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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Worldwide love for Doughnuts!

If you don’t like sweet treats, incredible desserts or down right deliciousness… then this blog post probably isn’t for you!

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Here, at The Travel Visa Company, there are many things we are passionate about, like: worldwide travel,  top notch customer service and our visa procurement services; but, there is one thing we all love; no matter what day of the week it is, and that’s FOOD!

After countless high profile meetings, intense and rigorous training sessions and hours of research and testing we have come to the conclusion that: Doughnuts really are our favourite sweet treat!

Just think about this: Doughnuts come in all manner of shapes, colours and sizes. Some are sweet and some may be sour. Some thick, some thin. Some big, some small. But are they really any different from you and I? Well, yes. Of course they are. They are doughnuts.

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So, let’s get down to the serious business. Which doughnut is best? Commonly, doughnuts can be either in ring shapes, sometimes with toppings; or, a complete doughnut bursting with all sorts of yummy fillings.

Three most popular brands of doughnut makers are Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts and Voodoo Doughnuts. These brands offer distinctive and delightful flavours, such as: cookie dough, lemon meringue, apple pie, chocolate eclair, frosted maple kreme and so many more!

However, you may not know that there are, in fact, other variations of doughnut from every corner of the globe. These include (most popularly): the Dutchie and the Cronut. The Dutchie being a square doughnut, glazed and with raisins cooked into the dough itself. The Cronut, on the other hand, is a cross between a doughnut and a croissant.

In fact, most nations have their own variations of doughnut. Here are a select few:

  1. China – The ‘Youtiao’ is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough.
  2. India – The ‘Vada’ can be made from a range of ingredients including potato!
  3. Kenya – The ‘Mandazi’ is a form of fried bread that originated on the Swahili Coast.
  4. Russia – The ‘Pączki’ is a pastry that came from Polish heritage.
  5. Turkey – The ‘Tulumba’ is a fried batter soaked in syrup, similar to churros.
  6. Germany – very similar to a traditional doughnut, without the hole in the centre.

If you are wanting to combine your love of food and travel by tracking down these delicacies, we can assist you with all your travel visa needs. Call our award-winning team on 01270 250 590 or visit www.thetravelvisacompany.co.uk

Before ending this flavourful blog, we have one burning question to ask…

How do you to spell it?

A. Doughnut

B. Donut

Let us know on Twitter or in the comments below!

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Happy New Year 2016

New Year Around The World

Ever wondered how other countries around the world celebrate the New Year? Here are some of the most popular cities to celebrate NYE in:

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Taking a look back at 2015

2015 has been a brilliant year for us at The Travel Visa Company and we would like to say a massive thank you to all our hard working staff who have allowed us to be the award wining visa procurement agency that we are today! Here are some of our favourite highlights for 2015:

Award Winners!

Friday the 6th of November was the night that we won the award for Excellence in Customer Service. This was a major highlight for us at The Travel Visa Company. This was an award that represented the hard work, commitment, dedication and effort that the team had put in for the year. For this to be acknowledged by the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce was an incredible feeling and, for us, is a massive achievement! Customer service is our primary focus and what sets us apart from other visa procurement agencies.

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Charity Events

2015 saw us take part in many different charity events and raised a total of over £1,000 for a range of causes including: Comic Relief, World Cancer Day, Wear It. Beat It., Jeans For Genes Day and #WearItPink. Our biggest event was the Great Manchester Run with 6 staff members raising over £800 for ABTA Lifeline and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Scanner Appeal.

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Business Events

During February of 2015, Ray Ward, Phillip Ashwell, Lisa Tatlock, Dan Taylor and Jon Hill attended The Business Travel Show. This is Europe’s leading exhibition and conference dedicated to Corporate Travel. This was our first year at this event and it was by far a success – pushing our brand out to a larger audience and securing new business contracts.

btsWe were also in attendance at the World Travel Market which took place in the first week of November. Representing The Travel Visa Company we had Phillip Ashwell (Head of Sales) and Reece Hardstaff (Research and Development Executive).  The two gave a presentation to around 400 professionals about the increasing opportunity for travelling students.

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New Products

We announced a range of new products in 2015! We are now able to offer: Schengen visas, media visas, student visas, passport photos and resizing and a passport renewal service. As well as this we launched our new blog (right here) and regularly create new content for our readers, customers and partners. Be sure to check back each week for the latest posts.

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New Office

An exciting part of late 2015 was moving our Manchester offices. Expansion is brilliant in any business and it was great for us to be able to move closer to the city centre. The location of the new office is China Visa Bureau, Pall Mall Court, 61-67 King Street, Manchester, M2 4PD.

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New Car

We added a new car to our current fleet of business vehicles! Towards the beginning of 2015 our first ever smart car was brought in to the family. Currently we have 2 Toyota IQ’s Our fleet has now increased to 3 vehicles!

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Plans for 2016

The Travel Visa Company are very excited for what 2016 has in store for us! So far we already have plans to attend more business events, raise more money for charity and continue to grow our brand. We are also developing our new website which will be live in the coming months with an all-new mobile/tablet friendly design and plenty more new features to make it even easier for travellers to quickly find out their specific visa requirements and complete their application(s).

Happy New Year from The Travel Visa Company!

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