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5 Creative ways of saving when on a trip abroad.

5 CREATIVE WAYS OF SAVING WHEN ON A TRIP ABROAD.

Based on research, one of the factors that restrain us from going on our desired trips is the thought that we have to break the bank to do so, but adequate budgeting techniques are all that are needed to strike out that restrain and live up to our travel goals! Below are some of the budgeting techniques;

 

  • WISELY CHOOSE AIRFARE: It is a norm that airfare varies at different times of the year, so therefore it is advised that a research is carried out to know when in the year it would be cheaper , also it is advisable one’s flight is booked 50-100 days before his or her departure to further cut down on expenses.

 

  • UTILIZE THE CHEAPEST MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION: The cheapest mode of transportation is walking, it also helps one get more familiarized with the environment, but of course its short coming lies in the fact that it isn’t as fast as moving by bus or trains which may cost some money, not much money though as compared to the option of car rental which is way more costly and isn’t a great idea for one who is trying to really work on a low budget. But if it is really important to rent a car, it is advisable to rent from a car company that has more affordable rates than others.

 

 

 

  • Be in the Know of your currency. : It is very important to be aware of the exchange rates as it changes constantly. Keeping up with the constant changing rates and knowing the period when it is favourable to change your currency is key to maximising one’s funds. You may also use the exchange rates to know which country is more favourable to  visit in terms of maximising your funds.

 

  • Carry out a proper accommodation research: Some travellers usually go to places where they have family and or friends who they can stay with , as this is cheaper than paying for a hotel or renting a temporal space. However, for persons who plan to rent a space or a hotel would need to pay to do that so it is ideal to carry out a proper research of affordable accommodation which is also not far from downtown area or bus/train line if not , a lot may be spent on transportation.

 

 

 

  • Take advantage of free entertainment: Everyone wants to have a little fun and of course if you don’t have to pay for it, it definitely feels good. Some of the recreational events that require payment before entry tend to be really expensive sometimes, and the aim here is to spend wisely. So it is a great idea to enjoy free entertainment offered in the parks, museums, etc.

 

Hope these 5 brief tips on how to cut down on expenses while on your trip would help on your next trip or if you are on one already and of course, don’t forget to come on board with us to help you with our visa application service at the most affordable rate!

 

 

 

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Tips on how to approach U.S Visa application interview.

Below lies few of the tips/guidelines on how to go about the U.S Visa Application Interview ;

  • People who are 80 years of age or above are exempted from U.S Visa interviews.
  • Children below 14 years of age should attend the interview with parents. In a case where one of the parents are absent, he/she should sign a letter and give it to the parent who is present indicating that his/her permission is granted.
  • You should have all necessary and valid documents in your possession as invalid documents could lead to a case of permanent ineligibility for a U.S Visa.
  • You should be able to convince the consular officer that you qualify for the visa you are applying for.
  • Possess the right answers. For example If you are applying for a business visa, you should know the name of the company you intend working for.
  • Ensure not to be rude to the consular officer.
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions when you are not clear on something.
  • Ensure not to be exhibit any sign of fear, be confident and never act unsure or suspicious.
  • Don’t beg or act like you will “faint” if you are not given the Visa.
  • Lastly, do not give too much information.
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10 countries offering citizenship and permanent residency for sale (US & UK included)

Citizenship is one of the few rights everyone gets extensively just for being born, although they are other avenues to becoming a citizen like marriage or employment.

But in the handful of countries getting a citizenship is actually quite simple is as easy as writing a check.

Well as of 2016 some countries are effectively selling citizenship. Most of Small Island in the Caribbean and Mediterranean and all relatively cash trap countries now allow foreigners to buy citizenship as they believe that this can help in raising the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Such countries include:

  1. Antigua
  2. Barbuda
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Cyprus
  5. Dominica
  6. Grenada
  7. Hungary
  8. Malta
  9. Saint Lucia
  10. Saint Kitts & Nevis

The cheapest option is the Caribbean island of Dominica where citizenship can be purchased for just a $100000 or a real estate investment of at least $200000. This programme has existed more than 20 year.

However, it became particularly important in 2015 after a tropical storm wipe out roughly 90% of the country’s GDP. Today citizen’s sales are one of the countries primary sources of revenue, however the programme is said to be mismanage and public officials have been accused of pocketing much of the profit.

A similar programme exist in Saint Kitss and Nevis, a tiny Caribbean island that form one nation, like Dominica, Saint Kitts relied on citizenship sales after series of Hurricane decimated their economy in the late 1990. Citizenship can be procured for a $250,000 flat rate is a $400,000 real estate investment. The deal also includes visa free travel to the rough 130 countries that accept a Saint Kate passport.

In fact a dozen other nation including United States offer permanent residences or golden visa’s for foreigners to investment in property or public assets.

However, the price tag is usually much higher; the United Kingdom requires a minimum investment of $3million dollars.

 

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Visa Free Countries For Nigerian citizens

This is one of the best kept secrets in Nigeria. As a Nigerian, these are 44 countries you can travel to without needing a VISA (meaning visa-free or visa-on-arrival).

S/N Destination Region Visa Required
1. Bangladesh South Central Asia Visa on arrival
2. Barbados Lesser Antilles, Carribean Visa free for 6 months
3. Benin West Africa Visa free
4. Burkina Faso West Africa Visa free
5. Burundi East Africa Visa on arrival for 30 days
6. Cambodia South East Asia Visa free
7. Cape Verde West Africa Visa on arrival
8. Chad Central Africa Visa free
9. Comoros East Africa Visa on arrival
10. Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) West Africa Visa free
11. Djibouti East Africa Visa on arrival
12. Dominica Lesser Antilles, Carribean Visa free for 21 days
13. Fiji Melanesia, Oceania Visa free for 4 months
14. Gambia West Africa Visa free
15. Ghana West Africa Visa free
16. Guinea West Africa Visa free
17. Guinea-Bissau West Africa Visa free for 90 days
18. Haiti Greater Antilles, Carribean Visa free for 90 days
19. Iran (Islamic Republic) South-Central Asia Visa on arrival
20. Kenya East Africa Visa on arrival for 90 days
21. Liberia West Africa Visa free
22. Madagascar East Africa Visa on arrival for 90 days
23. Maldives South-Central Asia Visa on arrival for 90 days
24. Mali West Africa Visa free
25. Mauritania West Africa Visa on arrival
26. Mauritius South Africa Visa free for 90 days
27. Micronesia, Federal States Micronesia, Oceania Visa free for 30 days
28. Mozambique South Africa Visa on arrival for 30 days
29. Nauru Micronesia, Oceania Visa on arrival
30. Niger West Africa Visa free
31. Palau Micronesia, Oceania Visa on arrival for 30 days
32. Samoa Polynesia Visa on arrival for 60 days
33. Senegal West Africa Visa free
34. Seychelles East Africa Visa on arrival for 30 days
35. Sierra Leone West Africa Visa free
36. Somalia East Africa Visa on arrival
37. Sri Lanka South Central Asia e-travel Authorisation
38. Tanzania South-East Asia Visa on arrival
39. Timor-Leste (East Timor) Maritime South-East Asia Visa on arrival for 30 days
40. Togo West Africa Visa free
41. Tuvalu Polynesia, Oceania Visa on arrival for 30 days
42. Uganda East Africa Visa on arrival
43. Vanuatu Melanesia, Oceania Visa free for 30 days
44. Saint Kitts and Nevis Lesser Antilles, Carribean Visa on arrival

P.S. Countries in the Carribean require you to pass through the USA in most cases and a transit visa will be needed. Contact travels@nexttechconsult.com.ngfor information.