Visa and Passport Updates

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.

November 20, 2018
CIBT Visa News

Thanksgiving Closings
CIBT would like to wish all of our customers a happy holiday weekend. All CIBT offices and many consulates nationwide will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, 2018. Please 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. 

Live Webinar – Major in Mexico: Corporate Immigration, NAFTA, USMCA
With a new President, a growing economy, and new trade agreement framework in place, Mexico presents both significant opportunities and significant challenges for international businesses in 2019. Join our immigration experts at Newland Chase, a CIBT Company, on Wednesday, November 28th, for this live, interactive webinar. Get an in-depth look at Mexico and its immigration and legal landscape as your company plots its course for the new year ahead. Can’t make the time? Don’t worry, a recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar. Register 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 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. 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

Brazil Visa Processing in as Little as 5 Days
Getting a visa for Brazil has never been faster. In some jurisdictions we can obtain a Brazil visa for business or tourism in as little as 5 days. Click here to see how fast a Brazil visa can be processed in your jurisdiction.

Consular Updates

China – New York
When applying for a work permit to China, a letter of invitation is no longer required. Click here to see what your requirements are for a visa to China.

India
processing time has increased from 3 business days to 5 business days for all electronic visas. Click here to start your India visa application.

Consular Closings

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

November 15, 2018
CIBT Visa News

New Document Preparation Service for Bangladesh 
Need a convenient way to complete your Bangladesh 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.

Thanksgiving Closings
All CIBT offices and many consulates nationwide will be closed Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, 2018 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Please 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. 

Holiday Travel and Seasonal Passport Rush
The holidays are here which is a busy season for passport applications and renewals. Many popular visa and non-visa destinations require a passport with at least six months validity, without which airlines may not permit boarding and government officials can deny entry upon arrival. If you plan on traveling for the holidays or have a trip booked within the next 6 months, ensure that your passport has more than 6 months of validity remaining. The end of year passport rush can cause backlogs and delays, but CIBT is here to help. We can renew your passport in as little as a day. Avoid unexpected travel disruptions and uncertainty, learn more and renew your passport today.

Consular Updates

China – New York
When applying for a work permit to China, a letter of invitation is no longer required. Click here to see what your requirements are for a visa to China.

Consular Closings

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

Concierge Service

Don’t put your travel plans at risk. A dedicated Concierge Service specialist will manage the entire process from start to finish, providing the expertise necessary to ensure your request is approved as quickly as possible. Experience the certainty and convenience of our Concierge Service.

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Visa Pre-Check

Have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline?  CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays.  A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to confirm your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly.

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Digital Photo Service

Need a fast, easy and inexpensive way to get a photo you can use for your passport or visa application? Use your own camera in the comfort of your home or office. Simply click and then upload your photo to our website. We will take care of the rest ensuring your photo meets government and consular requirements.

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