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Covering Letter for Schengen Visa Application

The most frequently asked question by travelers is How to make Covering Letter for Schengen Visa Application. Preparing an eye catchy covering letter is a significant step in submitting a Schengen visa application. There are several aspects that have to be taken into consideration before writing a covering letter for Schengen Visa.

Introduction to Covering Letter for Schengen Visa

A covering letter is a document required by a consulate or embassy to issue you a visa. This letter includes every detail related to your intended travel to a particular country. However, concise and precise covering letters are easy to understand but it should also not less than a page. Schengen countries, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and other Far-East Asian countries require a covering letter and it’s a basic requirement. However, to make readers astonish UK and US consulate do not require a covering letter.

Important steps in covering letter for Schengen Visa

The following are the important steps in designing a covering letter.

The first line of a covering letter

The first is a subject of covering letter in which you are addressing the country and telling why you have written the application. “I am highly obliged to apply for a Schengen visa with the intention to travel Italy from 23rd June 2020 to 7th July 2020. “ This first line will tell your country of visit and intended dates of travel.

Purpose to travel

The starting of a covering letter will tell the consular the reason for your travel to the country. It should be in the starting lines and it must be concise and clear. The covering letter starting with the stories of how you fall in love with the country, or how you meet with your friend will not give a positive sign. However, the starting should start “The purpose of traveling is to spend vacation sol/with wife/children” OR the purpose of traveling is to meet family/friend”.

Date of Travel

Complete itineraries should be in covering letter after the introduction phase. For the first time application, the visa is granted for particular dates. So, if applying for Schengen Visa, the applicant should be very careful because it will grant visas according to the given dates. Usually, first-time applicants get no more than 12 days visa.

Cities/ Countries to visit on stay

After an introduction, the purpose of travel and traveling date main focus comes on the cities and countries to stay while traveling. The consular is now interested to know which cities and countries the applicant will cover on stay. If the person is applying from Italy or Germany the applicant will start from the port of entry. The port of entry should be the city of the country applicant is applying from. For instance, if the applicant is applying from Italian consulate he/she should start from Rome, Florence, Venice or any other tourist destination city of Italy. 

He/ she should tell the consulate which city he will prefer to enter. After that city, the applicant will continue telling the cities of Italy or any Schengen Visa member country.  

Places of interest to stay

The applicant has to focus mainly on the country from where he/she applying for a visa. If its Italian consulate the applicant has to mention “I will start my journey from the capital city Rome, the city that inspires me from the Roman Empire. The culture, food, and fashion of Italy have no comparison with any other country.”

It looks good to praise a country you want to travel tell how enthusiastic you are to travel to a particular country. Afterward, the applicant can tell the wish to see Eiffel Tower, or fulfilling his childhood dream of Disneyland. Or, to see the wonder of the world Pisa tower, OR Christmas market of Germany. Just add a famous place in the city you want to travel to.

Advice on Schengen Visa covering letter

The itinerary of the applicant must show that most of the days will be spent in the country applicant applying from. As we all know that we can change the itinerary after the visa issuance. However, the port of entry should be from the same country applicant got the visa from. Applicants can leave the country on same the after getting entry. For instance, if an applicant applying from Italy, he/she should show most of his days in Italy’s different cities.

Hotel Bookings

The name and address of hotels must be included in the covering letter. As hotel reservations are required to submit with the Schengen Visa application it is important to mention the hotel name and address in the covering letter with the traveling dates. The Hotels can be easily booked with free cancelation from Booking.com

Enclosing Documents

The applicant must enter all the enclosed documents. Such as passport, visa application form, FRC, CNIC, Employment letter, salary slips, NTN certificate, bank statement, account maintenance letter, etc.

Sample Covering Letter

The following is the Covering Letter of Schengen Visa for Italian Consulate.

Keeping in mind its first time and applying with wife and children.

Date: March 16, 2020

To,

The Visa Officer,

Italian Consulate

Karachi, Pakistan.

Sub: Applying for Italy Short Stay Visa from June 10, 2020 to June 21, 2020

Dear Sir/ Madam

I Name XYZ  s/o Father name ABC Passport no- XXXXXX is highly obliged to apply for a Schengen Short Stay Visa with an intention to travel Italy from June 10, 2020 to June 21, 2020. My purpose in traveling is to spend my summer vacation in Italy, Switzerland, & France along with my wife XYZ holding Passport no- XXXXXX and My Son ABC holding Passport no- XXXXX for good 12 Days.

I am working in XXX Limited Company (address) (Phone number) as an Audit Manager. I have been working in this company since 2015. My employer has approved my yearly vacations of which my NOC from the employer is also attached.

I would like to visit Italy for tourism purpose. My complete itinerary is given below with confirmed hotel details:

Day Date City Activities Mode of Transportation
1 June,10 Rome Arrival  to Rome Etihad Airways
2 June,11 Rome City Tour Clossium, Trevi Fountain Hip Hop Bus/Taxi
3 June,12 Rome Vatican City Hip Hop Bus/Taxi
4 June,13 Rome to Florence Arrival Tour Pisa Tower to Flexi Bus/ Euro Rail Invoice Ticket #
5 June,14 Florence Florence,  City Tour Private Tour/Taxi
6 June,15 Florence to Venice Arrival to Venice St. Marks Square Flexi Bus/ Euro Rail Invoice Ticket #
7 June,16 Venice Mestre taxi
8 June,17 Venice to Zurich Arrival to Zurich & City Tour Flexi Bus/ Euro Rail Invoice Ticket #
9 June,18 Zurich to Interlaken City Tour Tram
10 June,19 Zurich to Paris Arrival in Paris- Eiffel Tower Euro Rail Invoice Ticket no.
11 June,20 Paris Disney Land Paris Private
12 June,21 Paris Departure to Airport Etihad Airways
I am enclosing all required documents for Schengen Visa required by embassy including

Original Passport & Previous Passports

C.N.I.C Copy

Kids B-form Copy

Children Educational ID

4 Photographs

Last 6 Months Bank Statements

Account Maintenance Certificate

Covering Letter of Company

Leaves NOC from Company

Visiting Card

Personal N.T.N copy or Company & last three years return file

Family Registration Certificate (FRC)

Marriage certificate English / Nadra

Applicant Email Address & phone number Res/cell

Three Month Salary Slip

Hotel Bookings confirm

Air ticket reserved

Medical Insurance

I would certainly be grateful if you kindly grant us a Visit Visa so we can proceed our journey. If you have any question or concern regarding my case please feel free to contact me at any time on ( phone number) (Email Id)

Thanking you

XYZ

Audit Manager

XXX Limited Company

Sample Covering Letter for Schengen Visa

Also Read: How to apply for Schengen Visa from Pakistan

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UK Visa from Pakistan (steps & guideline)

There are multiple queries for a UK visa from Pakistan. However, a UK visa has become the most difficult visa for Green Passport. Our visa experts have tried to make a list of requirements and criteria to get UK visa from Pakistan.

