Indians are one of the most avid travelers with uniqueness in their travel habits. The new age Indians are willing to spend on traveling to explore a foreign land, taking out time from their busy schedule to spend quality time with their family or friends. However, the most go to destinations still remain within Asia or the places that they already know about via relatives and extended relatives. It ends up with an equation of one part exploring and two parts traveling or revisiting. But it’s a start and if you are new to this world of travel, maybe following would be a good start to know where your fellow Indians are travelling the most.
If you are traveling to Australia in the near future for work, or planning on moving there, you might have to keep a close watch on the news. New changes have been introduced to Australian visa requirements which will come in effect from 1st July, we expect that it will result in several applicants becoming ineligible for the RSMS and ENS applications in Australia, and an increase in the difficulty General Skilled Immigration programs to avail these visas especially for the category in which age limit will be decreased.
Grab a seat and that delicious cup of coffee, because we are taking you on a journey to various countries of this planet through our latest blog series (look for the name) showing cultural differences of the world. The world as we know is a place to explore, let’s explore it by respecting each other’s culture (and avoid shocks when you travel)!
Travelling for business ideally shouldn’t be that difficult to maneuver. For some countries it’s fairly convenient to travel to certain nations for business, depending on their foreign and trade policies; however, for others it’s a pretty difficult task. As of now APEC business travel card (ABTC) is one such privilege for APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) economies which allows expedited clearance through designated ABTC lanes and other painless travel procedures. However, India is not a part of APEC nations, and so Indian businessmen cannot practice the same while traveling to APEC nations.
Applying for visa is a lot of hard work (could be less if you know who to contact *hint*), and a bit of luck. And after all the shenanigans, you realize that there’s half a chance that your money and work might go in vain which is kind of a setback and stops a lot of budding travelers from trying to plan a trip. We have tried to make planning easier for you through this blog with our research on visa costs and supplementary details around it.
How convenient it would be if we could travel the world on one tourist visa or better yet no visa! Since that is not possible, let’s see how we can get the best out of the few visas that we already posses. Similar to the power that comes with Schengen visa, which could help you travel to 26 countries, Indians can use their US, Canada and Schengen visa to travel to more than one country. We have compiled the list of countries that you can travel to with minimum hassle if you have visa stamped on your passport from these countries.
The most planned and exciting trip can become a challenge once you realize that your valuable or essential possession, the only piece of familiarity in a foreign land is missing! Losing baggage is every traveler’s one of the worst nightmares.
It can get lost due to a variety of reasons in the course of your journey; however, most of the occurrences happen within hours of one landing at a new destination, it is advisable that in such situations following details should be kept in mind:
Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of passport.
Passport is a standard travel document used around the world that certifies identity and nationality of an individual. Indian passport is issued by order of the President of India to the citizens of India for the purpose of international travel. It enables the holder to travel internationally and serves as proof of Indian citizenship as per the Passports Act (1967). The passport will usually contain information about the holder’s nationality, date of birth, signature and a clear photograph.
Did you lose your passport? Your passport pages got exhausted with valid visa on it? Passport was stolen with bona fide visa stamp? All these questions lead to two things:
- Get a new passport. There are lot of blogs explaining you the process to get one, so we will not talk about it again.
- Transfer visa or get a new visa. And this raises another question ‘Whether it is possible to transfer the visa?’. Not many people are aware or there is not much literature which says that one can transfer visa from old passport to new passport, and there are various methods to do it.
US president Mr.Donald Trump has signed an executive order to reform H-1B visa norms in Wisconsin. This may have a major business impact on Indian IT companies sending skilled workers to US under H-1B visa programme.
“Right now, H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery, and that’s wrong. Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never, ever be used to replace Americans. No one can compete with American workers when they’re given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades,” Mr. Trump said.