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The Golden rule of visa applications? Start Early.

To avoid visa backlogs we suggest the following timelines:

  • UK – apply up to 3 months ahead of travel
  • SCHENGEN – apply up to 6 months ahead of travel (excludes Italy)
  • AUSTRALIA AND NZ – apply up to 6 months ahead of travel
  • USA – apply asap, up to 1 year ahead of travel
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Recent travel updates

Kenya is taking significant steps toward welcoming all African nationalities with visa-free entry.

President Dr. William Ruto of Kenya has articulated that the country's historical significance as the cradle of mankind serves as a compelling rationale for waiving visa requirements for visitors from across the African continent. President Ruto remarked, "Scientists, and I am one of them, have long established that Kenya is the cradle of mankind and if you start feeling at home then you are truly at home." This initiative not only aims to enhance travel ease but also reflects Kenya's commitment to fostering unity and connections among African nations.

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Canada has unveiled an immigration initiative

The country is set to attract highly skilled technology professionals from the United States with H-1B work visas.

H-1B visas are for nonimmigrant foreign workers with specialized skills. Beginning July 16, up to 10,000 of these visa holders will be able to apply to work in Canada. The move is part of the country's new Tech Talent Strategy.

By 2025, the country wants to welcome 1.45 million immigrants, focusing on people trained in health care and other in-demand job skills, and securing a skilled workforce for key sectors of its economy."

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UK Tourists needs extra documentation to enter the EU

And the list is:

  • Proof of a return or onward ticket.
  • Enough money for your stay in the EU.
  • Proof that you have somewhere to stay e.g. proof of hotel booking confirmations, proof of address if visiting your own property (e.g., a second home), or an invitation from your host or proof of their address if staying with a third party, friends, or family.

 “You may also be subject to additional checks at the point of entry including a temperature check, visual health assessment, or testing on arrival.”

New Visa Cost for Holidaymakers from UK to visit European countries

Holidaymakers from the United Kingdom will have to apply for visas and pay the associated costs, starting in 2023. The exact date of implementation is unknown at this point.

A Brexit consequence that will introduce a new visa system is bound to affect non-EU tourists. The year 2023 will see the implementation of the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), very much like the ESTA system for USA holidays.

It is believed UK holidaymakers can pay up to about €7 (approximately £6), applicable to anyone aged 18-70.

Kenya opens up to the Congo

“The Kenyan Head of State, William Ruto, on a state visit to Congo-Brazzaville has announced the removal of visa restrictions to ease the movement of people between his country and Congo.”

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CROATIA, Part of Schengen as from January 1, 2023.

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“The final thumbs-up makes Croatia the first newcomer since Lithuania in 2015.”

PM Rishi Sunak announced an increase in UK visa fees and in the NHS health surcharge.

“We are going to increase the charges that we have for migrants who are coming to this country when they apply for visas and indeed something called the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), which is the levy that they pay to access the NHS,”

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