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  • @AmishAgarwal, your duplicate post has been deleted as it is not relevant to this thread. Those who can offer help and advice will do so on the thread you started with the same question.
  • Keukenhof is incredible! I absolutely loved it. I was there in April.
  • Wow @AmishAgarwal that's quite a trip you're taking! May is late spring in Europe, so generally a pretty time to visit, with good weather. You should also just be avoiding the tourist rush of summer, but many of those places will still be crowded in…
  • @fnabeel Just to agree with Alethia, don't bother appealing. Appeals for Schengen visas very seldom work out and they take longer than just reapplying. If your application is refused just reapply after correcting the information and adding anything …
  • Hi SallyG, From what I gather, the south of Mauritius is far less developed and more 'authentic', but generally the island is heavily developed for tourism. The best resort I know of to suit your needs is Blue Bay (in the south). Read up about it a…
  • November to March is the rainy season in Sabah, so that's the time to avoid. Although some budget travellers do choose to visit during the wet season. I gather that if you're diving, however, the rainy season is not a good option because the water g…
  • Hi Marina, Alethia is quite right - you can get a visa on arrival valid for 90 days. Note though, that your passport should be valid for six months beyond your arrival date in the country.
    in Nepal Comment by Ella Johnson April 14
  • @monica36 there are so many gorgeous beaches in Greece! My advice would be to try and choose an island or region to visit and go from there. It sounds like you're after a party holiday so have a look at the different resorts on offer. Maybe this Gre…
  • Unfortunately, Singapore is infamously harsh with visa overstays, and from what I can see the penalties increase after three months overstay. You will need to surrender yourself in person at the ICA office, as Terry says, and I agree that the lawyer…
  • Terry is absolutely right Tushar. Although you are supposed to get the visa from the country you are entering first or staying in the longest, once it has been awarded you are free to travel to any Schengen country without limitation.
  • Hi luna06, if you have two different jobs then get official signed letters from both employers detailing the hours you work and what you earn. Your payslips should back up these letters.
  • You're absolutely right Alethia, it is not necessary to change your name at all - some people just choose to do so.
  • Just re-looking at your question... Why apply for a new passport while travelling? Just travel on the current one and replace it when you get back. Otherwise things get complicated. Most people don't have time straight after the wedding to change pa…
  • As name changes do take a bit of time, your wife shouldn't have a problem honeymooning on her 'old' passport. Did you book the flights in her old or new name? If in the old you should encounter no issues. So long as ticket and passport match nobody …
  • @GALVIZACH you can't click on your name because you don't have expert status on this forum, but there is a little envelope symbol next to your name in the upper right corner which opens your inbox. You should be able to access any private messages s…
  • @Aamir121, please provide more information? Are you saying you want an invitation letter from Ireland for a visa application? Or sponsorship to work in Ireland, or what? If you're looking for advice on how to get these things somebody on this forum …
  • Thanks Alethia, I'm sure many people will find that useful.
  • Hi LaurenceJ, Looks to me like it is possible to hire a scooter or motorbike in Laos, though you are right about periodic bans in some Southeast Asian countries. I'm not sure exactly where you are going, but I have found a few warnings about bike sc…
  • Thanks Alethia, very useful. Tell me, I have been advised that the extension to stays (after the initial 90 days) do still get stamped in the passport and this cannot be avoided. Is that true to your knowledge?
  • Israel is patchy safety wise: some areas are reliably safe no matter what is going on in the country - the more touristy resort areas - and cities like Tel Aviv are generally safe, discounting the risk of terrorist attacks. Many travellers still vis…
  • I'm afraid I can't help at all with booking Aamir121 - you need to visit a travel agent, as Alethia has said.
  • Alethia has given you a good list of what you need to apply above: confirmed flight reservations, accommodation booking, itinerary, proof of travel medical insurance, proof of financial means etc. You also need to demonstrate proof of ties to your h…
  • It is definitely possible - I have a Schengen visa valid for five years or so - but it depends on how well you motivate for it when you apply. And Terry is right, the actual length of time you can spend in the Schengen zone depends on your nationali…
  • I agree with Mathieu about the timing. Check out this Kenya Travel Guide for info on health, vaccinations, weather and other basic information which should come in handy for your trip. The Great Wildebeest Migration is said to be one of the most imp…
  • Sounds like a scam to me @jjs75sjj
  • Just to add weight to Alethia's response: definitely re-apply after correcting the mistakes and perhaps adding any additional documents you can think of which prove you have ties to your home country and will return; the appeal process for visa appl…
  • Hi tommack. I'm not sure about Korea specifically but I can tell you in general that being granted a visit visa for a country never means you are guaranteed entry. Border control officials maintain the right to bar entry if they have any concerns ab…
  • Yes, it should be no problem at all to learn to scuba dive in Anguilla. Check out this Anguilla Travel Guide for some ideas.
  • Yeah, very interesting Alethia! Again, not something most South Africans are aware of or bother to do as far as I know. Probably also a law which is not very strictly implemented... I am not a dual citizen so I have no personal experience, but I som…
  • You make a good point Terry, it is a slightly blurry issue in SA (that law has existed for a long time but is seldom enforced). My experience has been that so long as you travel in and out on the same passport they don't question it - it's people wh…