On a Friday evening, we were sitting with a glass of Merlot and croissants discussing about plans for this month, when somebody mentioned that it’s been a while since we talked about Cultural Differences of any country, how about we write something in this month’s blog? Without a second thought, decision was made, France was the chosen one! Not sure whether settlement on France was due to the lovely evening or the beverages we were having that originated from this country. But whatever may be the reason, we are sure you will enjoy reading this article thoroughly.
What is the next best thing that you can get after ‘Visa Free’ travel?…Yes, it is ‘Visa On Arrival’!
The most important difference between Visa Free entry and Visa On Arrival is that in Visa Free entry you can enter the country without a visa for a specified period of time called landing permission (usually); whereas in Visa On Arrival you need a visa to enter inside a country but can obtain it when you show up at the port of entry.
Visa On Arrival sounds like an easy-peasy stuff right? It indeed is! However, you need to keep certain things in mind before you opt for Visa On Arrival, or you may face a scenario where you are deported back to your homeland.
Bhutan, the happiest country in the world, officially known as Kingdom of Bhutan lies on Himalayas’ eastern edge. This landlocked country is known for its dzongs, monasteries and beautiful landscapes where Buddhist culture embraces the global development. Still untouched and untroubled by external influences, this country has a charm that can’t be described in words.
It is particularly difficult (read expensive) to travel to this Asian kingdom, but not for Indian nationals. Due to strong ties shared between Bhutan and India, Bhutan allows Indian passport holders to explore the surreal landscapes by providing direct entry permits on border towns and in Thimphu.
So how would we describe this fabulous country? The first word that comes to our mind is a melting pot of cultural fusion. The diversity in Australia will surprise and amaze you. From the city skylines to the suburban villas the adventures continue. Here smiles and greetings with such warmth is as common as auto-rickshaws in Mumbai. People are more laid back, and don’t be surprised to see shops closed with signs saying out surfing when the whether is great, coz that’s how the Aussies roll!
Dubai! Oh Dubai! Dubai has been a popular destination for travelers since some time due to various reasons, be it largest indoor ice skiing slope or tallest of towers with beautiful hotels and resorts, it has something to offer to everyone. But, what most people forget is, all these is available to you when you reach Dubai; however, there is this tedious process called Visa application (flights and planning) that one needs to follow before putting their feet in the land of gold. Here in this blog, we have simplified the pre-arrival process for you so that your trip starts from your home!
Malaysia, the country that truly captures the mood and flavors of Asia is placed on 9th position in the world for tourist arrivals. With an amazing diversity of cultures, festivals, traditions and customs, Malaysia does offer a great experience to travelers visiting this country. It is but obvious to have easy visa policies in place to handle such huge inflow of people. Of course, travelers do talk about troubles faced due to discrepancies in visa, but those are small hiccups, and our blog for today is not focused on it. Today we are going to talk about Malaysia visa and how to apply for it.
“Digitization is the key to transformation.”
We are moving towards a digital era where everything from your food to your government registration card can be applied online. With larger population being able to access internet, and higher literacy among people about digital world, going online is surely the way you want to take. And so, this leads us to our today’s blog topic, “Do you really have to submit physical documents for your visa process?”
Early bird gets the worm, true..but what about the worm? From worm’s perspective, its choice of timing was a disaster!
Well, keeping our funny side away, we want to get back to today’s topic of discussion, “How early one can apply for visa?”. We spoke about processing times that various countries take to complete your visa application process post submission in previous article, you can revise the article here. That blog was around the question as to “how early one should apply for visa?” keeping travel plan in mind. Today’s article focuses on how early the bird (read embassies) allows you (worm? Or may be not!) to apply for visa so that it is a hassle less experience for both the parties.
Has it ever happened with you that you have applied for visa, submitted your documents and they didn’t come back before your travel date? You had to cancel everything and reschedule your travel plan because of this? Well, you are not alone and definitely not the first one to face this situation.
Every country takes certain amount of days to process visa after documents are submitted which is called visa processing time. This time varies from case to case, but it is always possible to calculate an average time and apply for your visa with some buffer in hand. We have divided few countries in various segments to give you heads up on processing time for your application. Here’s a list of processing time for few of the frequently traveled countries!