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How to D.I.Y.

I M P O R T A N T
C A U T I O N   N O T I C E


if you are intending to apply yourself for a visa to visit
CHINA,     INDIA     or     RUSSIA

Please be aware that if your application is refused for any reason, both
the embassy visa fee and the visa service centre fee are non refundable.

If you have to, or choose to, re-apply ~ all of the fees will have to be paid again.

We have case studies of clients who have experienced this at the above countries
which has prompted us to publish this warning notice to alert customers and
trade users of our website of the possibility of unexpected problems.
These case studies are now on our files because we were then asked
to process the re-applications, which of course we did successfully, but only
after we were satisfied that they would meet the necessary embassy requirements.


Refusal is at the discretion of the embassy and can be for not providing
complete or satisfactory documentation or providing an application and
supporting documents that do not satisfy the minimum requirements or
the content or the way it is presented are not both exactly as required.

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Please note
:
The applications mentioned
in the above case studies were
refused by the embassy although they
had all been accepted by the embassy's
approved visa application service centre.
Additionally, it was the embassy, and not the
visa application service centre, that decided
the requirements had not all been fully met.
An embassy can vary their requirements
for any application at their discretion.
Travel arrangements should
not be confirmed until
a visa is obtained.

Should you decide to use the experienced services of VISA WORLD,
you can be assured with the VISA WORLD GUARANTEE that you will
not incur double visa fees, any extra costs or any resulting delay
due to any of the issues mentioned in the above paragraphs.

The VISA WORLD Service Charge is exceptional value
for money and an insignificant extra which will save
you all the hassle, time, inconvenience and worry
in exchange for Happy Travel & Peace of Mind.

There are rare instances when additional requirements,
further evidence or sight of documents are needed in
regard to residency status, ethnicity, medical or
criminal records and our guarantee is
excepted from these occasions.



To save extra costs, any delay and a pot load of trouble, click here
to stop a hidden
time bomb exploding your plans


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If, after this warning, you would still prefer to D.I.Y. please continue below


H o w   t o   D o   I t   Y o u r s e l f


By now you should be aware that to apply for and actually procure a visa for yourself,
your family and/or for your friends, work colleagues, society or committee members can incur the possibility of unexpected and troublesome problems.  There are, after all, many visa agents and consular service companies just like ourselves who do continuous trade with regular and account customers.  If it was easy, we, and our many competitors, would not be in business.

The instructions below are very much still current and valid although they were prepared before the popularity of the internet and world wide web.  The passport and visa criteria, rules, regulations and requirements of each country were existing before they or their embassy created their own website and, on the whole, the rules are mainly unchanged. Therefore, the website of each country or embassy has been designed to comply with and accommodate their previously existing rules, regulations, criteria and requirements.

With this in mind, when referring to an embassy's website, do be sure to be aware of and to read all the small print and any caveats, conditions and warnings, etc. and not to just pay attention to the fields you are completing.

Please also make allowances for the varying degrees of user friendly technology employed on each website.  It is common for different pages and sections of the same website to be designed and constructed by different people which results in a sudden change in clarity and ease of use.

Especially, take care when payments are involved as these usually go to a third party cashier or an accounts department or a bank and although quite genuine, problems do occur in the receipt procedures and identifying which payment is for which applicant.

So let us begin:

The first thing to do is to contact the appropriate embassy, consulate or high commission to find out the information you will need to start your application.

You could, of course, save yourself this hassle by sending the Visa World order form.

Be careful of any possible misunderstandings due to language difficulties with officials and some automated telephone systems and now also there is some confusing terminology on some websites.  When this occurs, please take into consideration that the words and phrases originate in the country's own language and/or are in accordance with their own custom and practices.  Sometimes therefore they do not translate with the same emphasis, meaning and legal interpretation.

For further guidance on this important first stage go to The Hard Way.

Do ensure that you obtain the correct information, the correct forms and the correct list of requirements relevant to the specific classification of visa you are applying for.

