Archives: Visa

Vietnam Visa – How to apply for a Vietnamese visa

Are you thinking about traveling to Vietnam? A Vietnam visa for business and tourism purposes will be needed before you can take your trip to Vietnam. Vietnam offers single entry visas that are valid for 30 and 90 days, as well as multiple entry visas that are valid for 30 and 90 days. Also, you will need to provide a passport that is in good condition and valid for at least 6 months after you depart Vietnam. Your passport should have at least (2) blank visa pages in your passport to allow for any stamps that need to be put into your passport book. Also, if you will be connecting flight, you may need to obtain a transit visa in certain countries that your flight will be connecting. Inquire with your airline provider.

Vietnam Visa Requirements

To obtain a Vietnam visa for tourism purposes, you will need to provide the necessary documentation required by Vietnamese Immigration. These documents include a Vietnamese visa application form, an original, signed United States passport and at least (1) approved passport photograph.

To obtain a Vietnam visa for business purposes, your documents should include an original, signed United States passport, at least (1) approved passport photograph and a business letter. The letter should include a description of the applicant, a description of the business actions that will take place, and declare the type of visa along with desired validity length. Lastly, the business letter should be written on the company’s letterhead you are employed with.

Vietnam Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Vietnam
1233, 20th St., NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Phone
202.861.0737
202.861.2293
Fax
202.861.0917
202.861.0694
Consulate General of Vietnam

 

1700 California St.
Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
Phone
415.922.1577
415.9221707
Fax
415.922.1848
415.922.1757
Consulate General of Vietnam

 

866 UN Plaza
Suite 428
New York, NY 10017
United States
Phone
212-644-0594
212-644-2535
Fax
212-644-5732

Additional Vietnam Information

Capital Hanoi
Currency Dong (VND)
Language Vietnamese
Electricity Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type A / C / G
Country Code +84
Time Zone Indochina Time (UTC+7)

Uganda Visa – How to apply for a Ugandan visa

Is a family member or yourself entering Uganda? If so, you will need to obtain a Uganda Visa for tourism, business, and official purposes. Also, you will need to verify if your passport is in order and up to speed. Uganda requires certain guidelines regarding passports. These guidelines include a validity time frame of 6 months after you depart Uganda, and a minimum of (2) blank visa pages to accommodate for visa stamps.

Uganda Visa Requirements and Process

Regarding a Uganda visa, for a tourist visa, you will have to provide the documents required by Uganda Immigration. These documents include your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, a Uganda visa application form, an itinerary of your trip, (2) passport photographs and proof of a yellow fever vaccination. Also, you should provide a copy of your hotel reservations with the applicant’s name on the reservation for the hotel, or if staying with family or friends a notarized letter of invitation from them is required.

If traveling on business to Uganda, you will need to provide everything needed for a tourist visa with one addition. A business letter must be included from your employer and written on your employer’s letterhead. The letter should include a description of the applicant, a description of the business actions that will take place, and declare the type of visa along with desired validity length.

For an official visa, you will need to provide a Uganda visa application form, an original and signed United States passport, and an itinerary of your trip. Also, a State Department Letter from the United States Department of State. The State Department letter should include your detailed purpose of travel to Ivory Coast, names and addresses of establishments you will visit, and the dates of the trip. The letter should address the “Embassy of Uganda, Washington, D.C.”

Uganda Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Uganda
5911,16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
United States
Phone
202.726.0416
Fax
202.726.1727
Consulate General of Uganda
New York
Uganda House, 336 East, 45th Street
New York, NY 10017 -3489
United States
Phone
212.949.0110
Fax
212.687.4517
212.687.3220

Additional Uganda Information

Capital Kampala
Currency Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
Language English, Swahili
Electricity Voltage: 240 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type G
Country Code +256
Time Zone EAT

Puerto Rico Visa – Visa & Travel Requirements for a Puerto Rican Visa

Will you be traveling to beautiful Puerto Rico on your next vacation? Being that Puerto Rico is a United States territory, you will not need to obtain a Puerto Rico Visa in order to travel to Puerto Rico.

You will not need a passport to travel as a United States citizen that is returning from or traveling to any U.S. territories. You will need a valid driver’s license or state-issued photo identification.

The following list will provide you with destinations that are United States territories and will not need a passport or visa to travel to.

