The Time is Now: Schedule Travel To Asia to See Your Girlfriend or Fiancée.

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Cherry Blossoms Friends,

 

With oil prices at a 10 year low, airline ticket prices are slowly coming down. This is great news for you if you’re looking to save money on a flight to see your lady!

 

Of course, you’re going to want to plan ahead. A recent study concluded that the best time to book your international flight to Asia (and save the most money) is 160 days in advance.

 

Additionally, it’s best to purchase tickets well in advance if traveling internationally. If you’re planning on travelling to the United States, it’s recommended you buy 54 days in advance. If you’re looking at traveling to Europe, it’s best to purchase tickets 120 days in advance.

 

Cherry Blossoms members, if you’re looking at traveling to see your girlfriend or fiancee AND you want to get the cheapest tickets, right now is the right time to book your tickets.

 

Aloha,

 

Bob

CB Staff

Sources

https://www.cheapair.com/blog/travel-tips/when-to-buy-international-flights/

   http://blog.blossoms.com/?p=2100   

International Travel, Global Entry and You

International Travel, Global Entry, and You!

International Travel, Global Entry, and You!

We know a lot of our CherryBlossoms.com members do a lot of international traveling. If you’re one of them, TSA Global Entry may be for you.  A Global Entry membership grants the ability to skip the usual lines when re-entering the United States and can save many hours waiting. This membership is good for a period of 5 years.

Another perk of global entry is that you are automatically entered into the TSA Pre-check. Pre-check is the the expedited security option that gets you through more than a 150 United States airports faster. (Note from one of our staff members: It’s awesome!)

TSA Global Entry requires a $100.00 fee and there is a vetting process which includes an in-person interview, fingerprinting, and a background check. It can be well worth it if you make several overseas trips a year.  Additionally, TSA Pre-Check on its own costs $85.00, so getting both for $100.00 is a great deal.

 

To find a Global Entry enrollment center, please visit: http://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry

To find out more about TSA Pre-Check, please visit https://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

Sources:  http://travel.usnews.com/features/4-things-every-traveler-should-know-aboutglobalentry/

Traveling To Europe or Asia to Meet Your Fiancée? You Can Find Great Travel Deals

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If you’re following the news, current events like the Zika virus scare and economic downturns in Europe and Asia could make traveling overseas a lot cheaper. If you plan on traveling to see your girlfriend or Fiancée, then this may be the time to do it.

Here are some tips to get the best prices:

1. Airline ticket prices often vary by the day of the week and time of day. Usually the middle of the week is cheaper than say the weekend.
Expect prices to go up near holidays or busy seasons like Spring Break or Christmas.

2. Be flexible with your routes. It’s sometimes cheaper to take a domestic airline to a “hub city” like Los Angeles or New York and then switching to a foreign airline.

There is a minor downside to this: you may have to switch your luggage yourself. In other words, get it from the baggage carousel and then take it to the new carrier’s check in desk. This can be a small inconvenience, but sometimes the savings can be substantial.

3. Use several travel sites or travel search engines. You may also be able to contact airlines directly or purchase directly from their websites. For instance, if you’re using a site like Expedia or Priceline you may not always find the lowest fare. Do some research before you buy.

4. Sign up for the airline reward programs. No matter how little you fly, it’s worth it to sign up for these programs- many offer free upgrades.

5. Book your flight early. The “sweet spot” for getting the best price while buying your airline tickets is about 6-8 weeks before you’re looking to travel.

Hope these tips help!

By the way, if you’re traveling to meet your Fiancée we have tips that will make getting your Fiancee Visa a much easier process. Please feel free to call us at Cherry Blossoms and we will be happy to go over the Fiancee Visa or Spousal Visa requirements. You can reach us toll free at 800- 322-3267.

Good luck and happy travels!

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2016/02/18/travel-providers-offer-deals-amid-virus-economic-conce

CHINA – New procedure with Chinese Translation

Subject: Immigrant Visa Instructions
Date:

From: GuangzhouIVAppoint@state.gov
To:
U.S. Consulate General

#1 Shamian South Street

Guangzhou, China  510133

 

Case Number:

Name  (P)  :

Preference Category:K1

Traveling Applicants:

HUI

IR, CR, IW, IB, K and SB1 visa applicants

Important: As of March 16, 2013, the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou has implemented new visa application procedures. Under these new procedures, a number of services will be provided to visa applicants directly by our authorized partner, CGI Stanley. ALL applicants will need to register directly through CGI Stanley for visa interviews and passport delivery. Only those applicants who register through CGI Stanley will be able to receive their passport after their visa has been processed. Please follow the instructions below to schedule your visa interview appointment through CGI Stanley.

