This post is about my experience applying for a US visa. Well, to begin with, I have to say that I got my US visa in 2009, so some of the things I mention here may be outdated. I was living in Dubai when I applied for a US visa, … more »
Visas for Indians
Ahhh… if only the world was one big country without paperwork involved!
Indian passport holders might not always find it easy to obtain tourist visas to travel abroad. But this shouldn’t keep you from going anywhere!
Check out our visa experiences below, neatly sorted by country!
I’ve been meaning to write about this for several weeks but the sense of relief (of getting the visa) was too overwhelming and I didn’t want to ruin it by remembering the infuriating behavior of the Consulate General of India, San Francisco. So last we wrote about this, we were … more »
For almost two years I have chronicled my experiences with consulates of countries around the world. That guy was horrible! Those people are so inconsiderate! Doesn’t X country want tourists to spend their dollars there ? Belize is racist against Indians and Chinese! (they charge $250 for Indians and $2,500 … more »
The visa for Bolivia was the easiest one to get in all my travels around the world. (well save for those countries that do not require a visa at all) We applied for my visa to Bolivia in Cusco, Peru. Normally when you apply for a visa outside your country … more »
I finally have a visa to visit Peru! March 2017 Update Exciting News! The Peruvian government has signed a declaration waiving visa requirements for Indian nationals who hold certain visas. If you are an Indian citizen and hold a valid visa or residence permit for the US, UK, Australia, … more »
For all those of us who need to apply for visas, we often need to furnish flight details. However, in cases like mine where I’m planning to sort of go with the flow (as much as possible..) there is no real way of knowing my travel dates. This is why … more »
We’ve been in Chile for about a month now so I think it’s time to share my Chile visa experience. I applied for a Chile visa in Guyaquil, Ecuador. This was while traveling through Ecuador so it’s important to say that I wasn’t a resident there. The Chilean consulate requested … more »
According to information available online, Ecuador provides visa free entry to Indians (the rules say that anyone of any nationality can enter Ecuador without a visa). However, my experience when I arrived in the country was rather different. We flew into Quito from Bogota, Colombia and at immigration the guy … more »
We visited Costa Rica between 24th January and 10th February 2012. Costa Rica requires Indian citizens to be in possession of a valid visa when they arrive. However, people of ANY nationality holding valid US, Canada, Japan, South Korea or Schengen visas do not need a prior visa. The only … more »
The visa for Cuba is rather controversial since there isn’t much information about it on the internet. So here’s my attempt at dispelling all doubts regarding entry requirements into Cuba for Indians. We travelled to Cuba in January 2012. Since we flew in from Mexico, we were able to purchase … more »