If you travel with any regularity, you know that obtaining a VISA for far-flung destinations can sometimes be a hassle. It’s tricky to know how and when to go about applying for a VISA, which embassy or consulate you need to visit and whether or not you can do all of this on arrival (VOA is the sweetest thing you can say to a travel photographer!).
If you don’t travel very often you may be shocked to learn that obtaining a VISA for some countries can take weeks, if not months. The sooner you can take care of these things the better.
I’ve recently put to work the services of www.ca.cibt.com, the Global Visa and Passport Professionals (so declared on their website). This is an invaluable tool for Canadian travelers; the site will tell you which countries you need a VISA for and how to go about getting one. Even if you don’t use their services – they can be expensive if you’re not an account holder – the information on their site is outstanding.