If you are thinking of heading off to a country outside of the EU, there can sometimes be important visa requirements for you to successfully enter. In collaboration with John Mason International Movers, here are the requirements for popular countries around the globe.
The good news is that if you’re from the United Kingdom, you’ll be happy to know that a visa waiver programme is available and is valid for a maximum of 90 days. This also applies if you happen to be from Australia, Ireland, Spain, Italy or Germany. Click here to be taken through to the application process.
On the other hand, if you’re not from the above, or a few other listed countries, you’ll have to pay $130 instead of a mere $14.
Like the United States, New Zealand also invites people of certain countries to enjoy a waver programme. So if you’re from pretty much the same countries mentioned above, you’ll be able to visit New Zealand for 90 days or less.
However, if you’re from the UK, you can actually stay in New Zealand for up to six months without a visa, though Australians can do so for much longer, as they can stay for as long as they wish.
You can find out more about New Zealand immigration by taking a look here.
For those that are wanting to enter Canada not for a break, but for a working holiday, you may wish to know that if you’re from Australia, Belgium, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand or South Korea, you may qualify for the working holiday visa scheme.
Otherwise, if you’re from the UK, and are visiting the country for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa to enter the country, though you do if you want to go for a working holiday.
Also, holders of a United States green card can also enter without a visa.
All visitors, with the exception of New Zealanders, are required to hold a visa to travel to the country. If you’re travelling from the UK amongst others, you can apply for an ETA.
This will allow you to visit for up to 90 days within a 12 month period and will cost you A$20 to apply. For those travelling from the EU, they will need to apply for a visa class 601.
For a country that is becoming increasingly popular to visit among westerners, like most countries in Asia, a visa is required before entry to the country though exceptions are available if you happen to be from Singapore, Brunei and Japan.
If you intend to enter the country as a tourist, and are not from of the aforementioned places, then you will need a visa found within category ‘L’, which permits people to enter the country as a tourist.
Unfortunately, if you are from the United Sates, you must pay $130 for a visa to china, though if you’re from any other country (besides Romania (oddly)), you can enter for a mere $30. You can also stay for up to 30 days, though you must enter the country no later than 180 days from the date of issue.