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Posts from the ‘Visa’ Category

  • March 28, 2013
    Nicaraguan Consulate wasted three pages of my passport

    Being a non-U.S. citizen I had to get a tourist visa to travel to Nicaragua. While other Central American countries (Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras & El Salvador) does not require you to get a tourist visa for a non-U.S. citizen, IF you have a valid (for 3 months) U.S./U.K./Schengen visa stamped in your passport, […]


  • March 20, 2013
    Visa exemption between Mexico and Brazil

    Mexico and Brazil have agreed to exempt ordinary passports for short-stay visas. The visa requirement for Brazilians had been in force since 2005, and from May 2010, Mexico applied CHM immigration to those citizens with a U.S. visa. Moreover, the Migration Documentation Information System (SIDOMI) and the System of Electronic Authorization (SAE) allowed Brazilian tourists […]


  • December 20, 2012
    Shanghai allows citizens of 45 countries to stay visa-free for 72 hours

    Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration announced that citizens of 45 countries do not require a visa to Shanghai for 72 hours, starting January 1, 2013. The 45 countries covered by the 72-hour visa-free policy are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, […]


  • December 5, 2012
    India removes the two-month cooling period between two visits

    Traveling to India more than once within a two month period, for citizens of any country, was not allowed by Indian laws. This provision has been now removed by the Indian government, except for nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons. “The government reviewed […]


  • March 30, 2012
    Philippines offers tourists 30-day free visa upon arrival

    Tourists from 166 countries can now avail of the expanded 30-day free visa upon arrival and six months for retirees as part of the government efforts to prove “It is more fun in the Philippines”. This means that you can now book your hotel in Cebu for more than just a few days and then […]


  • January 24, 2012
    India may add thirteen more nations on visa-on-arrival list

    The number of nations whose citizens are eligible for visas on arrival (VoA) in India is likely to be expanded to include 13 countries largely from Europe, south-east and central Asia after a review convened by the PMO felt security conditions need not be a hurdle to promote tourism. Countries that could be offered VoA […]


  • January 22, 2012
    Information on transit visa to Dubai

    Here are some tips on availing a Dubai Transit Visa to make a trip to the Emirates smoother. Dubai has been one of the principal transit points of international airways and sea-routes globally. Dubai has figured prominently in the radar of businessmen as well as casual travelers from across the world, as far as it […]


  • October 14, 2011
    Sri Lanka makes visa changes

    Sri Lankan tourist industry is booming after the end of ethnic war early this year and also with ferries been restarted between India and Sri Lanka. Travelers to Sri Lanka from over 84 countries have been given visas-on-arrival, free of charge, which will change soon. A new system was unveiled this week according to which, […]


  • October 12, 2011
    Information about ESTA to U.S. for citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries

    Travelers to the U.S.A. have to fill out an online ESTA form before travel in a new system of checks that is mandatory. This is applicable for the following only: You are a citizen or eligible national of a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country. You are currently not in possession of a visitor’s visa. Your […]


  • July 12, 2011
    Travel to world’s newest nation: South Sudan

    African nation of Sudan recently broke up into two nations with the southern part claiming to be the world’s newest nation – South Sudan. Developed countries around the world have recognized this country, but they still warn citizens not to travel to South Sudan because of “extremely dangerous security situation, the risk of armed conflict, […]


  • May 31, 2011
    Travel between Georgia and Turkey goes passport-free

    Earlier last month Russia and Turkey had announced a visa-free travel for citizens of both countries. And now, Turkey and Georgia took their visa-free travel policy a step further on Monday, initiating a passport-free travel regime under which their nationals will be able to visit each others country with national identity cards alone.


  • May 3, 2011
    U.S. suspends visa operations from Pakistan

    Earlier today we reported that U.S. State Department has issued travel warning for all its citizens and now the United States has indefinitely suspended visa operations from Pakistan. An embassy note said: “The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi are closed for ROUTINE BUSINESS to the general public until […]


  • April 29, 2011
    Russia to allow visa-free travel to Swedes for a 72 hr period

    Earlier we had reported that Russia and Turkey will soon open their borders for a 90-day visa-free travel for their citizens. Now Russia is to allow visa-free travel for Swedes who travel from Stockholm to Saint Petersburg by ferry as it seeks to persuade the EU to follow suit. In an announcement made on a […]


  • April 25, 2011
    EU and Russia to have visa-free travel soon

    Russia and the European Union have agreed on a number of joint steps towards visa-free travel. But before they could announce the date they get on the visa-free travel, the two countries have to meet the requirements of the agreement in full. Russia and the EU are to take a number of joint steps, including […]


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