Do I Need A Visa For The Trip To Asia?

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Immigration Counter at Narita International Airport, Chiba-Prefecture, Japan

One of the common questions people may have when traveling to overseas is if you need to get a VISA or not.

When traveling to Asia, with some exception, including China and India, for most of the Asian courtiers, you do not have to get a visa.

Also, even if you know you need to get a visa for the country you are visiting, there is a condition for this “visa free” visit.

Most of the times, for many Asian countries. you need to have a return ticket for you go back to your country, or have a ticket which will take you to a third country upon your arrival to your destination.

Some countries require you to have a valid passport with validity of at least 6 months upon your arrival to the country.

So where can you check it?

I use a website called VISA CENTRAL.

You can check if you need a visa for your trip on this website.

The website also provide information of visas of the countries you are visiting, how and where you can obtain U. S. Passports, and other detailed information regarding visas of all over the world.

Other way you can find if you need a visa for your trip or not is to ask your nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country you are visiting.

NYC has a comprehensive list of the consulates in NYC.

It would be a nightmare for you, if you have some trouble at the immigration after taking al long flight.  To avoid it, I recommend you to check visa information before you pack your bag.

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Sample of China Visa

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Sample of India Visa

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