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!

 

dont-let-your-travel-plans-hit-a-brick-wallIf you need non-English documents translated to facilitate your passport or travel documents, let us help!  We offer full translation services to our clients to or from any language.
The reason is many governments require that travel documents such as your passport are translated for easy processing.

Our translations are accepted by the USCIS and other U.S. agencies.

Certain countries will require that your police report, medical records, or work history is translated in both English as well as the native language. If you lack these translations, your travel visa or work permit can be denied.

If you would like a quote, just call our offices to get an estimate for the cost of your translation of your travel documents.

Contact us today to get started : (713) 874-1420

Love nature? Love to dive? Dominica needs to be a destination for you. This beautiful country has rain forests, mountains to explore, and over 40 spectacular dive sites. This little jewel in the Caribbean is a definitely bucket list addition for travel buffs.

November through May are the peak months for tourists to visit. You can often score better deals on hotels during the off months, however the off season includes Atlantic hurricane season from June through October, and it includes a rainy season.

United States citizens traveling to Dominica do not need a travel visa for entry for tourist or business purposes. You will need an up-to-date passport.
If your passport does not have blank pages, you can no longer add them. You will need to renew the passport.

We can help you if you need to add pages or renew your passport. Expedited services are available.

Trip Advisor has a great overview of where to stay and what to do in Dominica.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

Take a minute and think about your passport, when does it expire? Your passport basically expires six months before the expiration date. U.S. travelers will be unable to travel out of the country.

expired passport - Google Search.clipularSo what happens if you book a trip out of the country and your passport is within 6 months of expiring? For one, it can put the brakes on your trip.

One woman recounted a tale of being in a Miami airport waiting to board a plane to Cuba when some fellow travelers had passports that expired within the following six months and had their trips canceled right then and there.

It can take 4-7 weeks on average to get your passport from the U.S. Passport Agency, and if you choose to have it expedited, be prepared to still wait another 2-3 weeks.

Using Texas Tower, we can fast-process a U.S. passport renewal. 24 hours from the time you give us your documents, your passport can be in your hand ready to travel with you.

We have a handy list of the documents you need to gather.
First, make sure you meet the requirements to renew your passport. If you don’t meet the requirements, you will need to apply for a new passport.
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Now use the handy list for the documents and items you need to get your passport renewed fast.  All documents must be signed and mailed to us. Unfortunately, you may not scan and email us these documents because the Department of State requires original signatures.  [click to view larger]
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Send your documents to Texas Tower and our trained staff will begin the process to get your passport renewal expedited. Call us today 713-874-1420.

 

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Liberia is a beautiful coastal country.  The following are some of the most common questions asked about traveling to Liberia.

What types of travel visas are necessary for United States citizens traveling to Liberia?
Visas for either tourism and business-type travel are required to enter the country.

Where can I find out the latest travel warnings for Liberia?
The best place to find up-to-date information regarding any travel warnings issued for Liberia is the U.S. Department of State located here.

What documents do I need to provide to Texas Tower to get a Liberian travel visa?
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Yes, you will need to be able to show proof of a recent vaccination for Yellow Fever.

How many blank visa pages are needed?
Liberia will require one blank visa page to stamp on entry. If you need to add pages, it will now require renewing your passport.

If you have any questions about traveling to Liberia or need help obtaining your travel visa, talk to us at 713-874-1420. Our staff is ready to assist you.

 

 

 

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Traveling to Benin? You’re going to need a travel visa to enter the country.

The maximum stay is 30 days. If you need help getting your visa or you simply want to not have to be the one that goes to the embassy or consulate to get your travel papers, let us do it for you.

Just follow the simple instructions below to gather the paperwork necessary to process your tourist or business visa. If you aren’t sure about any part of the process, just let us know and one of our trained representatives can walk you through the process. We can to make the aquisition of your visa as easy as possible.

Also this is a good time to review your passport and make sure you have two necessary requirements covered before your travel to Benin. The first is that the expiration date of your passport is a date that is six months ahead of the completion date of your stay in Benin. The second requirement is that you have one blank visa page in your passport. If you need extra pages or to renew your passport, we can help you expedite that process.

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If you want to check to see if there are any current travel warnings for Benin issued by the U.S. Department of State, you can check here.

Get a taste of what the country looks like. Here is a great travel video that gives an overview of what you can see and do in Benin. This country is located on the western edge of Nigeria, was once one of the most powerful empires in Africa — the Dahomey kingdom.

Ready to get started? Contact us today at 713-874-1420.