I still remember my first visa that got rejected.
Everyone on Facebook and real life said I would get it.
It took me a long time to understand what went wrong. All those articles that simply parroted about the visa guidelines didn’t make it any easier to understand. But none of them told it from a personal perspective, from a human angle. At least not the ones that I read. And I read a lot.
That moment was the beginning of everything. It led me to start this blog and tell the visa process with help of guides and rules, as well as from a human perspective. Coz’ while important, visa guides all over the internet don’t hold a candle to actual, real-world experiences.
Since then I have travelled and lived in several countries, and have applied for several visas successfully. But that one visa rejection is where I got hooked to digging, talking and wrapping my head around visas.
The mission of The Visa Project is to make everyone visa smart. Starting from backpackers, to digital nomads and expats- anyone who has gone through the vicious cycle of visas. To have free information about the visa extensions, conversions, overstays, blacklisting, deportations, bans and denials.
Today, The Visa Project is managed by me and my wife, who also is part of the visa cycle. To ensure quality and accuracy of information, we regularly check and update our pages.
A techie and an ESL teacher, Deb founded The Visa Project and is the voice behind majority of the articles. When he is not writing about visas, he is probably writing on Medium.
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She is a cat/dog person(both equally), certified Spanish teacher, and lover of fine food. She manages the creative elements of the website as well as the social media management.