UK embassy goes through the critical examination of every case and then approves visa. The following are the detailed guidelines and requirements to get UK visa from Pakistan.

Steps in UK visa from Pakistan

There are two main steps in the UK visa application

1. Online form filling and print it GOV.UK or Visa4UK

2. Submit online form and other documents to Gerry’s VFS Center

Karachi

Lahore

Islamabad

Mirpur

Online Application form UK visa from Pakistan

There are two sources of online application for a UK visa from Pakistan. GOV.UK. and Visa4UK After visiting UK Visas and Immigration website applicant has to register. After complete registration save online ID and password for future updates and changes. The online application contains simple questions and basic information. It asks about family, professional life, education, the purpose of travel, intended dates of travel, address, hotel information, etc.

UK Visa Type

This Visa consultancy is for Standard Visitor Visa for Family visiting, tourism, medical ETC.

Payment for UK visa

After filing online application applicant has payment online via debit or credit card. For first time applicant has to pay £93 (Rs.19,000) six month visa multiple entry.

Download and Print UK Visa Form

After the payment download the completed form and print it for further process. This form will be required in every phase till the application submit.

Submission UK Visa centers in Pakistan

The UK Visa Application Centre is located in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Mirpur.

Appointment

Once the applicant completed the online form and print and arrange all documents now it’s time to make an appointment. The appointment is available on Gerry’s Pakistan website Click Here Rs.2500 is charged for Gerry visa services. You can book an appointment on-site or call the service center.  You can also avail of scan documents option at VFS Gerry’s Center or self-upload it.

Timings of Submission UK Visa

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 3.00pm

Processing time: 15- 20 Days

Interview for UK visa

An interview is optional in the UK standard Visitor Visa. It depends on the UK Visa and Immigration to call an applicant for an interview or not. However, the applicant will receive a call in 15 days if the interview required.

UK Visa territory

The UK visa territory includes England, Scotland, Wales, London, Gibraltar, Virgin Island and many more.  

Requirements of UK Visa from Pakistan

Before applying vital preparation and documentation management is necessary. Everything applicant entered in application must be synchronized with the documents submitted. Foremost information is reason to visit UK that must be valid to get visa approved.

For Instance: If applicant has written 200,000 incomes in online application that must be synchronized with the income tax returns followed by six month bank statement.

General Requirements UK Visa from Pakistan

Passport current (6 month valid)  and Previous

Passport size photograph for UK

All passports copies with entry/exit/visa stamp

FRC (Family Registration Certificate)

B-form (if applying for children)

6 Months Bank Statement and Account Maintenance Certificate

Covering letter of company or job institution.  

Employment letter if job and salary slips

NOC from Employer (if job)

Leave Certificate (if Job)

Income and proof of all modes of earning

Property documents/ vehicle documents

Flight Ticket (Dummy)

Hotel Reservations (if staying at sponsor address)

NTN certificate along with 3 years tax returns  

Any certification Chamber of commerce (optional)

Invitation letter from sponsor (if visiting family, company)

These requirements are general. However, preparing, synchronizing, and arranging is important aspect to get UK visa approved.

Covering Letter

The covering letter for UK visa is the important document. It must show how enthusiast an applicant is to visit the country for tourism. It must focus on strong ties to your country. Places to visit, dates of travel and complete hotel details should be mentioned in detail.

Bank Statement

The most tricky and most significant document is a bank statement that decides visa approval or rejection.  Six months bank statement is required for a UK visa from Pakistan. Now, the bank statement should synchronize with all the financial requirements the applicant mention in the application.

For Instance, if the applicant has mentioned a salary of Rs. 200,000 its bank statement must show the credit amount of 200,000 every month. If the applicant mentioned a profit of Rs. 1million its account must reflect its monthly income. If any huge amount is deposited in the bank in the past six months, the applicant has to mention the details of that deposit. If the applicant’s salary is 200,000 and it shows a deposit of 500,000 in any month the applicant must explain. It could be sell of property, government bonds, car or anything that is in your tax returns. If possible provide evidence of the document.

How to maintain 6 month bank statement

Unlike the US, Canada, Schengen, UK does not require a huge amount to deposit in the applicant’s account. The amount should be sufficient to cover the expenses of the applicant. Each and every amount deposited or credited in the bank must be justified by the applicant. Any unusual transaction in the statement could lead to visa rejection. Any unusual amount must have an explanation in covering letter. The ending balance from 8 to 10 lakhs is sufficient for a single person. 

If the applicant is a business owner it is difficult for him/her to show the actual profit. Because there are multiple transactions in your business account and it could not justify the monthly income or withdrawal from the account. In order to get it simple, the applicant must transfer an equal sum of amount every month from business to personal account which will state the applicant’s income/salary from the business. This must be ongoing till six months getting bank statements.

Travel history for UK Visa.

Travel history does not matter much in UK Visa. Immigration and visa officers are rational and decide the case for valid reasons. However, 2 to 3 countries visited prior to submitting an application in recent years will give a positive impact.

Total Cost of UK trip

The online application requires the total cost of the trip including hotel, flight, excursions, tours, and daily expenses. 400,000 per person for 7 days is quite reasonable however, it varies from person to person.

Don’t hide any information

It must be kept in mind that hiding any information will lead to straight rejection. The submission of documents and details in the online application should be valid and true. Do not hide any information as they are aware of it already.

Visa on arrival on UK Visa

There are several countries that could be visited if traveler has UK visa from Pakistan.

Serbia

Montenegro

Albania

Bosnia

Turkey Evisa ( could get evisa in 10 minutes through email)

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How to apply Schengen Visa from Pakistan

Schengen visa from Pakistan is challenge for green passport holders. Several queries come to mind before applying. Requirements of Schengen visa from Pakistan is the most important aspect. However, applying for a Schengen visa from Pakistan was never so easy. Preparing documents according to the requirement will get you a Schengen visa easily.

Introduction to Schengen Visa

Schengen is comprised of 26 countries. Getting a visa from any one country allows traveling to all Schegen member countries. However, Italy embassy/consulate and Germany embassy/consulate issued most of the visas to Pakistani travelers.

There are several cases that got approved from the Italian & German Consulate. Regardless of traveling history and tax returns. We have witnessed cases which got approved without submitting vehicle or property documents.

Fees of Schengen Visa

Following is Visa fees of Italian consulate

Adult- 60€

Child 6-12 35€

Following is the Visa Fees of German Consulate

Adult- 80€

Child 6-12 40€

Documents required to apply for Schengen visa from Pakistan

Following are the requirements for successful Schengen Visa

The Visa application form could be filled online or written. Download form Click Here

1. Original Passport & Previous Passports

The Italian embassy requires a new passport with 8 months’ validity and all previous passports. This tells the traveling history of the applicant.

