New regulations might affect your European travel in 2021!

Author: Visa-Adviser Planning a European vacation in 2021? Do you regularly travel to Europe for work or leisure? If so, watch out for the new ETIAS roll-out and stay tuned to see if you will need to take extra steps before heading to the airport. ETIAS stands for European Union Travel Information and Authorization System. […]

Fastest ways to get your USA Passport

Author: Visa-Adviser Passports are documents that establishes the bearer’s citizenship and biographical information to a foreign country. According to the U.S. Department of State, 21.1 million U.S. passports were issued in 2018, bringing the percentage of Americans with passports to 42 percent of the total population. To put this in perspective, Americans are 20% behind the […]

How do I get a visa?

Different ways countries issue visas Author: Visa-Adviser Visa Adviser compiled a list of countries and how they issue visas to individuals applying for entry from outside of the country. The following summarizes the different ways a traveler may apply for their visas before they enter a destination country. This discussion specifically excludes the application processes […]

Three Global Visa Issuance Trends

Author: Visa-Adviser Visa Adviser® cultivates and regularly updates visa filing procedures and information for every country in the world. In doing so, we notice certain trends among countries about visa issuance and reciprocity all over the world. These are our observations. Short-term visa issuance is going online. More countries are outsourcing visa processing to third parties. […]

Getting a visa online

Which countries allow online visa processing? Author: Visa-Adviser By online visa processing, we are not simply talking about online visa application forms. Many countries allow you to begin the visa process online. For instance, visas to the United States require the traveler to start the process by completing an online form (DS-160 or DS-260). However, […]

Visas on arrival

Which countries allow you to get a visa at the border? Author: Visa-Adviser LHA Travel updates the visa issuance procedures regularly for its Visa Adviser® web app and Android app. We have compiled a list of countries currently allowing visa upon arrival (on the border). The benefit of knowing which countries allow this option give […]

Safe Travel: Responding to Civil Unrest

Author: Visa Adviser What to do when you find yourself in civil unrest while traveling. Recent mass protest in Hong Kong, the Yellow Vest protest in France, and the climate change protest in London that shut down major streets, show that even well-visited countries may sometimes experience civil unrest. In one case, William Nguyen, a […]

Transit Without Visa at the Top Ten International Airports

Author: Visa-Adviser According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, in 2018, over one billion people visited another country.  Many of these flights included layovers in another country on their way to their final destination, with significant implications for visa requirements for visitors in airside transit.  Airside transit means visitors with a connecting flight in […]

Navigating Customs

Author: Visa-Adviser Tips for passing through customs in any country Passing through customs normally involves long queues, particularly during peak hours and at major international hubs.  The queues are normally coupled with automatic kiosks and/or agents. For many travelers, this may be the least enjoyable part of their journey.  First, kiosks promise to speed things […]