Easter 2016

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If you are planning to make a visa application during this holiday period we are here to help! Our staff can be contacted on 01270 250 590 – see our opening times below:

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Easter

Easter celebrations begin with Good Friday (the day that Jesus Christ was crucified). Traditionally, this day involves the attendance of Mass in the afternoon and a day of fasting. Christians will have only one meal throughout the whole day, and this will usually be a fish dish as meat should not be eaten on Good Friday.

This is then followed by Easter Sunday which takes place on the last Sunday of March. This was the day Jesus was resurrected after his crucifixion. Most commonly, the day is celebrated with the giving and receiving of sweet treats and candies, for example: Chocolate Easter Eggs. As well as this, you will find people taking part in Easter egg hunts, Sunday church service and Easter Sunday roast dinners.

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Where to spend Easter?

As Easter brings with it two bank holidays, the perfect way to spend it would be an extra long, relaxing, weekend away! By this we mean, it would be best not travelling half way around the world and spending an entire day travelling… instead: A couple hours on a plane, car or ferry to arrive at your chosen destinations is exactly what the doctor ordered!

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Here are some Ideas for a much needed European getaway:

Tuscany, Italy

With a huge amount to keep you busy, breathtaking landscapes, incredible art & history and some of the best food & wine in the world, Tuscany should definitely be considered when travelling to Europe! A popular region in Italy, Tuscany has great deal of attractions suitable for everybody; from families and solo travellers, couples to adventurers you will never get bored!

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Spain

Go shopping, grab a coffee, treat yourself to a fancy meal out or just relax on the beach… Spain really has so much to offer! Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia and many more historic cities. This is surely a bucket list essential for any traveller. With a flight seeing you there in around 2 to 3 hours, what is stopping you?

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Istanbul, Turkey

The only city in the world that encompasses both Asia and Europe

Istanbul will not disappoint. This is a place filled with different wonders including: the Basilica Cistern, the Aya Sofya, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Teeming with little shops and stalls, this is the perfect place to pick up some traditional Turkish memorabilia.

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Do I Need a Visa to travel

If you hold a UK passport; you can visit all 26 European countries in the Schengen agreement visa free!

For those of other nationalities, you can apply for a Schengne visa with The Travel Visa Company. Its as easy as 1… 2… 3!

  1. Apply for your Schengen visa.
  2. Receive your issued visa.
  3. Enjoy travel between all 26 EU countries with one visa!

Please Note: You must apply for the visa with the embassy of the destination you will first be entering.

We can assist with your travel visa needs for all nationalities and destinations worldwide:

Tourist Visas / Business Visas / Media Visas
European (Schengen) Visas
Study Visas / Work Permits

Other services we include are:

Passport Renewal Service
In-House Passport Photography and Resizing Service
UK Inbound Immigration Visas

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Diwali 2015

What actually is Diwali?

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the festival of lights. It is celebrated by millions of people all over the world but more commonly celebrated by members of the Sikh and Hindu religions. This year, in the UK, Diwali will be held on the 11th of November and will last until November the 13th.

“The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance”

What do people do during Diwali?

When celebrating the festival, many people decorate their houses, shops, offices and local areas with small candles known as Diyas which transform their homes and create beautiful and colourful settings, but they don’t stop there! You will be able to find families wearing their finest clothes and best jewellery whilst sharing sweet and savoury snacks, lighting various other candles and sparklers!

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India

A stunningly beautiful country with incredible sights and landmarks is a definite bucket list must have! A flight from London to Mumbai will typically take you around 9 hours but once there you have the opportunity to go to a massive amount of different attractions; The Himilayas, The Golden Triangle,  The River Ganges and of course The Taj Mahal.

Visas for India

India, being a very popular travel destination, can be painstakingly long and complex when it comes to applying for your visa, however, the team, with over 50 years combined experience, at The Travel Visa Company are here to help! You can apply for your visa with us!! We take the stress out of your visa application process.

You can now obtain what is called an e-Visa as India has now introduced a facility known as the Electonic Tourist Visa Schedule. This is a visa that can be applied for, with the help us, online paid in sterling (£) and then electronically applied to your passport.

NOTE: The time of validity of the visa will depend on the duration of your stay.

For more information you can call us on: 01270 250 590 or head back to our website.