A Little Stressed...

7/30/15

Here I am, 15 days left before I have to be in Japan, and I still don’t have my visa or my plane ticket …

It’s stressing me out a little; I’m worried that things won’t get done in time. I need to be in Japan on August 15th, because there is the mandatory orientation for inbounds. This means I will most likely have to leave on August 14th. My visa documents were sent to the embassy last week, and I think I should have gotten a phone call by now. I don’t know, maybe I’m just worrying too much     (^ u ^) The problem is I cannot book my flight ticket until my visa is approved. What I fear is that, even if my visa comes, I won’t find a flight in time because it’s on such short notice.

There’s so much to do, and not enough time….

~ A worried Chocolate Bear

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50 Countries Where Getting A Visa Is Easier Than Ordering A Pizza

Jordan:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 2 Weeks

With plenitude of weekends for a long vacation, this year proves to be a blessing for a holiday monger like you! Take the best advantage of your holiday calendar and escape to the historical sites of Jordan like the Petra, many ancient Mosques and Temples. Also do not miss hiking, scuba diving and other exciting activities in the Dead Sea.

Kenya:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 3 Months

The surreal beauty of the nature, wide range of exotic wildlife, the much acclaimed Mt Kilimanjaro and other offerings of Kenya definitely makes it for an eventful holiday destination. Once you land in this quaint country, you might get spoilt with choices and find yourself amidst many natural marvels!

Laos:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 30 Days

Forget the worries of procuring a visa and simply spend an enthralling holiday in a treehouse in Bokeo Nature Reserve, enjoy caving in the Kong Lo Cave, stunning sites of the Phonsavan or the ‘hills of paradise’ in Laos. Let your imaginations turn real and get yourself soaked amidst the pictorial beauty of the country!

Madagascar:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 3 Months

While in Madagascar, all you need to do: enjoy your holidays to the fullest. With a 3 months visa on arrival, you can explore the even the most hidden corners of this island country. To name a few, you can visit the Ifaty Beach, Avenue of the Baobabs, Royal Hill of Ambohimanga and Tsingy de Bemaraha or the ‘Forest of Knives’.

Maldives:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 3 Months

Forget all your worries and discover the sunnier side of life with an amazing holiday in the Maldives. Be it the magical beauty of the majestic Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, the surreal beauty of Maldives’ pristine nature or other tourist attractions, all about this island nation is engrossing.

Saint Lucia:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 6 Weeks

If you haven’t made to Saint Lucia yet, you have missed all the funs and exciting moments in the Caribbean Islands! The unspoilt beauty of this island, its kaleidoscopic landscapes, groovy beaches and other attractions like the Pitons, Anse Chastanet Marine National Park and Soufrière Fishing Village awaits you with all their charisma and vigour!

Samoa:

A cluster of ten pictorial islands, there are a lot to do in Samoa. Whether you are a beach person, game for fishing, nature lover, adventure freak or seeking for soulful holiday, this Oceanian country is an ideal spot for you.

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: 2 Months

Seyechelles:

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: 30 Days

Let the turquoise aura of Seychelles embrace you with all their charm and appeal in Seychelles. Fly to this island country and spend some of the most memorable moments of your life. Places like Mahe Island, Anse Source d’Argent Beach, Victoria, Coëtivy and Platte will add more fun and excitement to your holiday.

Thailand:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 15 Days

Make the best use of the long weekend offs in this year, plan an awesome trip to the colourful lands of Thailand without any worries for a vis. Visit the dazzling city of Bangkok, take in the delight of shopping in the floating markets, embark on spiritual tours and also visit some of the most stunning shopping malls in the world!

Uganda:

Visa Type: On Arrival
Visa Duration: 90 Days

Once you arrive in this magnificent African country, the fun and excitement begins with a 90 days visa on arrival. Once done with the visa formalities, get started with enthralling wildlife tours, adventurous activities like water sports, hiking, trekking, mountaineering and lot more.

Nepal:

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: Not Applicable

Visit Nepal today and witness how fairy tales can turn real! Adorned by the mesmeric beauty of the mighty Himalayas, pristine nature and joyful cultures, Nepal showcases the most untouched form of nature and welcomes all its visitors wholeheartedly. One of the bordering countries of India, one do not even need a passport to enter the Nepal territory.

Bhutan:

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: Not Applicable (However, Indians are allowed only for 14 days)

With site like Phuntsholing, Jigme Dorji National Park, Thimpu and several others, Bhutan, the ‘Thunder Dragon Kingdom’ entices its visitors with its vibrant colours. One of the few countries, where Indians do not require passport and visa, it can be easily reached through West Bengal.

Dominica:

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: Not Applicable (However, Indians are allowed only for 90 days)

Behold the celestial beauty of the Boiling Lake, the splendour of the Victoria Waterfalls, the picture-perfect appeal of Roseau and other scenic marvels in Dominica. And for the visa, do not worry anymore as you can stay around 90 days without any visas in the country.

Ecuador:

A country with a capital city that has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador is one of the greenest destinations in the world. Be it the natural beauty and appeal of the countryside, its fascinating water bodies, lush outlook and exotic wildlife, all about Ecuador is so very captivating.

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: Not Applicable 

Mauritius:

Whether you are a honeymoon couple or holidaying with family, friends, colleagues or alone, every bit of Maldives will keep you engrossed in unlimited fun and excitement. A true gift of the nature, this picturesque island country boasts of its alluring beauty and appeal.

Visa Type: Not Required
Visa Duration: Not Applicable 

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Visa’s Updated Statement on FIFA

May 27, 2015

Our disappointment and concern with FIFA in light of today’s developments is profound.  As a sponsor, we expect FIFA to take swift and immediate steps to address these issues within its organization. This starts with rebuilding a culture with strong ethical practices in order to restore the reputation of the games for fans everywhere.  

Visa became a sponsor of FIFA because the World Cup is one of the few truly global sporting events with the power to unite people from around the world through a common love of football.  Our sponsorship has always focused on supporting the teams, enabling a great fan experience, and inspiring communities to come together and celebrate the spirit of competition and personal achievement – and it is important that FIFA makes changes now, so that the focus remain on these going forward. Should FIFA fail to do so, we have informed them that we will reassess our sponsorship. 

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“I might get to work in the US this summer in a summer camp, and I really really want to go to a Disney Park before I go back home, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to. Overall I’ll make only £200 profit off of this job because I have to pay so many fees for a VISA and flights and the recruitment company. I don’t think I can afford to spend pretty much all my profit on this, but I scared it’ll be my only chance.”