The U.S. Territories are as follows:

Guam

Puerto Rico

The U.S. Virgin Islands

American Samoa

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Swains Island

Any U.S. citizen that returns directly from and U.S. territory has not been considered to have left the U.S. and does not need to have a passport present.

However, if you want to travel to other neighboring islands of Puerto Rico, then we advise that you make sure your passport is in order and up to date to avoid difficulties that may arise when traveling to nearby countries.

Your passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity left on it when you end your trip to Puerto Rico. Some countries will require a certain validity time frame after you leave that country. Some countries will require 1 month, some will require 6 months. It will all depend on the country you plan to visit. We recommend that you inquire with the country’s Embassy in which you wish to travel before traveling there.

Also, your passport should have at least (2) blank visa pages. The blank visa pages will allow for any visa stamps that need to be placed in your passport. At the time, issues have arisen due to the lack of visa pages in a passport book. So to avoid any difficulties while traveling, we recommend that you keep these two guidelines in mind.

NOTE: US Passport Help Guide has no Embassy or Consulate information for Puerto Rico.

Additional Puerto Rico Information

Capital San Juan
Currency United States dollar ($) (USD)
Language Spanish and English
Electricity Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Power sockets: type A/B
Country Code +1-787, +1-939
Time Zone UYT (UTC-3)

Venezuela Visa – Visa & Travel Information For Venezuelan Visa

Looking to travel to Venezuela? Is Venezuela the next destination for you? You will have to obtain a Venezuela Visa in order to travel to Venezuela for tourism and business purposes. Also, you will need to provide a passport that is in good condition and valid for at least 6 months after you depart Venezuela. Travelers have been denied entry to Venezuela because their passport books were in poor condition or there were less than 6 months of validity left on your passport. Venezuelan Immigration official is strict regarding traveler’s passports. Also, you should have a minimum of (2) blank visa pages in your passport to accommodate for any stamps that need to be put into your passport book.

Information For Venezuela Visa & Travel

Currently, we only have information on obtaining a Venezuela visa for business purposes. In order to obtain a Venezuela business visa, you will have to provide the proper documentation.

These documents include:

  • Venezuela Visa Application Form
  • (2) approved passport photographs
  • An original, signed United States Passport
  • An itinerary of your trip to Venezuela
  • Hotel Reservations in the applicant’s name
  • A Business Letter that includes a description of the applicant, type of business that will be conducted, declare the type of visa and validity length, and proof of sufficient funds. All of which should be written on your employer’s letterhead
  • A Business Invitation that includes a description of the applicant, type of business that will be conducted, and declare the type of visa and validity length. All of which should be written on your employer’s letterhead
  • A Letter of Incorporation which is a copy of the company’s Certificate of Incorporation.

Though we do not have to information for the documents needed for a tourist visa to Venezuela, all documents mentioned above with the exception of a business letter, a business invitation, and letter of incorporation are usually what is asked for.

Venezuela Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Venezuela
1099 30th Street
Washington, D.C. 20007
United States
Phone
202.342.2214
Fax
202.342.6820
Consulate General of  Venezuela

545 Boylston St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
United States
Phone
617.266.9475
617.266.9368
Fax
617.266.2350
Consulate General of Venezuela

20 N Wacker Dr., Suite Nº 1925, 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
United States
Phone
312-324-0907
Fax
312-580-1010
Consulate General of Venezuela

2401 Fountain View Dr #220
Houston, TX 77057
United States
Phone
713.974.0028
713.974.9002
Fax
713.974.1413
Consulate General of Venezuela

1101 Brickell Av., Suite 901
Miami, FL 33131
United States
Phone
305.577.4214
Fax
305.372.5167
Consulate General of Venezuela

400 Poydras Street
Suite 2145
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
Phone
504.522.3284
504.524.6700
Fax
504.522.7092
Consulate General of Venezuela

7 East 51th Street
New York, NY 10022
United States
Phone
212-826-1660
Fax
212-644-7471
Consulate General of Venezuela

311 California Street, Suite 620
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
Phone
415.955.1982
Fax
415.955.1970

Additional Venezuela Information

Capital Caracas
Currency Bolivar Fuerte (VEF)
Language Spanish
Electricity Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Power sockets: type A / B
Country Code +58
Time Zone VET (UTC – 4.5)

Yemen Visa – Yemen Visa & Travel Information

Is Yemen the next destination that you have in mind? If so, you will have to obtain a Yemen visa in order to travel there on tourism, business, and official purposes. Also, your passport should be in order and up to date. A minimum of 6 months validity should be left on your passport before traveling to Yemen, a minimum of (2) blank visa pages should be in your passport book, and a transit visa may be needed if connecting flights in specific countries. Inquire with your airline company about the details of your flight and if a transit visa is necessary.

