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Canada Tourist Visa

Visit to Canada on a Tourist Visa

Canada is a magnificent country and a hotspot destination for worldwide tourists, workers, businessmen and students. The millions of visitors and immigrants travel Canada every year with their different goals, ambitions and future aspects. The diverse culture, favorable Government Policies, visionary leadership and ideal working, business and study environment suits the immigrants with different objectives and aspirations.

How it is to be in Canada?

Canada is among the most ideal countries to live, work, business and study, due to the following reasons:

  • Canada is an Advanced Nation with a strong economy,
  • Transparent Government policies
  • Mesmerizing locations and landscape beauty
  • Excellent Living standard of the People
  • Quality of Life
  • Has got tremendous outdoors, i.e. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Skiing, and Snowshoeing Trails across Canada.

What are the Basic Requirements to Visit Canada on Tourist Visa?

If you have already planned to visit Canada, you must know the basic requirements to apply for a Tourist Visa:

  • Have a valid passport and other travel documents
  • Be in good health
  • Have good moral character.
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as incentive to come back to your home country.
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before expires your visa.
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in Canada and the amount depends on how long you will stay in Canada and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.

You may also require:

  • R.V. (Temporary Resident Visa) based on your citizenship
  • Medical examination
  • Letter of Invitation

How to Apply for a Tourist Visa?

You can apply both the ways for a tourist visa in Canada, i.e. online or submit an application in person. Please fill up the free assessment form to take the first step for your Canada Tourist Visa.

Our Immigration Specialist shall review your application and subsequently will call you with appropriate advice and procedure details.

Netherlands Tourist Visa

How to Apply for the Netherlands Tourist Visa

A visitor who wants to visit the Netherlands (Holland) for the purpose of tourism and sightseeing may require a visa depending on his or her nationality. Such a visa is known as ‘Schengen visa’. It is also known as short stay visa (VKV) or ‘type C’ visa. It is valid for up to 90 days.

Since the Netherlands is a member of the Schengen Agreement, it follows the common visa rules applicable to all Schengen countries. In other words, the Schengen visa is valid for all the European states that are part of the Schengen agreement, including the Netherlands. This means that a visitor who is issued the Schengen visa can travel and stay not only in the Netherlands, but in all the 26 countries that participate in the Schengen Agreement

If a visitor wants to stay in the Netherlands for more than 90 days, he or she will have to apply for a national long-stay visa or a residence permit.

Eligibility criteria for the Netherlands tourist visa

To be eligible for the Netherlands tourist visa or VKV visa you must fulfil the following conditions:

  • You must have a valid passport with at least two blank pages to affix the visa
  • Your passport must have a validity that extends the duration of the visa you are applying for by at least 6 months
  • You passport must have been issued within the last ten years
  • You must have a copy of the completed visa application form
  • You must provide a covering letter introducing yourself and explaining the purpose and duration of the visit and the itinerary for the corresponding period in brief
  • You must provide proof of your financial ability so as to support yourself monetarily during your entire period of study in the Netherlands and for your return transportation. The Dutch Ministry of Justice requires you to have a minimum of EUR 34 (INR 2,414.92)* per day for staying in the Netherlands.
  • You must provide a recent statement of your financial situation from your bank or your salary slip for the last three months
  • You must provide proof of confirmed hotel reservation and flight tickets
  • You must provide proof of having obtained travel insurance and medical insurance policy, including medical emergency evacuation cover corresponding with the period of your stay
  • You must be in good physical and mental health and free from any kind of contagious diseases
  • You must not have been refused entry into the Netherlands previously
  • You intend to leave the Netherlands at the end of your authorized stay

Philippines Tourist Visa

Indian nationals with a valid US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore, OR United Kingdom visa will be granted a 14-day visa free entry which may be extended for an additional 7 days for a maximum stay of 21 days. It can not be converted to another visa category.

The visa-free entry may be availed at any port of entry (major international airports and secondary international hubs (SIFIs), as well as in seaports by passengers on board cruise ships / vessels.)

Who have the following
  1. National Passport valid for at least 6 months, beyond the contemplated stay.
  2. Return or Onward ticket to the next country of destination.
  3. No derogatory record in Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), or International Police (INTERPOL).

For trips more than 21 days, Indian Nationals are required to apply for a tourist visa at the Embassy in New Delhi.

  • The Applicant should have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay in Philippines.
  • One visa forms (back to back photocopy) duly completed and signed by the Applicant.
  • One passport-size photograph (2 x 2 inches) not more than six months old is to be pasted on the application form, and duly signed across by the Applicant. Scanned photographs are not acceptable.
  • Confirmed onward/ return air ticket (along with photocopy).
  • Onward visa.
  • A copy of Hotel Reservations, if applicable.
  • If employed, a Certificate of Current Employment is required with the Employer's full name, address, telephone number, the Applicant's length of service and salary details.
  • If the Applicant is self employed, a copy of the registration of his Business.
  • If the Applicant is a minor, documents of the parent's or legal guardian to show income and financial capacity for the last 2 years is required.