2. C.N.I.C Copy
3. Kids B-form Copy

If the applicant is applying with children, it requires b-form.

4. Children Educational ID

If the child is in School, College, University it is required to attach an ID with the application with a complete institution address.   

5. Four White Background photographs with size 35x45mm – matt finished
6. Last 6 Months Bank Statements

The applicant must submit the bank statement to ensure that he/she can bear all expenses. There is no requirement of minimum balance given by the Italian Consulate. However, it is advised to deposit Rs.500,000 per person. If its family of 3 then Rs.1,500,000 is advised to be in the account when applying. Although, there are many cases that got approved in the minimum balance of Rs.400,000 per person. The applicant can submit bank statements from 2 or 3 banks to comply with the minimum required balance.

7. Account Maintenance Certificate

From all the banks of which bank statement submitted

8. Covering Letter of Company

This is the most important document and your case relies on this. A cover letter is a document in which the applicant state why he wants to travel. Dates of traveling. Schengen countries and cities applicant will visit. Places of interest and complete hotel itinerary.

9. Applicant Visiting Card
10. Applicant Personal N.T.N copy or Company and last three years return file

The writer himself got the visa for the family without any NTN or returns.

11. Family Registration Certificate (FRC)
12. Marriage certificate English / Nadra
13. Applicant Email Address & phone number Res/cell
14. In Case Of Employee Three Month Salary Slip
15. Hotel Bookings confirm

All the hotels must be booked and confirmed before submitting an application.

16. Air ticket reserved- The air ticket is a dummy and must be given it as the required travel date.
17. Medical Insurance

Italian Consulate

Italian consulate has given many visas to Pakistani visitors. It is the most beloved consulate among travelers. The Italian consulate has authorized Gerry’s to receive the application on behalf of the Italian consulate.

Appointment

Appointments must be made prior to submitting a document through their website.

Italian consulate will receive an application through Gerry’s. There should be one appointment for the whole family. Each and every person of the family including children must go to submit documents.

Timings 

(Regular Timings- 09:00 – 17:00) (Submission- 09:00 – 13:00) (Collection- 13:00 – 16:00)

For booking appointment to submit documents at Gerry’s Click Here

Submitting Documents

When applicants reach Gerry, they will be given a token and they must wait for their turn. A representative will check their documents and ask them to wait for their turn for Biometric. When biometric is done your documents and passport will be sealed and put in an envelope to send to the Italian Consulate.

After submission

After 2 days applicant will receive a text message that your application has been received. Although, response for short term visa is quick in Italian Consulate. If the visa applicant receives a call in 2 or 3 days it means the consulate has rejected the visa. If the applicant does not receive any call in the first week it means the application is under processed. Italy usually takes 15 to 20 days to grant short term visa.

Duration of Schengen Visa

Italian consulate grants visa for 15 days (maximum) to the first time applicant. The Applicant will mention in the form dates of arrival and departures. The visa will be allotted on the particular date that is mentioned on the visa application form.

Myths on issuance Schengen Visa

1. The applicant cannot receive a visa without NTN

2. The covering letter should be lengthy with fantasies and storytelling. However, simple, to the point covering letters are more attractive. The applicant should mention dates, hotels, cities, and countries.

3. Singles do not get visa is yet another myth, however there are many singles who get visa everyday.

4. One has to enter and exit from the visa issuance country. However, the Schengen visa means that you can enter or exit from any Schengen member country. However, port of entry should be from visa issuance country.

5. The applicant must have traveled to several countries before applying. This is true in most cases but if the applicant has strong ties to country Europe could be their first-ever destination. 

German Consulate

The above-given requirements are the same for applying from the German consulate. However, the application and interview will be on same day. The interview date and documents submission required to book an appointment. The German consulate requires an online form. There is an online form. Download the form after filling it. To Fill and download the form Click Here

Timings

Karachi Consulate

Opening hours visa section Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 11:00 hrs

Collection of passports Monday to Thursday: 15:00 – 16:00 Friday 12:00 – 13:00 hrs

Islamabad Embassy

Opening hours visa section

Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 12:00 hrs

Collection of passports Tuesday to Thursday: 08:00 hrs

To Book an appointment for submission of documents and interview 

Islamabad and Punjab Resident Click here

Sindh and Balochistan Resident Click here

The Schengen visa consultancy is especially for first time travelers. It also focuses on short term visas for leisure travelers.

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Kyrgyzstan Tourism & Tourist E-Visa from Pakistan

Kyrgyzstan is a non-coastal country in Central Asia. The country shares its border with Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, & China. Kyrgyzstan tourist visa required several documents. The tourist visa for Kyrgyzstan from Pakistan was difficult to obtain. However recently, Kyrgyzstan offered easy and guaranteed Tourist E-Visa from Pakistan.

Kyrgyzstan E-Visa from Pakistan

The Kyrgyzstan ministry of foreign affairs introduced an E-visa facility for tourism purposes for Pakistani nationals. Genuine travelers are not required to visit an embassy or consulate to obtain a short term visa. The E-visa facility does not require an appointment or original documents.

Requirements Kyrgyzstan for Visa

1. Travel Document/ Valid Passport for 8 months

2. Debit/ Credit card to make visa payment

3. Scanned copy of documents (Digital Photo & Scanned Passport)

Kyrgyzstan Guaranteed E-Visa type

For tourism purpose, there are two types

1. Single Entry One Month (Visa fee 41.20USD)

2. Single Entry Two Months (Visa fee 51.50USD)

Application Form Kyrgyzstan Guaranteed E-Visa

The Visa can be applied through official government website http://www.evisa.e-gov.kg/

The visa is a 5 minutes online process with basic information of applicant and uploading picture and passport. The final process requires online payment through debit or credit card.

Approximate Airfare of Bishkek Kyrgyzstan from Pakistan

The following are the cheapest fares from Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad to Bishkek as on July-2020

Karachi to Bishkek-          $523 (Rs.81,588) Flydubai

Lahore to Bishkek $607 (Rs.94,692) Uzbekistan Airways

Islamabad to Bishkek-     $810 (Rs.126,360) Emirates

The airfare varies from day to day and does not guarantee any fixed rate.

What tourist can do in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a beautifully landscaped country that is surrounded by Tian Shan mountain range and famous for its tourism. The capital Bishkek is the largest city of the Kyrgyzstan. It is 2,600 ft above sea level. The mountain ranges are at height of 15,928 ft. The city is architecture strongly portray soviet style. The vibrant central hub, Bishkek is far away from tourism. It deserves much more appreciation from tourists around the world. The city has much more to offer then you think. The art, tradition, post-soviet anachronism, and scenic beauty are enough to attract travelers around the world.

