noun, plural vi·sas.
verb (used with object), vi·saed, vi·sa·ing.
Origin of visa
Examples from the Web for visas
In order to extend their legal residence in the United States, they had to obtain other visas.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some overstay their visas and some, he says, possibly arrive pregnant.Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’|Eleanor Clift|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other reporters have since been arrested, and foreign journalists have complained about having their visas shortened.
Ish and his wife and two young sons are expected to receive their visas and join us here within a month.The US Is Dragging Its Feet When It Comes to Helping Afghan Translators|Ann Scott Tyson|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now they might be able to bid on an even bigger auction prize: visas.
He caught eagerly at the British Minister's eagle, and the German visas, yet found nothing to enlighten him therein.A July Holiday in Saxony, Bohemia, and Silesia|Walter White
So in 1953, when Stalin died, we had the first break, and they issued the visas on this group.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The man took them, examined them by the light of his electric torch, and told the chauffeur to go into the office for the visas.Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo|William Le Queux
Sailing, walking on deck, landing, and passports and visas and going through customs.Nan Sherwood's Summer Holidays|Annie Roe Carr
And a complete set of papers with all the signs and countersigns and visas you can imagine.Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
noun plural -sas
verb -sas, -saing or -saed (tr)
Word Origin 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."