Spain Tourist Visa

If you’ve got Spain on your travel bucket list and are eyeing a visa for the same, here’s the most comprehensive visa guide for it. With this, you can turn all your Spain fantasies, right from Flamenco and Paella to La Tomatina and hopping over to Ibiza, come true.

Quite a simple process, getting a visa can be best done in a few simple steps. Here’s simplifying the process for you.

Visa for Spain ― types of visas
  1. Short Term Visa – It’s valid for 90 days’ stay in Spain. It includes stay for an uninterrupted 90 days or a successive period of stay for notmore than 90 days. Such a visa can be for a sort of purposes, including tourism, business, transit or for family members of EU/EEA citizens.
  2. Residence Visa – It allows the visa holder a stay of more than 90 days, going by the purpose of stay. Application for such a Spain visa for Indians needs to be submitted by the applicant at the Embassy of Spain in New Delhi or Mumbai.

Visa fee for Short Term Visa for all purposes is INR 4615 and INR 2692 (for children aged between from 6 to 12 years). You also need to have travel medical insurance from companies approved for the same. Fee for a long term visa is INR 4615.

Spain visa information

Once you’ve chosen the type of visa you need, you can download and fill the visa application form. Moreover, you also need to get the following documents in order –

  1. Passport with two blank pages and a minimum of three months’ validity beyond the stay duration in Spain. It should be issued within the past 10 years
  2. Two photographs that should be taken within the last 6 months, and measure 4.5cms x 3.5cms. The photos must have been taken against a white background
  3. Covering letter that mentions the date and purpose of visit
  4. Travel insurance policy
  5. Itinerary and confirmed return tickets
  6. Proof of financial means (can be bank statements for the past 3 months, salary slips for the last 6 months, copy of PAN Card (if available)
  7. In case you’re visiting your family/friends, you need to present the Invitation Letter issued by Policia Nacional de España and an attested copy of the passport and residence proof of the people you intend to visit in Spain

You need to submit your visa at the Embassy of Spain, New Delhi, where the visa applications of the following states are processed:

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Assam
  4. Bihar
  5. Delhi
  6. Haryana
  7. Himachal Pradesh
  8. Jammu & Kashmir
  9. Jharkhand
  10. Madhya Pradesh
  11. Manipur
  12. Meghalaya
  13. Mizoram
  14. Nagaland
  15. Orissa
  16. Punjab
  17. Rajasthan
  18. Sikkim
  19. Tripura
  20. Uttarakhand
  21. Uttar Pradesh
  22. West Benga

The Embassy of Spain in Mumbai processes visa application requests for the following states:

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Chattisgarh
  3. Goa
  4. Gujarat
  5. Karnataka
  6. Kerala
  7. Maharashtra
  8. Tamil Nadu
  9. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  10. Daman and Diu
  11. Pondicherry

Once you’ve filed your application with the concerned embassy, you can track its status online with the help of your Receipt Number/Application Reference Number.

Sweden Tourist Visa

Sweden Tourist Visa Requirements:
  1. Original passport with 6 months validity from date of arrival in Sweden. + Old passports if any.
  2. Visa Application forms.
  3. 2 photographs : 35X45mm, white background matt finish, 80% face size.
  4. Covering letter from the applicant introducing himself/herself, explaining the purpose, duration & itinerary of the visit in brief.
  5. Hotel Vouchers confirmed for the entrire duration in Schengen.
  6. Air tickets.
  7. Day to Day Itinerary
  8. Overseas Travel Insurance
  9. Income tax returns / Form 16 for last 3 years.
  10. Original Personal bank statements for last 6 months updated with sufficient balance.
  11. Salary Slips for last 3 months - if employed.
  12. Original Leave Letter from Employer / School / University.
  13. Retire proof /Pension order- if retired
  14. Company registration proof eg. Shop Act, Deed, MOA etc - If self employed.
  15. Student/College ID card / Bonafide certificate - if student

Children travelling not with both parents (under 18 years of age) : written consent letter certified by public notary of the other, non-travelling parent or legal guardian; Children travelling alone (under 18 years of age): written consent letter certified by public notary of both parents or legal guardian; In all cases: copies of the passports of both parents (legal guardian/s) or PAN cards or driving licenses.

Note* Applicants need to go personally for submission with prior appointment if applying for first time to Schengen Country after 2nd November 2015.

Visa Fees: INR 5479/- pp

Visa Processing Time: 10- 15 Working Days

Hong Kong Tourist Visa

At present, Indian nationals may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a stay of up to 14 days. Effective from January 23, 2017, Indian nationals must apply for and successfully complete online pre-arrival registration before they can continue to enjoy the current 14-day visa-free visit or enter Hong Kong during transit (except in direct transit by air and not leaving the airport transit area), unless they belong to one of the categories of persons who may continue to come to Hong Kong visa-free without pre-arrival registration. Persons exempted from the requirement of pre-arrival registration include, among others, holders of an Indian diplomatic or official passport or a Hong Kong Travel Pass and Indian nationals who have successfully enrolled for the e-Channel service for frequent visitors.

