Tagged With "Visa"

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Re: Managing Your Money on the Road

Travel Rob ·
This is a great compehensive post. Time to try and cash the money order that you've been holding! LOL
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! Thanks for this fascinating contribution, Lestertheinvestor. I was exhausted just from reading the directions for applying for the visa. It is quite obvious that Saudi Arabia doesn't want infidels visiting them. A few questions you might know the answer to: 1) Is the process stream-lined for a Muslim wanting to go to Mecca, and what kind of proof do they need to have that they're a Muslim? 2) Do you have any rough idea how many hours you spent on this process? Ball-park guess would do.
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
1) The process is easier for a Muslim who is going on a hajj. However, unless you are native born, you must present a document from the Imam of your mosque documenting your status as a Muslim in good standing. For a Caucasian woman who is a converted Muslim, you must still get permission from your husband or a male relative, along with the letter from the mosque to allow you to make the hajj. 2) Between my wife and I (she actually presented our documents each time to the consulate in Los...
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Travel Luver ·
What a bureaucratic nightmare! I wonder if there are countries that make it harder to visit than this one?
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
Originally Posted by Travel Luver: What a bureaucratic nightmare! I wonder if there are countries that make it harder to visit than this one? My wife and I have visited 119 countries, with China, Bhutan and Saudi Arabia the most challenging to enter.
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Re: A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

HistoryDigger ·
My husband and I were invited to live there for two years while he did a medical fellowship in genetics. The challenge for me was that I am a very independent traveler, and I could not imagine how I would deal with the restrictions on women. In the end, those restrictions influenced our decision to go to Germany for two years instead. However, after having seen your photos, I am curious to see more. I regret that I do not know this part of the world.
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Re: India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

PortMoresby ·
"...payback for the years of the Raj?" I like the measured nature of the response, as well as the patience shown. And, for once, it's not US citizens being inconvenienced for the policies of its government.
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Re: India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

GarryRF ·
Its because we give Indian Students an interview before they come to the UK to attend College. They get a 2 years UK "Student Visa" visa which also allows them to work for 20 hours a week. But when they arrive in the UK thousands of "students" vanish. And they fail to show up at their pre-arranged College. In those 2 years they assume another identity. So now they get a fingerprint and iris recognition photo before leaving the Indian sub-continent.. Which is only common sense - the US do it...
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Re: The 3 Best Markets in France

PortMoresby ·
Your title says "Best Markets in France", yet you mention only those in Paris. In my experience there are some farther afield that are as least as good, for instance, Marché Saint-Louis in Fontainebleau.
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Re: Europe to require visas for U.S. travelers?

PortMoresby ·
I'm surprised to see that Canadians will be included along with Americans in the vote for possible visa requirements. The US excludes 5 EU countries from the visa waiver program, Canada 2.
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Re: Europe to require visas for U.S. travelers?

DrFumblefinger ·
Canada actually has far tougher immigration standards than the USA does. So this doesn't surprise me. But it will make traveling less convenient and more expensive.
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Re: Europe to require visas for U.S. travelers?

PortMoresby ·
I hope it's an empty threat because, if passed, it would seem to have more serious consequences for our destination countries in the EU than for travelers. There are a number of places in Asia, for instance, that I postponed visiting for years while it was a pain to get visas. At this stage of the game I might not bother, having seen a great deal of Europe and content to revisit my favorites in future that make it easy. I suspect there's a large percentage of Americans who will content...
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Re: Europe to require visas for U.S. travelers?

PHeymont ·
It doesn't seem to me there's a lot of sentiment in DC, and especially Congress, for expanding waivers, so this may come to pass. If so, hopefully easy online digital visas such as Turkey uses, and not the get-in-line-at-the-consulate sort.
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Re: Europe to require visas for U.S. travelers?

Travel Rob ·
The European Commission delayed by three months whether to introduce visa requirements for USA and Canadian citizens by asking EU member states and the European Parliament to discuss their stance. Even if there is new European Union's visa policy, travel to the UK and Ireland will still not require a visa for Canadians and Americans because the United Kingdom and Ireland have opted out of the European Union's visa policy.
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Managing Your Money on the Road

PHeymont ·
 If you’ve never seen a travelers’ check and maybe don’t even know what it is, you’re like most overseas travelers these days. Going abroad no longer means planning to carry wads of cash, or trekking off to American...
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Regional Visa Agreements to Simplify Travel

PHeymont ·
A number of countries in areas including Southeast Asia and southern Africa are considering simplified regional visas, making travel easier for ...
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That's a Mickey Mouse way to give out visas!

PHeymont ·
Really. Brazil, which sends 2 million visitors a year to the U.S., has seen long waits for appointments and for visa issuance at U.S. consulates and embassies there. And since tourists=dollars, that's a problem.   According to travel industry...
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Record # of Visitors for Japan

Travel Rob ·
2013 brought more foreign visitors to Japan than ever before. This is, in part, due to a weaker yen and an ease on Visa requirements.  This is a remarkleable achievement after the devasting Earthquake and tsunami.  Read more ...
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A visit to Saudi Arabia: Part I

Lestertheinvestor ·
It is nearly impossible to visit Saudi Arabia. If you have a business there, you can travel on a business visa. If you are going to visit Mecca on a hajj (pilgrimage), you can get a visa. Otherwise, you have to be an invited guest of the government....
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India's Visa Rules: Easier for some, tougher for U.K.

