Visa and Passport Updates

February 16, 2017

CIBT Visa News

Upcoming Consular Closures For Russia
Most of the Consulates of Russia across the United States will be closed February 23rd – 24th in observance of Defender of the Fatherland Day. We encourage travelers with urgent travel plans to apply for their visa as soon as possible in order to avoid delays. Visit our Consular Closings page for the complete list of holiday closures.

CIBT Introduces Online Order Feature For Legalization Services
CIBT is pleased to announce the introduction of online ordering for legalization services. It is now easier than ever to authenticate your documents. Simply visit our Legalizations page to start your online order. We will take the time to understand your legalization needs and work with you step-by-step to ensure you get the right documents in a timely fashion. 

Digital Business Cover Letter – A Quick And Easy Way To Produce Your Business Cover Letter
Travelers applying for most business visas are required to provide a personalized business letter from their U.S. employer. This document requires significant preparation with specific wording and detailed traveler information. Use our convenient Digital Business Cover letter to create an accurate letter that you can print out for your application. Start now.

Consular Updates

New Russia Visa Processing Fees For U.S. Nationals
Effective immediately, the Consulates of Russia across the United States have updated their visa processing fees for U.S. passport holders. These changes are valid for all visa types. Visit our website to obtain the latest requirements and apply for your visa.

New Photo Requirements For China Visa Applications
Most of the Chinese Consulates across the U.S. have implemented new rules for visa application photos. Some of the new changes include: new size requirements, and photo must have a solid white background, no shadows, among other changes. Visit our website to obtain the latest requirements and start your China Visa application.

Consular Closings

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

February 09, 2017

CIBT Visa News

Impact Of Winter Storm In Boston And New York
A large winter storm is affecting the East Coast of the United States, including our offices in New York and Boston. Most consulates and the U.S. Passport Offices in this region are closed, which may delay visa and passport processing. We also expect that FedEx and UPS will experience delivery delays into and out of the region. We will contact and advise travelers whose travel may be impacted. You can check the progress of your order by visiting the Order Status page.

United States Executive Order Update
The Executive Order restricting travel for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen has been suspended. Citizens of these seven countries are now allowed to enter the United States. This is a dynamic situation likely to change pending the results of court decisions on this matter. We are monitoring the situation closely and will send more updates as information becomes available.

New Russia Visa Processing Fees For U.S. Nationals
Effective immediately, the Consulates of Russia across the United States have updated their visa processing fees for U.S. passport holders. These changes are valid for all visa types. Visit our website to obtain the latest requirements and apply for your visa.

CIBT Introduces Online Order Feature For Legalization Services
CIBT is pleased to announce the introduction of online ordering for legalization services. It is now easier than ever to authenticate your documents. Simply visit our Legalizations page to start your online order. We will take the time to understand your legalization needs and work with you step-by-step to ensure you get the right documents in a timely fashion. 

Digital Business Cover Letter – A Quick And Easy Way To Produce Your Business Cover Letter
Travelers applying for most business visas are required to provide a personalized business letter from their U.S. employer. This document requires significant preparation with specific wording and detailed traveler information. Use our convenient Digital Business Cover letter to create an accurate letter that you can print out for your application. Start now.

Consular Updates

New Photo Requirements For China Visa Applications
Most of the Chinese Consulates across the U.S. have implemented new rules for visa application photos. Some of the new changes include: new size requirements, and photo must have a solid white background, no shadows, among other changes. Visit our website to obtain the latest requirements and start your China Visa application.

Consulate Of China In San Francisco - New Passport Requirements For Visa Applications
Effective immediately, the Consulate of China in San Francisco requires travelers with passports issued after January 1, 2015 to include their previous passport along with their current passport when applying for a visa. This new requirement is valid for all nationalities and all visa types. Start your China Visa application now.

Consular Closings

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

February 02, 2017

CIBT Visa News

U.S. Immigration Executive Order Impacts
As a result of an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are temporarily suspended from entering the United States. News outlets have reported that these countries are considering restrictive measures for U.S. nationals. As of today, no specific actions have been taken by these countries and we are monitoring the situation closely.

New Russia Visa Processing Fees For U.S. Nationals
Effective immediately, the Consulates of Russia across the United States have updated their visa processing fees for U.S. passport holders. These changes are valid for all visa types. Visit our website to obtain the latest requirements and apply for your visa.

CIBT Introduces Online Order Feature For Legalization Services
CIBT is pleased to announce the introduction of online ordering for legalization services. It is now easier than ever to authenticate your documents. Simply visit our Legalizations page to start your online order. We will take the time to understand your legalization needs and work with you step-by-step to ensure you get the right documents in a timely fashion. 

New Photo Requirements For China Visa Applications
Most of the Chinese Consulates across the U.S. have implemented new rules for visa application photos. Some of the new changes include: new size requirements, and photo must have a solid white background, no shadows, among other changes. Visit our website to obtain the latest requirements and start your China Visa application.

Passing Through A Foreign Country? Check If Your Nationality Requires A Visa
Transit visa regulations change frequently. Depending on your nationality, a visa to transit by air or by land may be required. We ensure our application kits are always up to date so we can provide you with the best travel experience, without you having to worry about the details. Visit our website to verify if your nationality requires a transit visa.

Let The Local U.S. Embassy Know Your Travel Plans
The U.S. State Department recommends U.S. citizens register with the U.S. Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Feel more secure about your international travels by having CIBT register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Registration notifies the U.S. Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Learn more and register.

Consular Updates

Consulate Of China In San Francisco - New Passport Requirements For Visa Applications
Effective immediately, the Consulate of China in San Francisco requires travelers with passports issued after January 1, 2015 to include their previous passport along with their current passport when applying for a visa. This new requirement is valid for all nationalities and all visa types. Start your China Visa application now.

Consular Closings

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

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