When travelling abroad make sure you find out if a visa will be required prior to your arrival. Getting a visa in the last minute can get expensive. Visa requirements vary greatly depending on your country of citizenship and your destination. A good place to start your research is at http://www.visahq.com.

  • If possible get the visa on arrival (usually this is the cheapest way to get a visa).
  • Get the visa directly from the embassy or consulate of the country you are planning to visit. Make sure to check their website to find out whether any specific paper work is required. If you live in a big city you might be lucky enough to go to the nearest embassy in person. If there is no embassy nearby where you live you can usually get the visa through the mail (usually you’ll have to send your passport through the mail and pay for return shipping in addition to the visa fees).
  • Use some visa agency (http://www.visahq.com) to get a visa. This is usually the most expensive way since these companies tend to charge $100 or more in addition to the visa fees.



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