Dear Applicant, Petitioner, or Agent of record:

This office is ready to begin final processing of the immigrant visa applicant(s) named above in this case. Please follow these steps to schedule and prepare for your visa interview:

1.      Once you receive this notice, please visit http://ustraveldocs.com and register a document pick-up location by selecting the “Select Document Delivery Address” option in the Immigrant Visas section of the website. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again. Failure to register prior to your visa interview will result in delay of your visa application.

2.      Once registered, visit http://ustraveldocs.com and select “Schedule My Appointment” in the Immigrant Visas section of the website to schedule your visa interview appointment.

3.      Once you have scheduled your appointment, download the Immigrant Visa Instruction Packet (or K visa Instruction Packet for K visa applicants) and follow the instructions inside it to prepare the necessary documents for your visa interview. Instruction packets can be found by selecting “Prepare Documents” in the Immigrant Visas section of http://ustraveldocs.com.

4.      All applicants, regardless of age, must complete a medical exam and vaccination(s) with one of our designated panel physicians at least two weeks prior to the visa interview. (Please refer to the detailed instructions in the instruction packet.) Applicants must bring a copy of this letter with them to their medical exam.

5.      On the scheduled date and time, the applicant(s) should come to the Consulate with all required documents and a copy of this letter. Applicants who do not bring a copy of this letter may not be allowed into the consulate for their interview.

Failure to follow these instructions will result in delay of your visa application. Please do not reply to this email. Any replies sent will not be received. If you have any questions, please use the following web site to contact us: http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/immigrant-visa-unit-question.html.When communicating with our office about your case, please provide your name and case number exactly as shown in this letter.

Sincerely,

Chief, Immigrant Visa Unit

The Chinese translation for this appointment letter is as follows:

IR, CR, IW, IB, K , SB1 类别的签证申请人

重要通知2013316日起,美国驻广州总领事馆将实行移民签证申请的新程序。在这些新程序下,一系列的签证服务将由我们授权的合作伙伴CGI Stanley提供给签证申请人。所有申请人必须直接通过CGI Stanley进行安排签证面谈时间以及登记文件送达地址,只有通过CGI Stanley登记的申请人才能在签证批准之后收到他们的护照。请按照以下指引使用CGI Stanley提供的签证服务网站安排你的签证面谈时间。

亲爱的移民申请人,美国申请人,或指定代理人:

本馆即将开始对你的移民签证申请进行最终的处理。请上述列明的签证申请人按照以下步骤安排你的签证面谈时间并为面谈做准备:

1.     收到此通知后,所有签证申请人必须立即登陆签证申请服务网站http://ustraveldocs.com的移民签证信息页面点击“选择文件送达地址”进行登记。如你已经在此网站登记,无须重复此步骤。未能在签证面谈前登记将会对你的申请造成延误。

2.      登记完成后,所有签证申请人必须登陆同一网站选择“安排约见时间”进行签证面谈时间的预约。

3.      一旦你安排面谈时间后,你必须从此网站上下载“移民签证申请说明”包裹,(K类签证申请人应下载“K类签证申请说明”),并务必仔细阅读所有的相关信息,严格按照指引准备面谈所需的材料。签证申请说明包裹可从网站http://ustraveldocs.com移民签证信息页面的“准备资料”链接中下载。

4.      请注意,所有移民签证申请人,不论其年龄大小,均应在签证面谈至少两周前到指定的机构进行体检与接种疫苗(详见签证说明包裹内指引)。请上述的申请人带上此通知并在体检时向体检机构出示该通知。

5.      申请人应在安排好的面谈约见时间,带上此通知和面谈所需材料来到领事馆。签证面谈时未能够出示此信的申请人将无法进入领事馆面谈。

未能按照指引办理将会对你的申请造成延误。请勿直接回复此电邮,因为我们无法收到任何对此电邮的回复。如果你有任何关于移民申请的问题,请使用本馆网站上的咨询表格与我们联系,网址为:http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/immigrant-visa-unit-question.html  在进行咨询时请提供你正确的名字及档案号码。

此致,

美国驻广州总领事馆移民部

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