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UK ETA now open to all Gulf and Jordanian nationals

February 19, 2024

On February 01, 2024, the UK’s ETA scheme opened for all GCC and Jordanian nationals who are travelling to the UK from 22 February 2024.

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China and Singapore agree mutual 30-day visa-free travel policy

February 05, 2024

From February 9, 2024, citizens of China and Singapore are permitted to travel visa-free between each country for stays of up to 30 days.

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Bulgaria and Romania to join the Schengen Zone

January 31, 2024

The Schengen Zone is set to welcome Bulgaria and Romania from March 31, 2024, marking a significant evolution in the European travel landscape.

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5 Reasons for Travel Management Companies to Work with a Visa and Immigration Services Partner

January 25, 2024

The dynamic and evolving nature of the global travel landscape has made the management of visa and immigration processes more crucial and complex. Travel management companies (TMCs) increasingly recognize the strategic importance of partnering with specialized visa and immigration services partner, like CIBTvisas, to navigate this intricate terrain. 

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Chinese Visa?

January 23, 2024

Travelers planning trips to China often ask how long it takes to get a Chinese visa. Various factors, such as seasonality, application volume, and the specific type of visa, can affect this timeframe.

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Meet Your CIBT Client Management Team

15th January, 2024

CIBT is the leading global provider of visa and immigration services for both corporate and leisure travelers. While that work may sound straightforward to an outsider, in practice it’s anything but.

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A Guide to German Business Etiquette

4th January, 2024

One of the keys to success when conducting business internationally is understanding and respecting the business etiquette of different countries.

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We’re expanding in India with the opening of four new offices

15th December, 2023

We’re pleased to announce the expansion of our services in India with the opening of four new offices in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi. The offices will deliver CIBT’s global visa services through the CIBTvisas brand.

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KENYA – Visas to be replaced with new eTA programme from 2024s

14th December, 2023

In a speech on December 12 in Nairobi, Kenya’s President William Ruto announced the introduction of a new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) scheme in January 2024, eliminating the requirement for all nationalities to obtain a visitor visa for Kenya.

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BRAZIL: New eVisa introduced for visitors from Australia, Canada, and the United States

12th December, 2023

From April 10, 2024, holders of passports from Australia, Canada, and the United States are required to hold an electronic visa (eVisa) to enter Brazil. This policy rolls back a 2019 decision by Brazil to waive visa requirements for visitors from these countries in an effort to boost tourism. Now, Brazil is reintroducing restrictions in the form of a new eVisa. 

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CHINA - New Visa-Waiver Scheme

29th November, 2023

China is granting a visa-waiver to citizens of six countries, allowing them to visit China for periods up to 15 days for Business, Tourism, Family Visit, and Transit purposes. The waiver applies to citizens/passport holders from the following countries.

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A Guide to Chinese Business Etiquette

27th November, 2023

When it comes to business, China needs no introduction. Known as the 'World's Factory' for its massive manufacturing industries, it's one of the biggest and most influential economies on the planet, producing everything from electronics to apparel. Companies around the world have strong business ties with China, and its economic prowess holds incredible political sway across the globe.

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A Guide to Business Etiquette in Spain

27th November, 2023

In the diverse world of international business, understanding and respecting cultural norms is paramount to building successful relationships.

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Entry Requirements for Cambodia

27th November, 2023

Thinking of visiting Cambodia? Knowing the various entry rules and requirements is crucial when planning a trip to this vibrant Kingdom. Our guide is designed to provide comprehensive information on important travel questions, such as necessary documents, health requirements, local laws, and customs, to ensure your journey is enjoyable and stress-free.

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Entry Requirements for Kenya : A Comprehensive Guide

27th November, 2023

If you're planning to visit the vibrant nation of Kenya, it's essential to know about the entry requirements and Kenyan entry visas. This article answers all your questions about travel to Kenya, including the documentation you'll need, health requirements, travel advice, and more.

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Entry Requirements for South Korea: A Comprehensive Guide for US Travelers

27th November, 2023

Are you considering a visit to the Republic of South Korea? Now is the perfect time to go, asSouth Korea is celebrating its travel year.From April 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024, US citizens traveling for short-term business ortourism purposes will not need the Korean Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) beforeentering South Korea.

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Entry Requirements for Vietnam: A Comprehensive Guide for US Travelers

27th November, 2023

Visiting the enchanting country of Vietnam has become more accessible as it fully reopens itsinternational borders in 2023. If you're a US citizen planning your business or leisuretrip, it'sessential to understand the requirements of the Vietnamese government to enter Vietnam.

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Expedited Passport Renewal Timelines

25th November, 2023

US passport processing delays have surged due to heightened demand and a backlog of requests as international travel regains its pre-COVID rhythm. If you're among those in a hurry, here's everything you need to know about expediting your renewal with CIBTvisas.

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Common mistakes on a passport and how to avoid them

25th November, 2023

Passports—they're the one item you can't leave home without when you embark on an international trip. As essential as they are, though, applying for one isn't always the easiest thing to get right. If you are rushed, not paying attention, or simply unaware of the most common ways to make a mistake on a passport application,

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