How to apply for Global Entry on an Indian passport

The process to apply for a Global Entry card in the US can only be described as convoluted at best. Its lengthy, there is very little information provided before hand or during the application. Many ridiculous questions will pop up during the application, none of which I have found answers to. For instance: Why is…

Free Thailand Visa on Arrival this winter

Thailand seems to have a rather expensive Visa on Arrival fee (2000 THB or ~61 USD or a rather whopping INR 4400) which doesn’t make those cheap tickets to Bangkok from India seem like much of a bargain. Thankfully they seem to be providing a bit of a break on those fees for the next…

Oman now offers a cheaper 10 day visa

The past year has seen some nice options opening up to Indian passport holders, making it much easier and hassle free to enter those countries and thus plan some last minute trips. Oman, which previously had moved to issue e-visas, that were valid for 30 days, has now started issuing a new class of e-visa…

The best view of Plitvice National Park for free!

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and the largest national park in Croatia and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Supposedly, it is also the #1 attraction in Croatia. I spent a day visiting the park a couple of weeks ago and wanted to put down some info on my visit…

Angola will now offer visa on arrival

The nationals of 61 countries (including India) travelling to Angola will be granted visas on arrival beginning March 30, 2018. Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) said the visitors will only need to submit their accommodation and subsistence means to get the tourism visa in Luanda. An international certificate of  yellow fever vaccination, a return ticket…

Oman no longer issues Visa on Arrival

Oman is changing up how they issue visas. Oman has been transitioning to an eVisa system, allowing visitors to apply online rather than having to go to a consulate. But you could always just get a visa on arrival which was much easier. This change applies to everyone irrespective of what passport you have. As…

Indonesia now offers visa exemption to Indian passport holders

Yep, no more visa on arrival for Indian passport holders. You get to now skip having to pay the $35 for the visa on arrival along with the added aggravation of having to wait in line to procure one after landing. Instead, you get a free visa stamp to enter the country for 30 days…

Australia now offers online visa applications for Indians

I seemed to have missed this and it’s been on offer since July 2017. Not as good as a VOA but much better than having to physically apply for a visa. The Australian High Commission and Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection are pleased to announce that all Indian nationals will be able to…

Rwanda now offers visa on arrival from Jan 1, 2018

Source Rwanda has announced a new visa regime that allows travelers from across the world to be issued a 30-day visa on arrival in Kigali, beginning January 1, 2018. Also to take immediate effect is the visa waiver for holders of diplomatic and service passports from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, India, Israel, Morocco and Turkey. The…