Hello, I’m Mukul, the founder of Help With My Visa. I’m here to share a bit about who I am and why I started this platform.
I was born and raised in India, a country with a rich history, diverse culture, and delectable cuisine. However, one challenge that stands out for many Indians is the limitation of our passport. According to the Henley Passport Index, Indian passports are ranked 90th in the world, granting visa-free access to only ~38 countries.
Now, let’s compare this to some of the world’s strongest passports: Japanese passport holders can travel visa-free to 193 countries, Singaporean passport holders to 192 countries, and German passport holders to 191 countries. On the other hand, U.S. passport holders have visa-free access to 185 countries. This stark contrast highlights the issue known as “passport inequality.”
My journey with this issue began a few years ago when I applied for a U.S. visa. Despite my best intentions, my application was rejected after a brief interview, with no avenue for appeal. This experience was not only disappointing but also eye-opening.
The issue of visa refusals extends beyond my personal experience. According to U.S. State Department data, in 2020, the refusal rate for B-visas (tourist and business) was approximately 25%. That’s a quarter of applicants facing disappointment, financial loss, and wasted time.
Driven by a desire to combat passport inequality and help others navigate the often complex visa process, I founded Help With My Visa. This platform is designed to assist not only individuals with ‘weaker’ passports but also anyone looking to travel, study, work, or settle in a new country.
Help With My Visa aims to provide comprehensive visa-related information and connect users with seasoned visa consultants and immigration attorneys. Our mission is to offer support and guidance, ensuring you’re not alone in your journey.
At Help With My Visa, we strive to bridge the passport inequality gap, making the world more accessible one visa application at a time. We are committed to helping turn your travel or immigration dreams into reality.
Welcome to Help With My Visa. Together, let’s navigate towards a more accessible world.