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Melvina Kelmendi is the Content Editor of VisaGuide.World. She is responsible for providing our readers with easy-to-digest information about worldwide travel visas.

Becoming a Citizen of Thailand

Many expats who have been living in Thailand for a considerable amount of time decide to undergo the long process that leads to becoming a Naturalized Thai Citizen. Obtaining Thai Citizenship through naturalization is a long and often tiring process, which requires you to submit mountains of paperwork, deal with bureaucratic office after bureaucratic office, sing the National Anthem, and - mostly - wait, wait, and wait… However, those who have chosen to make Thailand their home, [...]

By |2020-05-12T15:39:50+02:00May 11th, 2020|Tips|

Bank Account Verification Letter for Sponsoring US Visa

If you are sponsoring someone’s US visa application, you must send the applicant several documents, including a Bank Account Verification Letter. The Bank Account Verification Letter for sponsoring a US visa serves to prove to the Embassy or Consular services that you are capable of supporting your guest financially during their time in the US. Your bank has to issue your letter (it usually involves a fee) and you have to send it to the applicant abroad [...]

By |2020-05-04T15:53:47+02:00May 4th, 2020|Tips|

Countries That Green Card Holders Can Travel to Without a Visa

US citizens can travel without a visa to more than 170 countries worldwide. Because of this, many places have extended the same privilege to holders of the US permanent residence permit (Green Card). There are several countries that you can visit with your Green Card, that you otherwise may not be able to. Neighbouring Mexico and Canada are just two of them. Can All Green Card Holders Travel Abroad Without a Visa? You can only travel internationally [...]

By |2020-05-20T11:34:21+02:00April 30th, 2020|Tips|

What is Virtual Travel and How Can I Exploit It During The Coronavirus Crisis?

Now that travelling - at least in the traditional sense of the word - is off the picture for the foreseeable future (because we’re being responsible citizens and staying home), virtual travel may be stepping up. Ever since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization), the world appears to have hit the pause button. Because of the coronavirus lockdown, millions of people are forced to work from home (writer of this article [...]

By |2020-04-07T15:06:33+02:00April 6th, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, Tips|

COVID-19: Trump Announces Potential Travel Restrictions to More Countries

US President Donald Trump has announced that the US may extend their current travel restrictions to even more countries, in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19. “They’ll be staying, and we may add a few more. But the guidelines will be very much as they are, maybe even toughened up a little bit. But they’re having a big impact, they’re having a tremendous impact,” Trump said at a White House press conference on Monday, referencing [...]

Sri Lanka Has Extended Suspension of Visas Due to Coronavirus

The Sri Lanka government has extended the suspension of all visas issued to foreign nationals, as part of its measures taken to halt the spread of the COVID-19. The Department of Immigration and Emigration announced that all visas and entry permits that have been issued until now will be invalidated for entry to Sri Lanka until April 7, 2020, at 23:59 local time, reports VisaGuide.World. Previously, the suspension was supposed to last until March 31. Nationals of [...]

COVID-19: Dutch Universities to Help Int’l Students with Visa Issues

International students in universities across Europe are worried about what the spread of the coronavirus will mean about their student visas. The Netherlands international education bureau Nuffic is working with the immigration services and Dutch universities to come up with a solution for international students facing problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Students are worried about delays in their studies and visa requirements. Some want to go home but can’t because of travel restrictions. We [...]

By |2020-04-01T08:34:51+02:00March 31st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates|

Ireland Suspends Visas for Non-EEA Nationals

Ireland has suspended visas for non-EEA nationals as a result of the coronavirus.  So, unless you are from an EU/EEA country - or considered a “Priority/Emergency” case - you won’t be able to travel to Ireland for the time being. In addition, anyone who does enter the country will have to undergo 14 days of self-isolation to minimize the risk of spreading the disease. “As part of the combined efforts to tackle COVID-19 and to ensure customer [...]

By |2020-04-01T08:34:51+02:00March 30th, 2020|Ireland Visa/Passport News|

Coronavirus: UAE Makes It Easier For International Workers to Renew Visas

International workers in the United Arab Emirates will be able to renew their work visas without the usual mandatory medical tests. The announcement came after the UAE closed down its medical fitness centres as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE), along with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP,) and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) announced on Wednesday, March 25 that work [...]

US Offers Visas to Foreign Doctors to Help With Coronavirus Pandemic

The US government is offering visas to foreign medical staff as they seek to get help amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US Bureau of Consular Affairs has urged medical professionals to turn to their nearest U.S diplomatic mission so they can arrange a visa appointment. "We encourage medical professionals seeking work in the U.S. on a work or exchange visitor visa (H or J), particularly those working on #COVID19 issues, to contact the nearest US Embassy/ Consulate [...]