Ala-Too Square

The square has historical importance, however now it has turned to a tourist place. The square has a fountain, soviet architectural buildings, floral lawns, and a swimming pool for local children. The place is famous among locals to gather around in the evening and enjoy the sunset. The area is famous for its nightlife. Mainly all night clubs and karaoke are within 500m. This is one of the most lively places in Bishkek at night.

Ala-Archa National Park

The park is in the mountainous region and adventurous travelers aim to do hiking in the wonderful place. The beautiful river valley, snow peak mountains, lush green lawns, and stunning flowers are not far from the city. It is just 30 mins drive from the main city to go to a magical place. Tourist escapes from the crowded life of the main city and relaxes in the Ala-Archa National Park. There are various trail options in the park then one can opt for. 

Osh Bazaar

As the name suggests, it’s a traditional bazaar where you can get anything from vegetable to clothing. It is one of the oldest bazaars, locals found there much comfortable buying things instead of big supermarkets.

Asia Mall

The mall is fully operational and has anything that a contemporary mall offers. The mall has a cinema, food courts, locally manufactured garments, coffee shops, cosmetic shops, and home accessories.

Bishkek Park

Another famous mall in Bishkek, offers electronic items, fashion clothing, food, coffee, and bowling. The mall has much more to offer like cinema, money exchange and superstores. It is located in the city center.

Chuy Avenue

Bishkek is famous for its nightlife. This area is full of fun and it doesn’t get closed early. People who are curious about the nightlife of this city must visit this place for pubs and clubs. Chuy Avenue is approximately 1 km away from Alaa-too Square.

Where to Stay in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

The following are the best hotels of Bishkek which has complete amenities and luxuries. All the mentioned hotels are within 1 km from Alaa-too Square and Chuy Avenue that are tourist places and have several options for dine-in and shopping.

Ramada by Wyndham Bishkek Centre

Ramada is the international chain of hotels which provide 4-star accommodations. It’s near the entire tourist place and offers a double room in Approx. $115.

Smart Hotel Bishkek

The hotel is in the city center with an onsite restaurant. The rooms are offered for approx. $110 with complimentary breakfast. All the famous landmarks are near the hotel.

Plaza Hotel Bishkek

The hotel is stylish and unique. However, it is 1km away but the hotel is contemporary with excellent interior. The standard double room with a delicious breakfast is offered at approx. $112

Madison Ave Hotel Bishkek

The hotel offers a standard double room for just $70 with a complimentary breakfast. Although the hotel is a 4-star property, it is 2km away from the city center.

Apartments on main Chuy Avenue & Alaa-too Square

There are several budgeted apartments in the heart of the city with around $40 to $50 per night. The apartments do not have facilities like a star class hotel.  However, single travelers or nomads can rent out the property and save a lot of money. The main advantage of renting an apartment in the center is that it does not require any transportation to walk around. The streets are lively at night and a person can enjoy till late night hours.

How to commute in Bishkek

Taxis are common as any other city in the world. However, the famous places are near to each other so walking around the city is the best idea. There is special minibus transport in the city which is called marshrutkas. This is a cheap and effective way of transportation in Bishkek.

Safety in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek

The city is marked safe and secure. There is a low crime rate in the city. However, some street crimes, pickpocketing and other travelers scam are general in the tourist area. These crimes can be avoided by staying vigilant.

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Malaysia my second home (MM2H)

Malaysia is getting popular every passing day among immigrants. Several people are moving to Malaysia due to its economic growth. There are various opportunities in Malaysia and citizens of other countries in Far-East Asia are considering Malaysia my second home (MM2H). The Malaysian tourism and immigration department has announced the scheme for expats to live in Malaysia for 10 years under (MM2H) program. However, this does not mean immigrants will have access to Malaysian citizenship or passport. It is just permission for an extended stay for all citizens in the world recognized by Malaysia. The MM2H is renewable after 10 years. 

Eligibility for Malaysia my Second Home (MM2H)

Anyone can apply for MM2H, one must comply with all requirements. The applicant applying from their country must be recognized by Malaysia. Israel, Montenegro and Yugoslavia citizens cannot apply for MM2H. The MM2H is discrimination-free and anyone can apply regardless of their, race, creed, religion, ethnicity, gender and age. An applicant is allowed to bring spouse, children unmarried and under 21, and parents aged above 60. As this program does not provide citizenship hence, the requirements are quite simple.

Requirements for Applying Malaysia my second home (MM2H)

There are simply two categories for applying MM2H. The applicant will fall in any one of the categories.

1. Younger than 50 years.

2. 50 Years and above

The requirements for both the category are almost the same, however, there will be a difference in financial criteria. 

Younger than 50 years applying MM2H

Applicants who are under 50 years have the following conditions. The applicant must hire a recognized agent to pursue the application. The applicant will be required to gather all the important documents needed for MM2H.

The applicant will have to deposit a sum on RM 500,000 (Rs.18,545,000) in their own country’s bank account. This is the foremost requirement to get MM2H. One cannot withdraw this amount from the bank until the application for MM2H is approved.  

The applicant must show a salary or profit of RM 10,000 (Rs.379,000) per month. This monthly salary or business profit must be shown in applicants 3 months bank statement. This is proof that you are not a liability to your country and will contribute to Malaysia’s economy. 

50 years & above applying for MM2H

The criteria and requirements are the same; however, there is a difference in financial criteria. The liquid assets in applicants country must be RM 350,000 (Rs.12,981,500). However, the proof of salary or business profit will remain the same RM 10,000 per month.

Fixed Deposit in Bank Account in Malaysia (MM2H)

After the MM2H approval, the financial criteria will require to open a fixed deposit bank account in Malaysia. The banks must have local branches such as Standard Chartered Bank & HSBC. The sum of RM 300,000 will be deposited as a fixed amount in the bank by under 50 years applicant.

It is allowed for the applicant under 50 years to withdraw RM 150,000 from the fix deposit account after one year. The amount could be withdrawn for rental, education, health or other need. However, RM 150,000 from the second year must be fixed in the bank until the remaining period in Malaysia. This is the most important financial requirement of Malaysia my second home. 

After the approval of the program of 50 years and above, the successful candidate will have to open a fixed deposit account of RM150,000. The amount of RM 75,000 could be withdrawn from the bank after the first year. However, the remaining balance will be fixed until the stay. 

The applicant will receive interest on the deposited amount from 3% to 4% per anum. 

