Doha Visa requirements

For many countries entry into Doha requires a visa.  There are two types, a transit visa (for visits between 5 and 96 hours) or a single-entry visa valid for one month.

visa-application-status-changevisa-application-no-181116r58380-copyThe transit visa is free to travellers that are transiting through Qatar via Qatar airlines. This has been implemented in a bid to start promoting Qatar as a reasonable transit hub, and to boost tourism of the region.

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Alien Registration complete…

Its with joy that we have completed our first step in potentially getting a Green Card.  Since winning the lottery over a month ago, we have only just finalised our application for a visa under the Diversity Visa AKA the Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (DS-260).

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It is apparent, that despite high levels of excitement, we were not cut out for the extreme level of detail required.  Specifically, the requirement to list ALL addresses we have resided in since turning 16.  For a rather mobile society like New Zealand this was a big ask, not only to recall exactly where I was living at any one time, but also the address and duration!  Continue reading “Alien Registration complete…”

We won the lottery!! 

And by lottery, I mean the Green Card Lottery, and what did I win?

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A green card?

Not exactly, turns out that I have “won” the opportunity to apply for a Permanent Visa via the Diversity Visa Scheme – which literally translates to “6-12 months of form filling and compliance checking”.  I won’t go too far into what the DV Lottery is (what us peeps in the know call it), and how it came about, however I have linked to the pertinent (and legitimate) information as relevant for those that want to investigate further.

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