03 May 2017

Nigeria Drops Embassy Service Fees

The High Commission of Nigeria in Ottawa has officially announced that they have dropped all visa processing service fees formerly payable in Ottawa.

Now, only the application fees paid directly to the government of Nigeria remain. This means a significant lowering of the overall total fees being paid by applicants.

However, for the moment and until the new system is working properly, we will continue to list the old prices as a safety measure, but will charge the new lower ones. Once the system is proven we will publish the new confirmed rates.

There is one warning given about the new system. The high commission warns that any incorrect application will now be rejected and returned, and the applicant will be required to apply again from scratch and pay all over again. Be warned!

Click here for Nigerian visas.

28 April 2017

India Bumps Up Price to US$51.25

The government of India has increased the price of an e-Visa by a little bit from the old US$49.50 to the new US$51.25 fee applicable immediately.

Click here for the new and improved India e-Visa application.

05 April 2017

Nepal Visa-on-Arrival Prices

Nepal, a great hiking and mountain-climbing destination, with a great deal of local colour and culture, boasts a visa-on-arrival system to attract tourists.

These visas are usually issued at the airport in Nepal.

Canadian tourists can purchase a 15 day, 30 day, or 90 day tourist visa upon arrival at the airport in Nepal.

The on-arrival tourist visa fees are US$25 for 15 days; US$40 for 30 days; and US$100 for 90 days.

If you need an actual paper visa, which is fairly rare, we can assist you with that process.

Click here for the Nepal visa forms if you need a paper visa.

03 April 2017

India Expands E-VISA System

With the coming of spring, India has greatly expanded and refined their wonderful e-Visa system.

Effective immediately India now allows people to arrive in India at any of twenty-four (24) major airports and three (3) major seaports.

This means CRUISE PASSENGERS going to India may now be able to use e-Visas if their first port of arrival is Cochin Port, Goa Port or Mangalore Port.

The airport arrival scheme is now available at the following 24 airports:
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi

A great new feature is that applicants can send in their request as early as 120 days (4 months) prior to entering India.

Even better is the fact that the new e-Visa is valid for two (2) entries as of now, and that holders of the new version of the e-Visa can stay for a maximum of 60 days.

Canadians are also allowed to exit India from any authorized "Immigration Check Posts" (ICP) inside India. This expands your travel and flight and cruise options.

Click here for the new and improved India e-Visa application.

27 March 2017

Ottawa Int'l Travel Show 2017

Here are a selection of photos from the Ottawa International Travel Show held at the convention centre on 25-26 March 2017. Several embassies were present, as were national tourist offices.

The fabulous Leona from the Zambian High Commission

Tanzania High Commission travel sales rep.

India is really showing off their great e-Visa system!

Free bangles from India

Somewhat scary giant headed Korean characters...

Kenyan High Commission

Kenyan High Commission's famous water buffalo SHOE is back again this year

Biking in Viet Nam

Iced Coffee from the highlands of Viet Nam

China sales reps.

Taiwan food!

Even scarier giant-headed Taiwanese characters...

Taiwan Tea

Turkish Water Painting

She told us to visit Turkey NOW!

Deborah, the spectacular agent from CWT in Ottawa

Doing Jamaica right.

Egypt is superhuman and super friendly

Jordan Tourist Board rep.

Polish Embassy staff

Czech Embassy staff

Latvia and Lithuania sales rep.

Nepal sales rep.

Nepal embassy booth

Japan - ball in a cup 

Cuban hot coffee

The lady from Houston goes Lone Star on Ottawa

The Canadian government booth on travel advice and security.

Airplanes at the Ottawa Int'l Travel Show 2017

Here are a selection of model aircraft on display at this past weekend's Ottawa travel show (25-26 March).