Planning a trip to Ghana? You will need a travel visa to enter the country if you’re visiting for business or tourism purposes.  The good news is we can get your travel visa in 1-2 working days if you need it expedited.

We have put together a handy list for obtaining both business and tourism class travel visas.  Just gather the required documents and we can do the rest for you. Best of all, you’ll save a trip to the consulate. We do the legwork for you.
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It’s not a constant rule, but Ghana frequently requires a yellow fever vaccination for travelers over nine months of age. We can check to see if it is required at the time of your travel.

For travel warnings, the State Department has a portal for Ghana-issued travel warnings.

Sights to see in Ghana
Here is a fantastic overview of just a slice of what you can see in Ghana from the official tourism board.

Let us make your trip to Ghana easy as possible, leave the acquisition of your visa to us! Get started here at our Ghana visa page.

 

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Did you know Kenya was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E.?  This country is rich with natural wonders and history, but to enter the country you’re going to need a travel visa.

Our service allows United States citizens to gather the paperwork and then save a visit to the consulate by letting us do the work for you.

While standard processing time can be five to ten working days, we can expedite your Kenya visa if you need it in a hurry for delivery in just one to two working days.

Here is a fast overview of the paperwork our staff will need from you for each type of visa.

Remember, if you aren’t sure what to do or feel confused, just contact our offices at the phone number at the end of this article, one of our staff is ready to help you through the process of getting your Keyna visa.
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No matter how many times you’ve been to a country, it’s always a good idea to see if there are any travel warnings. We recommending utilizing the information from the Department of State for Kenya travel warnings.

A few things to know about all types of Keyna travel visas:

  • You may only apply 90 days prior to your departure date.
  • Maximum Stay: 90 days
  • Only U.S. U.K. and Canada passport holders may be issued multiple-entry
  • Visa not required if only airport transit

Want a sneak peak at the beauty of Kenya? Here’s a great travel video that shows a the diversity of the sights to see in Keyna:

If you have any questions, just contact our staff at 713-874-1420.

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If you’ve been putting off renewing your passport because you don’t want to deal with chasing the paperwork or standing in the long lines, it’s time to consider outsourcing the task. You can fill out the documentation you need to renew your passport, send it into us and get your passport back much faster than using the U.S. Passport Agency. Here are some of the most common questions and answers we get regarding passports.

Can I just apply for a new passport online?
Yes and no. You can do much of the documentation you need online but you will have to print your forms and send them to Texas Tower. We created a passport renewal checklist to follow for passport renewal that makes it easy to get your documents gathered and sent so you can get your passport renewed quickly.

Which form is the correct one for renewing a passport?
The usual form for renewing a passport is Form DS-82 is used for passport renewals. Depending on your situation, additional forms may be required.

How  Close to the expiration date of my passport do I need to renew?
Some international destinations will require that your passport has more than 6 months before the expiration date at the completion of your trip.

I changed my name, do I have to renew my passport?
If your name has legally changed due to marriage, divorce, or other reason , and you have updated your state-issued identification- you’re going to need to renew and change your name on your passport and travel documents. The name on your passport much match your other identification or it can halt your travel plans.

I got my passport at 14 and it’s now expiring.  How do I renew this passport?
You will most likely need to apply for a new (adult) passport.

I understand that a passport photo needs to have a plain background, can I just take a selfie?
You can take your own photographs for your passport photo, but there are some requirements you need to meet.
You can’t just snap a selfie for your passport photo. We highly recommend using a professional passport photo service to get your passport photos.
Here are the requirements :
Size : 2×2 inches
Identical images
Must be full color
Frontal face view only with plain white background
No headgear
If you use a hearing aide, hairpiece or wig, – wear them for your photo.
No eyeglasses or sunglasses may be worn for your photo as of November 1st, 2016

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The State Department quoted me a wait time of 6-7 weeks for my passport.I need to leave before then.  Can Texas Tower get it any faster?
You bet we can. Our standard service time is 8-12 working days and if you need an expedited passport, we can get you a 24-hour passport renewal.

What happens to my expired passport? 
Your old passport will be cancelled and returned to you with your new passport.  It’s a good idea to keep your old passport in a safe place as it is one method of showing proof of your U.S. citizenship.

What is the renew passport process?
We streamlined the process so it’s very quick and easy.
1- Gather the documents on the passport renewal checklist.
2- Send to our office with the passport agency fee + service fee.
3- Receive your passport in 8-12 business days or 24 hours for expedited service.

If you have a passport renewal question, contact our offices at 713-874-1420 or on Twitter, we’re ready to answer!

gambia travel tourism visaTraveling to the beautiful west African  country of Gambia is when you do a little pre-planning.  It can be hectic to put together an international trip. Travelers coming in from the United States will need a current passport, that has an expiration date more than 6 months past the completion date of the traveler’s visit to Gambia.

You will also need a travel visa to enter the country as either a tourist or for business purposes. To have more time to prep for your trip and spend less time going to the embassy or consulate, let us do the legwork for you. One thing we cannot do for you is obtain your mandatory vaccination to enter Gambia. Currently you must be vaccinated against yellow fever and malaria is recommended. You can get up-to-date warnings through the State Department for Gambia so no part of your trip will be delayed.

