Thursday, 6 October 2011

Almost There! Getting The Visa Done

All these years, we had the travel agent arranged for our visas at the Japan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. I've visited the Embassy (and many other embassies in KL) a few times but that's for work. For my own visa application, I had the travel agent do it for me because they do it for free. Why waste petrol and time if others are willing to do it FOC for you, right? Some agents do it for a fee, but I don't buy my tickets from them.

This year we are travelling to Japan on Air Asia and we booked our tickets online so we got to do our visa on our own. Zaini and I took a day off last Friday to celebrate our birthdays and well, the morning of our birthday was spent at the Embassy! Nice, memorable way to spend a birthday, eh! Nothing beats going through the scanner  to go in the Embassy to celebrate our big day. Kakaka

Spent like a total of 3 minutes submitting our application and off we went!

Visas done. Now, what else do we need for our trip? Just some Yen and I think we are set to go! WooT!

29 comments:

  1. I have never spent my birthday in any embassy of any country! Hahaha!!!

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  2. Wah!! You must be really looking forward to your Japan trip! So exciting eh? : )

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  3. That is another thing to check off the list. Almost there now :)

    Japan Australia

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  4. @foong,
    Us? Let's see... we've spent our Hari Raya at Malaysian Embassy in Japan. Kakaka

    Don't know whether excited or not. After the initial talk/discussion on which part to go with Zaini, we haven't been talking much about our impending trip. Plans still up in the air. It's like we get there when we get there and we'll just see what we can attitude for now. o.O

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  5. @Japan Australia,
    Only 54 more days to go! :)

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  6. I miss Japan alot...Been to Japan twice...and definitely will plan another trip again! Especially Hokkaido. Watashi ha ichiban suki desu!

    Angeline

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  7. @Jenny,
    Yeah, total pain in the a** but what can you do about it? :(

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  8. @Angeline,
    Hi! Thanks for commenting.

    Japan is definitely one of those places where one would love to return over and over again. So when is the next trip gonna be? :)

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  9. Looks like another fun trip! It is usually tiring to do the process on our own. But hey, the results after is all worth while.

    Oh I am unable to comment in your other blog "Life in my backyard" I don't know... let's hope this one works o_o.

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  10. The embassy looks so good.I have never been to any embassies because they seem so hard to enter.
    If I have a chance, I would like to go some embassies.

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  11. @LV,
    Some are tiring but some embassies ease the process so it's done in a matter of minutes. The best Consular service I've experienced is at the Chinese Embassy. ;)

    Oh dear, problem commenting. That's no good. :(

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  12. @cocomino,
    The Japan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur is hard to enter. We have to leave our handphone, anything metal at the security area and go through a scanner before entering the Embassy's compound.

    I think you can enter the embassy when they organised a function such as their National Day or similar? ;)

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  13. Lina, will plan a trip there, but not so soon... My second baby going to due soon.

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  14. @Angeline,
    Oh! When are you due?

    Safe delivery. Is it going to be a boy or girl? :)

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  15. Will you be blog posting while in Japan? I hope so. This way I can live the trip through you. I don't think I have been to any embassy before, not even the US Embassy.

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  16. @ACr8teur,
    I most probably will. It will just be a rundown of what we did for the day first, before going all out with in-depth posts and a gazillion photos after we return from our vacation. :)

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  17. Hi Lina, Have you got a count down going where you cross off a day every day. That would make it very exciting for the family.

    Japan Australia

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  18. @Japan Australia,
    Nope but I tell my son how many days it would be before our vacation each morning. ;)

    And my way of countdown is by blogging about it. xD

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  19. 54 days to go!!! YEY!!! :D Traveling is the most interesting thing to do!!!

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  20. @ristinw,
    It's 53 days today. ^^

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  21. Perhaps there is such event.I have to find the day.

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  22. @cocomino,
    Maybe visit the Spanish Embassy with a Spanish friend on their "open" day? ^^

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  23. Have a safe and happy trip!^^ Hey, happy belated Birthday to you and hubby!

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  24. @Alice,
    Thanks for both wishes. :)

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  25. Blogging is a great way to count down to an event :)

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  26. @Japan Australia,
    It is, right? :)

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  27. Congrats! Happy belated birthdays.

    Exciting times.

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  28. @Dan,
    Exciting times indeed. :)

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