27 May 2010

Russian visa times get longer

It will take longer to get Russian visas as of 15 June 2010.

The Russian Embassy told me today that due to their closing two offices in Canada, the number of visas being processed at the embassy would rise, and processing times would get longer.

Regular processing will be at least ten (10) working days; while fast processing will be about three (3) working days. At the moment there is no possibility of same-day or 24 hour processing come mid-June. However, that could change as the new application processing load becomes clearer to the staff. Stay tuned!

Click here for Russian visa application forms.

26 May 2010

VSC donates part of profits to NGO

We at Visa Services Canada are pleased to support the Life & Hope Association in Siem Reap, Cambodia. LHA helps orphans and vulnerable children, and landmine victims.

Every year VSC donates some of its profits to aid LHA in its good works.

The Venerable Somnieng Hoeurn will be visiting the Ottawa and the USA this June as part of a lecture tour and fundraising journey. We at VSC are pleased to host Somnieng during his Ottawa stay.

Click here to view the LHA website.

11 May 2010

Myanmar - Visa upon arrival

The Government of Myanmar annouced that as of May 2010 Canadians would be allowed to buy a VISA-UPON-ARRIVAL at the two main international airports in Myanmar.

Your Canadian passport must be valid for at least six more months.

Tourist visas (US$30.) will be valid for a stay of up to 28 days and CANNOT be extended in the country. Business visas will be valid for 70 days, and cost US$40.

You have to show your complete entry and exit airline ticket in order to qualify for this visa. In addition, you must have two (2) passport-style photos to present at the immigration post in the airport. You also have to have at least US$300. in currency as a tourist or a business traveller.

Most people are advised to continue to apply for a visa prior to travel. This is the safest way to travel, and having the visa in your passport will avoid being denied boarding on the international flight to Myanmar.

Click here for the Myanmar visa applciation form.