Originally Posted by Guru
what is teh difference between a passport and a visa and how do you know if you need a visa?
Where are you goin?
With most countries we are friends with and around us (and including Europe) you don't need a tourist Visa. For some countries though you need to apply for a tourist visa which embassies agree on and allows you to stay in the country for a certain period. Japan is a notable one, mostly because the visa covers an entire page of your passport and it fills up quick.