VISA WORLD TRAVEL UPDATE 12/04/2022
Just a reminder that we are now open again for Passport and Visa
applications. Our phones are manned from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and we
check messages 24/7. Our office will be open usual hours and we can arrange
visits by appointment if required. We will still be taking all the necessary
0208 959 6161
If you are travelling in the next four weeks, please check you have at least 6
months left on your passport before you travel. As you may have read in the
press this weekend the passport office is in meltdown and are quoting 10 weeks
or more for delivery. We can STILL offer a FASTER service, call for details. Our
best advice is not to book any trip before you have checked your passport is
valid (travellers are being turned back at airports if their documents are
Visas are again available for most countries. Embassies and Visa processing
centres are currently working slower than normal, but in the main are open.
However, there are still some entry restrictions, and most countries still
require proof of vaccination against Covid and a minority still require PCR
tests. Please check your visa is issued before you book your trip.
We hope you are all still staying safe, keeping positive and we look forward to
helping with your visa and passport requirements soon.
India Business Visa
India is currently processing business visas; the service is slow.
India Tourist Visa
India will be resuming international tourism flights from November allowing
travellers to enter India on tourist visas.
Saudi Arabia Business Visa
We are again processing business visas for Saudi Arabia.
Business Visa for Ghana
The Ghana High Commission are now processing tourist & business visas
The Nigerian High Commission are now processing business visas.
Business Visa for China
Although there is still restrictions China are now processing business visas
Since the pandemic many countries have changed their entry requirements and
you may not be able to fly direct and may have to travel via another country.
If you renewed your passport early last time and as a result had extended time
added to your passport it will no longer count when visiting Europe
Please check your passport’s official expiry date before booking any trips as
the rules relating to travelling in Europe have changed. Since the UK left the EU
any extra time added to your passport no longer counts as valid for travel or
visa purposes within the European union.
The government website is currently quoting 10 weeks for passport processing
(read the press this is sometimes taking much longer!!) and currently there are
no same day passport services available, so if you need to travel to the European union
sooner Visa World can still help get your passport application processed in a
fraction of that time.
Although the passport office are currently NOT offering same day or next day passport
services, Visa World can help with new passports or renewals, lost or stolen
passport, second and third passports, name change on marriage, child’s passports
We are starting to get
a higher volume of calls for passport renewals and travel advice.
If you are travelling please remember passport rules
and regulations will still apply. You need to check if you have enough time left on your passport as required by the country you are visiting and can comply with the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Contact us so we can get that urgent Passport renewal processed.
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