Documentation for MM2H

A covering letter from applicant describing family detail, job or business detail, interest in MM2H

Latest Resume/ CV 

MM2H application form of Applicant, Spouse, and Children

4 Colored Photograph of each applicant

Copy of all Pages of Passport (must be certified)

Certified Marriage Certificate (if applying for spouse)

Certified Birth Certificate for applied children 

Certified Bank Statement of Last 3 Months 

All Financial Documents Stating Liquid Assets

Certified copies of proof of profitability of the business, salary slips.

Any other documents evidence of proof of income rental properties, dividends, profit sharing,

Police and Criminal Certificate

The certified copies mentioned in above requirement must be endorsed by MALAYSIAN EMBASSY / HIGH COMMISSION/ NOTARY PUBLIC FOR OATHS AUTHORIZED IN MALAYSIA or GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

Approval of MM2H

After submitting all documents in true form, it could take around 4 to 5 months in approval. The documents must be completed and complied properly. If the applicant has complied with all the requirements there are 99% chances of case approval. However, we do not guarantee any success. 

Arrival in Malaysia 

Once the approval is issued one can arrive in Malaysia. It is required to rent or buy a house before reaching the destination. 

Submitting Other Documents to Immigration

Once the applicant arrived in Malaysia there are some formalities that one has to consider before settling down. These are the following documents that must be submitted to the immigration department. 

FD Certificate

It will be issued to the applicant once he/she opened a bank account and did a fixed deposit of RM 300,000 & RM 150,000 according to their criteria that are already discussed above. 

Medical Certificate

It is mandatory for every applicant for living in Malaysia to get medical insurance. 

Medical Report

After getting medical insurance all family members of the applicant must visit a local doctor and get a wellness certificate. All these documents will be submitted by your agent. 

Get an MM2H Visa Stamp on Passport that Endorses as Malaysia My Second Home

After submitting all documents Malaysian Immigration will stamp an MM2H visa on your passport. However, the applicant must pay the fee of Social Visit Pass RM 90 per year + MEV visa fee

The MM2H renewable Visa will be issued according to the expiry of Passport. 

The agent’s work is to accelerate the visa stamp at the MM2H Immigration Department.

Benefits of applying Malaysia My Second Home

There are several benefits of applying MM2H. After the approval applicant and family can enjoy a stay in Malaysia for ten years. They would be allowed multiple entry and exit from the country. The applicant can buy a freehold house in Malaysia.

However, state approval is required before buying a hassle-free property. They can even apply for a bank loan. The MM2h program is renewable after 10 years. The applicant can import a car of his own from his/her country after permit. There will be no duty applied in importing a car from the country. The applicant can also purchase a locally manufactured car in Malaysia without taxes.

Work/Job/Business under Malaysia my second home (MM2H)

Only 50 years and above are permits to work for 20 hours a week in Malaysia in the MM2H program. The applicant can do work with certain work skills and certain working sectors. 

The MM2H encouraged to set up a small business or invest in other businesses in Malaysia. They will be treated like other foreign investors. However, the MM2H visa holder is not allowed to participate in the day to day activities of the business. If the MM2H visa holder wants active involvement in the business they must change their visa to Work Permit. 

After 10 Years MM2H Visa Expiry

The applicant can easily renew their visa. This time it will be a lot easier and hassle-free. The applicant can apply the MM2H months before its expiry. 

Top 5 opportunities in Malaysia

The main purpose to move in Malaysia is not just a residence. One must start a business in Malaysia. Being one of the financial and commercial hubs in South-East Asia, Malaysia has tremendous opportunities. Due to its demographic settings, it is much more centered for business than its neighbors. The following are the opportunities in Malaysia which require a small investment. 

1. Travel Agency

Several people in Malaysia travel in and out of the country. There are business and leisure travelers. All the neighboring countries are a friend and visa-free. Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand are mainly attracted to the Malaysian economy. Many budgeted airlines run between these countries. However, directly and indirectly, travel agencies are highly required in Malaysia. 

2. Tourism 

Malaysia “Truly Asia” is one of the world’s most visited countries. It ranked among the top 10 visited country by tourists. There are many tours in the country in the city and out of the city. Even building a hotel is the most profitable business in Malaysia.

3. Fashion

Malaysians have a passion for fashion. People spent a lot on fashion and they care how they look. There are various malls and shopping markets in Malaysia. Opening a fashion outlet or designer wear can make a profit in Malaysia.

4. Restaurants

Malaysia is a tourist country, and even Malaysian like to dine out. There is a good opportunity in setting up a restaurant in Malaysia. Cuisines from your country can grab attention from many tourists as well as locals. A specialty from your country can attract several customers. 

5. Smartphone and PC technicians

However, it’s a technical business but has a great market. Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily lives and so in Malaysia. As the market for cell phones increased the opportunities also open for smartphone technicians. There are never-ending problems create by users, and solving them earns you a lot. This business required the lowest investment and infrastructure. 

MYEXPAT is the registered and authorized agent by the ministry of tourism and immigration in Malaysia. 

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Gharial Camp: A hidden winter wonderland in Pakistan

Pakistan has become world’s third potential adventure country in the year 2020. Gharial Camp in Pakistan is a hidden winter wonderland and a relaxing, chilly in summers. The hill station is around 65 km from capital city Islamabad and 6.8 km from Murree. The hill station is safe and secure at an elevation of 6,712 ft. The area is under army protection and most of the resorts are of army personnel. Tourist in Gharial Camp Pakistan feels safe and enjoys their trip away from the overcrowded Murree. Gharial Camp in Pakistan is mostly visited in summers or winter vacations.

Roads and Infrastructure of Gharial Camp

Gharial Camp is well built area with excellent road conditions. The area is easily accessible from Islamabad airport. It would take around 1.5 hour to reach destination from Islamabad airport. Even in extreme weather conditions one can easily reach to the destination. However, you can find some road blockage in heavy snowfall. But government has provided heavy machinery to remove snow from the road. There are several precautions made for visitors. They take all possible measures to clear road in snow and rain.

Gharial Camp
Main Khaqan Abbasi Road- Gharial Camp

Resorts in Gharial Camp

Gharial Camp has only 3 and 4-star resorts. The area has all new property with complete facilities. There are various resorts in the vicinity. All resorts have Mountain View. The resorts are situated near the road so commuting from the area is easy. The resorts are built on beautiful landscapes.

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Resort in Gharial Camp

These resorts are family oriented and provide all facilities to their guests. All these resorts are situated in area of 1km via Khaqan Abbasi Road. This road is connected to Murree road so that visitors have access to other neighborhoods. There are other mountain areas of Pakistan. However, due to17 lack of infrastructure people cannot visit them. Due to heavy snowfall northern areas are difficult to access. But Gharial Camp have complete infrastructure in summers as well as winters. The government and army have provided every possible facility to this area.

Playground in a resort

The resorts are equipped with centralized heating for guests visiting in winter. Each washroom has electronic warm equipment for hot water. The resorts are equipped with generators in case of power breakout.

