What Happens When You Overstay on a 90-Day Holiday Visa Waiver

The visa waiver program makes it possible for citizens of 37 participating countries to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a U.S. visa. Tourists and business travellers can travel to the U.S. for a period of 90 days or less. But what happens when you overstay the 90 day period? The issue of overstaying on a non immigrant visa is no longer overlooked as essentially, you will be breaking the U.S. law. Earlier, people who overstayed a visa did not have to face huge consequences; though overstays were deportable and considered to be without a legal status, they could still […]

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Embrace the Beauty of Canary Islands

The beauty of Canary Islands is bewitching, with its lovely beaches and spectacular inland scenery. Being one of the continent’s major travel destinations, it attracts millions of tourists each year mostly because of its clean sea air, plenty of sunshine and a marvellous sub-tropical climate. Recently the government cut down on a number of consumer taxes to promote tourism. Located southwest to mainland Spain, the island’s administrative sections are situated in the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which are two of the largest islands in the chain. These islands are also the most-visited […]

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Captivated by the Switzerland Charm

Switzerland attracts millions of tourists from across the world every year, due to its spectacular natural beauty, the enigmatic Alps and the beautifully quaint locales. This has driven The Swiss government to devise new health benefit schemes, which covers residents as well as expatriates. As a result, besides being a popular tourist destination, it is also a preferred medical destination offering the best of medical facilities. Switzerland received a major financial boost in the health sector. Armed with a surplus of funds, the country has flourished with the development of state-of-the-art multi-speciality hospitals and health clinics. Furthermore, while most European […]

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Help for US Victims of Crime Overseas

American citizens can rely on assistance from the US State Department if they become a victim of crime while traveling overseas, but the State Department can’t help with everything. Read on to find out what help a US citizen can expect, and how to access this assistance. The State Department assists in two ways. One by working with the traveler overseas through consular offices and agents, and two by liaising with family through State Department offices in the United States. Offices in the US provide US resources for the victim or the victim’s family where possible. Officials in the foreign […]

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New Travel Advice for Pakistan

Pakistan is an unconventional but still popular destination for adventurous travelers from around the world. With its stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, along with interesting cuisine and friendly people, Pakistan makes for a rewarding travel destination. However, travel to the country is not without its risks. A recent terrorist incident in the country has brought attention to Pakistan and governments, including the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued fresh travel guidance for foreigners. On 18th June terrorists targeted foreign tourists climbing mountains in the Nanaga Parbat base camp area of Gilgit-Baltistan, killing the travelers. This attack is […]

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Travel Insurance Questions to Ask

Thankfully there is a lot of choice available in travel insurance right now because it helps consumers get a great deal on travel protection. But a great deal doesn’t only mean the cheapest deal you can find. Sometimes cheap travel insurance plans are not the best option. Whenever you travel you need to make sure you are fully covered in terms of how long you will be away, which countries you visit, which activities you take part in, and whether you have any special needs. There are some questions to ask before you can be sure that the travel insurance […]

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Avoid US Diversity Visa Scams

The US Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery” is run every year by the US Department of State. This program lets people from eligible countries enter into a lottery for a green card – the chance to be a lawful permanent resident. If their name is picked, they can apply for permanent residency. The Diversity Visa Lottery Program is an attractive prospect for thousands of people who dream of living and working in the US but dishonest people can try to take advantage of applicants. The US Department of State reminds potential applicants that […]

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One in 10 Senior Travelers without Insurance

News recently released from a survey completed by the insurer Staysure reveals that many senior travelers are choosing to travel without insurance. The insurer specializes in travel insurance for the over-50s and says that around 10 percent of senior British travelers is taking a gamble and taking their vacations without adequate travel insurance. A further one in 20 British seniors revealed they had lied in the application about a pre-existing medical condition, or failed to declare a condition in order to keep the cost of premiums down. The reasons seniors give for failing to buy travel insurance or purchasing insurance […]

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Terrorism Travel Advice: Are You Covered or Not?

It can be difficult to understand travel insurance policies sometimes, particularly when it comes to trip cancellation clauses for reasons such as war or terrorism. Unfortunately the world is not always stable and problems can break out all over the globe. What happens if war or terrorism happens to affect the place you are heading to on vacation, or the city where you are having your business meetings? The first thing to do is read the wording of your policy closely. All policies are different but there are broad similarities when it comes to trip cancellation for reasons of war […]

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Does Domestic Health Insurance Cover Me?

When it comes to travel, health insurance is probably the most confusing consideration you have to make. You probably realize that your home contents insurance doesn’t cover your belongings when you are abroad, and that you don’t already have trip cancellation insurance included in your domestic insurance packages. But does your health insurance plan cover you when you travel overseas? It is important to make sure you understand what your coverage extends to when traveling or you may find you are traveling without adequate insurance protection. If you are a US citizen and have a US health insurance plan, your […]

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