Category: Visas

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Planning A Cruise? Don’t Get Caught Out By Visa Requirements

Despite the UK having one of the strongest passports in the world, there are still countries which require a UK passport holder to obtain a pre-travel visa or travel authorisation to visit. With changes to travel requirements post-Brexit likely, and trips stopping at more destinations than ever, the likelihood of requiring at least one visa for a cruise is increasing....

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Changes in the world of legalisation and travel visas in 2019 – a year end round-up

Legalisation Process Changes With document legalisation updates being a regular occurrence, it’s important to keep up to speed with all of the changes in process, especially as these are often announced at very short notice, or even with no notice at all! We’ve gathered together the most important updates from the previous year below. The PhilippinesIn May 2019, The Philippines...

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What’s happening in 2020 – Get your visa sorted for the big events of the year!

The year ahead will be full of exciting events across the globe, including many large sporting events that are sure to attract thousands of visitors. After experiencing long waiting times for visa appointments and extended processing times for visas in busy periods in 2019, we’re here to give you the heads up so you don’t miss out on that special trip to the big events of 2020!

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Christmas Travel – Are Your Documents Valid For Your Winter Break?

‘Tis the Season to Travel!…but how easy is it to go to the most popular Wintertime destinations? Our Visa expert Jess has put together a guide on the requirements for travelling to the Christmas hotspots. Christmas markets, festive theme parks, even a bit of winter sun! There are many reasons why travelling abroad in the holiday season is an enticing idea and...

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Chinese Transit Visa – More Cities Ready To Be Explored

China’s G-Visa, the 144 hour transit visa, is about to see some great new destinations added to its list. As of December 1st 2019, the total number of cities and areas you are able to visit with a Chinese transit visa will include more than 20 destinations. The latest additions will allow tourists transiting through China to enjoy some of...

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How To Get A Russian Visa In The UK – The Complete Guide

Applying for a Russian tourist or business visa from the UK can be a confusing process. With many documents required to apply, followed by a mandatory visit to a visa processing centre, it can be nerve wracking waiting to find out if you’ve completed all of the paperwork correctly. Here we’ve put together a 3 part straightforward and comprehensive guide...

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English Teachers in China Being Exploited by Rogue Agencies and Schools

Vanessa Wachtmeister had moved to China to work as an English teacher on the back of promises made by her agency. They assured her that the process would be easy and seamless, and that she’d have the experience of her life teaching in the Far East. It ended with her leaving her apartment at the dead of night, changing her phone number, and paying $3,000 USD for a student visa to make sure the agency couldn’t trap her in the country for violating her contract.

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Russian Visas for UK Citizens – Part 2 – Letters and Vouchers

If you’re looking to get travel to Russia, you’ll need to know about the paperwork involved in getting your visa. After Part 1 in our series where we looked at the types of Russian visa available for UK citizens, next we look at the specific types of paperwork you will need to obtain before you can apply for tourist and business travel visas.

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How To Stop Your Last Minute Holiday Bookings Being A Washout

Last minute holiday bookings can be a great way to visit some great destinations for a fraction of the price; everyone loves to grab a bargain! But the terror of additional paperwork can mean these deals may sometimes not turn out to be the stress-busting break you’d hoped for. Here’s what to look out for to ensure you’re not left...