Zoomlee is a Star!

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Zoomlee is a star in my eyes and here’s why…

I am an avid traveler, and love to be on-the-go exploring places. This calls for effective and safe organization of important documents, without which I can’t get far. With the new Zoomlee app, my dedicated time to prepare documents for my travel has vanished. Prior to my travel dates, I don’t set aside a day anymore, to merely sort out files and documents, gathering important documents that I would require. Zoomlee has taken away that extra time and effort off my shoulders.

Sphoorti Biradar

With Zoomlee’s incredibly intelligent features, I can upload necessary documents with relevant dates from anywhere at any time, and forget about them. Here is the coolest part, Zoomlee even notified me when my passport was about to expire. Now, that’s what I call a SMART app! I was able to share documents with my family members, hassle-free. There was no need to hunt for a local scanning store carrying around my documents. As long as I was connected to the internet, sharing documents was only a click away.

Not to mention, calling for emergency help is made easier than ever before. One can find the nearest police stations, hospitals, consulates, embassies, and more only on Zoomlee. Personally, I am not aware of an application that makes traveling overseas easier than Zoomlee does. No matter which corner of the world I am in, whatever may be the local time, Zoomlee has always got my back. I say this with first-hand experience using Zoomlee to my satisfaction. Download it NOW my friends!

Sphoorti Biradar|Project Assistant|IMG Academy,WME|IMG

 

Helplee!

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Kumar & family

 

Foreign travel for me is always exhausting and with complex immigration rules, it’s stressful as well. I’ve had trouble managing my travel documents, particularly passport and visa pages with their expiry dates. During family travel, my mind always used to be preoccupied with such issues, instead of enjoying the trip. I was looking for a simple but effective tool that would help me and my family. That’s when I came across Zoomlee. It’s a cool app. I can scan and store all my travel documents and they are accessible on-the-go anytime. My favorite feature is that I can access my documents even when there is no connectivity and that came in handy once in an airport when I needed them the most.

Downloading and setting it up in my iPhone was a breeze. One feature I like the most is that it allows me to have multiple pages of the same document and due to this document management is so easy. It gives me all the expiry alerts I need for me to take action and stay compliant.

Now, thanks to Zoomlee, I’m spending quality time with my family during travel, instead of worrying about travel documents.

Kumar travels frequently for business and leisure. He is currently leading the Global Shared Services organization at Mindtree, Bangalore and is a Zoomlee user

 

Staying One Step Ahead

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Christen Gause_Traveling with your family using Zoomlee

As a previous Manager of Business Immigration and years spent filling out visa applications for expats for countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil, Turkey, Schengen Countries and countless others, I know firsthand the amount of detail needed to complete these forms.  I have helped thousands of expats and business travelers navigate the complex and specific list of requirements that are needed to submit visa applications.  As with most busy c-level travelers, applications need to be done quickly, accurately and submitted successfully the first time.  Rarely is time a luxury.  When the CEO needs to travel to China he usually needs to be there in a few days.

Zoomlee is a fantastic resource for busy travelers.  The app allows the user to upload all of their travel related documents such as passports, visas, global entry ID information, frequent flyer memberships, paystubs, driver’s license, health insurance card, or any other piece of information that is required to apply for a visa.  A copy of the actual document can be uploaded along with all of the details such as number, issue dates, expiration dates, issuing consulate, etc.  Having all of this information available to you on your phone in a secure location makes filling out applications a breeze.  Gone are the days where you must delay filling out the forms and filing your application because you need to go home and get your important documents from the safe, shuffle through your emails to find copies of your paystubs, track down a copy of a utility bill to prove your residence location and ask HR for an updated copy of your health insurance benefits that prove you have coverage when you travel internationally.  You will have all this info stored in the app, organized and easy to access.  Having the ability to safely store document copies and data and leave your important documents at home in the safe until you need them to file the application will ensure you don’t lose them in the process. (I have had people lose their passports in between the seats in their car).Zoomlee Immigration Compliance App

 

Once the visa has been obtained the app continues to offer value to the user.  The new visa information is inputted into the app and the app will alert you when the visa is about to expire.  Travelers to the US can fill out and print the declaration form prior to travel.  This will save them from having to find a pen once seated in the comfy and roomy airline seat! After landing in the destination country travelers are able to use the “Be Safe” feature.  Actually, anybody can use this feature, even if at home!  The feature allows the user to click on “Police”, “Hospital” and/or “Consulate”.  If the traveler has GPS or Location enabled on their phone, the “Be Safe” feature will quickly show them were the nearest police, hospital and consulate facilities are.  Having traveled to China and India myself, I am very grateful for this feature.  You never know what local terminology is for police, hospital, and consulate and being unable to speak the local language makes it hard to ask for help.  This app will quickly show you where the nearest facilities are.  I walked around Shanghai for 14 days and only when I was downtown did I find a police station.  A city with 23 million people, the largest city in the world and I found only one police station!  I am married to a law enforcement officer and I was a 911 operator and police/fire dispatcher for 7 ½ years.  If I am traveling alone it is vital that I have the ability to find emergency help quickly to satisfy my husbands and my desire to ensure my safety. The “Be Safe” feature does just this.

 

Five Easy Steps: Keep Health Insurance Information Handy

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Did you ever go to your Doctor’s office and find that you do not have your health insurance card when you were about to check in at the front desk? Not to worry – this happens to all of us. Here are five easy steps to store your health insurance card.

