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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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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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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