“Mahn, he ripped me off with $100, be careful while you visit there”.
Such conversation is pretty common amongst backpackers and you definitely know what we are talking about if you have been part of one. Stories of scams are routinely exchanged among travelers and if you think that victims are those who don’t travel much, it’s definitely time to think again.
Tourists make tempting targets for tricksters all across the world. Shady people simply love to take advantage of travelers, and unless you are careful, it’s easy to become a victim. In a study, Barcelona was named as the world’s worst city for holiday scams, while visitors to Paris and Rome were also warned to be cautious. Let’s talk about some well known scams and see as to how one can avoid it.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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Good travel is the result of good planning, especially when you are heading on a foreign trip. Trust us, international travel is exciting, but it can also bring in unpredictable situations, sometimes it’s better to be prepared than to get surprises. Whether it’s your first international trip or just need a refresher, here are few things that you need to keep ready before your next trip abroad starts.
Passport: It is the most essential thing that you need to carry with you when you are going for a foreign trip. Passport acts as your identity proof in unknown land.
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So, you have finally received your much awaited visa? Don’t revel in euphoria right just yet! The journey has just started and Mario needs to tackle some more levels before he gets his princess.
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“You don’t need visa when you’ve got santa.”
Our friend thought the same thing and traveled to other country, had to spend few days on airport before he was deported back.
Well, unawareness (and sometimes overconfidence on your passport) about visa processes may put you in situations that are frustrating. At times, even with all the preparation and knowledge you may face a problem that is not anticipated. And believe us, you are not alone. Continue reading “Visa problems? You are not alone!”
I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff! – Anonymous
We all want this to happen to us, don’t we? It is always better to wander and experience than to stay and only dream about it. In the era where everyone talks about being a global citizen, passport has become an essential thing in life. It is one of the most important form of identification. Passport is the biggest proof of citizenship, every person should have it. With the elevated security measures now a days, it is next to impossible to travel to a different country without a passport.
In this blog, Visa Guide team has jotted down steps to apply for an Indian passport online. Mr.Prime Minister dreams of digital India, we are here to help achieve that goal and assist every citizen of this country.
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