6 Visa Hacks Every Traveler Needs To Know

The dynamics of our national borders are changing physically as well as conceptually with shifts in power, evolving governmental and foreign policies, alliances, and countries moving towards liberalization by warming towards the global citizens. Even the thought of travelling to another country is exacting when it comes to keeping up with the requirements of each country on the globe. But what if you have a few tricks up your sleeves to decide where to vacation next by optimally using the resources you already have (like your citizenship or your passport) with minimal efforts?

Apply for Schengen travel visa without buying flight ticket and making hotel reservations in advance

Do not purchase a flight ticket unless the visa is granted. According to European Union visa requirements, your travel itinerary with round trip reservation or itinerary with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Schengen state, is a safer way of submitting a visa application without buying the actual tickets and booking hotels.

However, when collecting the visa, original ticket must be provided.

Wander in Schengen Area

26 European countries, no border checks, one uniform Schengen Visa, shared standards, for every nationality!

No matter which citizenship you hold, you can internally cross borders to experience European Union member states.

Passports Strength

Your passport strength will determine in how many countries you can travel without visa. So, having a stronger passport results in lesser visa hassles.

Germany, Canada, Singapore, Sweden, US, UK are one of the strongest passports, holding citizenship of one of these countries will allow you to travel in borderless scenario (well almost). Thoughts of migration anyone?

Exit visa exists

Exit visas need to be issued to Russian entrants, also an exit visa is required if a visitor overstays their visa duration. They are not allowed to leave the country until they show a valid visa or reason (excuse?).

Indians everywhere?

Indian citizenship offers visa free travel to neighboring countries like Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka  and countries in Southeast Asia are fairly easy to travel to since most of them offer visas on arrival.

Australia is Online

If you are applying or have applied for Australian visa, you may need not battle against anticipation and patience as Global Australian visa and citizenship processing times are now published online and updated monthly. Processing times can differ due to different cases and so it is still advised to submit a detailed yet precise application.

Exercise the power that comes with your citizenship, travel to that place you always wanted to, with visa or without; the more you travel, the more you’ll realize how much there is to absorb and live. So, get your passport and get going, and let’s explore!


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