Resort at Khaqan Abbasi Road Gharial Camp

Names and Contacts of Resorts

Following are the few finest resorts of Gharial camp that can be booked for your vacation.

1. Punjab huts resorts (+92 51 3752177)

2. Lipa Huts (+92 322 2760234)

3. Chinar Huts (+92 51 3752135)

4. FWO staging post resort (+92 51 3411084)

5. The Grand Gharial (+92 312 9997307)

Punjab Huts
Punjab Huts Resorts, Gharial Camp-Khaqan Abbasi rd.

Price per night at Gharial Camp

Although, the price factor fluctuate on season and off season but the average rate of resorts in this area are Rs.7,000 to Rs.10,000. Most of these resorts offer a good complimentary breakfast to their guests. This is a nominal charge for any 3 star to 4 star resorts. To book the resort contact on given numbers as mostly resorts are not available online. Most of the resorts ask guests to pay 50% of their price before coming to the booking date. There are several ways of transferring money within Pakistan. The on-season is June, July & August and December & January. You are advised to ask everything regarding facilities by calling above given numbers.

How to pay

1. Bank deposit, most of the resort owners share their bank details with the guest on phone and ask them to deposit amount in their bank and share deposit slip via whatsapp or email.

2. Electronic funds transfer, the other way for sending amount in through web application of your mobile banking.

3. Easy paisa, Jazz cash and other ways of transferring.

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Gharial Camp

Facilities at Gharial Camp

The resorts are operated under army administration. The environment is clean and better than most of the places nearby. The facilities in the area are incredible. Road conditions are finest are does not require SUV or 4×4 to reach area. There are number of newly build resorts that wait to welcome their guests. This area has been hidden and do not have much number of tourists. However, because of social media the place is getting popular.

There are rental car options at resorts and visitors can hire a car with driver at a minimum rate. The area is beautifully designed and gives vibes of Europe especially in winters. There are restaurants in Gharial camp. Each resort has their own restaurant and chefs with reasonable menu and food.  Most of the people go to Murree for dinner and then come back to their resort.

Chinar Huts- Gharial Camp- Khaqan Abbasi Rd.

Weather of Gharial Camp

From November to March the winter is extreme in the area. There are high chances of snowfall in the month of Dec & Jan. Pakistan has a winter wonderland and one has not to travel to Europe to witness snowfall. From April to October the weather is moderate. However, in summers it’s a wonderful escape. The following temperatures are on average base; however there is always error of +2/-2 in these temperatures..

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December  
6° / -3°
6° / -1°
12° / 4°
16° / 8°
29° / 18°
30° / 19°
31° / 20°
30° / 20°
29° / 19°
20° / 11°
13° / 4°
9° / 0°

Nearby Attractions in Gharial Camp

There are various places nearby if you stay at Gharial Camp. There are several cars and drivers in the area which take you for an excursion. One must enjoy every sight and see in the area. The area also has a hiking facility. There are many tourist spots near this area.

Nathia Gali

Nathia Gali is the most beautiful and scenic hill station in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has high lush green mountains. It is 38km and 1hr&25mins drive from Gharial Camp. It’s 7,906 ft above sea level.

Ayubia

Ayubia is 1 hr and 26km away from Gharial Camp. The Ayubia hill station also falls in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The area is 8000 feet above sea level. Visitors can witness all around the snow in winters. It is also famous for the chairlift. People do not stay there in winter as the temperature can be -10 degrees.

Murree

Murree is the nearest and most crowded hill station. It is easily accessible to people. There are several hotels from no star to 3-star. People enjoy roadside food and shopping here. However, most people say that due to heavy commercial activity the town has lost its peace and beauty. It is just 18mins away from Gharial Camp.

Bhurban

Bhurban is 9 km from Murree and famous for its five-star hotel. Pearl continental hotel is a chain of five-star ventures that has set up a beautiful architecture hotel for tourists. However, it is one of the most expensive hotels in the northern area of Pakistan.

Patriata

This hill station is built many years after the Murree. However, due to its closeness of the vicinity, it’s called New Murree. It is 7,500 feet above sea level. It is also famous for its chair lift attraction. The chair lift takes to the highest level of the hill. People enjoy densely forest including monkey, leopards, and other fascinating birds. Patriata is 33mins and 15.3km from Gharial camp.

Khaira Gali

It is the most beautiful town in Galyat. The hill station is 7,700 feet above sea level. However, the area is remote from Gharial Camp. The town is linked to Abbottabad 71 km road from Nathia Gali. The town is remote and could be cut off during extreme snowfall.

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How to go to Canada from Pakistan in 20 days.

Going to Canada from Pakistan in 20 days is not difficult. However, we just need to follow some instructions and get a guaranteed Canada visa for students.

Type of Visa Faster Study Permit (20 days)

Two ways of submitting Canadian visa

Paper Application

E-Application

How to get Study Visa of Canada from Pakistan

The first step to get visa is to pay visa fees. Canada encourages paying visa fees online through debit card or credit card.

 Fees $CAN 150 = Pkr 18,000

 Biometrics $CAN 85 = 10,200

This is an individual fee. Kindly pay special attention to your fee application once a fee is paid will not be refunded. Pakistan is one of the countries that can get Canada Visa in 20 days through direct stream visa. It’s a completely online process and does not require any paper documentation. For primary or secondary program applicant should apply for Canada visa six months in advance. For post-secondary, college and university one year advance admission is required.

Checklist how to go Canada

Following is the checklist on How to get a Canada visa for students. (Eligibility requirements)

1.Student must be from Pakistan, as they are eligible for the faster study visa.

2.Acceptance letter from the university, college and school applied for.

3.The institute must be designated.

4. Paid fees Chalan of University for 1st year.

5.You should not be living in Canada when applying for a study permit.

6. You have to invest in Canada for $CAN =10,000 that is Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC).

7. Medical exams must be cleared by the applicant. The medical exam could be given in IOM Migration Health Assessment Center. These centers are in Islamabad, Karachi & Lahore.

8. The applicant must submit a police character certificate.

9. Proof of income support and sponsor.

10. Valid passport or travel documents.

11. Answer the entire question in the application form.

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How to apply online E-Application to go Canada

You will need a scanner or a camera to upload your documents electronically. You will also need a valid debit or credit card to pay online.

Complete the online form and validate it. Your passport must be valid. We suggest providing a fresh passport so visa validity is given till the expiry date.

Submitting Biometrics for Canadian Visa

Soon after applying, the applicant must go for biometrics to Gerry’s Lahore, Karachi or Islamabad. You are required to take online submitted fee slips and passports to get biometrics. An applicant has 30 days to get biometric done. For biometric applicant must take an appointment from an authorized Canadian immigration website. The biometric is valid for 10 years. 

