VisaList

Know where you can travel with your passport tension free ✈️

Side ProjectGolden Kitty 2018
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Did you ever get frustrated when you decided to travel to a new country? If yes then look no further, VisaList to the rescue. Your quest for tension free visa requirements research is over. VisaList helps you travel to different countries, with the visa requirements along with the documents required.

Reviews
  • Alexander Isora 🦄
    Alexander Isora 🦄Founder @ Unicorn Platform.
    Pros: 

    Simplicity

    Cons: 

    None

    For a russian resident (such as myself) visa is a critical point. When I'm choosing where to go and each my traveling starts from making a list of all accessible countries.

    All the visa requirements data is shattered across hundreds of forum and blog posts: some are outdated, some are just false. It's also difficult to search visa info in official websites because they look like shit and hard to navigate.

    Now I will start my traveling with VisaList 😌

    Good luck Hari and thanks for the awesome product!

    Alexander Isora 🦄 has used this product for one week.
  • Clo
    CloUX Travelling Ethics Privacy | Freelance
    Pros: 

    Straight to the point, easy to use

    Cons: 

    Ads (I'm not a fan)

    Very convenient way to see where your passport allows you to go, and the visa requirements for each country.

    There's also a bit of additional information for each country (eg: currency, time difference).

    I think the product overall is good and has potential, I'm just a bit disappointed in ads because I really don't like them, and I think they make the interface a bit cluttered.

    Clo has used this product for one day.
Discussion
Maker
👋 Hello Product Hunters! :) I spent the last 6 months trying to build Visalist Now your quest for tension free visa requirements research is over: 📖 Story A year back I became a digital nomad and started traveling. I wanted to visit all the countries that I fancied. Soon I realized that you need a visa to most of these countries, few have VOA(Visa on Arrival) and for others, you have to get it through their embassy in home country(in my case India). So now I wanted to see the countries I could go without waiting for 3 weeks to get a visa, did some research. After few blogs and websites finally got the list. Traveled to a new country. After a few months I wanted to go to another country. I had to do the same search, couldn't find the old one, found a new site which had more countries offering VOA. One of my friends told me that when he researching for Vietnam visa, he found almost 10 websites with .gov and it was really confusing. Many blogs don't have links to official websites of embassies. 😤 Problem * No aggregated info of visa related info shown in a useful way. * Most of the existing blogs and website has very less info and are usually outdated. * Lot of research is needed even to go to a single country and this needs to be done every single time. * Difficult to find the official website and data on many websites is outdated. * Pay more than required money to visa agent's 🛠 Solution So I decided to aggregate this info, organize and present it in a useful way to a user and so Visalist was born. While I was talking to my friends about this, I realized many people wanted something similar from a long time. So what this has is * A simple way to find the basic requirements for all the countries you want to travel * Simplified visa requirements like visa-free, visa on arrival, visa not required, evisa, visa required and visa refused (Yes! For North Korea) * A simple map color-coded with visa requirements across the world so you can easily see which countries around you can easily travel to * Visa Requirement details like duration, documents checklist and other requirements for the stay * Which is the official website for that information 💡Things to do * Currently only top 50 countries documents checklist have been gathered. I’m constantly adding more countries every hour! So watch out. * Crowdsourced data is essential, so need to build mechanism so other users can contribute and give feedback as well. * Once the Tourist visa for all countries is covered, I want to add Work visa for countries across the world. We Digital nomads love that. 🐞 How good is it? It definitely noob friendly. It's only been a very short period, so expect some bugs. I will keep adding new features. 🛠 Making I coded, designed and built Visa List using VueJS with NuxtJS for the frontend, MySQL for backend using Golang. I was originally an android developer and learned these just to build Visa List. 💖 Feedback I think every person to explore the world around them and would have faced the problem I faced, so could find value in what I have built. So I would love to know what you think of this and would be more than happy to hear your suggestions and feature requests. Let me know what you want to be added or removed or do I need to build something entirely! Thanks, HaKr! PS: I would like to thank @siddharthkp for the Intro video and @amitchhajer , @ankitjain for their support
@1hakr amazing I literally tweeted requesting a site like this about ten minutes ago! I’d love to be able to enter my dates of travel to that country and have the options of what I need and how to get it. (Let me know if I’ve just overlooked this)
Maker
@bentossell I'm glad you found it useful. Currently there is no option for dates but in the visa details page, you do have document checklist, visa application link and more info!
@bentossell @1hakr I have a list of all countries and their visa requirements if you are interested. It's in GSheets form. I tried to make this idea as a bot but decided to go a different direction. Would also love to host you on a little list of travel tools I am creating. 😃
Maker
@bentossell @ross_kinkade that's wonderful news
Here’s a snapshot of what this looks like for Americans: I suppose I take my passport for granted. Citizens from many other countries don't have this flexibility.
Maker
@rrhoover yes 200 countries to be exact! 😉
@rrhoover say Vietnam 😭
It is amazing Hari, I love the idea, love its UX too, but one and the only thing I would like to give comment is it would be better if you make the colors of VISA FREE and VISA ON ARRIVAL more distinguishable. Upvoted!
Maker
@nhuphan0404 I'm very happy that you find it useful and thanks a lot for the feedback.
@1hakr This is simply brilliant! Loved the UX, especially what you did around the interactive map 😃. Curious - what sort of updates would you be sharing if I subscribe to the website?
Maker
Thanks, @tmatthewj So I wanted to share the latest visa changes that keep happening, like last month turkey remove visa-on-arrival. I believe updates like these will be super useful to travelers.
Nice. Very tidy design with fast loading datas!!! Great job Hari 😼 It's really bit moment but footer was bliked when infinite scrolling was started. But not a big deal hehe. Congrat again !
Maker
@minhoko oh yay! The lazy loading needs improvement! Thanks a lot. Point noted.