Why the magical visa fairies, of course!
Unfortunately, the truth is far more mundane. Most visas are issued by the embassy where we submit your application either by a visa officer, or in some cases, by the Ambassador themselves! Some applications need to be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is actually in the country you’re going to. This can be a lengthy process but luckily, it’s not too common.
eVisas are normally issued by the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of whichever country you’re going to. They’re issued electronically which means the processing time is often much quicker than for regular visas. This is not always the case, however, so you should always double check the processing times for each visa.
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