Spouse and Children Visa for Applicants

Spouse and children of the applicant can also get Canadian visa faster. Applicants should follow the same steps to complete the application for them. When an applicant fills information they must mention their spouse and children. They will get visa accordingly.

Processing Canadian visa permit

After applying and biometric the Canadian Immigration will process study permit. Although, as of now the faster way is introduced. This facility is for some nationalities. Pakistan is one of them and the applicant can get a study permit in 20 days.

eTA Electronic Travel Authorization to go Canada

Remember your study permit is not your visa and you cannot enter Canada without eTA. After getting a study permit applicant has to apply for eTA which usually comes early. However, in some cases, it takes few days. After a study permit is issued your visa or eTA will be approved.

How long one can stay in Canada on a study permit

The study permit will be valid until one has completed its course or degree program. There is a facility for extending study permits. However, if the study permit is expired and the program/course/degree has not completed even then one has to leave Canada or extend its permit. If a person completed its study program before expiring of the study permit, he will have just 90 days to leave Canada. No matter how much limit the study permit has. One can go to its country before completing a degree program. 

Can Student work in Canada

International students are allowed to work in Canada. Students can work on campus and off-campus. However, a person can only work for 20 hours a week. The student must be a full-time post-secondary student. If the work permit expires you can’t continue to work. Even if you are not a full-time student you are not allowed to work. 

Social Insurance number

A student must get a nine-digit social insurance number. The student will get benefits and services from the government of Canada. This number is the identity of the student and has many benefits. Canada is a sparsely populated country. It has a lot to offer to students. However, one must get whole information about opportunities in Canada. 

If you have any questions regarding study permit in Canada feel free to ask. 

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How Traveling cure, and heal black magic

Traveling has not only been done for leisure and business purpose. Since the early ages traveling can cure and heal black magic. There are various, ancient Chinese, Hindus, and Greek mythologies about how priests advised victims of Black Magic to travel to another place. However, in our contemporary world, black magic, demons, and evil spirits are classified into paranormal activity or parapsychology.

Most people do not believe in black magic, but it is a true fact of our society that these elements exist. It can create many problems in our daily life. It can make us fall into diseases with unknown causes. Black magic has taken lives of many people. The world of evil spirits is menacing and intriguing which could not be ignored.

Cross the sea, a cure and heal of black magic

The most effective way to cure and treat black magic in ancient mythologies and many religions is to send the possessed person across the seas. Most of the evil energies could not survive or squander their potential energy in oceans and seas. Some people have reported that evil spirits in their houses make them infertile however, when they travel to another place it worked for them. The power of black magic and evil spirits are constrained to precise places.

Types of spirits

there are two types of spirits good and evil. When an evil spirit enters the body of the person he/she becomes possessed. This possession needs special healing and treatment from priests. However, most of the people are advised to travel across the sea. Because, if a possessed person travels from the sea the power of spirit diminishes significantly. By the time he/she crossed the sea, there are high chances that spirit will leave the body of the person.

Black Magic cannot cross water (Migration)

When uncertainty increases to an extreme level, things started to go wrong, unexpected problems circling, it means supernatural things have started. One must distance itself from the center. A person should plan to travel as soon as things started to negatively change in life. Traveling will slow down the impact of black magic and the spell will not work. Black Magic cannot cross water simply an idiom which means to get far away from the city where evil spirits and magic attacked. It is important to get away from evil energies. The best way is to migrate to another country especially crossing the sea. It has worked for many people for many years.

Traveling and distancing from the place of Magic

A person, contacts with four elements fire, air, water, and the earth when it travels froms one place to another. Passing from different places give positive energies around. This positive power and energy change the impact of black magic on a person. The evil energies cannot survive when a person travels and passes by the energy of opposite elements. Whenever detect intrusion it is important to travel from that place.

There are several places around the world that are haunted, people living in those places either left the place because an incident or some cleric advice them to do so. Similarly, when black magic attacks any person or family they have to leave that place. Negative powers and evil spirits have several restrictions there power can’t remain the same to every place. So, once the victim of black magic left the city or country there are chances the magic will cure.

However, if the magic is done on the body part of the person for instance hair or skin then it becomes difficult to treat with traveling. Because now it will travel with the person and it has to get other measures for healing.

Magic in different religions and traveling

Magic is mentioned in all religions and their sacred books. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrian all believed in an evil spirit, black magic, possessions, and demons. There are many prophets who traveled for prosperity when they faced mysterious things around them. Migration is a strategy of several prophets to distance themselves from evil. Every religion has taught many ways through sacred books to heal and treat black magic. It is to be believed that traveling and crossing sea was one of the significant measures taken for the treatment. 

Traveling to sacred places for cure of black magic

People around the world travel to sacred places to get relief from negativity, black magic, and evil spirits. There are many holy shrines that help possessed to get a cure.

Jerusalem, Makkah, Mahabodhi temple India, Mount Sinai Egypt, and Lourdes France are the most famous sacred places on earth. Tourists visit these places with an intention to get free from black magic, evil spirit, and other negative powers.

These all places have positive energy along with high spirituality visiting these places will positively affect people. Traveling for the treatment of black magic to these places has been very common among the entire religious group. Most of the clerics and pious persons cure and heal black magic on sacred places because; negative energy could not survive in these places.

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The Top 10 Safest Countries to Travel in 2020

A travel insurance company Insurly in France has issued a list of the top 10 safest countries to travel in 2020. The main purpose of going on holiday is to relax and enjoy it.

The foremost thing that a traveler identifies before traveling is the safety of the country. Transportation, occurrence of natural disasters, street crimes, healthcare system are mechanism worked behind ranking country in safety index by Insurly. Terrorism, human trafficking, and drug mafia are some other factors that also rank the country’s safety.

1. Switzerland ranked 1st in Top 10 safest countries to travel in 2020

Switzerland is identified as the safest and peaceful country in the world. There are fewer incidents of traffic and street crime as compared to any country in the world. However, Switzerland is also one of the most expensive countries in the world. It’s a paradise on earth. The country score 93.4 out of 100 according to the stats revealed.

2. Singapore

The small island country of Far East Asia has ranked second in the traveling safety index with a score of 92.7. It also scored top in passport ranking. There are numerous activities for travelers in this small country. Travelers can easily walk on the streets without pickpocket or any street crime.

3. Norway

The Scandinavian countries are always on the priority list when it comes to safety index. However, Norway toped in Nordic countries. It scored 91.1 and stands at third position. Traveler can enjoy aurora bolis without any safety issues. The country’s health care is best among all listed countries.

4. Luxembourg

Luxembourg, a small country in Europe manages to stand at 4th position in the global safest traveling country. However, there always must be safety precautions when roaming on the streets and traveling in public transport.

