Renewing or replacing your passport can be done any time. The fee for such service is £72.50, or £81.25 using the Passport Check and Send service of the Post Office. The remaining time on your current passport will be added to your new one up to a maximum of 9 months. It would take 3 weeks to get the passport. However, you can expedite the passport by using a different service if you need the passport urgently. Make sure to fill out the application correctly and all information provided as it could delay the release of your passport. Don’t book a travel until you receive your valid passport because it could be risky. Make sure to replace your passport right away if it has signs of reasonable wear and tear because you may not be permitted to travel with a damaged passport. You need to renew your expired passport before you are allowed to travel. For lost or stolen passports, you may need to attend an interview which can cause further delays in your application for a new visa. How To Apply If you are in the United Kingdom, there are several ways you can apply for a passport. One is by […]
Many of us are confused whether it’s possible to use the same visa when entering scotland, wales, and ireland. If you are in possession of valid UK Visa, then, it’s possible to enter all countries that are part of United Kingdom, such as England, Scotland, Wales and Northen Ireland. Please take note, that you can only go within Northen Ireland, as you will need a separate valid visa to enter Republic of Ireland.
Planning to travel to the United Kingdom? If it is just a tour or business trip, a US passport will suffice. However, if you are traveling for other reasons, a visa may be required. There are different visas that may be issued to you depending on your purpose. Here are some of the most common visa types for those who are traveling to the United Kingdom: Visitor Visa If you are a US resident but currently do not have a passport, a visitor visa will be issued to you. You need to provide a valid permanent resident card, a valid US visa, or employment authorization card to be eligible. Student Visa If you intend to study at a UK school or institution, the Tier 4 visa is the appropriate visa for you. It is valid for as long as you are taking your selected course. There are also student visas for short-term courses. Business Visitor Visa If you intend to visit the United Kingdom for business purposes, and is presently a US resident but no US passport, then this is the right visa for you. You need to provide a valid permanent resident card, a valid US visa, or employment […]
Getting a visa to be able to travel to Vietnam is a must. With a few exceptions from some citizens of some countries, you might be denied entry without a visa. In fact, most airlines will not allow you to board on a plane without a prearranged visa or approval letter. The most common way you can get a visa for spending holidays in Vietnam is to apply for a Visa on Arrival from a third-party agency. Take note that this is different from an e-Visa which is issued by a private company. Take note that the Visa on Arrival is only applicable if your point of entry for your Vietnam travel is from the three major international airports namely: Saigon, Hanoi, or Da Nang. If you are going overland from a neighboring country, secure a travel visa from a Vietnamese embassy. Here now are the steps for getting a Visa on Arrival: 1. Apply online Travel agencies will usually charge around $20 for the online application of your Visa on Arrival. The process usually takes 2-3 days although you can expedite it for a minimal fee. If your stay is longer than 30 days, the visa processing is 7 […]
If you are planning to visit Australia for tourism or business, then the best way to apply for an Australian holiday visa is to get an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Without a valid visa, you will not be allowed to enter Australia except if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen. The ETA will serve as your Australian holiday visa. You will be allowed to gain entry into Australia within a 12 month period. If the validity of your passport is less than 12 months, then the ETA would be valid for the life of the passport. Once given, the ETA would let you stay in Australia for a period of 3 months on each visit within 12 months when the visa is granted. The Electronic Travel Authority has replaced the traditional visa label in your passport. It is electronically issued and details of your approval will be recorded on the government database. If you changed passport after being granted an ETA, you must reapply for a new one to be attached to the new passport. For tourism or business purposes, you will not be allowed to stay in Australia for over 3 months per visit. If you plan […]
If you are an American citizen planning to visit Brazil for any purpose, you need to be reminded that there are new visa requirements established by its government. You must be aware of these requirements when applying for Brazilian visa to avoid any hassle with your travel plans. The first updated requirement is that you must accomplish an electronic visa application. Downloading, printing, and accomplishing the application form in ink is no longer allowed. The application form is hosted by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs so when you first attempt to visit the site, you will be notified that the site is using an unknown certificate. So you need to allow your browser to access the website. Brazilian visa application consists of four sections namely General Data, Documents, Occupation, and Addresses. In General Data, you provide the requested information such as your full name, sex, marital status, date and place of birth, nationality and full name of your parents. In Occupation, you provide work-related information such as your profession, name of employer, work address, and email. If you are still studying, indicate the name of your school. In Documents, you supply information regarding your passport. Lastly, in Addresses, you […]
Planning a trip to Russia? Here are the updated steps on how to apply for a Russian visa. Choose the kind of visa you want to apply for The kind of Russian visa will vary depending on the purpose of your trip. Here are the different kinds of visa based on your purpose: A transit visa will be issued if you are traveling to Russia from another country. A tourist visa is for tourists who are planning only one short visit. This is valid for 14 days. For a visit up to 3 months, you will need a business multiple entry visa If you are going to Russia more than once during the duration of your visa,you will need a business double entry visa A business single entry visa will be issued if you are allowing 1 to 5 months processing of your visa. A private visa will be issued if you are staying with your friend and register with them Get an invitation for the kind of Russian visa you have applied for To receive an invitation, you will need to select an agency you will work with. There is a bevy of travel agencies who are willing to […]