Frequently Asked Questions
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A visa is an authority issued by the Embassy/Consulate of a country that permits a traveler to visit that particular country. The majority of visas are stamped inside your passport. (A small number of visas are either separate document to be carried with the passport or issued electronically.) Visas are issued with specific limitations regarding purpose of visit, length of stay, validity of visa, etc… Some countries do not require a visa or do not require a visa in some situations, such as a result of reciprocal treaty arrangements. The possession of a visa is not in itself a guarantee of entry into the country that issued it, and in certain cases a visa can be revoked at any time.
Usually you can travel within the entire country if you are holding that country’s visa. However some countries place restrictions on travel to certain destinations within that country. We strongly advise you to call us or the concerned embassy for more information.
Its simple, just check the requirements with our team members and post the required documents to us. We will do the needful and send your passport back to you with the required visa in it.
Visa validity depends on your application and individual embassy’s discretion.
Most visas are valid from the date of issue, NOT your date of arrival in the country concerned. You should ensure you get your visa well in advance, but not too much in advance if you want to make a long trip. Plan accordingly.
Most of the visas like USA visa are pasted in your passport. Hence we need to send your valid original passport.
A majority of the embassies only accept original documents like actual passports. No photocopies or fax copies are accepted. Actual passport is required to stamp your visa in it. Please call us for further details.
For the majority of countries, a visa is stamped on a visa page inside your passport. However, there are a few exceptions e.g. Singapore and Malaysia.
Different embassies have different visa processing times. We strongly advice you to add at least 3 extra days to allow for delivery of your documents to us and later back to you. Do not purchase your tickets till you get your visa. However if you already have purchased your tickets and traveling in next 10 days then call us to arrange express service at no extra cost.
It normally takes a week to process your application. However only book your flights once you have acquired your visa. If you already have booked your travel and require a visa urgently, then we can provide you with express service at no extra cost. Please call us if you are traveling in next 10 days
We accept all major debit and credit cards. Alternatively you can send us a cheque along with your application. Please make the cheque payable to ‘ALC Visa Express Pvt Ltd.’ You can also deposit money into our bank account.
It is 100% secure. We use the best technology available to safeguard your details. Our payment processing system is provided by one of the best banks. We do not sell or share your details with anybody other than the concerned embassy.
Our price includes the service of checking your application for errors, submitting it to the embassy, later collect it from the embassy and mailing it back to you. ALC Visa Express has no control on the application process or its outcome. Although forms are checked by our experienced staff for any errors, we do not take any responsibility for the same. Applicants have to ensure that correct and complete information is provided at all times.
If the visa has been processed, then we will not be able to refund the visa fee or our handling charges. If the visa has not been applied for then you will be refunded only the embassy fees. Our service fees are non refundable.
You should always send your documents by reputable courier. We send all our applications by reputable courier recorded delivery.
We notify you by email on receipt of your documents. Alternatively you can call us to confirm the safe delivery of your documents.
Yes. We are open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 18:00, and Sunday Closed.
We can deliver passports to the airport at an additional charge . Please call us in advance to check for courier availability.
All reputable courier companies have insurance and compensation policies against loss and we suggest you contact them for these details. All the documents ALC Visa Express sends back to the clients are through Recorded reputable courier, and the claims will have to be handled directly through courier. Although we do not take any responsibility for any documents lost in transit, we will try our best to help you in that situation.
Your visa is only guaranteed by us upon receipt of your documents and verification of the same. If in doubt we will contact you to discuss your application. If any information is concealed or not provided by the client then the guarantee will lapse.
We always try our best to process your application at the earliest. We can provide express service. If you need your visa urgently then please call us before booking your applications as requirement may differ for such applications.
We can contact the concerned embassy to rectify the details. Although ALC Visa Express does not charge for this service, additional charges may be payable to the embassy.