Embassy & Consulate Christmas Closures 2016

Here are the embassy & consulate closures across the UK:

Embassy / Consulate Date of Closure
Algeria December 27th, 31st & January 1st
Angola December 19th – January 5th
Azerbaijan December 26th, 27th & January 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Belarus December 21st, 28th & January 4th
Bangladesh December 26th, 27th & January 1st
Bulgaria December 26th, 27th, 30th
Canada December 26th, 27th & January 1st, 2nd
China December 26th, 27th & January 2nd
Congo December 23rd – January 4th
Cuba December 23rd – 28th & December 30th – January 2nd
Ethiopia December 25th – 27th & January 1st, 2nd
Ghana December 23rd – 28th & January 1st, 2nd
India December 25th, 26th & January 1st
Indonesia December 23rd – 28th
Japan December 28th – January 3rd
Liberia December 18th – January 3rd
Malaysia December 25th – 27th & January 1st, 2nd
Myanmar December 26th, 27th & 29th
New Zealand December 22nd – January 3rd
Nigeria December 25th, 26th & January 1st
Oman December 23th – January 3rd
Pakistan December 25th – 27th & January 1st
Papua New Guinea December 22nd – January 3rd
Phillipines December 23rd – 29th
Singapore December 25th, 26th & January 1st
Saudi Arabia December 26th – January 3rd
Thailand December 25th, 26th & January 2nd, 3rd
Tanzania December 23rd – January 3rd
Uganda December 16th – January 2nd
Vietnam December 26th, 27th & January 2nd
Zambia December 25th & January 1st
Zimbabwe December 23rd – January 2nd

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Canada ETA

Electronic Travel Authorisation

The Canadian Tourism Commission have announced final regulations for Canada’s new ETA program, requiring all British citizens to obtain an authorisation before flying to Canada.

From March 15th 2016 all British Citizens will be able to apply for an ETA when travelling to Canada.

British Citizen Passport Holders who fly to or transit through Canada can now apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Once approved, your eTA is valid for five years or until your passport expires.

In addition to this, the Canadian authorities have stated that until the 29th September 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can still board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents (eg a valid passport) and obtain their visa on arrival.

This means that from the 30th of September 2016 onward, Those flying into Canada (or transiting through) will not be able to board their flight without an eTA.


What is an ETA?

ETA stands for ‘Electronic Travel Authorisation‘. This is an online method of obtaining your travel visa. The visa is applied electronically to the chip that is located in your passport. This then removes the need for stamps or labels being printed in your passport as well as completely getting removing the paper needed for the application.

How can I obtain an eTA?

The Travel Visa Company will be able to assist with all applications for this new Canadian ETA which will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issue. For further information, or to apply, please visit our website: thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/canada/ or call our award winning team on 01270 250 590.


What to do and where to go in Canada!

Canada has been named as one of the top 20 most beautiful countries in the world by RoughGuides. It is home to the CN Tower, Chateau Frontenac and most notably the Niagra Falls.

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Canada is filled with things to do and places to go. There really is something there for everyone! Canada is brilliant for national parks; with 40% of the land being covered by forests and has over 40 recognised national parks.

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It has bustling cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal that are teeming with restaurants, cocktail bars, clubs, entertainment venues, arenas, lounges, theatres and much more!

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With a flight from London typically taking approximately 8 hours, what is stopping you? Apply for your eTA now!

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