26 January 2018

Nigeria Does Not Require Traveller's Cheques

The High Commission of Nigeria no longer requires receipts for the purchase of US$ traveller's cheques in order to apply for a visa.

The new rule states you must provide a bank receipt for the purchase of US$ cash to the value of US$100 per day you are in Nigeria. This means if you are in Nigeria for one week then you must have a bank receipt in your name for US$700.

Click here for Nigeria visa applications.

Passports and Air Tickets Must Match

This is a gentle reminder about your name.

The name in your current valid passport is your ONLY name. This means if you have a first, middle, and surname in your passport, that is the full legal name which must appear on your air ticket for international travel.

Far too often people buy air tickets to places like China with only part of their legal name on it. This is a big problem in acquiring visas, as many embassies and high commissions require the air ticket to match the passport identically.

So the next time you are buying an air ticket make certain it matches your passport name to the letter.

Air Canada states clearly on their corporate website:

"One key thing to remember is that your name on your travel documents must perfectly match your name on your ticket. (That's a legal requirement, not an airline rule.) Out of concern for security and because of heavy government fines, we will refuse boarding to passengers who are deemed to have improper documentation."

Oh, and one last thing; if your name is William, do not buy a ticket under the name Bill !

Tanzania Offer New Fast Services

Effective today the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania is offering several new service processing services.

There is now regular, medium, and fast (one day) service, all with commensurate prices.

The basic tourist visa fee remains $80. If you want the one day service be prepared to pay and extra $130 to the Tanzanians. If you want the express four day service then it is an extra $26.

The same is true of the $250 business visa.

Click here for the Tanzania visa page.

Click here for Tanzania TOURIST visas.

Click here for Tanzania BUSINESS visas.

Brazil e-Visa is Live

The Brazilians have gone live with the new computerized e-Visa system for Canadians, Australians, and Japanese.

Right now Canadian tourists and visitors and business travellers can apply on-line for Brazilian multi-entry visas valid for up to two years.

All of the old requirements for bank statements and air tickets and letters from employers are gone - replaced with a simple set of personal questions and an upload of your passport and photograph.

The cost is US$44.24 per visa, and processing takes about 5 working days.

Click here for Brazil TOURIST visas.

Click here for Brazilian BUSINESS visas.

Uganda Only Offers e-Visas in Canada

Effective immediately the Ugandan High Commission in Canada not longer issues visas.

EVERYTHING must be done as the new e-Visa for Uganda. This means tourists and business travellers must apply on-line for the visa to enter Uganda.

Click here for the Uganda e-Visa.