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!
There are two major categories of visas, we spoke about them in brief in the article dated on September 20, 2017, you can read it here. Today we would like to take a deeper dive into non-immigrant visas and divide them further into subcategories.
Non-immigrant visas are the mainstream visas and are used for everything ranging from recreational visits to business visits. A non-immigrant visa is issued to a person who wishes to be in other country on a temporary basis for tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study etc. However, many of these visas do not allow you to live and work in the other country for extended periods of time. Instead, these visas are designed to allow visitors to visit other countries for a specific purposes.
“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?”
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)
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.
Traveling internationally isn’t as demanding and expensive as it was a few years back, when nations are moving towards making it easier for travel enthusiasts to experience all that the world has to offer, it is not wise to let these opportunities just pass by.
United Arab as a nation of seven Emirates have proved to be one of the major contributors to the boost in tourism in the Middle East. It’s rated as the most expensive city in the region, one look at the city and you’ll know why. The capital city is Abu Dhabi but the financial capital and most visited city remains Dubai.
“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.
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.
Indians love to travel, everyone knows this, Thailand is no exception. The economy which relies heavily on foreign tourists is wooing them by reducing their visa fees till February 27, 2017. Thailand announced to charge lower visa rates for couple of months for Indian (and many other) tourists to attract them to the land of rich history and culture.