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Posted on Sep 20, 2019 in Travel, Travel Destinations |

Russia is the best holiday destination in the world. Here’s why

  Yes, the title of this blog is indeed a bold statement. But before you start mentally listing your all-time favourite vacation spots, give us a chance. We can back it up! For instance, Russia is absolutely ginormous. So big in fact, that it is nearly the size of the (former) planet Pluto. This means that when you book a holiday to Russia you will literally have an entire world of wonder to explore. Relaxing on pristine beaches, exploring ancient history or wandering around modern bustling cities, whatever you’re looking for in a holiday, you will find it here. In this blog we’re going to take a look at some of the best things to see and do in Russia. Of course, in order to visit Russia for a holiday you will first need to secure a tourist visa. But don’t let that put you off. If you apply for your visa with Visa First you will find that getting your documents is actually much easier than you think! You’ll enjoy a stress-free service as our team guide you through the entire application process and provide end-to-end support. Further detail on how to apply for your visa can be found below. But for now, here are five reasons why you should make Russia your next holiday destination! 1) Moscow is Marvellous You know, Moscow might just surprise you. Even upon hearing the word ‘Moscow’, many people are bored stiff by visions of bureaucracy and politics. Not many tourists fully appreciate what a modern, chic city Moscow is until they come here. In fact, did you know that Moscow is home to more billionaires (73) than almost any other city (only New York (82) and Hong Kong (75) have more)? And it’s really easy to see why. There is an endless list of things to do here and so much history to explore. The city itself is enormous – about twice the size of New York and London. The fastest way to get around is to use the world-class metro system. But the best way to get around is by...

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Posted on Jun 24, 2016 in Travel |

Top 10 China Destinations

If you plan to visit China don’t miss those places and get your visa with Visa First. China is great country with a lot of history and places to visit. It is one of the richest in culture places to visit on earth. It is country with vast territory, huge cities, millions of people, and thousands of tourist attractions to see. China is a country with very interesting blend of communist governance and democratic free market. The country has a free market and can trade globally and many foreign corporations use its great financial conditions for outsourcing and producing goods and services there. All this is possible under the strict law and government of China which regulates very carefully all the sectors of the economy. The foreign visitors are always very welcome and can enjoy they stay having good time with the local people and their traditional famous globally kitchen and meals. Beijing Beijing is the most popular destination in China. The places you must visit in Beijing begin with the Forbidden City, a place with hundreds of years of history and millions of visitors each year. The Great Wall Another historical place is of course the Great Wall which could be seen even from space and attracts as many visitors as emperor’s palace. A great place to see more history and exceptional architecture and culture is the Summer Palace which is settled northwest of Beijing. It is known for the best preserved imperial garden in the world. The second most popular tourist destination in China is Xi’an. The most popular place there to see is the famous archaeological site – the Terracotta Army. It consists of more than 6 000 life – size warriors and horses. Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou 3rd most popular destination in China is Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou. Suzhou and Hangzhou are 1 hour away by train from Shanghai. There you can enjoy ancient culture, gardens, architecture and water town. You can feel there the atmosphere and spirit of the calm life of the country away from the megacities and their buzz. The Rest The other places...

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Posted on Jun 3, 2016 in Tips and Tricks, Travel Destinations |

Explore Auténtica Cuba

Over the past 18 months, Cuba has been in the news more than it has been in recent years. This is obviously due to the normalisation of U.S.A. – Cuban relations and the relaxation of the Cuba Trade Embargo. However, there have been many media reports pointing out that soon Cuba will be a changed country due to an influx of American tourists and goods; Cuba will be a homogenous tropical tourist destination, just like anywhere else in the Caribbean. Of course, anyone who has been to Cuba knows that this is unlikely to be the case. Millions of Canadian, Australians, Europeans, Russians and Chinese people visit Cuba each year, bringing with them plenty of the culture these nationalities share with Americans. It surprises many people but in some regards, Cuba is more modern and developed than people realise. Here’s a quick run-down of what to expect and what to do when you get to Cuba: Cuban Surprises You can get Coca-Cola! And Heinz ketchup, Nike clothes, Marlboro cigarettes, Disney toys and many other products by American brands. The products are usually manufactured or produced in Mexico or other Latin American countries but Cubans have access to these goods. Not everyone drives a Lada or a 1950’s Ford. In fact, contemporary motors by European and Russian manufacturers are just as plentiful as classic cars. Virtually every Cuban you meet will be bi- or tri-lingual. Spanish is the national language but most people can speak English as well as French or German. Prior to 1991, Russian was taught as student’s second language in schools so many Cubans are fluent Russian speakers too. Cuba has the best education system in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuba also dedicates more of its national budget to education than any other country in the world! Plus, education is free in Cuba which means most Cubans are highly educated to third or even fourth level. However, the most sought after jobs in Cuba are careers in the tourist industry. Tourism jobs pay more than most jobs – partially due to tips, so it’s not unusual...