Just follow the overview to gather the paperwork you need, we will do the rest.
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Curious about what to see and do in Gambia? Here is a video detailing some of the highlights to experience in Gambia

Standard processing time for your Gambia visa is 5-10 working days, however we can have your visa delivered to you within 1-2 working days if you need the process expedited.

We can help you with any of the follow services you might need:

  • passport
  • visa
  • certified birth certificate
  • document translation to or from any language

Talk to our staff today at 713-874-1420 if you have any questions about traveling to Gambia, or aren’t sure about some of the paperwork.

Uzbekistan is known for its Silk Road and is a must-see when you visit. The legacy of the rule of Emperor Timur is evident in the striking architecture.

For both business and tourism purposes, you will need a travel visa to enter the country of Uzbekistan. We can help you skip the trip to the embassy if you utilize our services to obtain your travel visa.
Here is all you need to get together for either type of travel visa:
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Uzbekistan doesn’t have travel warnings issued too often. United States travelers can get the latest travel warnings from the U.S. Department of State warnings for Uzbekistan

Take a minute to check your passport. You will need to see an expiration date that is six months past the completion of your visit to Uzbekistan. If your passport is expiring in that time period, talk to us about also getting a renewal of your passport. Additionally if you merely need extra pages in your passport book, we can obtain those for you too!

Curious about the sites to see in Uzbekistan? Wild Frontiers has put together a great overview for seeing the Silk Road and beyond.

Get your trip to Uzbekistan started by letting the work of getting your travel visa get done by us. Our staff at Texas Tower has decades of experience processing travel visas, expediting passports, and we save you time so you can concentrate on stress free travel.

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You don’t have to be at the mercy of other people, the public transportation system, or taxis when you travel internationally. If you have a valid U.S. driver’s license and you are over 18-years of age, you just qualified for an International Driver’s License.

Why get an International Driving Permit?
If you want to be in command of your own time when you travel, the best way is to get an international driving permit and see your destination country on your own schedule.

I have a driver’s license here in the U.S., can’t I just use that to rent a car overseas?
Your state issued driver’s license in the United States won’t be recognized as a valid instrument for operating a vehicle in another country. That’s where an International Driving Permit (IDP) comes in.

Where do I take the driver’s test?
There is no special test required to obtain an IDP. You will need to be a legally licensed driver in the United States. Most foreign governments will allow you to legally operate a vehicle in their country.

I’m 19 and a licensed driver, can I get an International Driver’s License?
Yes! The minimum age to get an IDP is 18 years of age.

How long is an IDP good for after issuance?
An IDP is good for one year from the issue date.

How can I check to see if the country I am traveling to will allow me to use an IDP?
If you aren’t sure that you’ll be able to use an IDP during your travels, contact our office and we can give you the latest information on the validity of using an IDP in the country or countries you plan on traveling to. Just call 713-874-1420 during regular business hours or reach out to us at Twitter or Facebook.

What does an International Driving License look like?
Here’s one example:
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Is it possible to apply online for an International Driver’s License?
Yes, the process is easy. Just fill out our order form, and we’ll do the rest for you.

Those are some of the most common questions for International Driving Permits. Got a question we didn’t answer? Just ask!

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When a person gets married, divorced, or otherwise makes a name change – the driver’s license and social security card often are the first to see a change to the new moniker.

Another must-do is to update your passport. This eliminates the chance of being detained or delayed in your travels because your name on your passport does not match your other travel documents. This is especially important for newlyweds planning a trip out of the country for a honeymoon, and one or both has changed their names on their driver’s license or other identification to reflect their new status.

Updating the name on your passport is easy. The service you will need is reapplying .

You will need a copy of a document such as a certified marriage certificate that verifies the name change. Other than that difference, there are no more special requirements than applying for a renewal of your passport.

Call our offices today at (713) 874-1420 if you need to change the name on your passport and have any questions. A team member can walk you through the process.

Bangladesh is a beautiful country to visit. Travelers arriving from the United States into Bangladesh will need a travel visa to enter. Here is a brief overview of how easy we can make getting your travel visa, so all you have to do is plan your trip!

The processing time is 4 days and the maximum stay in Bangladesh on a business or tourist visa is 30 days.

To expedite your travel visa, we can make the trip to the embassy for you and all you need to do is fill out the forms and get them our office. We do all the rest for you.
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Here’s a great video from the Tourism Board with an overview of the diverse sites in Bangladesh. If you haven’t considered visiting Bangladesh previously, put it on your must see list on this #TravelTuesday.

Although Belarus is a relatively recent addition to the political map of the world, the history of the ex-U.S.S.R. country is very old. The country has been working to develop a tourism and corporate travel industry.

United States citizens visiting Belarus will need a travel visa to enter the country for either business or tourism purposes. The maximum stay on an entry visa is 30 days. The average processing time is 3-10 working days. If you need your visa processed faster than standard time service, we can expedite your travel visa to Belarus in just 1-2 working days.

Here’s an overview of how easy we can make the process. Just gather the requested documents and we do the rest!
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Curious what to see and do in Belarus? Here is a video from the Belarusian Ministry of Tourism.

As you can see there is a ton of sites and activities to explore in Belarus. If you have a trip scheduled to Belarus, let us take the hassle out of getting your travel visa. We also offer passport services, certified birth certificate, and document translation services. Contact our offices to get started : 713-874-1420.