the country where you have visited.
  • You must submit a fresh application for visa registration and pay the statutory fee for processing your immigrant visa application.
  • Along with the visa application, you must submit the required documents, such as medical records and other necessary paperwork.
  • Finally, you need to reestablish your identity.

How Can I Renew My Visa Status Online?

If the validity of your visa has expired and you wish to renew it, you must fill out the online application form on the Electronic Foreigners Regional Registration Office (e-FRRO/FRO) Portal. The Government of India has launched this portal for seamless, paperless, and cashless visa-related services online for foreign travellers.

Here’s the procedure to renew the validity of an expired Visa:

  • Login to the India e-FRRO Portal.
  • Submit the Visa Extension Application along with the required documents.
  • Make an online payment of the Visa Extension Fee.
  • Within 3 to 4 working days, the validity of your visa will be extended.

How can International Travel Insurance Help in Case of Visa Rejection?

Visa rejection can be heartbreaking while putting a pause on your travel needs. You need not worry if your visa application has been rejected for no fault or negligence. With Care's Travel Insurance Plan, you can get reimbursement of the visa fee if your visa is rejected for no fault, provided that you have duly submitted all your documents in proper order as directed by the nation's Embassy for which you have applied for the visa.

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