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Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Living Abroad, Travel, Travel Destinations |

7 Top Places to Visit in Perth

Perth is ranked one of the best places to live on the planet and also one of the world’s most sunniest capital city. These are the top 7 places to visit in Perth: 1. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Kings Park and Botanic Garden is often called the green heart of the city. It is located in the top of St. George’s Terrace. The park is one of the most popular destinations among the tourists in Western Australia. There are extraordinary river and city views from the park. With its barbeque and picnic facilities, Kings Park is preferred by families with young children. 2. Perth Cultural Centre The Perth Cultural Centre includes the Western Australian Museum, the Library of Western Australia, the Art Gallery, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Blue Room Theatre. It is a place to learn new things, get involved in different activities or just enjoy the sunshine. Near to the public transport and adjacent to the Perth central train station, the Cultural Centre is a dynamic and lively public area. 3. Fremantle Harbour Fremantle has recently been named in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016. It is one of Australia’s busiest ports. There’s a great weekend market here with locally grown produce and live music. The streets are full of trendy cafes and bars, musicians and collections of art. Tourists are also attracted by the waterfront at the western end of Victoria Quay as it is open for people to watch the port’s workings. 4. Cottesloe Beach Cottesloe Beach is one of Perth’s best and most popular beaches. Walking along the coastline, surfing, diving or snorkelling are just a few of all the activities you can enjoy here. In March Cottesloe Beach becomes an open gallery. 5. Rottnest Island  Rottnest Island attracts half a million visitors a year. It is a nature reserve and an idyllic little island offering a range of marvellous white beaches with crystal clear water, bays and coves, reefs and wrecks. 6. Perth Zoo What you can find in Perth Zoo is a diversity of 164 species of animals and a...

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Posted on Oct 28, 2015 in Migration News, Travel |

Indian E-visa Program for British Nationals

On 15 Aug, India finally opened its e-visa program for British nationals. The UK is one of the 113 nationalities eligible for Indian e-Tourist visa. The whole process and paperwork is much easier and cheaper. The aim of the Indian government is to boost tourism in India. Indian eVisa is for people who want to visit India for tourism, i.e. recreation and sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives; or for business visits. An Indian government statement said: “With this addition, the total count of countries under the scheme will go up to 113. Simultaneously, we are going to add seven more Indian airports as designated airports for entry on e-Tourist Visa from 15th August 2015.” Around 800,000 British citizens visit India every year. India announced that 7.68 million foreigners visited the country last year. Those willing to travel to India on e-TV should apply at least 4 days before the date of travel. This is because, the visa is not issued automatically, once the application is submitted, travellers get their entry documents within 4 days via email. The application process is simplified for Britons – no need to make a paper application. The passport should be valid at least six months from the date of arrival in India and all applicants should carry a copy of the e-visa while travelling. This visa is valid for 30 days from the day of arrival in India. VisaFirst is a leading international immigration consulting company. For additional information about Tourist and Business visas, you can e-mail us at If you found this information useful, please share 🙂             Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Jul 13, 2015 in Tips and Tricks, Travel |

15 Tips for a Better Flight

You may have noticed that most of the countries have different policies concerning the items you are allowed to have with you when on board so you may wish to contact them and try to get more information before you start packing but here you are some basic general tips that are useful in any case. 1. Know what items are allowed to avoid being asked to leave something behind at the airport. 2. Check the allowances and charges for baggage as they are constantly changing. 3. Take your laptop from your baggage and put it in a plastic bag. 4. Keep your boarding pass with you. 5. Never ask someone else to watch your luggage and don’t do this for someone else. 6. Keep it quiet in the airport and on the plane. While you might be going on a vacation, the passenger next to you might be working or trying to get some sleep. 7. Put carry-on liquids in a separate bag. Remember, no containers over 3 ounces. 8. Respect other’s personal space – this relates to both physical and mental space. 9. Do not over pack. Don’t bring with you items that you never use, especially if you plan to visit different locations. 10. If you use medications that you need to carry with you, declare this to an airport security officer and they will be screened at the checkpoint. Mind for medicine without proper labelling and if possible bring your doctor’s prescription. Baby food and formula should also be declared and labelled properly. 11. Be careful with lighters, pocketknives, needles, nail cutters. Some airlines will not allow you to bring any of these. 12. Bring your shoes and belts in a separate plastic bag. 13. Wear noise-reducing headphones – very useful if there are unhappy kids around. 14. Dress up comfortably. 15. Be friendly and acknowledge others. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. For additional information about moving abroad, you can e-mail us at If you found this information useful, please share 🙂   Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Ireland, Travel |

€2.8 Billion Spent by Overseas Visitors in Ireland for the First Nine months of 2014

Overseas tourists have spent 241 million more from January till September this year compared to the same period last year. This was announced by the Statistics office in Ireland. The Tourism Minister Paschal Donohue said: “This is a time of great positivity in Irish tourism.” According to the figures, there’s a 14.1 % increase of tourists from North America, a 3.5% from British tourists and a 22.08% from tourists from long-haul destinations. The total spent of €2.8 billion is a 9.3% increase on the same period from 2013. It’s expected that 2015 will be a record year for Irish tourism – with a record of 7.74 million visitors. In a long term prospective, Ireland aims to attract 10 million overseas visitors, especially people from the UK, America and Europe, also targeting emerging markets of high potential like India and China. The Irish Government hopes that this will help ensuring 250,000 jobs. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. If you found this information useful, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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