[Tagging] visa offices tags

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 01:28:30 UTC 2018

On 08/11/18 11:05, John Willis wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2018, at 7:12 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> 1) this is a commercial firm - not a government 
>> authority/branch/department/etc
>> 2) it 'assist' people to obtain a visa
>> 3) it is not at an airport/seaport/boarder
>> 4) the visa is obtained before travel commences.
>> 5) it is not within the country where the visa is used
> if they don’t issue visas, they are immigration or travel 
> paralegals/lawyers. this sounds like people assisting tourists. An 
> office assisting people trying to get *residence* in a country is 
> certainly an immigration lawyer.
> This does sound like something completely different than the 
> amenity=immigration I am thinking of.
> I am unsure of a tag - but simply office=visa should be out. 
> office=travel assistance or visa assistance or something.

It is an office you go to. You present documents, they ask questions, 
you answer, you pay a fee,
the office fills out forms using that information provided (and they 
then send it off to an embassy/consulate)
and then some time later you get a visa back from the office (but the 
visa itself is actually from the embassy/consulate).

In the above situation, what is wrong with office=visa ? You apply to 
the office, they (usually) get you a visa.
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