You really would save an awful lot of time if you used the Visa World order form.

Most applications are submitted at the relevant embassy’s visa section but there are a few that cannot be accepted there and instead have to be lodged at the embassy or consulate which can be at a completely different address.

Visa sections of busy embassies can be difficult places to communicate with. Some have websites which are simple and easy to follow and some are simply mind-blowing. Many have premium rate telephone numbers for information (£1.50 per minute), most of which are automated and cleverly require you to navigate many menus before receiving the most frequently sought information which is most probably what you are also searching for. As far as we know, the only premium rate lines where conversation takes place are those which require you to make an appointment and they are not designed or primarily intended to supply or provide information.

Visa World order forms are actioned and processed on the same day they are received.

Once you have obtained and are able to provide the necessary requirements, you now have to decide how to submit your application.

Have you seen how easy it is to use the Visa World order form?

If you have been unable to speak to a visa officer by telephone for enquiry or information purposes, you can assume that you will also be unable to speak with anyone;
  to confirm safe delivery of your application;
on any query you may have whilst it is being processed;
or at any time there afterwards.
   
Do appreciate that this situation will exist;
  should you need your passport in an emergency;
if there is a delay in the return of your documents;
if something is missing when your documents are returned;
and even if there is a query or an error in your passport
                 or the visa documents once you receive them.

Embassies can, and do, make mistakes. Therefore, you should consider very carefully whether you wish to post your application.

Do you have a good reason why you should not send the Visa World order form?

If you decide to visit the embassy, consulate or high commission to lodge your application, do consider that most either have a queuing system or an appointment system and some only process a certain number of applications each day. This means that for any busy embassy, such as those within the Schengen system, you will have to get there very early in the morning to get a place in the queue but even this cannot guarantee that you will be seen.

Are your costs and time spent so far worth not using the Visa World order form?

Some have designated opening times for the submission of applications and separate designated opening times for collections. Very few operate a while you wait or a same day service and collections are normally on another day. All have set times of opening but it is not unheard of for visa sections to open late or close early and sometimes they close unexpectedly for the whole day. They are always closed on their own country’s National Day and their own country’s own public holidays.

When you finally reach the front of the queue, your application will receive a preliminary check by a visa officer. Should there be any error, omission, inconsistency or if a required back-up document is missing, you will almost certainly be turned away and invited to come back and re-apply when your application is correct and complete. Some countries are very particular in their requirements and may reject an application on what might seem to you to be petty grounds.

It is still not too late to use the Visa World order form.

Remember that there may be different visas for different circumstances, such as tourist, working holiday, family visit, private visit, sports, study, pilgrim, business, work, temporary work, transit, etc. any of which can be for single, double or multiple entry. A small misunderstanding can so easily result in time-consuming errors and delays.

Do also consider and allow for travel time and costs, congestion charge, parking charges and especially the difficulty in finding an empty parking metre or a car park space nearby.


T h e   E a s y   W a y

i s   t h e   V i s a   W o r l d   W a y

and you cannot do it any easier than go straight to Order Form
This is ideal for those who want to save the time and the nuisance of digesting
lots of information and who prefer not to have to bother to read the small print

take 1 easy step.

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if you prefer to first check out the information available
take 2 easy steps

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if you wish to know all there is to know, for full details
take 3 easy steps.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS depending on how much detail you want to know about.

The 1 STEP Procedure will save you an awful lot of hassle.
Ideal for those who want to save the time and the nuisance of digesting lots of information and who prefer not to have to bother to read the small print
Step 1: Go straight to Order Form.
  The form is easy and simple to complete and starts a straightforward order process.
 

The 2 STEP Procedure
When you would first prefer to check out the information available.
Step 1: First select the Country Page from the alphabetical index.
   
Step 2: When you are ready, click How to Order.
 

The 3 STEP Procedure
For those who wish to know all there is to know.
Step 1: First select the Country Page from the alphabetical index.
   
Step 2: Click Do I Need a Visa?
 
