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The Ultimate Studying Abroad Packing List

It is almost time for you to start packing your bag for the September 2018 intake. As time passes, you’ll realize packing bags is more difficult than getting into your dream university. You have to fit your entire life in a tiny bag, so make sure you make a checklist before starting with packing. We’ve created a checklist for you to take off some pressure so that you start with the packing directly: 1. Carry-on bag Things that should be in your carry-on bag are phone and charger, boarding pass, cash (currency of the country you are going to), debit and credit cards, copy of your birth certificate, passport, hand sanitizer, gum, face wipes, sanitary pads, prescription medication, travel pillow, laptop, a couple books to read, makeup, health and travel insurance card, student visa, and copy ...

UK Home office Wrongly Accuses Asian Immigrant

29-years old Zixuan Qu was suddenly woken up from her sleep when a team of six immigration officers visited her home, which she shares with her fiance, at 5.30 am in the morning. The interview went on for half an hour during which the officers told that her application for indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom was denied because she was an immigration offender. 30 minutes into the interview, the officers realized they’d come to the wrong location and left, leaving Qu in tears and her fiance furious. The UK Home Office has her passport because of which she can’t get married as you need the passport for registering your marriage. They have her passport for the last four years when she applied for an IDR, and because of it, she hasn’t been able to visit her grandparents in China wh...

Lebanon Gets Visa-free Access to Egypt

On Sunday, February 4th, 2018, the first charter plane between Alexandria and Beirut flew marking the start of a new relationship between the two countries. A decree was signed that allows Lebanese passport holders to travel to the African nation. More Arab countries will get visa-free access to Egypt in the coming months. George Boulous, head, Tishoury Tours, owns one of the biggest charter flight companies in Egypt. At the press conference, he said that issuing visa-free access to Lebanese citizens makes Alexandria the second most desirable Egyptian city to travel to after Sharm el-Sheikh. He also revealed the Egyptian government is in talks with Morocco and Tunisia for letting them travel without a visa to visit Egypt. If everything works positive, it will boost Egyptian tourism, which ...

Pakistani Hindus Get Visa for Amritsar Only

Wanting to visit their birth land, a group of Hindus from Pakistan applied for the Indian visa to visit half a dozen places including Amritsar, Mumbai, Haridwar, and Delhi. But the Indian High Commission in Pakistan only issued them visas for visiting Amritsar. Distraught, Sanjesh Dhanja from Karachi, took the lead and wrote a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Indian External Affairs Minister, regarding it. Sanjesh Dhanja is president of the Pakistan Hindu Sewa Welfare Trust. There are around 200 Hindus, and we’re going to travel in a big group. They all are now confused whether they should come or not because they can visit only one city. The Indian High Commission issued five-day visas to 150 people and 15-day visas to 50 people. Around 30 pilgrims want to visit Haridwar to perform last rit...

UAE Govt Issued Visa-On-Arrival Tourism for China…

Tourism in UAE has always been very strong. After the government issued visa-on-arrival tourism for China, it improved as much as 41 percent. In 2017, around 764,000 Chinese tourists visited the UAE. In total, approximately 15.79 million international visitors entered the country in the same year an increase of 6.2 percent from the last year. The country had five percent growth in the year 2016. All these reports were given by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing. Helal Saeed Almarri, director general, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, said that UAE is continuously evolving as a travel destination and maintaining the inflow of tourists is essential to achieve the country’s 2020 goals on Tourism Vision. UAE’s next biggest goal is to welcom...

Malta PM Makes Major Reform in Malta…

The gaming industry in Malta is strong but Joseph Muscat, the island country’s prime minister, doesn’t want the economy to depend on it solely. And that’s why in a recent speech, he talked about increasing the country’s investment in cryptocurrencies, medical marijuana, and visa reforms to boost international tourism. He started the question and answer session talking about medical marijuana. He said that Nuuvera, a Canadian medical marijuana firm is interested in setting up a laboratory in Malta that will also double as an export location to European Union countries. If the company decides to open the laboratory, local cannabis farmers will be able to obtain a good manufacturing practice certificate according to European Union norms, which will boost their wealth. If everything goes right...

