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Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

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Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby Mr S » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:53 pm

You can input your citizenship and which country you want to travel to and it will let you know if you need a visa and what the requirements are:

http://www.visahq.ph/visas.php
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Re: Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby Ghost » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:33 pm

Hey, that's a great resource. Thanks. I'm having fun just checking requirements for different nationalities. Maybe I'm a visa nerd.
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Re: Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby reven » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:00 pm

Wow, great site - really helpful.

Do you have more info about UAE or Dubai citizenship? How easy is to obtain one? I have run into this site that offers help in this endeavor https://www.passport-by-investment.com/residence-programs/uae-residence/. Not sure how expensive would it be at the end?
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Re: Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby IraqVet2003 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:15 am

Mr S wrote:You can input your citizenship and which country you want to travel to and it will let you know if you need a visa and what the requirements are:

http://www.visahq.ph/visas.php


Very informative post.
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Re: Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby nomadphilippines » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:11 pm

what a great resource, nice find
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Re: Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby Russian1860 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:25 am

I wouldn't rely on the link above. They are just a travel company, who posts information regarding limited range of countries and nationalities, where they provide visa assistance. Furthermore visa requirements are subject to change quite often, and there is no guarantee, they post up to date information.

You can check whether you need a visa to a certain country in TIMATIC database. It is the only complete, trustworthy, daily updated source of information for travelers, arriving by plane. All airlines use their database to determine, whether a passenger needs a visa, or not. If there is written, you need visa, but you have opposite information from other sources, they won't let you in the plane anyway, no matter how hard would you try to prove your rightness. Although even TIMATIC has had a few errors and gaps, but that was quite complicated cases with unusual types of passports, so for 99.99% of you the information is completely trustworthy.

I want to notice, that visa requirements for people arriving by air and overland are not always the same. So if you find in TIMATIC, you don't need a visa, it concerns to those, who arrive by air solely. Some countries exempt air passengers from visa, while demand overlanders to have a visa in advance, or opposite.

Actually, the access to TIMATIC database is paid. But still there's a trick, how you can get it for free. Follow the steps:
1. Type in wikipedia - visa policy of (country name)
2. Don't read the article itself (wikipedia has many errors), but go to the bottom of the page instead. You will find a list of the links there. Choose a link, which looks like that "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA."
3. Click the link, and you will find comprehensive TIMATIC visa information about a certain country, exactly the same, which an airline agents have. Like that: https://www.timaticweb.com/cgi-bin/tim_website_client.cgi?FullText=1&COUNTRY=GA&SECTION=VI&SUBSECTION=00&user=KLMB2C&subuser=KLMB2C

Learn to read the information correctly and don't miss the crucial details. For example, some countries are visa-free, but they require you to have a hotel reservation or onward ticket in advance. And if you don't have, an airline deny you from boarding the plane.
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Re: Site to Check Visa Requirements Per Country

Postby Russian1860 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:15 am

I want to add, that there is no any comprehensive database exists, applicable towards overlanders. And visa requirements may also vary depends on specific embassy. For example if you will request for a visa of Mauritania (to get there overland) in the embassy somewhere in USA, they will give you a long list of requirements, so that to grant a visa. And at the same time you can get a Mauritanian visa within one day, just filling out the form, if you will apply in person in Rabat (Morocco). Or let’s say all westerners require a visa in advance to enter Pakistan, but if you will go through China-Pakistan border overland, you can get visa on arrival regardless of your nationality. You won’t find such kind of information in so-called “databases”, like topic starter posted, since they are made by travel agents as a hidden advertisement to attract clients to use their services.
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