Are you planning a globetrotting trip around the world and having trouble figuring out the visa requirements for each country?
Instead of scouring the web for each country’s immigration policies, you can now pick up all the information you need in The Visa Book by Christine Gilbert.
Christine from Almost Fearless has been jet-setting for long enough to understand the pains of acquiring visas and she's taken responsibility for saving backpackers around the world from the same tedious process.
Her new eBook titled The Visa Book is an ebook all about visas. It won’t tell you where to dine or go skydiving, but it will tell you an Argentina visa will cost a U.S. citizen $140 (among many more details).
- 253 pages long
- Instant PDF download
- Covers over 200 countries and territories
- Only for US citizens (although there may be Australian and European versions in the future)
- Updated editions will be released annually
- Does not cover long term residency visas, work visas or education visas (in other words, this is for tourist visas only)
- Cost is $10
What I Love
- Accuracy: The eBook gives in depth reviews of each country’s visa policies and then follows up with external links to official web sites to prove the information is accurate.
- Format: There isn’t much to navigate in the eBook; you just scroll down a list to the country you are interested in and click it if you want to see the full profile.
- Community Input: Each country profile has a link asking the readers if they have a unique experience in that country. I’m assuming this will be gathered and used for keeping the information up to date.
- Price: While you wasted hours of time searching for visa policies you probably skipped a meal and saved $10. Use that money to buy the underpriced Visa Book.
What I Would Like to See
- Tips: It would be nice to have 1-3 bullet point tips relating to customs policies in each country.
- Page Format: I prefer an eBook where the entire page can fit on one screen without zooming out too much. For eBooks this usually requires using a horizontal page layout.
- Country selection: Not sure how it would be done in an eBook, but it would be useful if the reader could select the countries they were visiting and just those pages would be shown.
Who The Visa Book is for: If you are planning a trip, vacation, gap year, or even a walkabout to more than one country, this is for you. It doesn’t matter what type of traveler you are, experienced or not, it will be $10 well spent.
Who it is not for: Your sibling who has never, and will never, leave the country.
If you like international travel, check out The Visa Book.