Do You Need Physical Documents For Visa?

“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?”

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How Early Can You Apply For A Visa?

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.

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Visa Processing Time

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!

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Categories Of Visas

There are several visas that a foreign national may apply for to be lawfully admitted into other country, either temporarily or permanently. The purpose of your travel determines what type of visa is required to you. As an applicant, you have to meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you apply. When you apply for visa, a consular officer will determine whether you are eligible to receive a visa, and if so, which visa category is appropriate for you.

Visas are broadly divided into two categories.
1. Immigrant Visa (IV)
2. Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV)

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Cultural Differences – USA

At some point in life we all dream of going to the States or living there, thanks to the pop culture in the West that’s influencing the travel ideas of the population. United States of America, the land of opportunities, has surprised everyone who has set foot on its soil for better or worse, and if you come from a cultural background that differs greatly from that of the United States, the behavior of Americans may be very strange, annoying, or even upsetting to you at first or until you start seeing the brighter side of the coin.

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Moving to The Great White North

Immigrating to certain nations are easier than the rest, Canada is one such nation with their relaxed and welcoming immigration policies that help shape the nation as well as individuals to live the life they want to. People dreaming to work abroad, start a new business, settle in a foreign country are assisted wholeheartedly, and for potential immigrants, getting a Canada Permanent Residency and eventually a citizenship might not be that big of an issue. If you are looking to permanently settle in Canada, this quick guide might help you understand the significance.

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What Visa Do You Choose?

If there is something which is much required but less talked about, it is Visas. It’s a common knowledge that if you want to travel internationally for whatever purpose, the first thing you need to check is the Visa requirement. The most common types of Visas are Tourist, Business and Work Visas and one would think that these Visas encompass every purpose of visit, but you’d be surprised to know that there are at least 10 broad varieties of Visas to choose from in each country and if you talk about each country individually, the count goes up, way up.

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Selfie Visa is now a reality!

Visa Guide’s first app is now available on Play Store, Dubai Visa by Visa Guide Pvt Ltd . And yes, we are beaming with happiness. As this app has not just made our lives easier by providing a compact and systematic way to handle users Visa applications but has provided a way to help all the travelers wanting to go to Dubai to get rid of the shenanigans of Visa process.
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How are different Visas related?

Irrespective of the Visa type, the principle of any Visa is to grant access to travel to the specified country for the mentioned time period depending on the Visa validity. It is only natural to get confused with all the types of Visas available for different countries if you are new to this world of international travel. But hold on, we have found a way to make this easier for you. Let’s elaborate on the two most common types of Visas: E-Visa and Sticker Visa. Continue reading “How are different Visas related?”

Cultural Differences – Cambodia

Cambodia is a small country nestled in the Southeast Asia, away from the hustle and bustle of developing economies or the organized circus of developed nations. Being an Asian country, much of its traditions are easily recognizable and understandable; however, Buddhism playing an influential role in shaping the country’s cultural and societal structure, the lifestyle reflects heavily on the Buddhist principles. Continue reading “Cultural Differences – Cambodia”