- an endorsement issued by an authorized representative of a country and marked in a passport, permitting the passport holder to enter, travel through, or reside in that country for a specified amount of time, for the purpose of tourism, education, employment, etc.
- to give a visa to; approve a visa for.
- to put a visa on (a passport).
Origin of visa
Examples from the Web for visa
Undeterred by the snub in November, and denied a visa to Italy, Agca made plans for clandestine travel to Vatican City.Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
The language school did not focus on providing instruction but instead was a visa mill.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism
Louise I. Shelley
December 26, 2014
I eventually left the West Bank for Jordan with a visa I obtained from the French embassy.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
Australia earlier cancelled Blanc's visa over claims his tactics promote sexual assault.‘Pick-Up Artist’ to Be Banned from UK
November 19, 2014
On top of the $8-10K salary, visa and transit costs will be covered.$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters
October 7, 2014
"Morlache's old gray is a passport that requires no visa," said D'Esmonde.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Apparently it mattered not, for the visa was made out and stamped.A July Holiday in Saxony, Bohemia, and Silesia
But in addition to requiring a visa, my sister wants a new passport.Sylvia & Michael
Then he must go round to the Czecho-Slovak office for a Czechoslovak visa.The Salvaging Of Civilisation
H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
So I advised him to get a visa from King Nicholas and to come back to perform his mission, when that visa would be honoured.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
- an endorsement in a passport or similar document, signifying that the document is in order and permitting its bearer to travel into or through the country of the government issuing it
- any sign or signature of approval
- to enter a visa into (a passport)
- to endorse or ratify
Word Origin and History for visa
1831, "official signature or endorsement on a passport," from French visa, from Modern Latin charta visa "verified paper," literally "paper that has been seen," from fem. past participle of Latin videre "to see" (see vision). Earlier visé (1810), from French past participle of viser "to examine, view."