Sean Preston, Visa country manager for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, speaks at the Banking Vietnam Conference and Expo 2018 held in Hanoi on July 5, 2018 in this photo provided by Visa. ‘Wave-to-pay’ technology is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam, with the number of contactless payments growing healthily in the Southeast Asian country, payment card company Visa said in a recent report. Contactless payments allow people to make cashless transactions in a streamlined and prompt fashion simply by waving their cards or smartphones and other mobile devices over a reader at the point of sale (POS) terminal. The transactions will be completed thanks to radio-frequency identification (RFID) or near field communications (NFC) between the cards and the POS. Transactions using Visa contactless cards in Vietnam increased at a solid rate of 44 percent per month from July 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018, the company said in a report. The Southeast Asian country also saw a rise of … [Read more...] about Contactless payments become more common in Vietnam: Visa
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Two visitors from Vietnam have been refused entry to Australia and had their visas canceled for breaching the country’s biosecurity requirements after failing to declare pork products at airports in separate incidents in October and November. On October 12, one female passenger from Ho Chi Minh City failed to declare that she had in her baggage over nine kilograms of food products including uncooked pork, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam said in a media release on Thursday. The foods included 4.6 kilograms of uncooked pork, 470 grams of eggs, 1.3 kilograms of cooked quail, one kilogram of pate, one kilogram of squid, and almost one kilogram of unidentified fruit and of garlic. On November 2, a passenger from Hanoi failed to declare almost four kilograms of mooncakes containing pork in his baggage, the embassy added. Both passengers had their luggage X-rayed and, after the “serious biosecurity risk goods” were found, they were issued infringement notices for … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese had Australian visas canceled for undeclared pork
If you want to study in the United Kingdom, you might be wanting to get a student visa and a heads-up on the process of applying. If yes, read on to know how you too can get a UK student visa: Types of UK student visa: • Short-term study visa: This type of visa is valid up to six months for a short course and for people of above 18 years of age. The visa can be extended for up to 11 months for English language courses. • Tier 4 (child) student visa: Can be obtained for children of four to seventeen years of age who want to study at an independent school in the UK. • Tier 4 (General) student visa: For students aged 16 and above.UK student visa requirements for Pakistanis:In some cases, course providers do provide information on how to apply for a student visa. You can apply for the visa up to three months before the start of your course. UK student visas are awarded on a points-based system. In order to meet all the UK student visa requirements, you’ll need to … [Read more...] about How to obtain a UK study visa from Pakistan
They say travelling is worth more than money ever will be, and who knows this better than wayfarers who can never hold themselves back from going on excursions. Exploring new places and cultures is the norm for them. But, the hustle of applying for a visa and waiting for it to get approved can make the whole vacation go for a toss.With India’s rank slipping five positions from 81st to 86th as per the Henley Passport Index, according to which countries are ranked as per the travel freedom for their citizens, it is understandable how getting a visa for most countries is an obvious hassle for Indians.However, you need not worry, as there are plenty of beautiful and exotic locations where Indians can travel to without the hassle of getting a visa.Go ahead and choose from are our five picks for your next international vacation.MacauNeih hou (pronounced nay hoe)! This is how you might be greeted while arriving in Macau.The Macau peninsula along with the … [Read more...] about Travel on the cards? Here are five beautiful countries where Indians can enter visa-free
Updated | Seventeen years ago, Melania Knauss was granted legal residency in the United States through a green card with the elite EB-1 program—dubbed the "Einstein visa"—reserved for those who demonstrate that they have "an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager."Related: Are Melania Trump's Parents on Immigration Programs the President Wants to Cut?At the time she was a Slovenian model who had appeared in European runway shows, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and a Camel cigarette Times Square billboard. She was also dating Donald Trump.The year the future first lady obtained legal residency, 2001, only five people from her home country got green cards through the EB-1 program, according to State Department statistics reported by The Washington Post on Thursday. That year, a fraction of one percent, just 3,376 of more than one million green cards issued, were granted to immigrants with … [Read more...] about How Did Melania Trump Secure ‘Genius Visa’ For ‘Extraordinary Ability’ While Dating the Future President?