The Travisa Connection
 
October 2015
Consulate and Embassy Closings
Atlanta

Brazil : Wednesday November 11th
France : Wednesday November 11th
India : Wednesday November 11th
Israel : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Peru : Wednesday November 11th

Boston

Brazil
: Wednesday November 11th
France : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Mexico : Wednesday November 11th

Chicago

Argentina
: Wednesday November 11th
Brazil : Wednesday November 11th
Bulgaria : Wednesday November 11th
Croatia : Wednesday November 11th
France : Wednesday November 11th
India : Thursday October 22nd, Wednesday November 11th
Indonesia: Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Korea (South) : Wednesday November 11th
Serbia : Wednesday November 11th
Thailand : Friday October 23rd
Turkey : Thursday October 29th, Wednesday November 11th
Venezuela : Wednesday November 11th

Houston

Brazil
: Wednesday November 11th
Colombia : Wednesday November 11th
France : Wednesday November 11th
Indonesia : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
United Kingdom : Wednesday November 11th

London

Angola
: Monday November 2nd, Wednesday November 11th
Bangladesh : Friday October 23rd
Cyprus : Wednesday October 28th
India : Thursday October 22nd, Wednesday November 11th
Myanmar : Wednesday October 28th, Wednesday November 11th
Russia : Wednesday November 4th
Serbia : Wednesday November 11th
Sri Lanka : Tuesday November 10th
Thailand : Friday October 23rd

Los Angeles

Australia
: Wednesday November 11th
Azerbaijan : Monday October 19th, Monday November 9th, Thursday November 12th
Bolivia : Wednesday November 11th
Brazil : Wednesday November 11th
Bulgaria : Wednesday November 11th
Croatia : Wednesday November 11th
Israel : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Kenya : Wednesday November 11th
Pakistan : Friday October 23rd
Philippines : Wednesday November 11th
Poland : Wednesday November 11th
Russia : Wednesday November 4th
South Africa : Wednesday November 11th
Thailand : Friday October 23rd
Turkey : Thursday October 29th, Wednesday November 11th

Miami

Argentina
: Wednesday November 11th
Brazil : Wednesday November 11th
Colombia : Wednesday November 11th
France : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Peru : Wednesday November 11th

New York

Argentina
: Wednesday November 11th
Bangladesh : Thursday October 22nd, Friday October 23rd, Wednesday, November 11th
Brazil : Wednesday November 11th
Bulgaria : Wednesday November 11th
China : Wednesday November 11th
Colombia : Wednesday November 11th
Czech Republic : Wednesday October 28th, Wednesday November 11th
France : Wednesday November 11th
India : Wednesday November 11th
Jamaica: Monday October 19th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Korea (South) : Wednesday November 11th
Luxembourg : Wednesday November 11th
Poland : Wednesday November 11th
Serbia : Wednesday November 11th
Spain : Wednesday November 11th
Sweden : Wednesday November 11th
Thailand : Friday October 23rd
Turkey : Thursday October 29th, Wednesday November 11th
Uruguay : Wednesday November 11th

Ottawa

Angola
: Monday November 2nd, Wednesday November 11th
Belgium : Wednesday November 11th
Czech Republic : Wednesday October 28th
India : Thursday October 22nd, Monday October 26th, Wednesday November 11th
Indonesia : Wednesday November 11th
Ireland : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Korea (South) : Wednesday November 11th
Mexico : Wednesday November 11th
Netherlands : Wednesday November 11th
Nigeria : Wednesday November 11th
Philippines : Wednesday November 11th
Thailand : Friday October 23rd
Turkey : Thursday October 29th, Wednesday November 11th
United Kingdom : Wednesday November 11th

San Francisco

Brazil
: Wednesday November 11th
China : Wednesday November 11th
India : Thursday October 22nd, Wednesday November 11th
Vietnam : Wednesday November 11th