5. Cyprus

Cyprus is not competitive in tourism as compared to Schengen countries, but the country ranked at 5th position. Their country has tried to provide safety for its travelers which may lead to more tourism in the country. However, the country is the safest in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

6. Iceland

The country has a sparse population of 364,260. The country is the safest in the world and has not recorded a single crime. However, it stands at 6th position because of extreme weather conditions, and unavailability of healthcare. The traveler should keep in mind that there could be a stern driving condition.

7. Denmark

Another Scandinavian marked its position at 7th in the travel safety index. The country has almost no risk of natural catastrophes. However, the crimes are thin and could be easily avoided if common sense is used.

8. Portugal

A country famous for its street food, seaside, and Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked 8th is travel safety index. The country has never faced any terrorism; however, petty crime is a little problem in the country. It is the safest country in Western Europe.

9. Finland

The home Santa Clause, manage to stand at 9th position is the travel safety index. The citizens of Finland have the highest trust in their police than any other European nation. It has a low crime rate, however, being vigilant is always advised to travelers.

10. Japan

Japan is the only country that stands in the top 10 safest countries to travel after Singapore.  It stands at 10th position due to extreme natural disasters in the country. The country had experienced Tsunami, earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions.

The countries which are not in the top 10 safest countries to travel in the world

The UK is famous among travelers but it could not make its place in the top 10 and stands at 29. Spain ranked at no. 13, however, Australia and France stand at 31 and 32 respectively. Italy famous for pickpocketing and burglar crime came at 36. The USA was far from all these and came to 44th place.

It is always important for a traveler to be vigilant. Most of the crimes could be avoided if we use common sense and take care of our belongings. However, the travel safety index will be considerably changed after the novel coronavirus affecting global tourism. Related Article

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Emerging tourism of Azerbaijan and it’s attractions

The reason of emerging tourism of Azerbaijan is that in 2016, the culture and tourism department of Azerbaijan introduces e-visa for tourists. The country got famous among tourists around the world soon after the decision. It was not easy to visit the country before the new visa policy. The writer himself  twice visited the country.

Azerbaijan lies between Asia and Europe hence it is enriched with both the cultures. The country has a strong history, archaeologists has found some signs and sights which take backs it’s history to human inception. The country’s capital and largest city Baku is on the Caspian Sea. The northern area of the country lies in Caucasus mountain region. The country is super clean, developed and resides a warm welcoming nation.

Baku capital city of Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan and the most visited city by tourists. It is situated on the Caspian Sea and has some good beaches. The city is famous for its building and architecture. Azerbaijani food is delicious and has no comparison with any other country in the region. Baku has all the vibes of Paris, the architecture of its buildings, style of roads and streets all are similar to Paris.

Emerging tourism in Baku (Azerbaijan)

Things to do

There are numerous places and activities to do in Baku. However, 5 to 6 nights are more than enough to explore the whole city.

Nizami Street

However, the area is referred to as the street, but it is a huge commercial and residential area. Most tourists stay at Nizami Street, as it’s the most happening area of the city. There are several hotels from 1 star to 5 star, numerous restaurants, and entertainment. Restaurants include international fast-food chains and traditional food outlets. One should not miss Taksim Kebab when visiting Baku’s Nizami Street. The fountain square is famous at Nizami Street and most of the tourist attractions are nearby. There are nigh clubs, hookah bars, a variety of shops, restaurants, and malls. The area closes at 3.00 am and hustle-bustle starts in the morning. This area has everything to offer that a tourist wants.

Nizami Street
The Nizami Street Baku

Old City Baku (İçərişəhər)

It is recognized as the world’s heritage site by UNESCO; the area is walled and excellently preserved. There are hotels, shops, and restaurants. There are some cultures and traditional Azerbaijani clothing, jewelry, lamps, and carpet shops in the old city that should not be missed by any tourists. Souvenirs are also for sale in the old city area. The old city area can be accessible by a walk through Nizami Street. There are traditional honey shops that are registered and recognized. The area looks like old towns in Europe.

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Old City Baku

Baku Boulevard

Baku Boulevard is a Cornish area at the Caspian Sea. There is a lush green garden having small cafes where one can sit and relax the seashore. Baku Boulevard has Baku eye, the Ferris wheel from which you can enjoy whole scenery. The area also has a mini Venice where you can enjoy a gondola ride. Baku boulevard mall is also at some distance. There are several rides for children. It is a must-visit area in Baku. 3 million tourists visit Azerbaijan in 2019.

Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

Upland Park

This park has lots of stairs; it is difficult for elderly people to reach. However, once you reach you will find a beautiful aerial view of the city Baku.

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Aerial view of Baku from upland park

Malls in Baku

There are some malls in Baku, the most famous ones visited by tourists are Ganjlik Mall and Metro Park Mall both have local brands, food court, and play area for children.

Ateshgah (temple of fire)

A short distance from Baku has a mysterious place Ateshgah burning temple which was a religious place for Zoroaster. There are burning mountains that keep on burning. It’s now a tourist spot.

Heydar Aliyev Center

The beautiful piece of architectural building Heydar Aliyev Center was designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid. It’s a museum and historical center on Azerbaijan. The area also consists of I Love Baku sign which is also famous among tourists.

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Heydar Aliyev Center I love Baku

Emerging tourism Shahdag (Azerbaijan)

Shahdag is 183 km (114 mi) from Baku. It is a beautiful hill station and has a winter wonderland ski resort. Mostly visited in winters for ski, tourists can also experience snowfall. There are two five star hotels which welcome their guest. Hotels are economical as compare to Europe. The hill station has all the facilities and could accommodate luxury and leisure travelers. On the way to Shahdag there is a city of Quba which is also beautiful. Tourists can take a small tour while passing by because the city is from the 11th century and the name was also given by European geographers. The city has five-star hotel named Quba Palace Hotel.

Shahdag Ski REsort emerging tourism Azerbaijan
Shahdag Ski Resort

Emerging Tourism Gabala (Qabala)

Another hill station in Azerbaijan mostly visited after Baku. It is 216km (134mi) from Baku. It has the most beautiful lake Nohur. Tourist also visits seven beauty waterfall which is near Nohur Lake. Gabala has Tufandag ski resort and chair lift. The city also experiences snowfall in winter and turns into a winter wonderland. There is a small city of Shamakhi on the way to Gabala. It is rich in culture and history and also has a beautiful resort Shamakhi palace shardil.

A Resort in Gabala
A Resort in Gabala

Emerging tourism Sheki

Sheki is not a much-visited city by tourists however it has a beautiful old palace with indigenous glass art, it was a route between Asia and Europe. UNESCO has recognized it as a world heritage site. It is an exceptional place for a peaceful evening with locally made backlawa. It is the most picturesque towns in the country.

Sheki emerging tourism Azerbaijan
Sheki