Each pre-arrival registration for an Indian national will be valid for six months or until the expiry date of the Indian passport linked to it, whichever is earlier. Provided that normal immigration requirements are met, a registrant may, during the validity of the pre-arrival registration, use a valid notification slip together with the specific and valid Indian passport linked to the successful pre-arrival registration to make multiple visits to Hong Kong visa-free. On each visit, a registrant may stay in Hong Kong for up to 14 days.

In case pre-arrival registration is unsuccessful, Indian nationals shall apply to the Immigration Department directly for an entry visa if they intend to visit Hong Kong.

"Pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals is implemented with a view to ensuring a proper balance between facilitation of genuine visitors from India and the need to safeguard the integrity of immigration control. We believe that the new arrangement will not impede genuine visitors from India from visiting Hong Kong," an Immigration Department spokesman said.

Thialand Tourist Visa

Visiting Thailand as a Tourist

When you visit Thailand for the purpose of leisure, sight-seeing and personal enlightenment, you are a tourist. A tourist is not allowed to work or conduct business in Thailand. A tourist needs a tourist visa so you can stay in Thailand for a period of 15 or 30 days while doing her own explorations and excursions in the kingdom.

What is a Tourist Visa?

A tourist visa is a stamp or document needed so you can stay in Thailand for a specific period of time, on the purpose of tourism. It is stamped on your passport upon arrival at the airport in Thailand, or it can be obtained in your home country through the Thai embassy or consulate located there. The tourist visa can also be extended if necessary. There are certain countries who made agreements with the government of Thailand so their citizens can benefit from the visa exemption when entering Thailand as tourists.

Requirements for a Tourist Visa

When applying for a tourist visa, certain documents and fees are needed to obtain one. The documents and the fee are subject to change anytime and without prior notice, so it would be a good idea for an aspiring thai tourist to inquire for the right information before flying off to Thailand.

Documents required:
  • Passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months
  • Visa application form (filled out)
  • One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant
  • Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
  • Proof of financial means (20,000 baht per person/40,000 baht per family)

Don’t forget that consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents when they deemed it necessary, so it is advisable that you present yourself when you are in a good shape and state, together with your papers and documents.

Visa Fee:

US $ 30.00 per entry or equivalent. The tourist visa fee is subject to change without the prior notice, so it is a good idea to be updated by visiting the nearest Thai Embassy or consulate in your area.

Validity of the Visa/Period of Stay

The validity of a tourist visa ranges from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the number of entries you make across the land border, or from the airport. If you arrived on Thailand through an international airport, you will be stamped a 30 or 60-day permission of stay depending whether your country made a bilateral agreement on visa exemption with Thailand.

If you enter Thailand via land border, you will be stamped a 15-day permission of stay as a tourist in the immigration post, after which you will have to exit the country again on or before the expiration of your permission of stay. However, the tourist visa can also be extended if you wish or need to stay longer in Thailand. You will have to file an application for an extension of stay at the Office of Immigration Bureau located at Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120 , Tel (662) 287-3101-10. Bear in mind that the success for an extension of stay is solely at the discretion of the immigration officer attending on your application.

Maldives Tourist Visa

The summer months of May and June, just before the onset rains, are perfect to visit the heaven of Azure Ocean: Maldives. Visit these spectacular coral reef islands in this shoulder season to escape from the touristy crowds. Also, you get the best deals on resorts, food and sightseeing during this period. As Indian tourists, visa rules and regulations for Maldives are pretty relaxed. Here are a few things, pertaining to visa, which you must keep in mind before embarking on a trip to these magical islands.

  1. In order to enter Maldives, Indian nationals do not require a pre-visa arrival and can safely get a tourist visa valid for 90 days on arrival.
  2. You will be given a Maldives Tourist Form at the airport which needs to be filled in with appropriate details. Make sure you carry following documents which you need to submit along with the form.
    • Valid Passport for the duration of your stay is required by Indian nationals
    • Appropriately signed and completed Form
    • 1 latest passport sized colored photograph mentioned in the form which should be 35mm in width and 44 mm in length and it should be absolutely clear.
    • Confirmed reservation of the hotel or Name of the hotel where you are to stay
    • Valid Tickets for Onward destination or confirmed return tickets
    • Photo copies of important documents such as bank statements
  3. Though there are no fees required for the visa, you must carry minimum funds of $100 per person, for every day you stay in Maldives.
  4. Lastly, you must have a confirmed returned ticket.

With the above mentioned documents, you are all set to go to this adventurous, marvellous and quaint destination.

Mauritius Tourist Visa

Indian Passport holder can get on arrival Visa upon arrival at Airport.

Kindly carry below documents at the time of travel for Immigration checking –

  1. Original passport valid till 6 months
  2. 2 Photos – if required
  3. Accommodation proof
  4. Return air ticket
  5. Forex
  6. Visa fee

Sri Lanka Tourist Visa

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