Visa and Passport Updates

August 9, 2018

CIBT Visa News

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2018 - Booth #3545
CIBT will be exhibiting at GBTA’s annual convention in San Diego, CA this year from August 11th - 15th. Stop by booth #3545 to talk to our experts and learn more about our innovative global visa, passport, and immigration solutions. On Tuesday, August 14th, CIBT leaders will be hosting an educational session “Personal Data from Biometrics to Social Media: Is Your Data Secure?” at 10:30 am in meeting room 5B Upper Level. Our session will outline how and why countries around the world are collecting sensitive information, how travelers can protect their data, and practical tips and techniques that travel managers can use to handle these data requests. Learn more about our session.

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.

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

Laos – Washington, D.C.
The rush order processing speed option has been increased from 2 to 3 days. Please plan accordingly if you need your visa to Laos processed quickly. Click here to get started

Singapore – San Francisco
The Consulate of Singapore in San Francisco has updated their visa application form. Click here to find the new form and all of your Singapore visa requirements.  

Consular Closings

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

August 2, 2018

CIBT Visa News

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2018 - Booth #3545
CIBT will be exhibiting at GBTA’s annual convention in San Diego, CA this year from August 11th - 15th. Stop by booth #3545 to talk to our experts and learn more about our innovative global visa, passport, and immigration solutions. On Tuesday, August 14th, CIBT leaders will be leading an educational session “Personal Data from Biometrics to Social Media: Is Your Data Secure?” at 10:30 am in meeting room 5B Upper Level. Our session will outline how and why countries around the world are collecting sensitive information, how travelers can protect their data, and practical tips and techniques that travel managers can use to handle these data requests. Learn more about our session.

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.

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Want a free, easy-to-use tool that allows your website visitors to search for visa requirements for an upcoming international trip? Our Visa Widget provides instant results letting you know if a visa is required for your next trip abroad. It includes a complete list of necessary documentation and gives next steps to apply for your visa. Learn more and download your own customized Travel Visa Widget today.

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

Brazil – San Francisco
The consular fees for visas to Brazil in San Francisco have been updated. Click here to find the most up to date Brazil visa fees and requirements. 

China – San Francisco
Turkish nationals applying for a business or tourist visa to China must include a statement from the applicant detailing the last 3 years of travel. Click here for all of your China visa requirements.

New Zealand – Washington, D.C.
The Consulate of New Zealand in DC has a new work visa application. You can find the new application in our kit on the CIBT website. 

Consular Closings

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

July 26, 2018

CIBT Visa News

Executive Service: Visas for Norway and Israel
Many consulates including Norway and Israel, require some visa applicants to appear in person, a requirement many travelers find intimidating and overwhelming. Our Executive Service is the solution. With Executive Service, a CIBT Specialist works with you personally to complete the forms and application correctly so you have nothing to worry about. We can even book your appointment time and meet you at the consulate to help with any last minute needs. Executive Service is also available for travelers who require visas for Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, and Uruguay. Take advantage of this unique offering today by calling our Executive Service team at 800-632-3943 or emailing them at executiveservice@cibt.com.  

Embassy Registration - Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters
Natural disasters can strike anywhere, in any season, and without warning. 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 or natural disaster occur during your trip. Embassy Registration allows you to stay informed, connected, and safe. Don’t let extreme weather take you by surprise; register today. 

Destination Spotlight – Planning a Trip to India?
India's economy is 7th in the world and growing, drawing not only international business, but tourists as well. All U.S. nationals require a visa to enter India. Whether you are conducting business, or visiting the Taj Mahal, CIBT can help you with all of your visa needs. See your visa requirements and start planning your trip today with CIBT.

Consular Updates

Australia – Washington D.C.
The Consulate of Australia in D.C. has updated their visa application. Click here to access the new application form. 

Belarus – Washington, D.C.
The Consulate of Belarus in D.C. has updated their consular fees. Click here to see your visa fees and requirements

Democratic Republic of Congo – Washington, D.C.
The DRC visa processing speed has increased to 8 weeks. Travelers should plan accordingly and leave enough time for processing when applying for their visa. Click here to get started

Liberia – Washington, D.C.
The Consulate of Liberia in Washington, D.C. has updated their application form. You can find the new form on the CIBT website.

Saudi Arabia
The processing time for the legalization of educational documents and diplomas has increased from 5 business days to up to 5 weeks. Travelers should plan accordingly and allow time for this process when applying for a related visa. Click here to see if you need a legalized educational document to obtain your visa to Saudi Arabia.

Consular Closings

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

July 20, 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.

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.

Digital Photo Service – Fast, Easy, and Stress Free
Most countries require applicants to include photos with their visa applications. Rules and specifications for these photos can be complex and vary by destination and jurisdiction. Finding the time and a place to have your photo taken and printed to these strict specifications can be a nightmare. With CIBT’s Digital Photo Service acquiring the digital photos you need for your visa application is easy! 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. Avoid the stress and see how it works.

Consular Updates

Saudi Arabia
The processing time for the legalization of educational documents and diplomas has increased from 5 business days to up to 5 weeks. Travelers should plan accordingly and allow time for this process when applying for a related visa. Click here to see if you need a legalized educational document to obtain your visa to Saudi Arabia 

Botswana – Washington, D.C.
The visa processing time has been updated to 21 business days. Click here to see if you need a visa to visit Botswana

Consular Closings

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

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