The United States and member states of the European Union (EU) citizens are allowed to visit Tunisia for up to 90 days without a visa. Other countries need to obtain a short-stay visa for temporary visits under 90 days, such as business trips and conferences.
For individuals who intend to remain in Tunisia for more than 90 days will need to apply for a long-stay visa and obtain a temporary residence permit upon arrival in Tunisia, including citizens of visa-exempt countries.
Nationals of the European Union, the United States, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and many other select countries are eligible for a visa waiver and are not required to obtain a visa in order to enter and conduct business activities in Tunisia on a short-term basis.
If your nationality is not eligible for a visa waiver, you must obtain a Short-Term Business Visa from a Tunisian Embassy or Consulate before travel. Please consult with your immigration counsel to determine your eligibility for a visa waiver or Short-Term Business Visa.
A residence visa is required for all foreigners residing in Tunisia for more than 3 consecutive months or 6 non-consecutive months in one year. Residence visas are divided into two categories.
This visa is granted to foreigners who do not intend to set up permanent residence in Tunisia. The authorities may also issue this visa to an applicant whom the Tunisian government has refused a normal residence visa. The validity of the temporary residence visa cannot exceed one year.
Permanent resident visas are given to foreigners who have been living in Tunisia on a temporary basis for five uninterrupted years.