Definition of “visa” - English Dictionary

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“visa” in British English

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visanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈviː.zə/ us /ˈviː.zə/

B1 an official mark, usually made in a passport, that allows you to enter or leave a particular country:

We travelled to Argentina on a tourist visa.

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  • My visa still hasn't come through.
  • I need to extend my visa .
  • I've applied for an extension to my visa .
  • They granted her an entry visa.
  • You must have a guarantor in order to get a visa to enter the country.

(Definition of “visa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“visa” in American English

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visanoun [ C ]

us /ˈvi·zə, -sə/

an official document or mark made in a passport that allows you to enter or leave a particular country:

an entry/exit visa

(Definition of “visa” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“visa” in Business English

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visanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈviːzə/ us GOVERNMENT

an official mark made in a passport (= official document allowing you to travel to foreign countries) which allows you to enter or leave a particular country, stay for a particular length of time, etc.:

I've applied for an extension to my visa.
an entry visa

(Definition of “visa” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)