Schengen Visa – A Complete Guide

Europe, one of the most culturally reach and scenic destination of the world has something to offer for every type of traveler, be it the exquisite cuisine or beautiful landscapes, long literature debates or music festivals, food & wine or serene beaches, it never disappoints you. Traveling inside Europe has become easy due to the establishment of Schengen area and EU movement but to reach Europe on a proper visa is still a daunting task for many nationalities.

In this article, we have covered step by step process that will uncomplicate the journey to Europe for all our fellow travelers.

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Old Passport..Why Should You Keep It?

“My goal is to run out of pages in my passport”

Okay, great..such quotes are seen on social media page of every other person whose hobby is travel. But what happens next? What after you actually run out of pages in your passport? What are you supposed to do then or with your old passport? Do you need it? Or should you just discard it? So many questions come up once you reach to that point, so much confusion but no clear answers. Today, we are trying to give clarity on some common doubts regarding old passport and why it is important to preserve it.

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Visas: Easy To Difficult

What is the first thing that you need to plan an international trip?

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Passport of course! You thought we’d say visa? We wanted to but then it would have been incorrect and giving you wrong information goes against the policy of this blog. However, we liked the way you thought (wink).

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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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What Do You Check Before Traveling Abroad?

 

Whether you are a regular traveler or a newbie, planning for your international travel demands your undivided attention, even if someone else is doing all the dirty work, isn’t it always there at the back of your mind? If your family or that extended uncle you only speak to once in 5 years haven’t reminded you to take that one thing you wouldn’t require ever, let’s help you remember certain things that you really need to think about once before leaving to explore the unknown.

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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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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?”

What To Check On Your Visa?

Getting your Visa approved might just be one of the greatest feelings in the world. And you owe yourself a pat on the back but wait, not just yet. Before you start packing your bags, you might want to check if your visa is in fact valid with the right information for your coming trip. Here is a checklist of all the necessary details that should be accurate for you to take the trip.

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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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