promorepublic-com-clipular-6Curious about where to say goodbye to 2016 and celebrate 2017? There’s still time to get your travel plans arranged, get your passport if you need it and your travel visa.
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1. Las Vegas – In the United States but don’t want to go to NYC? Las Vegas is a great place to ring in the New Year in the U.S.A. If attendance last year on the Strip and Fremont Street is an indication of what to expect this year, you will be partying with 300,000 others who want to bring in 2017 with a bang.

2. Bangkok –  There will be parties held throughout, but the biggest New Year’s Eve party will be held at Central World shopping complex. Thousands are expected to attend.

3. Paris – The City of Lights is bringing in the New Year in grand fashion this year. Party it up at the Eiffel Tower or attend the festivities at Champs-Élysées.

4. Sydney – There will be a traditional light parade in Sydney Harbour, and more than one million people gathered last year – crowds of a similar size are expected this year.

5. London – London lights up on New Year’s Eve as fireworks shoot from rafts on the Thames and the foot of the London Eye. The best spots for watching are Victoria Embankment and the South Bank. Many viewpoints will require tickets, so call ahead to be sure.

6. Jost Van Dyke – Don’t want to bundle up for New Year’s? Visit the smallest of the British Virgin Islands. The party starts early on December 31st and continues for 2 full days of merriment.

7. Rio De Janeiro – Grab yourself a caipirinha and sink into the massive crowd of over 2 million partiers. This party rivals Carnival and happens en masse on Copacabana Beach.

8. St Francis Bay – In South Africa, one of the craziest parties takes place at The Ruins. A paid admission is required and it sells out fast. Definitely a party destination to put on your bucket list.

9. Vagator – Club 9 Bar Little Vagator located in gorgeous Goa, on the beach, this is a great place to bring in 2017.

10. Reykjavik – Iceland goes all out for New Years with an enormous fireworks display that shouldn’t be missed.
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Bonus recommendation: Cuba is only 90 miles away from the coast and is a hot destination for U.S. travelers this year!

 

With many American states given the reprieve until 2017 to comply with identification requirements, having a passport for travel within the United States still isn’t a thing. In the future, that may change. In the meantime you still need your passport for traveling outside the United States. Here are some of the most common passport issues we see daily and how to handle them.

expired passport - Google Search.clipularYour passport is within 6 months of expiring.
You might as well consider your passport expired if there is less than six months left until the expiration date. Go ahead and renew your passport.

The country you’re entering requires a blank page in your passport for stamping upon entry, and you do not have the blank pages available. 
Until January 2016, you could add pages to your passport. Now you need to go through the renewal process to add pages, no matter how much extra time is left until expiration.

Remember! No glasses in passport photos now
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You are an adult that wants their first passport. 
Applying for your first passport can seem daunting with the documents you need to gather. However, our service can make it easy. Just look over what you need to do to apply for a U.S. passport through Texas Tower and let us get your passport for you.

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passports and visas

Can someone have two passports?
Yes, if you meet certain requirements. If you are traveling between politically sensitive countries or you need to get a visa stamp plus need to travel internationally at the same time – you qualify. Learn more here.

Have a newborn and need to travel internationally? You need a passport. 
We can obtain passports for your children from newborn to 15 years of age. Children over that age will need to use the adult passport form.

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Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged passport?
We can assist you in that. We have some forms you need to fill out and we can help you get your old passport canceled and your new passport in your hands.

Avoid delays and keep your name current on your travel docs.
Marriage, divorce, adoption, and other life events can cause a change in your name. Make sure your name on your identification matches your passport exactly. If you need to update, let us help you apply for a name change on your passport.

get-your-travel-visa-to-kenya-fastKenya has long been a jewel in the tourism industry of Africa. The few years haven’t been so positive for Kenya.

The country has had some setbacks to their tourism industry after making news headlines with multiple terrorist incidents. The Ebola outbreak in 2014 further diminished tourism. As a result, the Kenyan government is pushing forward a set of initiatives to help kick-start its tourism industry.

Along with regaining tourism in Keyna, neighboring Tanzania continues to grow as well as South Africa as tourist destinations for United States citizens. Other African nations such as Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda are becoming more commonly visited.

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Nairobi National Park

Americans traveling to Kenya will need a travel visa, Texas Tower can help you obtain your travel visa and skip the trip to the embassy. We do the legwork for you! Get started here: Kenya Travel Visa.

Here is a video overview of the top 10 coolest things to do in Kenya.