Showing posts with label visa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label visa. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Visa free 15 days to Japan for WNI

Just read news saying that starting the end of this year, Indo citizen  will get visa free 15 days to Japan... Well, this means my next trip will be...???.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Visa Global Customer Assistance

world +1 303 967 1090

I put this number because when I was in Luang Prabang, I got problem with visa card and i did not know what number to contact. So, guys, if you plan to travel abroad,make sure put the Visa world number in your mobile contact.

Btw, if you are in Laos, including in Luang Prabang, the bank and the ATM  I recommended to use is Bank of Lao PDR and BCEL

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Myanmar trip Sept 2012

I will go to that country in Sept 2012. I thought I would not need visa because it is part of ASEAN countries. However, foreigners still need to apply entry visa to Myanmar . This policy is annoying because it is conflictual with the willingness of the country to be more open. How come you still restrict people from ASEAN when you promise to be open country. I hope when I depart in next September, that policy will have been abolished. I do hope it is materialized because I already booked the hotel and paid for my ticket. Myanmar should allow ASEAN citizen to travel free without visa

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chinese Visa Information

Tourist / Family Visit (L) Visa

Tourist / Family Visit (L) Visa

"L" Visa is issued to an applicant who comes to China for sightseeing or visiting family members/friends.


1.Valid & original passport with at least one blank visa page and valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of application

2.One complete filled out Visa Application Form with one passport photo (only color photo with light background like light blue and white is acceptable). US passport holder needs two photos and two Application Forms.

3. An applicant born in China who is applying for a Chinese visa with his or her new foreign passport is required to submit his or her Chinese passport .

The visa application form shall be filled out completely, correctly and legibly, otherwise this can cause a delay in processing or the refusal of the requested visa.

How to apply

1.You must come to the visa office of the Chinese Embassy or Consulate -General in the consular jurisdiction in which you live to submit the application; or

2. If you cannot come in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to come to the visa office of the Chinese Embassy or Consulate -General in the consular jurisdiction in which you live for the application process.

No visa application can be done through mail. No appointment is required.

If the visa application form is not filled out completely, correctly and legibly, this can cause a delay in processing or the denial of visa.

Visa processing time

The regular processing time is 4 working days. Same day pickup requires express service and is charged for additional fee of RP 300,000. (applications presented before 11:30am may be picked up between 3:00pm-4:00pm on the same day, the air ticket for the same day or the next day is needed). Next or Third day pickup will be charged for additional fee of RP 200,000.

Please pay by cash(Indonesia RP) when collect visa.

Visa Validity and Duration of Stay

Usually the validity of a Single Entry or Double Entry "L" visa is 90 days or 180 days from the date of issue. This means the holder of the visa shall enter China no later than 90 days or 180 days from the date of issue, otherwise the visa is expired and is null and void. The duration of stay of a "L" visa is 30 days, which means the holder of the visa may stay in China for up to 30 days from the date of entry. The visa officer may extend the Duration of Stay if the applicant needs and requests a stay in China for more than 30 days.

Additional information

Any person suffering from a mental disorder, leprosy, AIDS, hepatitis, venereal diseases, contagious tuberculosis or other such infectious diseases shall not be permitted to enter China.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Illegal immigrants who overstay visas will no longer be put in detention camps

ILLEGAL immigrants will no longer be locked up and deported when caught by authorities, in a major softening of immigration procedures.

Instead, people who overstay their visas will be invited into an immigration office and could even get temporary bridging visas.

Immigration officers have been instructed not to detain visa violators unless they are known to be violent criminals or have previously been instructed to leave.

Until last week, illegal foreigners were immediately detained at detention centres and put on planes home within weeks.

The new approach is in line with a general softening of immigration policy by the Rudd Government.

Under the policy, officers are required to issue illegal foreigners with bridging visas and work with them to get them home.

"We basically have to invite them into the office for a coffee," an insider within the department said.

"They can get a couple of weeks or six months, whatever it takes to get them home without detaining them."

Mandatory detention was axed last year, but until now only asylum seekers have been allowed to live in the community.

The new directive from Immigration Minister Chris Evans' office was issued to immigration officers verbally last week.

There are almost 50,000 visa overstayers living illegally in Australia.

More than one in 10 is from China.

Entrants from the US, Malaysia and Britain are also big overstayers.

Most come in on tourist visas, but about 3600 are foreign students who disappear into the community when their course is over.

The Government has also closed down offshore processing facilities on Nauru and Manus Island.

Senator Evans' directive has divided opinion within department ranks, with some fearing the softer approach could send a dangerous message.

"I guess it says people can pretty much do whatever they want now," the insider said.

"They've been caught, but they can stay and go home when they want."

The move could open the floodgates for unwelcome visitors.

"It certainly could be open for exploitation," the insider said. "Prisons are not nice places to be in. Many of these people are not criminals, but I guess it doesn't convey a strong message."

Senator Evans said detention would only be used as a last resort.

"The presumption will be that persons will remain in the community while their immigration status is resolved," he said.

"If a person is complying with immigration processes and is not a risk to the community, then detention in a detention centre cannot be justified.

"The department will have to justify a decision to detain - not presume detention."

Monday, December 22, 2008

amnesty for illegal migrants

The Forerunner • View topic - Legal temporary-worker status for illegal immigrants?
Focusing on whether illegals ought to be granted amnesty if they meet certain qualifications is not the issue at all.

The logical question to ask is this: What would happen to the numbers of illegals entering our country each year if housing, education, Social Security, and legal services were not made available to them at all. If the United States would return to a pre-New Deal social order, which would be closer to a biblical social order, "illegal" immigration would not even be an issue.

Scripture states:

"If a man will not work, let him not eat" (2 Thessalonians 3:10 ).

The problem is not illegal immigration. The problem is the New Deal and Great Society programs which have led an entire class of people into financial bondage and dependence on the "Great Savior State" socialist programs that drain the rich and keep the poor poor.

If these programs were shut down, then there would simply be no problem with illegal immigration.

If we allowed immigration rights to hard working people who want to succeed and pursue the American dream, then we would have the strongest economy in the world. But in order to do so, we would first have to know who these people are.

I've always thought it is ridiculous to require a green card and residency status first for people who want to work. All this does is ensure that the socialist programs will continue to threaten the financial security of our future.

I propose allowing people to work in the country for a period of one year before they would be allowed to apply for residency. If they can show that they are able to work for one year with no financial asistance from the government and not violate any laws, then they ought to be given temporary worker status and the opportunity to apply for residency. If they work for two more years without assistance, they ought to be granted permanent resident status. If they continue for three years after that, they should be granted citizenship. But the qualification for that six year period ought to be the ability to support themselves.

I believe that the hardest working people in the country are the immigrants who come here out of a love of freedom and dignity. We ought to welcome as many of these people as possible.

The logical transistion to this sane policy would be to grant amnesty to "illegals" who are otherwise law-abiding and hard working.