Lucy Holt Finally Gets Bangladeshi Visa

After waiting for years to be accepted by her adopted country land, Lucy Holt, Oxford Mission Church located in Barisal, was finally issued a multiple-entry gratis visa for a time period of 15 years. Holt, who is a citizen of British, has been living in Bangladesh country for the past 58 years. It is her wish to breathe the last breath in her adopted country land. Holt had to pay a fee of Tk 35,000, which was very difficult for her. She addressed a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh, requesting the department to extend her visa without any fee for the period of next 15 years. The home affairs department sent a letter to the Department of Immigration and Passports to issue the same immediately. Md Habibur Rahman, Barisal Deputy Commissioner, helped Holt to send the applica...

Morocco Visa Center Opened in New Delhi…

The latest country to open visa application centers in India is the Kingdom of Morocco. Morocco Visa Application and Information Centre in New Delhi were inaugurated by Mohamed Maliki, ambassador of Morocco in the last week. In total, 11 Moroccan visa application centers are opened all across the country. Mohamed Maliki said that India and Morocco had a strong relationship over centuries. The two countries share values and cultures. After finding out the increase in Indian tourism in Morocco, the kingdom has decided to outsource visa application services from Cox & Kings Global Services in India. He called it a significant milestone and something that reflects the strong bond between the two countries. Through the initiative, the Kingdom of Morocco wants to encourage Indian tourists to...

Discounted flights between Abu Dhabi and Dublin

The UAE and Ireland recently entered a memorandum of understanding allowing UAE citizens to travel visa-free to Ireland. To celebrate the huge achievement, Etihad Airways, UAE’s official air carrier, is flying discounted flights between Abu Dhabi and Dublin. It is one of the popular and busiest routes for Etihad Airways, and the company hopes for it to increase after the visa requirements are lifted. The economy Class return journey costs AED 2,885, and Business Class expenses AED 15,215. Mohammad Al Bulooki, executive vice president commercial, Etihad Airways, said that in the recent years, the airlines had witnessed increased demand its Abu Dhabi – Dublin route. They are delighted to celebrate the recent signing and hope that it will encourage more people to visit Ireland. Etihad A...

Irish immigrant rescued Many Tamil-Canadians

1986 was a bad year for Sri Lanka as it was amidst a war that didn’t seem to stop. 155 Tamilians from Sri Lanka were trafficked to Germany, and Siva Mehanathan was one of them. All 155 of them were put on two lifeboats around 300 nautical kilometers away from Newfoundland. And just like others who caught in a sea storm, they too thought those were going to die, but that’s when Gus Dalton found them. Captain Gus Dalton set sail from Admirals Beach, St Mary’s Bay, southeast Newfoundland to catch fishes on his boat, Atlantic Reaper. The sea was calm but very foggy, but Dalton still decided to ahead with his decision. His team was fishing all day when Dalton found two lifeboats at a distance struggling to find land. People were waving their hands to get noticed. They were around 10 km from St ...

Visegrad Group Against to Illegal Immigration

Europe’s illegal immigration now has become a global issue. At least that’s what Viktor Orban, prime minister of Hungary thinks. But he is very sure that Europe will find a solution to the problem. Orban met other Visegrad country prime ministers at a panel discussion on January 26, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. The discussion was attended by prime ministers of Poland (Mateusz Morawiecki), Czech Republic (Andrej Babis), Slovakia (Robert Fico), and Hungary. All four prime ministers are absolutely against illegal immigration. All of them also agreed on integrating the Balkans. During the discussion, Orban revealed that European nations started welcoming immigrants after to listening to Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary. In 2004, Annan said that immigrants are not a problem, they are in fact ...

Visa-free Travel to Ireland for UAE Passport…

From January 31st, 2018, onwards UAE citizens can travel to Ireland without a visa. Charlie Flanagan, Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality, announced the news on January 24th, 2018. The treaty mainly aimed at building stronger trade and business relations between the two countries. Visa-free Travel to Ireland. Flanagan was previously Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and had led a trade mission to UAE. The trade mission majorly aimed at identifying trade opportunities between Ireland and UAE. Flanagan has always focused on improving trade between the two countries because that’s how economies prosper. Flanagan said that Ireland looks forward to welcoming a higher number of students, Emirati business people, and tourist after lifting the visa regulations. Frances Fitzg...

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