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



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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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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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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Five Pain Points Visa First Can Solve For Your Business

Do you regularly travel abroad for business meetings, conferences and events? Proper organization before such trips and events is really important as many things might go wrong.   A lot of factors need to be considered before travelling to conferences or business meetings around the world. We can encounter a range of problems from the […]

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Why Choose Visa First?

Visa First is an Irish-based leader in visa processing and immigration services. We process short-stay tourist and business visas, employment permits and working holiday visas. If you’re planning to travel, vacation or study abroad, and you require a visa or work permit, we can help you apply for the one you need. Some of our […]

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International Money Transfer Services

Make it Easy, Fast and Secure Transferring money abroad is always a delicate and very important step of your overseas trip. It has to be handled with attention to details, especially when the amount of money is significant. VisaFirst offers money transfer services which can ensure a safe transfer of your money to the desired […]

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Working Holiday in Cyprus

Now you have the opportunity to explore Cyprus – a land of Roman ruins, medieval frescoed churches, castles, Mediterranean cuisine, and lots of fun. Visa First recently started offering assistance to Australians for Working Holiday visas for Cyprus, Australians can work while experiencing the life and culture of Cyprus – a place much different from their […]

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How Do I Open A Bank Account in Australia and New Zealand?

If you are planning on going to Australia or New Zealand, it’s recommended you open a bank account there prior to leaving. Opening an account upfront is necessary as employers require you to have one. This way also you won’t have to carry huge amounts of cash with you. If you wait to start an […]

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English Slang

UK Slang BANGERS–Sausages. A very common meal is BANGERS and MASH (sausages and mashed potatoes). The sausages are called BANGERS because they will burst if you do not pierce them while they are cooking BOBBY–Policeman in the UK. The term came from Robert Peel, the “inventor” of the policeman BROLLY–Umbrella CORKING–Excellent; splendid. Often used sarcastically. […]

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