Now that you have received your student visa, the next priority should be to book flight tickets, without further delay. We suggest you to compare the rates of various airlines, routes and dates before finalising or contacting a travel agent.Please make sure that you reach the country at least two days prior to the commencing date so as to familiarise yourself with the surrounding. In case you have an orientation class to attend, make sure you reach in time as most overseas institutions are very keen that the student attends the program.
Almost all reputed overseas education consultants have an efficient travel desk department through which you can get flight tickets at relatively economical rates as they avail tickets from different vendors at economical prices.
If you wish to book your tickets directly it would be wise to avoid transit routes,which may require transit visa. Also ensure that you take the shortest route and also flights with minimum stop over to limit your waiting hours for connection flights.
Arranging your pick and drop and accommodation
We advise you not to leave arrangements for accommodation for the last moment. Once the admission is confirmed, the respective university / institution, usually email details of accommodation available on campus or endorsed by them to the student. Pick up and drop with a nominal fee from airport is also arranged, for which the candidate is required to register online, giving the details of his/ her flight itinerary. Similarly for accommodation, candidates are advised to register at the university portal well in advance to avoid last minute confusion. You can contact the travel desk of your overseas education consultant also, so as to ensure a confirmed accommodation.
Packing your luggage can be time consuming and tiring. Do ensure that you have taken all necessary items. Luggage specifications vary from one airline to other. Though most airlines allow a minimum of 2 piece luggages of 23 kg each and also a carry in luggage of 7 kg however do ensure that the size of your luggage does not exceed the specifications.
In case the weight exceeds this limit you will have to pay extra money. It is advisable to buy luggage carriers that have TSA in built lock to avoid damage to bags during baggage checking. Do ensure you carry things of urgent need like necessary currency, Cell phones( in switch off mode), Medicine if any, travel documents, and passport, Visa copy if in the form of separate letter. Do ensure that you don’t have any banned substance in your luggage like explosives,incendiary materials, flammable liquid, aerosols except for toiletries, Infectious materials. Medical laboratory specimens, viral organisms, bacterial cultures. Magnetic materials etc. also come under banned category.