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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Tips and tricks – Bangalore airport

I won’t lie, this is not the most exciting post I think I have made yet, however this one is completely in line with the “I wish someone had told me that” purpose of this blog, so bear with me.img_6987

I really wish I knew: that leaving the airport requires a toll, and it is not included in the taxi fare.  Cost is INR 120.

Best hack: hold small denominations for this toll – they are distinctly unimpressed if you give them INR 500 note!

Entry requirements: At time of writing this, India had introduced the E-visa tourist visa for some country’s – NZ, Australia, Canada, USA & UK among eligible country’s. You need to apply at least three days before travel, and make sure you print it out for presentation at Immigration
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