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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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!

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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.