Monday, 29 February 2016

Everything you need to know about visas … but were afraid to ask

TO HELP British travellers prepare for their holidays, Airport Parking & Hotels (APH) has created a guide comparing #visa requirements around the world. 

It compares the visa requirements of 12 countries – including Abu Dhabi, the US, Canada, and Iran – and compares the cost of the visa, its validity, and any stipulations faced when applying for the visa.

British citizens are required to apply for visas for six of the 12 destinations researched, including China, Iran, and Sri Lanka. Of the destinations researched, British citizens can travel visa-free if visiting European countries, Canada, and Peru. However, travellers should note that an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) will be required when flying to Canada from March 15 this year.

The cost of visas vary between destinations, ranging from £10 for the US Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) to £135 for a visa stamp fee for entry into Iran. 

Travellers should know that cash is the only form of payment accepted when applying for a tourist visa in person at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London.

For Iranian visa applications, women and girls over nine-years-old must wear a headscarf in their application photographs, and for eVisitor visas to Australia travellers must be free of tuberculosis. 

Travellers who have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria since March 2011 will not qualify for entry to the US under the visa waiver programme.

The research can be found in the Know Before You Go section of the APH website at   

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