I remember last year when I got invited to India and needed to get a visa. It was a long and trying process, it involved sending in an application and then I was told by the Indian officials that they needed me to come to New York to explain to them why we had published articles that they didn’t like about India.
Well I solved the problem by sending them stories they did like, and got the visa. Then I broke my foot and I had to cancel the trip…but I never got any money back for the visa which cost me $140.
Is there a better way to get a visa? Yes apparently there is. It’s Evisaasia.com, which says it simplifies visas for anyone. Not just Asians. This website is for people who are traveling to countries in Asia who need a visa.
The site is pretty, with large photos submitted by people who have gotten visas..surprisingly artistic for a service site like this…and it has a very clean design that makes it look easy. You select where you want to go and then you can find out whether your country requires you to get a visa. You can also visit this link for a list of which countries Americans need to have a visa to visit.
Do you know that you have to get a visa if you want to visit China, Japan, India, Cuba, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Suriname, Russia. Algeria, Angola, Benin, Berundi, Cameroon, The Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivore, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somolia, Sudan, Togo.
Guinea-Bissau requires a visa that Americans can only obtain through embassies in Portugal or Senegal.
Bahrain, Iraq, Syria, Yemen.Saudi Arabia and Bhutan only with a group.Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Cambodia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmeninstan, Uzbekistan even Australia.
North Korea or Myanmar…might be even more difficult.