Yemen Tourist Visa

Currently, we do not have the necessary documentation needed for a tourist visa. However, the documents that are typically needed are a Yemen visa application form, your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, (2) passport photographs, an itinerary of your trip, and proof of a yellow fever vaccination. Also, you should provide a copy of your hotel reservations with the applicant’s name on the reservation for the hotel, or if staying with friends, a notarized letter of invitation from them.

Yemen Business Visa

To obtain a business Yemen visa, your documents should include a Yemen visa application form, your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, (2) passport photographs, a doctor’s note that confirms the applicant is free of contagious diseases, business letter and business invitation. A business invitation should entail an introduction of the applicant, the type of the business being conducted on the trip, and state the type of visa and desired validity length. The same will apply for a business letter with one more requirement. You will have to prove adequate funds for your traveling purposes with a business letter. Both the letter and invitation should be written on the company’s letterhead that you are employed with.

For an official visa, your documents should include a Yemen visa application form, your signed United States passport with at least 6 months validity, (2) passport photographs, and a State Department Letter addressed to the “Embassy of Yemen, Washington, D.C.” and should describe the reason for the trip along with travel dates.

Yemen Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Yemen
2319 Wyoming Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States
Phone
202.965.4760
Fax
202.337.2017
Consulate General of Yemen 
413 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
United States
Phone
212.355.1730
212.355.1731
Fax
212.750.9613
Consulate General of Yemen
1255 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
Phone
415.567.3036
Fax
415.567.3371

Additional Yemen Information

Capital Sana’a
Currency Yemeni Rial (YER)
Language Arabic
Electricity Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type A / D / G
Country Code +967
Time Zone UTC+3

 

Tuvalu Visa – How to apply for a Tuvaluan visa

Are you thinking about traveling to Tuvalu? You will not need to obtain a Tuvalu visa for tourism purposes for up to 3 months. You will, however, need to obtain a Tuvalu visa for business purposes that is usually valid for 3 months.

To obtain a Tuvalu visa for business purposes your documentation should include the applicant’s original, signed United States passport with 6 months validity after departing Tuvalu and a minimum of (1) blank visa page, Round-trip or onward ticket to prove your departure from Tuvalu, and proof of sufficient funds by providing your most recent bank statement.

Though a visa is not required for tourism purposes, you should ensure that your passport is up to date and in order. Below are some guidelines to keep in mind regarding your passport.

Tuvalu Passport & Visa Information

Passport Validity- Your passport should have a minimum of 6-month validity on it after your departure form Tuvalu. This will allow preventing any issues from arising at the port of entry in Tuvalu. Also, you can travel to countries that border Tuvalu worry-free with 6 months or more validity on your passport

Blank Visa Pages- We recommend that travelers have a minimum of (2) blank visa pages to allow for any needed visa stamps.

Transit Visa- A transit visa may be required if you will be connecting flights. Some countries will request travelers to provide a transit visa when connecting flights in that country. Ask your airline provider or your travel agent about the details of your flight.

Tuvalu Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of TuvaluNew York 800 Second Avenue, #400 B, New York, NY 10017
Phone
212.490.0534
Fax
212.808.4975

Additional Tuvalu Information

Capital Funafuti
Currency Australian dollar
Language Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)
Electricity Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type I
Country Code +688
Time Zone UTC+12

Turkmenistan Visa – How to apply for a Turkmen visa

Thinking about a trip to Turkmenistan? You will need to obtain a Turkmenistan visa in order to travel to Turkmenistan on business, tourism, or official purposes. Turkmenistan offers both single and multiple entry visas for tourism and business purposes. Also, your passport needs to be in order and up to date before your trip to Turkmenistan. Your passport should have at least 6 months validity left on it before you travel to Turkmenistan, as well as a minimum of (2) blank visa pages to allow for any needed visa stamps.

