With all of this Brexit nonsense looming over us UK travellers, I can’t help but feel intense gratitude for having been born with a UK passport and having been able to spend my life travelling visa-free within Europe. We really do take the ease of our travel between France and Amsterdam, or Italy and Greece for granted whether we’re backpacking or enjoying a summer holiday. Now I don’t know what will happen with the whole Brexit thing, whether it will affect our travel within Europe, but as someone who has just moved to Germany, it’s definitely something I’m thinking about. It’s really opened my eyes to the struggles my US friends go through in order to travel the world, how much time must been spent applying for visas and stressing over their arrival for each trip. I know how annoying it was even just organising some visas for my Asia travels a few years ago, and I always feel a sense of dread knowing I have to apply for a new one. So when I heard about Favisbook, I thought it was about time I wrote a post aimed at my US readers who want to expand their horizons. This post is a collaboration with Favisbook but as usual, all views are my own.
Who are Favisbook?
Favisbook are a company which was set up by travellers after they were forced to wait months to book an appointment with the French Consulate to pick up the necessary visas and travel documents needed to travel to France. Facing the struggle together, the team decided to create a way for travellers to get the documents they needed faster, so that you guys won’t face the same problems. Now you can skip the line and get into the embassy as early as possible to apply for your visa. Planning a trip to France, or always dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower all lit up at night? Then this is the post for you, because trust me, nothing compares to your first time in Paris. Now thanks to Favisbook, residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to book early visa appointments with the Consulate General of France in New York, instead of waiting months for an appointment. Simply choose your day, fill in your information, and Favisbook will expedite your visa appointment to French Consulate with a simple click.
How does it work?
One of the most popular destinations in the world, many visitors to France have to obtain a Schengen Visa before entry. Booking an interview to get a Schengen visa is a time-consuming process for many applicants due to the complicated French consulate’s website which often doesn’t have available appointments and applicants are required to wait for months on end just for an appointment to become available. Now thanks to the system Favisbook have set up, you can book appointments for all kinds of visas, from the working visas, long and short-stay visas and even Schengen visas.
Favisbook simplifies the whole procedure by just showing available appointments and making it much easier to apply for the slots. Using their system, appointments for multiple people can be booked and you don’t even need to create an account with Favisbook, all information remains safe and confidential using their secure network. Within 24 hours of submitting the booking and payment, you will receive your appointment details by email, and your appointment could be as soon as the next day. After booking your visa appointment with Favisbook, your next step is to prepare for your interview with the consulate.
If the appointments available don’t suit your schedule, you can even contact Favisbook by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and they will do their best to find you an appointment that will be suitable. Find out more about Favisbook online here.
We all know I’m an advocate for anything that makes life, and travel, a lot easier and this sounds like a great way to actually add in a middle man but to make your travel planning run a lot smoother. If it leaves me more time for trying on bikinis and planning all the amazing food I’m going to eat on a trip, then it’s got my vote!
Have you struggled with visa applications? What’s been the hardest visa application you’ve had to put in? Would you find a service like this helpful?