It’s not that I had never been to China. But, then you don’t really consider transit through somewhere as actually “going” there!
I have changed planes (and once, an airport) in China during two separate trips. But this time, I was actually intending to get into the country.
My quest for a Chinese tourist visa began at this website. Continue reading How to secure a China tourist visa
April 24 (TravelAndy): Russia has simplified visa procedures for the citizens of 18 countries, including India, to its far east when the visitors are entering the country through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok.
A list of 18 countries has been approved whose citizens can obtain electronic single entry business, tourist or humanitarian visas when entering the Russian Federation through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok. This initiative is aimed at enhancing the investment appeal of the region and expanding business ties by facilitating projects involving foreign companies, and attracting more foreign tourists, an official statement said.
The signed directive submitted by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East contains an approved list of 18 countries: Algeria, Bahrein, Brunei, India, Qatar, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan. Continue reading e-Visas for 18 countries to Russia far east
Since Donald Trump took charge as US President, I found a lot of people around me speculating whether getting a US visa was going to become more difficult. I had been wanting to visit the United States for some time now and last month, I decided to go there in 2017. So, I went ahead and got myself a ten-year B1/B2 visa, which is for visits related to tourism and business in the United States.
The process was long and I would say a little complicated. But I took on one thing at a time and things worked out pretty smoothly in the end.
Read on to find out how to score a ten-year US tourist visa with an Indian passport. Continue reading How to score a ten-year US tourist visa
I’ve written about it earlier, but the Indian passport is more powerful than you think. You will realise this fact again while planning a trip to the incredibly beautiful Indonesia.
Yes, Indians do not need to a visa to enter Indonesia.
It took three hours for my AirAsia flight to get to Bali from Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading Indonesia (Bali) visa for Indians
May 23 (TravelAndy): Indian tourists entering UAE through airports will now be able to get multiple-entry visas, a report in The Times of India said.
This non-extendable multiple-entry visa allows a tourist to visit Dubai and any other place in UAE more than once in a period of 90 days. Continue reading UAE nod to multiple-entry visa for Indians
May 13 (TravelAndy): Indian citizens travelling to the Philippines will now not need a visa to enter the country if they already have a valid AJACSSUK (Australia, Japan, Canada, Singapore, the US and UK) visa.
Under the new rule that came into effect last month, Indians can now can now enter the country from all entry ports, including international airports and sea ports, domestic without a Philippines visa for a period of 14 days, extendable to a maximum of 21 days. Continue reading Visa-free travel for Indians to Philippines
Grant Notification: [My passport number]
That was the subject of the email I received from the department of immigration and border protection of the Australian government.
I did a heels-click jump in my mind. That was pretty quick. Eight days, to be precise when they had told me it would take around 15 working days for them to process my visa. Continue reading Australia tourist visa guide for Indians
Your Indian passport is more powerful than you think. Here are 10 countries that offer visa on arrival to Indian passport holders.
I spoke to my friend Piyush, who has just returned from a terrific trip to East Europe, on the visa process. Continue reading Schengen visa guide for Indians
Sri Lanka is a gorgeous island replete with stunning natural beauty, vibrant, colourful people and remarkable gastronomic delights.
The best part, however, is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to vacation there. For a budget traveller looking to get lost in the midst of the sun and sand, mountains and forests, Sri Lanka is an ideal getaway. Continue reading How to get a Sri Lanka travel permit
I had some trouble finding out where the Japanese consulate was in Kolkata, but managed to download a map from the Internet. It appeared close the the Tollygunge metro station. Continue reading Japan tourist visa guide for Indians
It’s easy to feel lost the first time you start planning a foreign trip. Where do you start? Should you first book the flight or get the visa done? What about hotel bookings? What mode of transport should you use within the country? Phew, lots of questions!
You can now stop getting worked up because, here, I am putting together sequentially the A to Z of how to plan a foreign trip. Continue reading How to plan a foreign trip