Step 1

Open Zoomlee and choose the “+” sign to add a document

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Step 2

Choose Category and Type – Health: Health Insurance Cards. You can also customize the Document Name (for example) John’s Card

 

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Step 3

Enter required data in the data fields. The Add data field in the screen allows you to add additional text or date field you may need to customize your data entry

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Step 4

Next go to the attachments section and Add the health insurance card by using “Take Photo” or if you already have a picture “Choose from Gallery”

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Step 5

After adding the picture use the “Save” button and you are done

 

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I am assuming you already have Zoomlee downloaded on your phone. If not download now and enjoy a hassle free visit next time you need to go to your Doctor or Dentist’s office. Keep smiling.

Securely Store Any Travel Document in Zoomlee

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Upload, TAG, and set alerts for documents in Excel, PDFs, Word, PowerPoint, Rich Text and more!

It wasn’t long ago that people had no other option than to scan their travel documents, send sensitive travel information to their email accounts, and finally store their passports, visas, trip itineraries, identification certificates, etc., in Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, OneDrive and other cloud storage alternatives.

There are endless problems with this system, but to address the most important one, none of them are securely built to protect your highly sensitive and private documents you need to travel internationally. Zoomlee was engineered to keep your personal identity safe while you travel. Passports, visas and other travel documents can be uploaded to Zoomlee as a PDF, Word Document, Excel, PowerPoint… almost any file format including:

  • Excel (.xls)
  • Keynote (.key.zip)
  • Numbers (.numbers.zip)
  • Pages (.pages.zip)
  • PDF (.pdf)
  • PowerPoint (.ppt)
  • Word (.doc)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Rich Text Format Directory (.rtfd.zip)

Zoomlee Travel Document StorageZoomlee was created as a travel and compliance app that stores and protects your documents; however, there are so many unique features built into this single app specifically designed to make international travel, study, and living easy and safe. One of the newer features is the ability to access every document you have stored even when you are in an exotic location with no network connection.

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Customize Data Fields to Create Expiration Alerts

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Every document you upload to Zoomlee can be customized to include multiple fields specific to that document. Passports can have tracking numbers, issue dates, expiration dates. Visas can have control numbers and expiration dates. Pending documents can have hyperlinked fields for case numbers so you can check the status of work permits or green cards – you can link each case directly to the USCIS official site so you can quickly track the status of your application.

Zoomlee Data Fields Feature

 

Any document that has an expiration date should be utilizing the Data Field feature. Zoomlee is set to remind you 1 month prior to the expiration date of critical documents like passports, driver’s licenses, visas, work permits, and travel insurance. Once you receive the first reminder that a document requires updates, you can then customize the alerts to come in 1 year, 6 months, 3 month, 1 week, or never before action is required.

Data Fields is one of the most unique features Zoomlee offers. No other travel app will track the expiration and case number of so many imperative documents. It is simple to input the information into the Data Fields, and in the long run, it saves you time and money when you aren’t running around at the last minute to renew your passport or paying a rush fee to get it ready before a trip.

Tag Documents Together with Zoomlee’s TAG Feature

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Download Zoomlee and start using the TAG feature to organize your documents. Tagging makes it easy for you to create a group of documents and quickly access what you want, when you want. The TAG feature is simple to use and allows you to create a different color TAG for related documents. When you no longer need that group of documents, to avoid clutter, you can simply delete the TAG because all your documents will still remain in their original place in addition to the Tagged location.

How you can use Zoomlee’s TAG feature:

  • Tag your trips: For each trip you go on, you can create a TAG for that individual trip. This allows you to quickly access your reservations, confirmation numbers, flight numbers, driver’s license or insurance information for car rentals, passports and anything else specific to that trip. Frequent travellers can also use the TAG feature to keep a basic travel folder where they can easily access all documents related to traveling.

Zoomlee app, tag feature

  • Tag your family members: If you have documents for multiple family members stored on Zoomlee you can create a TAG for the entire family, each family member’s documents, or organize them by “passports”, “driver’s licenses”, etc. This makes it simple for you to access the documents you want quickly.

Even if you have a document stored under multiple Tagged locations within Zoomlee, you will only be alerted one time if it requires renewal or action. When that document is updated in one place, it will automatically get updated in every TAG you have it stored.

 

**Tips:

  1. How do you capture documents? Use your smartphone’s camera to capture an image of your document. You can then store this image on your phone. When you Add (+) the document, its category and type will default to “Travel: Passport.” Use the > symbol to go to the next screen. Scroll up or down to choose document type.
  2. How do you add PDF documents? When opening a PDF document from a mail attachment or device, select ‘Open in Zoomlee’. Then, choose to store the PDF document under the appropriate document type and family member.

 

Expat to Expat Advice

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Expat, a blog from The Wall Street Journal, recently published an article titled, “Expat to Expat Advice: Global Nomads Tell All.” In this article they compiled advice from expats who provided their own top tips and tricks for people heading overseas on expat adventures.

Expat, Zoomlee App

Advice from Expats:

“Be really clear on work visa requirements before you set off to look for a job…”

Keep careful records and make copies to survive the bureaucracy.”

Sort out your taxes before, not after”

“Even international schools with U.S. college prep don’t do a great job getting high schoolers prepared

“That I was expected to file U.S. taxes.”

“Get a lawyer and an accountant right away.”