Turkmenistan Visa Requirements

To obtain a Turkmenistan visa for tourism, your documentation should include, a Turkmenistan visa application form, an original, sign United State passport, (2) approved passport photographs and a Letter of Invitation that is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Turkmenistan.

To obtain a Turkmenistan visa for business purposes, your documents should include everything needed for a tourist visa with the addition of a business letter. A business letter should have a description of the applicant, state the nature of the business being conducted, type of visa along with validity length, and provide evidence of adequate funds.

For an official Turkmenistan visa, your documents should include, a Turkmenistan visa application form, an original, sign United State passport, (2) approved passport photographs, and a State Department Letter addressed to the “Embassy of a Turkmenistan, Washington, D.C.” and should include the applicant’s name, along with applicant’s passport number, the purpose/reason for the trip, and the dates in which you will be traveling.

 

Turkmenistan Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of TurkmenistanWashington, DC 2207 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington DC, 20008
United States
Phone
202.588.1500
Fax
202.588.697

Additional Turkmenistan Information

Capital Ashgabat
Currency Turkmen new manat (TMT)
Language Dzongkha (Official) – Bhutanese speak a number of Tibetan dialects.
Electricity Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / F
Country Code +993
Time Zone TMT (UTC+5)

Tokelau Visa – How To Apply For A Tokelauans Visa

Deciding on a trip to Tokelau? You will not need to obtain a Tokelau visa in order to travel to Tokelau for tourism purposes. However, you will have to obtain a Tokelau visa for business purposes. Also, you should make sure your passport is valid and up to date before your trip to Tokelau. Below is a list of requirements regarding your passport.

Passport Validity- Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your intended departure from Tokelau. This will help prevent any issues from arising while your travel.

Blanks Visa Pages- Your passport should have a minimum of (2) blank visa pages to allow for any visa stamps that will be necessary.

Transit Visa- A transit visa may be necessary if you are connecting flights in another country. Some countries will require travelers to have a transit visa while connecting flights in that country. Inquire about your flight details.

Currently, we do not have the exact documents that are needed for a business visa to Tokelau, but we will provide you with what is typically asked for.

  • Tokelau visa application form
  • Original, signed United State passport
  • (2) passport photographs
  • An itinerary of your trip
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccine
  • A business letter that states the type of business that will be conducted, a description of the applicant, the type of visa and validity length desired, and proof of sufficient funds. The letter should be written on the company letterhead.

Tokelau Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of TokelauWashington DC 37 Observatory Circle NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States
Phone
202.328.4800
202.328.4887
202-328-4803
Fax
202.667.5227
202.265.9238

Additional Tokelau Information

Capital Fakaofo largest city in Tokelau, not capital
Currency New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Language Tokelauan, English
Electricity Frequency: V50HzVoltage:  220V
Country Code +690
Time Zone UTC+13

Togo Visa – How To Get A Togolese Visa

Is Togo your next destination? If so, you will need to obtain a Togo visa in order to travel there. A Togo visa that is issued on arrival will be valid for 7 days with the option to extend that period. However, there may be delays in extending the period of time due to high traffic. You will also need to provide a passport that is in order and up to date. Your passport should have a minimum of (2) blank pages in it to allow for visa stamps, and a minimum of 6 months validity after you depart Togo.

Togo Visa Process

To obtain a Togo tourist visa, your documents should include a Togo visa application for, (3) acceptable passport photographs, an original, signed United States passport, an itinerary of your trip, and proof of yellow fever vaccination.

To obtain a Togo business visa, your documents should include everything needed for a tourist visa plus a business letter. A business letter should include a description of the applicant, the types of business that will be conducted, the desired visa along with validity length, and proof of sufficient funds.

To obtain a Togo official visa, your documents should include a Togo visa application for, (3) acceptable passport photographs, an original, signed United States passport and a State Department Letter addressed to the “Embassy of Togo, Washington, D.C.” The letter should explain to the purpose of travel, travel dates, the applicant’s name, and their passport number.

Togo Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of Togo
Washington, DC
2208 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States
Phone
+1.202.234.4212
Fax
+1.202.232.3190
Consulate General of Togo
New York, NY
112 East 40th Street
New York, N.Y. 10016
United States
Phone
212.490.3455
212.490.3456
Fax
212.983.6684

Additional Togo Information

Capital Lome
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)
Language French
Electricity Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C
Country Code +228
Time Zone GMT (UTC+0)