You will find information for every nationality and if a visa is needed, click the following as required:
   
  Visa Info/Time/Forms
    the different classifications of visa available;
forms available;
processing times;
visa validity;
length of stay allowed;
embassy fees for the most commonly applied for visas;
and details of our service charge.
     
  Visa Requirements
    an easy to read summary list of what you will need to
provide to satisfy the different requirements for the
various classifications of visa.
     
  How Much Does It Cost?
    a clear easy to read summary breakdown of the bottom
line total costs for the most commonly applied for visas.
This special page also calculates the discounts available
for additional travellers when processing application/s through the services of Visa World.
   
Step 3: Click How to Order
       An easy to complete and simple order process.



T h e   H a r d   W a y

If you really do enjoy doing things the hard way you will have to do your own research and make your own enquiries to check the following:

You will first;
  a) have to find out if you need a visa?
    This can depend on:
your nationality;
your residency status in the United Kingdom;
the reason for your intended visit;
how long you would like to stay in the country you wish to visit;
how you intend to travel to the country you wish to visit;
which border or port you intend to arrive at;
whether or not you will be a fare-paying passenger;
your travel route and itinerary;
your onward destination;
the number of entries you intend to make;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
       
  You could save yourself further hassle by sending the Visa World order form.
       
       
  b) and if so, what are the requirements you will need to apply for a visa?
    These can depend on:
your nationality;
your residency status in the United Kingdom;
your occupation;
where you live;
your health;
varying personal details;
the reason for your intended visit;
the classification of visa you are applying for;
the length of stay you would like the visa to be granted for;
how you intend to travel to the country you wish to visit;
which border or port you intend to arrive at;
whether or not you will be a fare-paying passenger;
your travel route and itinerary;
your onward destination;
the number of entries you are requesting;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
       
  You would also save an awful lot of time if you used the Visa World order form.
       
   
  c) then, how long will it take to obtain a visa or a decision on your application?
    This can depend on:
your nationality;
your residency status in the United Kingdom;
your occupation;
your health;
varying personal details;
the reason for your intended visit;
the classification of visa you are applying for;
whether authority has to be obtained from the host country;
whether enquiries have to be made in your home country;
whether your application has to be referred;
whether supporting documents have to be translated;
whether supporting documents have to be authenticated;
whether supporting documents have to be legalized;
the means of travel you intend to use to arrive at the country;
your travel route and itinerary;
your onward destination;
the number of entries requested, required or granted;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
     
  All Visa World order forms are processed on the same day they are received.
       
       
  d) and how much will the embassy and consular fee be to apply for a visa?
    This will depend on:
your nationality;
the reason for your intended visit;
the classification of visa you are applying for;
the length of stay you would like the visa to be granted for;
the number of entries requested, required or granted;
whether you want express processing, if available;
whether fees are calculated according to exchange rates;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
       
  Have you seen how easy it is to use the Visa World order form?
       
       
  e) and will there be a further embassy or consular fee to acquire the visa?
    This can depend on:
your nationality;
the reason for your intended visit;
the classification of visa you are applying for;
the length of stay you would like the visa to be granted for;
the number of entries requested, required or granted;
whether supporting documents require additional processing;
whether you want express processing, if available;
whether fees are calculated according to exchange rates;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
     
  Do you have a good reason not to send the Visa World order form?
       
       
  f) and when does the embassy or consulate require payment?
    This can depend on:
the classification of visa you are applying for;
whether you want express processing, if available;
whether fees are calculated according to exchange rates;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
       
  Are costs and time spent so far better than using the Visa World order form?
       
       
  g) and which methods of payment do the embassy or consulate accept?
    This can depend on:
the classification of visa you are applying for;
whether you want express processing, if available;
      and the consular officer’s ‘fine line’ interpretation of any of the above may differ from your understanding.
       
  It is still not too late to use the Visa World order form.
     

Once you have done all the research you will then still have to provide all the requirements and submit your application.

To continue to this next stage, please go to How to D.I.Y.




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