Cultural Differences – Dubai

Welcome aboard!

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)!

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India, Paving Ways For Business

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.

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True Cost Of Travelling

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.  

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Travel More For Less

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.

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Lost & Found Saga On Airports

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:

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3 Different Types Of Indian Passport

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.

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5 Ways To Transfer Your Visa

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:

  1. Get a new passport. There are lot of blogs explaining you the process to get one, so we will not talk about it again.
  2. 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.

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Effect of H-1B Visa Reforms

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.

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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?

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Celebrity Visa Hassles & Solutions

We have heard of many incidents of being detained on airport by authorities due to incomplete paperwork. Every country has its own rules and regulations, and you are permitted to enter the country only if you have fulfilled all the formalities, otherwise you will be asked to step aside for additional checks. Let’s see some case scenarios and understand how they could have been avoided.

Case I: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s visa application to the UK was rejected by the British High Commission in Delhi. Continue reading “Celebrity Visa Hassles & Solutions”