Toronto

Brazil
: Wednesday November 11th
Cyprus : Wednesday November 11th
India : Thursday October 22nd, Wednesday November 11th
Indonesia : Wednesday November 11th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Netherlands : Wednesday November 11th
Sri Lanka : Tuesday November 10th
Thailand : Friday October 23rd
Turkey : Thursday October 29th, Wednesday November 11th

Washington

Angola
: Monday November 2nd, Wednesday November 11th
Austria : Monday October 26th
Bangladesh : Thursday October 22nd, Friday October 23rd, Wednesday November 11th
Belgium : Wednesday November 11th, Monday November 16th
Botswana : Wednesday November 11th
Brazil : Wednesday November 11th
Bulgaria : Wednesday November 11th
Cambodia : Monday November 9th, Wednesday November 11th
China : Wednesday November 11th
Croatia : Wednesday November 11th
Czech Republic : Wednesday October 28th
India : Wednesday November 11th
Indonesia : Wednesday November 11th
Iraq : Wednesday November 11th
Jamaica : Monday October 19th
Japan : Wednesday November 11th
Lesotho : Wednesday November 11th
Myanmar : Wednesday October 28th, Wednesday November 11th
Namibia : Wednesday November 11th
Peru : Wednesday November 11th
Qatar : Wednesday November 11th
Tanzania : Wednesday November 11th
Turkey : Thursday October 29th, Wednesday November 11th
Uganda : Wednesday November 11th
Venezuela : Wednesday November 11th
Vietnam : Wednesday November 11th
Zambia : Wednesday November 11th

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Consular Updates
Malawi Regime Change

Effective Oct 1 a visa will be required for citizens of many countries that did not previously need one for tourism or business; this includes US, Canadian and UK.


Please visit our website for further information regarding India visas. 
Top places to travel in the fall - spotlight on Myanmar!  
 

When you think fall what pops into your mind?

Leaves, hot coffee, snuggly blankets...global travel? Yes - that's right, global travel should be on your list of fall activities! With the chance to ditch some tourist traffic, get great deals, and even catch a festival or two, what is stopping you? Here are the top places to travel in the fall, and the documents you will need to get there.

Why go: Myanmar's Biggest Hot Air Balloon Festival!
Tens of thousands of people converge on Taunggyi, a former British colonial hill station in east-central Myanmar, for the Taunggyi Tazaungdaing Festival, or Festival of Lights. The main event is on November 6 (the full moon day of Tazaungmone), but the high-flying, hot air balloon action begins five days earlier. Daily and nightly balloon competitions, parades, and fireworks displays serve as the dazzling opening act for the full moon grand finale. Locals craft the (sometimes briefly) soaring works of art from paper, and prizes are awarded to the top balloons. By day, the skies are filled with whimsical floating shapes such as ducks, dragons, pigs, and elephants. At night, the raucous crowd swarms around the launch site to cheer the smoky liftoff of the glowing, often painted, balloons.

A brief history: Myanmar (formerly Burma), is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

What you need to get there: A valid passport and visa are required for travel to Myanmar. The Myanmar government now offers an online e-Visa for tourist or business travel to Myanmar, or the passport and application can be submitted to the Consulate for processing. Visit Travisa's website for full instructions on your visa and passport.

It is recommended you double check your passport and make sure it is valid for six months past the time of your anticipated travel.

No matter the time of year there are places to see! So go! Get out and enjoy the world.
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The World's Most Insanely Beautiful Coastlines

When we started this list, we had 50-odd coastlines to choose from across both hemispheres: palm-lined stretches of white-sand beaches, profoundly scenic (and sometimes terrifying) coastal drives. In the end, we chose the coasts that are beautiful for their wildness, ruggedness, and jaw-droppability. They look like something made by giants, running their finger through rock like it's butter. You'll see what we mean in a second...

Nā Pali Coast, Kaua'i, Hawaii

Nā Pali translates to "high cliffs" in Hawaiian, and the sharp ridges and deep valleys along this northwest edge of Kauai live up to the billing. Think towering waterfalls, isolated crescent beaches, sea caves. The intrepid traveler gets the best view: The coast is only accessible by catamaran, helicopter tour, or a hike that will make your legs burn.  



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