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When planning an unforgettable trip, to stay in line to get a visa is the last thing you want to do. So, you have two options: either travel to a country that does not require a visa or get a visa online to avoid endless queues.
In the following article, we will show you the ultimate list of visa-free countries for backpackers, travellers, digital nomads and remote workers. This list was created because we all know how frustrating requiring and obtaining a visa can be, and we want to save you the time and effort before travelling.
Travel visa-free – countries which do not require a visa
Having to pay for pricey visas can really add up to your budget when you travel. Therefore, visiting visa-free countries will save your budget, but it will also make it much easier to plan for a trip.
Australian, Canadian, American and British passport holders can stay in Georgia visa-free for a year; you must have one blank page in your passport and it must be valid for six months beyond your intended stay in Georgia.
Australian, Canadian, American and UK citizens do not need a visa to enter into Bulgaria and they can stay for 90 days, within 180 days. A passport that is valid for three months after the entry is required.
The same requirements apply if you want to travel to Croatia, Romania, Montenegro and Serbia.
Australian, Canadian and UK citizens can stay visa-free for 90 days, within 180 days, and American citizens can stay visa-free for up to one year.
American, Canadian, Australian and UK passport holders can stay visa-free for 30 days.
American, Canadian, Australian and UK passport holders can stay visa-free in Malaysia for up to 90 days.
American passport holders are granted 90 days visa-free. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you must register with the Mongolia Immigration Agency within the first week.
There are many countries which do not require a visa, especially if you are a citizen of Canada, the United States of America, Australia or the United Kingdom. All you have to do is choose the best option for you. In Asia, for example, there are numerous Digital Nomads and location independent entrepreneurs in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
For travellers around the world, these are amazing destinations to visit as well. Be careful though, because the length of the visa-free entry isn’t great and the options to extend it can be difficult.
So far, we’ve seen that American, United Kingdom, Canadian and Australian citizens are quite fortunate. While Canadians don’t have the top passports based on the Global Passport Power Rank, the American passports allow citizens to travel to numerous visa-free countries around the world, and in many destinations, citizens can easily purchase a visa on arrival.
In case you hold a passport that doesn’t offer you access to so many countries visa-free, consider checking each country’s government websites to see if you can find some which will allow you to enter without a visa.
However the situation might be for you, we recommend getting out there are travelling the world. Even if it might be a tad difficult to get a visa for a particular country, you will find that each travelling experience will offer so much, it will be worth the time and effort.
Get an online visa – e-visa
You can obtain a visa without having to wait in line and waste time, you can simply apply for an online visa. Go to the official website of the government of the country where you want to travel, apply for the visa and follow the indicated steps. The process is much simpler than you might think.
As a passport holder, you’ll need to obtain your e-Visa (Electronic Visa) at least four days before visiting a country. The biggest advantage is that you can complete your application at home, without having to go to an embassy. This will save you time, effort and money.
If you want to apply for an e-Visa, you need a passport that has two blank pages and remains valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival in the country. Also, you need digital photocopies of the passport and recent photos.
We advise you to pay attention to the photo guidelines. You’ll have to upload a photo that is in 100% format, not cropped. You can search the internet for various programs that can help you, and there are lots which are also free.
The height and width of the photo should be equal, the photo must be clear and it must present full face, front view and the eyes must be opened. The best way to do it is to centre your head within a frame and present full head from the top of your hair to the bottom of your chin. The background should be plain light-coloured or white. You will also have to make sure that there are no shadows on your face or the background, and that the photograph has no borders.
Assuming the fact that everything will go as planned, electronic visas can take up to four days to process, but many applications are approved on the same day.
Of course, delays may occur if your form contains errors or if you applied earlier than the 33 days before your trip. As a passport holder, you can get a visa in a very short time, depending greatly on the fees you pay. So, when applying for a visa, you can choose between:
- Standard processing time – takes 10 business days, so you can apply with 13 days before you arrive in the country you are travelling to
- Urgent processing time – takes 6 business days
- Super urgent processing time – takes 4 business days
In conclusion, e-visas are the easiest way to obtain a visa. You save time, effort and money by simply applying on the embassy website of the country you are travelling to. And then, assuming you are eligible, just wait for the visa to be issued.