But for those making their own arrangements, especially if you are visiting several countries, you will need to keep check on things and arrange visas well in advance. www.visumdirekt.se is usually well updated. For safety’s sake, check with the embassies or consulates. India, for example, is a bit special regarding visas. If you want to apply for a visa and have a passport issued after the 1st of January 2010 you must, according to Visum Direkt, show the invalidated previous passport or bring a document from the police stating that it is invalidated. In many cases your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return trip!