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Japan Initiates Simpler Visa Process for Filipino, Indonesian and Vietnamese Nationals

The Japanese Embassy in the Philippines stated that the “substantial relaxation of multiple visas” for the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam began on September 30, 2014. The decision is a tactical one designed to enhance Japan’s image as a tourism-oriented country. The Embassy even said that the country has the long-term goal of attracting 20 million … Continue Reading

Myanmar Alert – Securing Visas Upon Arriving in the Country on the Increase

The number of visitors obtaining visas when they arrive at Yangon International Airport in Myanmar has increased significantly.  In the first eight months of 2014, 74,503 individuals entered the country without first getting a visa at a Myanmar Consulate abroad; instead opting to obtain tourist or business visitor visas when arriving at Yangon International Airport.  … Continue Reading

DOS Announces Some Visa Reciprocity Updates

The Department of State (DOS) announced changes to the Country Reciprocity Tables.  The Country Reciprocity Tables list additional visa fees that must be paid by nationals of certain countries when applying for certain types nonimmigrant visa stamps at US Consulates abroad.  The Tables also list whether applicants of a certain country are subject to a … Continue Reading
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