Visa and Passport Updates

December 13, 2018
CIBT Visa News

New Document Preparation Service for Cambodia and Pakistan
Need a convenient way to complete your Cambodia or Pakistan visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service.

Holiday Closures
The CIBT offices will be closing at 5pm CT on December 24th and will remain closed on December 25th to celebrate the holiday season. Many consulates nationwide will be closed during this time period as well resulting in an increase in processing times. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly if you have any pressing visa application needs. Click here to see all of the consular closings and visit the CIBT website to get started on your visa application today.

Traveling This Winter? Don’t Get Caught in The Cold with a Non-Valid Passport
Did you know that a passport with less than six month’s validity may stop you from traveling? Many of the most popular destinations, including all European countries, require that your passport is valid for at least six months after your trip. If you don’t have enough validity you may not be permitted to board your flight and government officials can deny entry upon your arrival. Don’t get stuck in the cold this winter with a passport unsuitable for travel.  Renew your US passport with CIBT today. If you’re traveling soon don’t worry: we can secure your passport in as little as a day. Click here to learn more

Consular Updates

China – Washington, D.C. 
If travelers have been granted a China visa in the past, they must provide a copy of the most recently issued China visa when applying for a new one. Click here to start your visa application to China

Indonesia – New York City
The Consulate of Indonesia has increased their processing fees for business and tourist visas. Click here to see your requirements and fees for a visa to Indonesia

Consular Closings

United States
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 consular closings to see the complete list of U.S. closures.

December 6, 2018
CIBT Visa News

New Document Preparation Service for Egypt
Need a convenient way to complete your Egypt visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service. 

Travel Frequently? You May be Eligible for a Second U.S. Passport 
Having a second passport is beneficial if you travel abroad frequently. CIBT can obtain a second U.S. passport on your behalf. The benefit of having a second passport is that you will be able to keep one passport with you as you travel, while the second remains at your home or office to be processed for your next trip abroad. To obtain a second passport, you must meet certain requirements. Visit our website to learn more.

China’s Strict Photo Requirements - Your Photo Could Influence Your Visa Approval
China is one of the top visa destinations in the world with some of the most strictly enforced photo requirements. Photos are required as part of the visa application and must meet very specific rules including size (exactly 48mm tall and 33mm wide), date taken, and facial position among others. If these rules are not met, your visa application could be denied. You can avoid that risk with CIBT’s Digital Photo Service. Use your own camera and take a photo in the comfort of your home or office, then simply upload it to our website. We will take care of the rest and ensure your photo meets government and consular requirements. See how it works.

Consular Updates

Bangladesh – New York City and Washington, D.C.
The Consulate of Bangladesh has increased processing times from 4-5 business days to 6 weeks. Please plan accordingly if you have any upcoming travel plans to Bangladesh to ensure your visa is processed in time for trip. Click here to get started

Nepal – Washington, D.C.
Ghana nationals applying for business or tourist visas to Nepal must now provide a round trip flight itinerary with their visa application. Click here to see your requirements for a visa to Nepal

Consular Closings

United States
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 consular closings to see the complete list of U.S. closures.

November 29, 2018
CIBT Visa News

New Document Preparation Service for Algeria, Ghana, and Indonesia
Need a convenient way to complete your Algeria, Ghana, or Indonesia visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service.

Embassy Registration for Holiday Travel
The holiday season is here and if you are traveling abroad, it's not too late to sign up for Embassy Registration. Our Embassy Registration service provides travelers with important information about safety conditions in the countries they are visiting and can help them make informed decisions about their travel plans. This service also allows the local U.S. Embassy to contact you should any unexpected event occur during your trip. Embassy Registration allows you to stay informed, connected, and safe. Learn more and register here.

Don’t Put Your Winter Travel Plans at Risk, Ensure Your Passport is Valid
Many of the most popular destinations, including all of the European countries, require that your passport is valid for at least six months after your trip. If you don’t have enough validity you may not be permitted to board your flight and government officials can deny entry upon your arrival. CIBT can secure your passport in as little as a day. Click here to get started

Consular Updates

Thailand
Travelers who have visited a Yellow Fever risk area within the last three months must provide a copy of a valid Yellow Fever Certificate when applying for a visa to Thailand. Click here for all of your Thailand visa requirements. 

Consular Closings

United States
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 consular closings to see the complete list of U.S. closures.

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