Visa free travel between South Afica and New Zealand ends

Visa free travel between South Afica and New Zealand ends

Visa free travel between New Zealand and South African which has been in place for over a decade has officially come to an end for travellers in both directions. The New Zealand High Commission announced in September that they were to reintroduce visa requirements for all South African travellers travelling to New Zealand. South Africa […]

Australia and New Zealand eyeing new visa agreements with UK post Brexit

Australia and New Zealand eyeing new visa agreements with UK post Brexit

The hunt for new trade deals for the UK following Brexit is leading to the governments of Australia and New Zealand to use their bargaining power to increase cooperation for the movement of people between the UK and their countries. The Australian High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer has said that he will be […]

China “Frequent Traveller Passport” post fake

China  “Frequent Traveller Passport” post fake

Chinese travellers face some of the most stringent travel restrictions of anywhere across the globe. Currently they are allowed visa free enter to 50 countries around the world ranking them 87th out of 104 countries in the 2016 Visa Restriction Index.  A recent post that suggested that the restrictions were to be lifted to allow […]

India Afghanistan visa restrictions eased

India Afghanistan visa restrictions eased

India has gone one step further to liberalising travel between India and Afghanistan in a bid to ‘boost people-to-people ties”.  Visa policy has been eased to make it easier for Afghans to visit India. The length of a tourist visa has been extended to a year with a continuous stay allowance increased from 30 days […]

Georgia citizens gain visa free travel to the EU

Georgia citizens gain visa free travel to  the EU

  The long running efforts to secure visa free travel to the European Union for Georgian citizens received a boost. The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to allow citizens of Georgia visa free travel to thirty European Union countries.  The news was greeted with national festivities in Georgia. The policy was voted in with 553 votes […]

Facebook employees at risk from H-1B visa changes

Facebook employees at risk from H-1B visa changes

News from the USA that proposed changes to the H-1B visa laws has alarmed many people including large American corporations that rely on workers travelling under this visa scheme.  The tech sector is particularly concerned with the news and statistics have now been revealed to show how many may be affected by the new proposals.  […]

Hong Kong ends visa free travel for Indians

Hong Kong ends visa free travel for Indians

In a major setback for Indians travelling to Hong Kong, Hong Kong has taken the surprise step of withdrawing the visa free travel arrangements between the two countries.  From now on Indians will have to complete a pre-arrival registration before travelling to Hong Kong. “The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on January […]

Number of Pakistan visas rejected by India remains high

Number of Pakistan visas rejected by India remains high

The number of visa applications for Pakistanis travelling to India that have been refused has reached a rate of 17-19%.  8.5% of those are rejected by Indian security whist a similar number are rejected by the Union Home Ministry.  The figures released by the security agencies and MHA office reveal that the highest number of […]