PHeymont ·
The Indian government has just changed a number of its rules for tourist visas, making it possible for citizens of some countries to obtain a visa on arrival in India at the airport, while for the first time requiring U.K. citizens to visit a visa...
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Canada has new Visitor eTA program

DrFumblefinger ·
  Canada has many beautiful natural places to visit, like Lake Louise (above), as well as a number of world class urban centers.  Yes, the winters can be harsh but summers are nearly perfect.  It's not surprising that many people from...
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China offers 6 day Visa Free Transit to Shanghai

Travel Rob ·
China offering 6 day visa free transit visits to Shanghai to citizens of certain countries.
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France continues making it faster for Chinese tourists to get visas.

Travel Rob ·
See what France is doing to attract more Chinese Tourists
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The 3 Best Markets in France

Jacob William ·
The city of fashion, Paris is the place where you can enjoy the real meaning of fashion. Not only fashion for which Paris is known for, its rich history, mesmerizing tourist spots and exotic heritage site make Paris a prominent tourist destination in the world which can be explored once you obtain your visa to france . Seeing the popularity of the place we have brought to you the list of best markets in Paris that will offer you best and ultimate things during your visit to Paris – 1. Food...
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U.S. plans for 100 million visitors by 2021

PHeymont ·
Lincoln Memorial: Lots of visitors, room for many more.        Photo: ILA-boy / Wikimedia   The U.S. is on the way to hitting 100 million international visitors by 2021, according to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. Last...
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Visa-seekers: Have you 'friended' the U.S. government?

PHeymont ·
U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to check your social media before you enter the U.S.
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Europe to require visas for U.S. travelers?

PHeymont ·
The European Union votes today on possible visa requirements for Americans in return for US refusal to include all members in the Visa Waiver Program.
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Department of Homeland Security Announces Changes To Visa Waiver Program

Travel Rob ·
38 countries citizens that didn't need a Visa to come to the US because of the Visa Waiver Program, are in for some changes. Homeland Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson announced these following changes to the Visa Waiver Program   Required use of...
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US Administration Backs House Bill to Change Visa Free Travel Program

Travel Rob ·
Are there changes coming to the Visa Waiver program? Read more and see.
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See the diverse landscape of Canada with the Canada tourist visa

Daniel Moore ·
Canada is an exemplary nation with such paradisiacal sights available. There are beaches and snow-capped peaks of the Mount Robson waiting for a glimpse. So, you can have the most exotic of time in this country. So, this visa allows you to see what’s so different about Canada. It’s a nation which is known for its vast area, low population and lush green surroundings. So, you get to see all the beautiful landmarks of Canada like the Whistler and the Niagara Falls with the Canada tourist visa...
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Highly interesting facts about China’s weather you should know

Daniel Moore ·
Visiting China for your next vacation is a great plan without doubt. The country offers excellent opportunities for travelers and tourists from across the globe for exploring the various cities in the country. The rich traditional and cultural heritage of China is well known. The best thing is that the country has immense diversities and there is something or the other for all kinds of travelers and tourists. Residents of USA, intending to visit China must make suitable arrangements for the...
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Sri Lanka Visit Visa from Pakistan

Ayan Asad ·
Sri Lanka, a beautiful country of south Asia near south-east India is more than 2,550 years old. The Portuguese controlled the coastal areas of the Sri Lanka in the 16th century and rule over Sri Lanka for 100 years. Dutch also take the control of this beautiful Country in the 17th century. Climate of Sri Lanka is very pleasant as you can expect rain anytime. Natural sights of Sri Lanka for tourist attractions are Gal Vihara, Abhayagiri Dagoba, Quadrangle, Mulkirigala Rock Temples, Kandasamy...
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Important Tips to Get Your Indian e-Visa Fast and Hassle-Free

Rahul ·
Visa application process is always changing in India. This may let you think it’s something complicated. Let’s be assured, it’s not as complicated as you think it is. In this blogpost, let’s discuss the application process for 60-day electronic tourist visa to the country. Previously, this was a 30-day visa but recently, its duration has been extended to 60 days. The 60-day Indian eVisa is also applicable for foreign businessmen and patients, who want to avail treatment in India. Indian...
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Seven Interesting and Random Facts About Russia for Tourists

Jacob William ·
If you're getting ready to visit Russia for the first time, be prepared to encounter a bit of culture shock. As you probably know, Russia is absolutely massive – spanning eight time zones and encompassing more than six million square miles of land. It's impossible to see all of this country's beauty in one visit, so you might as well pick a few random things to explore and have fun doing it. With that said, here are seven interesting and random facts about Russia that every tourist should...
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Points to Consider before Apply for Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485

Migration Agent Perth ·
You must in a deliberate confusion as a non-native student graduated in Australia in deciding your future plan: to top up and earn a livelihood in the nation or go for higher education. To make things simpler for you, Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485 can suffice both your requirements. This visa has been particularly introduced for non-native scholars from Australian study institutes. The 485 visa incorporates the following classifications: Graduate Work Stream (legitimate for one and...
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