Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Electronic Visas

It had to happen sooner or later, and it appears that the time has come for electronic visas. I was looking into a trip to one of the countries in the Caucuses region, and found that they and a number of other countries have outsourced their visa processing to a company called Travisa (
Sounds like a great idea in theory, but I understand there can be a lot of glitches in the actual execution. One problem is that the Website seems to require you to reside in the same country that issues your passport, and that makes it tough if you are an expat.
Apparently there can be a lot of other hassles in the online application, but I am not likely to find out right now because I decided that because of other pressing issues (mainly tax returns due soon,)
I don't have the time right now to find out what they are. Unfortunately, the trip I was considering will not be happening.
On the bright side, if you want to travel one-way from Montreal to Baku, Azerbaijan on May 22, the price on Qatar Airways ( has fallen by more than $50 in the last week or so, to $901 on Expedia (


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