Visa and Passport Updates

May 17, 2018

CIBT Visa News

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.

Travel Advisories for Mexico
The U.S. State Department recently updated its travel advisories for Mexico. They range from “Exercise Normal Precautions” to “Do Not Travel” depending on the region. 

In situations like this we strongly recommend that you sign up for Embassy Registration if traveling to Mexico in the near future. Our Embassy Registration service provides you with important information about safety conditions in Mexico or any country you are visiting and allows the U.S. Embassy to contact you should any unexpected event occur during your stay. Be a responsible traveler and stay informed, connected, and safe with Embassy Registration

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. Get started today by getting the visa requirements for Brazil.

Visa and Immigration Solutions for the Nordics
CIBT offers all of our easy and innovative visa and immigration solutions to travelers in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. If you know someone in need of visa and immigration support in the Nordic countries, have him or her email us at acctmgmt@cibt.com. We will help them get where they need to go. It's simple and convenient.

The CIBT Office in Atlanta Has Moved
We are excited to announce that CIBT has a new address in Atlanta. Our new location is less than a mile from our previous office. You can now find us at 5775 Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 320, Atlanta, GA 30328.

Consular Updates

Memorial Day Closures 
All CIBT offices and consulates nationwide will be closed Monday, May 28th, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. Please plan accordingly if you have any pressing visa or passport needs. Click here to see all of the consular closings, and visit the CIBT website to get started on your visa application today.

Business Visas for Israel - Houston
Travelers needing a visa for business to Israel must now submit 3 months of bank statementsDownload your visa application kit today.

Visas to Iraq - D.C. 
Processing times for visas to Iraq have decreased from 20 days to 15 days. View application requirements now.

Consular Closings

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

May 10, 2018

CIBT Visa News

The CIBT Office in Atlanta Has Moved
We are excited to announce that CIBT has a new address in Atlanta. Our new location is less than a mile from our previous office. You can now find us at 5775 Glenridge Drive, Building B, Suite 320, Atlanta, GA 30328.

Have Business Associates or Operations in Norway, Sweden, Finland, or Denmark?
CIBT can now assist with visa and immigration needs in the Nordic countries. With the acquisition of the leading visa provider in the Nordic countries, Visumservice, travellers in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark can now take advantage of CIBT’s easy to use website and application kits, which are available in all the local languages as well as in English. Contact us at acctmgmt@cibt.com for more information.
 

China’s Strict Photo Requirements
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, 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.

Embassy Registration - Travel Responsibly
Feel more secure about your international travels by having CIBT register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Our Embassy Registration service provides travelers with important information about safety conditions in the country they are visiting and allows the U.S. Embassy to contact them should any unexpected event occur during their stay. Be a responsible traveler and stay informed, connected, and safe with Embassy Registration.

Consular Updates

Malaysia – Washington, D.C.
Travelers are required to provide their most recent bank statement as proof of sufficient funds when applying for a visa to Malaysia. See more requirements.

Russia – Washington, D.C.
The Consulate of Russia is experiencing a seasonal increase in visa applications. All 8 day processing times have increased to 10 days. See all Russian requirements and processing options here.

South Korea – San Francisco
The Consulate of South Korea requires that all business cover letters have an original signature. Copies and digital signatures are not accepted. Apply today.

Consular Closings

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

May 3, 2018

CIBT Visa News

CIBT Expands to Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway
CIBT service is now available in all four Nordic countries: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway. CIBT has expanded to include over 50 professionals in five wholly-owned offices across the region with the acquisition of the leading visa provider, Visumservice. Travelers in these countries will now be able to experience our easy to use technology, website, and application kits, all of which are available in the local languages as well as in English. If you or those you support are in need of visa and immigration solutions in the Nordic countries please contact us at acctmgmt@cibt.com.

CIBT – Group Travel Solutions 
Arranging international group travel is complicated whether it’s a professional meeting, an incentive program, or even a wedding. CIBT is the industry leader in group travel solutions for inbound travel to the United States or outbound travel anywhere in the world. Let our team handle the complexities of ever changing visa and entry requirements. We have the tools, solutions, and years of experience handling international corporate events, conferences, and groups of all sizes. Relying on our experience with groups means that you can focus on what matters. We offer customized and flexible solutions, dedicated resources, and you’ll benefit from our unparalleled global presence and preferential pricing. Visit our website or contact our Account Managers at acctmgmt@cibt.com today for more information about how we can solve your group travel challenge.

Passport Replacement Service
Need a convenient and fast way to replace your stolen or damaged passport? With our Passport Replacement Service you can replace your stolen or damaged passport free of charge in as little as a day. You will also benefit from automatic enrollment in the CIBT Passport Expiry Program to ensure you are never left with an expired passport. Click here to get started.

Embassy Registration - Travel Responsibly
Feel more secure about your international travels by having CIBT register your trip with the U.S. Department of State. Our Embassy Registration service provides travelers with important information about safety conditions in the country they are visiting and allows the U.S. Embassy to contact them should any unexpected event occur during their stay. Be a responsible traveler and stay informed, connected, and safe with Embassy Registration.

Consular Updates

Bangladesh – Washington, D.C.
Applicants are now required to upload a digital photo in addition to including two actual photos with their visa application. See all of your Bangladesh visa requirements

India – Washington, D.C.
The Consulate of India in D.C. has updated their processing speeds for U.S. nationals from 10 business days to 7 business days. Apply today

Uzbekistan – Washington, D.C.
Rush processing is no longer available. See your processing speed options by viewing our Uzbekistan visa kit 

Consular Closings

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

April 26, 2018

CIBT Visa News

Visa and Immigration Solutions for the Nordics
CIBT offers all of our easy and innovative visa and immigration solutions to travelers in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. If you know someone in need of visa and immigration support in the Nordic countries, have him or her email us at acctmgmt@cibt.com. We will help them get where they need to go. It's simple and convenient.

Digital Photo Service – Your Photo Could Influence Your Visa Approval
Consulates have very strict rules when it comes to photo specifications and requirements, and will deny a visa application if their guidelines are not met. Specific requirements can range from head angle, expression, background, lighting, accessories, and size, and can vary based on destination and jurisdiction. With CIBT’s Digital Photo Service, simply upload your photo to our website and we take care of the rest to ensure your photo meets government and consular requirements. Click here to learn more.

Destination Spotlight – Planning a Trip to China?
Not only is China a manufacturing and exporting powerhouse making a huge impact on the world economic stage, but it is also the world's number one tourist destination receiving roughly 56 million tourists a year. All U.S. nationals need a visa to enter China. Click here to see your visa requirements and start planning your trip to China today with CIBT.

Stay Informed and Connected While Abroad with Embassy Registration
Due to the increasing number of tragic events around the world, all business travelers and tourists are urged to stay vigilant and aware of their surroundings while abroad. CIBT encourages anyone traveling to a foreign country to sign up for Embassy Registration. Our Embassy Registration service provides travelers with important information about safety conditions in the country 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.

Consular Updates

China – New York
Processing fees for Romanians going to China have been updated. Click here to see what your processing fees are for a visa to China

Malaysia – Los Angeles
Single-entry visa fees for Malaysia are now $10 and multiple-entry visa fees are $20 for all nationalities. Click here to see your requirements.  

Russia – New York
The Consulate of Russia in New York is experiencing a seasonal increase in volume, which can affect processing times. Apply today to see current processing times. 

Consular Closings

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

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