A visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country. Visas are granted by the country that you are traveling to in advance of your arrival.
Passport, Visa and Border Crossing Information.
By air: Since June 1, 2009, all U.S. citizens (including infants and children) entering the U.S. by air must present a passport or other approved travel document.
By sea/land ports: U.S. citizens entering the U.S. at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents complying with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST), or an enhanced drivers license (EDL).
Refer to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security for more U.S. re-entry information.
Assistance with Passports and Visas
U.S. Citizens leaving the U.S.
For information about your destination countrys entry and visa requirements, refer to the U.S. Department of State and Foreign Entry Requirements. Many countries require that you obtain your visa before you enter their country. If your itinerary includes a transit stop (e.g. connecting flight) in a country that is not your final destination, you may also need a transit visa regardless if you plan to exit the airport or not.
Travel safety tips
Canadian Citizens traveling internationally
For visa and entry requirements for your itinerary refer to Canada Foreign Affairs. Many countries require that you obtain your visa before you enter their country. If your itinerary includes a transit stop (e.g. connecting flight) in a country that is not your final destination, you may also need a transit visa regardless if you plan to exit the airport or not.
Citizens of all other countries
For U.S. visa information, refer to the U.S. Department of State Visa Web site. For travel to all other countries, refer to Visa and Consular Section of the Embassy for the country you are visiting.
How long does my Passport need to be valid for?
It is recommended that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months after your intended return. Each country you visit has their own rules with regards to length of validity.
My Passport has expired how do I get one in a hurry?
For U.S. Citizens an expedited passport can take up to one month to receive. For specific information please visit www.travel.state.gov. For citizens of other countries check with your local passport bureau or Consulate.
Do I need a passport to leave the U.S. and travel to the Caribbean, Canada or Mexico?
All U.S. Citizens require a passport if flying from any city in the U.S. to any city in Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean
We offer Visa services if you leave in western countries and some countries including Dubai , Qatar , brazil etc , please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire your visa services . you must have a valid passport up to six month validity from your return date .
Some countries permit certain nationalities to enter without an advance visa, but other conditions may apply for entry and the stay.
If your destination allows others of your nationality in without a visa, don't automatically assume that you won't need one, especially if you are planning to stay for extended periods (i.e. to work study or immigrate either temporarily or permanently). In fact, it's a good idea to inquire if you're traveling for any reason other than being a typical "tourist". This includes getting married, speaking to an audience or congregation (even if unpaid), journalism, research, professional photography, etc. Check to make certain of your status before entry.
Schedule an appointment and report to your Embassy or Consulate where your appointment for a visa interview is scheduled, at least 15 minutes advance in the scheduled appointment time.