There are different Schengen Visa types, available for different category of applicants. The different types of Schengen visas are described below:

1. Uniform Schengen Visas (USV)

This type of Schengen visa is issued for travelling to all of the Schengen countries. This type of visa comes in three categories:

Type A: This is transit visa, issued to those who have an onward flight and will transit at airport of any of the Schengen countries. This type of transit visa does not allow one to exit the airport.

Type B: This is another type of Schengen visa, which also allows the traveler to exit the airport and stay in the country for up to five days. This visa is also suitable for those who are going to pass through one or more Schengen countries by car, bike, or by other means.

Type C: This is a short term visa, issued to those who want to stay in one or more Schengen countries for a specific period of time. The duration of visa depends on date of your return ticket, reason for reason - the Embassy/Consulate of the country will assess these requirements and provide the issue for required duration, accordingly.

The Type C visa comes in three forms:

Single Entry:  This allows the holder of the Schengen visa to enter the Schengen country and then even travel to other Schengen countries only once. Once you have exited from the Schengen region, you can not enter any of the Schengen country again.

Double Entry: This visa allows the holder of Schengen visa to enter a Schengen country, exit and enter again one more time.

Multiple Entry: This allows you to enter and exit Schengen countries as many times as you want, but until the validity of the visa, which is normally 90 days from the day of visa issuance.

2. Limited Territorial Visa (LTV)

This visa allows its holders travel to only one Schengen country, which issues the visa. In some cases, this visa allows you also to enter two or more specific Schengen countries. If someone has to travel to more than Schengen countries, he/she will mention this in his visa application in order to be granted for this visa.

This visa, in some cases also issued to those who don't have a valid travel document, i.e passport, ID card and need to travel to a Schengen country on an exceptional reason e.g emergency of any type.

3. National Visas

Those individuals who want to travel to a Schengen country for study or work purposes are issued with this visa. Sportsmen, artist or any other highly skilled professional are also issued with this visa. Individuals who are granted permanent residence in a Schengen country are also issued with National Visa. National Visas are also offered for single and multiple entry.

You may like find out the list of Non-Schengen countries in Europe that do not require Schengen visa to enter but country's own visa.

You may also be interested to find out list of Non-Schengen countries you can travel without visa if you have Schengen visa,  countries you can visit visa-free if you have US visa.

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If you hold a US Visa, you can enter many other countries without requiring Visa for that country. Here is the list of countries you can go visa-free with your USA visa.

 Antigua and Barbuda: Stay allowed up to 30 days. US$ 100 visa exemption fee will be payable upon arrival.

 Albania:  Stay allowed up to 90 days.

 Belize: Stay allowed up to 30 days. US$ 50 visa exemption fee will be payable upon arrival.

 Colombia: Stay allowed up to 90 days but only for holders of Chinese, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese passport holders.

 Costa Rica: Stay allowed up to 30 days and must have multiple entry US visa.

 Chile: Stay allowed up to 90 days but for Chinese passport holders only.

 Dominican Republic: Stay allowed up to 90 days.

 El Salvador: Stay allowed up to 90 days for certain nationalities only. Please check with El Salvador Embassy in your country to see if you are exempted from their visa.

 Guatemala: Stay allowed up to 90 days for certain nationalities only. Check with Gutemala Embassy in your  country to see if you're exempted from their visa.  

 Georgia: Stay allowed up to 90 days.

 Honduras: Stay allowed up to 90 days for certain nationalities only. Check with Honduras Embassy in your  country to see if you're exempted from their visa.  

 Jamaica: Stay allowed up to 30 days for certain nationalities only. Check with Jamaican Embassy in your  country to see if you are exempted for visa.

 Montenegro: Stay allowed up to 30 days.

 Mexico: Stay allowed up to 180 days.

 Nicaragua: Stay allowed up to 90 days but for certain nationalities only. Check with Nicaragua Embassy in your country  to see if you are exempted.

 Philippines: Stay allowed up to 7 days but for Chinese and Indian nationals only.

 Panama: Stay allowed for up to 180 days if your US visa is still valid for at least two more entries.

 Serbia: Stay allowed up to 90 days.

 Sao Tome and Principe: Stay allowed up to 15 days.

 Taiwan: Passport holders of come countries can apply for online visa.

 Turkey: Passport holders of certain countries can apply for online visa.

