Welcome to the official Visa First blog!

Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Are You and Your EU Employees Prepared for Brexit?

As you are aware, the UK left the EU on 1 January 2021.  As a result, there are a number of new rules that British employers of EU citizens should be aware of. As per the new structure in the UK, a new immigration system applies to people arriving in the UK from 1 January […]

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2021 Travel Trends Post COVID-19

People love travelling for many different reasons. Some travel because of the love of adventures, others to learn about a new country, culture and its people. The Covid-19 pandemic shouldn’t stop you from dreaming of your next holiday. But when will it be safe to plan your next trip? The good news is that, following […]

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10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Applying For A Visa

Planning an international trip? Great! Do you need a visa but feeling overwhelmed over how to apply for one? The truth is that applying for visas is not particularly fun but are a necessity when travelling internationally. Applying for a visa can often be stressful and the paperwork can be a thorn in your side. […]

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The Cost Of Living In New Zealand – Your Detailed Guide

New Zealand inspires pictures of mountains, forests and pristine lands. After all, this is the land of Middle Earth, kiwis, backpackers and delicious wine! On the other hand, it is also a place that can suck all of the money in your pocket and usually, the country turns out to be more expensive than most […]

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Safest Destinations To Travel To During COVID-19

After the year we’ve all had, who could blame you for wanting to get out there and see the world again? But the question is, which destinations are safest to return to? We’ve put together this handy guide to the destinations which are least affected by the pandemic and safest to travel to during the […]

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6 Top Tips For A Successful Visa Application

When you are planning the trip of your dreams, visa application paperwork can often be a thorn in your side. There are many factors to consider and the reality is harsh – if you’ve made a mistake on your visa application, it will be refused. End of story. Here are our pro tips on avoiding […]

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5 Reasons Why India Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

In 10 years, the World Travel and Tourism Council expects India to become the fourth-largest travel and tourism economy. And it’s easy to see why. India has the second-largest population in the world, with over 1.2 billion people.  It’s a country rich in history and heritage. Are you interested in finding out what makes India […]

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How To Get a New Irish Work Permit If You Have Lost Your Job

COVID-19 has had wide-ranging effects on employment in almost every sector in Ireland. Immigrants who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic must apply to renew their work permits. In this handy guide, we will outline how you can apply to renew your Irish work permit easily online if you have been made redundant. […]

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Travel and Visa Bulletin – the Latest News from International Embassies

This bulletin was last updated on 3 September 2020. Canada – How to extend your Working Holiday POE Letter of Introduction The Canadian government has announced travel restrictions that impact IEC participants – particularly those whose Point of Entry (POE) letter is expiring in the next 30 days and are currently unable to travel to […]

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