You may also like to view list of countries you can travel to without requiring visa, if you hold Schengen Visa.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_United_States

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Each hemisphere of human brain performs different functions and one of which is dominant over the other. Left half of the brain formulates solution in a systematic, logical way following the step-by-step fashion whereas, the other half processes information in all-at-once manner and it works in an unstructured, unsystematic and illogical way. This right-brain driven thinking is the secret behind creative thinking. Contribution of these two halves of the brain towards the solution of a problem determines the level of creativity in someone. One can easily enhance his creativity by following the techniques given below.

  • Do not be so hard on yourself and take some time off to relax because the more you think over a problem the sooner your brain shuts down and stops producing creative and innovative solutions. If you fail to produce fruitful results even after investing a great deal of your time in the problem, simply take a break go out for a walk. But NEVER let the thought of 'giving up' cross your mind.

  • Say goodbye to your humdrum routine and start exploring new places, read something new and different choose a genre that you have never read before, meet new people, talk to them. Gathering different perspectives helps you to analyze a problem from different angles in an efficient way.

  • At a very early age we learn to do things in the conventional way how they are being done for years, we are told that there is only one right answer to a problem and we start looking for it in a systematic way by shutting down the activity of the very part of the brain that controls our creative thinking. Allow yourself to be impractical, ask yourself questions like 'What if I do this the other way and see what happens. Break, bend or design a few rules of your own.

  • Keep track of the ideas that you come up with. Attack a problem from every possible aspect and see if you were able to produce something useful and note down every idea that you get in a journal.

These are some of the many techniques on how to enhance your creativity. We hope you found this article useful.

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Throwing out everything in the bin creates a huge amount of garbage, which is very unfriendly to the environment and also very difficult to manage, along with the heavy costs that are also involved.

Recycling is a responsible thing to do, so here is how you also can start recycling things from your house:

Step 1: Find Out What You Can Recycle

Look for different things that you usually throw in the bin, look in your drawers, almirah, kitchen. You will find many things that you usually throw and which you can now start recycling.

Step 2: Dedicate a Recycling Area

Look for a place in your house where you can put items that you want to recycle. It may be a portion of your kitchen, a store room, or in your garage. 

Step 3: Look for Recycling Agents

There may be many companies or charities in your area that collect and recycle products. Some of them recycle everything, some metal, some papers, some only plastic - you have to check with them

Step 4: Keep Recycling and Reusing

Imagine how much waist you have saved from becoming garbage! Not only this, you also have allowed your used stuff to be reused, and at a lower price.

Now if you have decided to start collecting stuff for recycling, at the same time, also start buying recycled products from the market. You will find many recycled stuff in the market like cutlery, stationery, toys, DIY materials, toiletry, and many more

These were the easy tips to start recycling and save the environment. I hope you got encouraged to start recycling and to buy more recycled products? You may comment below sharing with others what you think about recycling and buying recycled products and their benefits.

Also read: Disadvantages of using plastic bagsThere are also some benefits of using plastic bags, read about these here.

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Christmas is a much awaited time of the year. It is coupled with holidays, winters, shopping, food and a lot of festivity. Christmas is a time to remember and look forward to.

The Best

The Excitement

We all get excited around Christmas. The anticipation of the unforeseen is certainly the crunchiest thing about Christmas. The waiting for gifts and looking forward to the joy of family get-togethers is one of the greatest things about Christmas.

Gifts

Everyone loves to get presents. Christmas presents are fun to shop for and even greater fun to get. A nice surprise always adds up to the great memories.

Shopping

Shopping before Christmas is one of the few times when you can get great deals of most of the commodities. It gets even better at Boxing Day. People save up money to do tons of shopping around Christmas.

Family Time

All around the year, people are busy and don't have time to have family meetings and get-togethers. But the Christmas holidays allow people to catch up with their families and have a nice family time.

The Worst of Christmas

Crowded Malls

Christmas season is the season of shopping with dramatic reductions and huge sales. You would see the shopping malls and stores flooded with shoppers. It is very annoying when all you need is a few cans of soda and you have to fight through all the insanity of shopping.

Missing Friends

Christmas is strictly thought to be the family time. You see distant relatives as well. This could get on nerves for some people who can function without friends. A few days without meeting the friends could be unbearable.

Extreme Cold

When we think on Christmas, the thought of having snow all around is most natural. Christmas season is incomplete without snow but it could be extremely annoying as well. Imagine being locked inside the house because of snowfall or dangerous slippery roads.

Travelling

Many people need to travel and leave their base to get together with the family on the Christmas. Travelling around Christmas is a nightmare as you would need to see never ending queues and over crowded airports and other modes of transport.

With all the sweetness and spice, we surely love Christmas.

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