How (1)There’s nothing worse than getting to the airport, ready to get your boarding pass- and your passport name doesn’t match your identification.

Newly married, newly divorced  are among the most common reasons for a name change. If all your identification doesn’t match, you’re not going anywhere until it does.

A good thing to do is either change your name well in advance of your departure or wait until you get back to handle all the name changes. Otherwise, your trip might stall in the security check.

Photo courtesy of Department of Homeland Security
Photo courtesy of Department of Homeland Security

Here’s all you need to do to get the ball rolling for an updated passport. First make sure you meet the requirements to reapply.

Then gather the following documents and items: (click to view larger)
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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.

Travel Hacks for Getting Your Passport and Travel Visa Effortlessly

The actual beginning of every trip whether business or pleasure begins with planning. Then getting your tickets. Once you have your destination, make sure your passport is up-to-date and then if you need a travel visa, we can show you how to skip making a trip to the embassy.

How getting a passport through Texas Tower works:
Depending on the type of service you need, we have set up a specific passport page to assist our clients. We have a dedicated page for each type of passport request, set up with easy to follow instructions and what forms we need from you to process your passport request.

If you have any questions, we pride ourselves on the fact during business hours you will always talk to a person, never an automated service. We like to deliver a one-on-one service because each passport application is unique as the person requesting it. If you need your passport as fast as 24-hours, we can process that too. Get started on your passport here.

Since a travel visa isn’t a one-size-fits-all-countries endeavor, we have a dedicated page for each country, and whether or not they require a visa for entry for United States citizens. If a visa is required, we have a form that will list exactly what paperwork you need to provide us. Our agent will make the trip to the embassy on your behalf. Tap to choose your destination country.

One of the best travel hacks you can do when you’re gearing up for an international trip is outsourcing your passport and/or visa acquisition. This frees you up to plan your trip instead of standing in line. Call us today if you have any questions at 713-874-1420.
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How to Get Your Russian Visa for 2018 FIFA World Cup

We’re only in March of 2017 and here we are talking about traveling to Russia in 2018, right? Well, start planning ahead because this destination is going to get busy fast. Russia is host to the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14th through July 15th, 2018.

Over the past several years, Russia has worked towards rebuilding their tourism industry and is a destination that should definitely be on your bucket list as a country to experience.

You will need a visa to enter Russia for both business or tourism purposes, fortunately we can take do the work for you and then all you have to do is pack and make sure you have your passport ready to go (we can help you with that too if you need pages or to renew your passport).

Your maximum stay for a Russian travel visa is 90 days, and you must register with OVIR if you’re staying longer than 72 hours, most hotels will offer the registration service.

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We can obtain your visa for travel to Russia in as little as 1-2 working days, contact our offices if you have any questions. Get started on your Russia visa here. Share with a friend that might be interested in going to the World Cup in Russia!

How

No matter what the reason is that you need your passport, we can help you.

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The number one reason people realize they suddenly need their passport, is the country they are about to visit needs to see that you have more more than 6 months left on your passport before it expires. If you have less than six months left until the expiration date, pretty much consider your passport expired.

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You have choices for renewing your passport, changing the name on your passport, or even applying for your first-ever passport for yourself or a child in your family.
If you choose to go through the State Department – there are fees and the process can take on the average anywhere from four to seven weeks. This is exactly the reason it makes sense to outsource the processing of the paperwork to Texas Tower.

We can bring the standard time service for obtaining your passport down to 8-12 days.  If you need your passport on a rush basis, we can have your passport within 24-hours.

Read more about the types of passport situations we can assist you with at the Texas Tower Passport page.

captioncontest060812We recently ran across what many people might consider a dream job. Imagine getting paid $10,000/monthly to travel and you have slum it staying in million-dollar luxury accommodations. Sounds rough right?

THIRDHOME  a luxury vacation company, announced on their Facebook page they are seeing applicants for a travel position that will send you all over the world for 3 months staying in as many as 12 different luxury vacation homes. The position will entail sharing your experience in photos and video in blog posts as well as social media. Something most of us do anyway when we travel for free!

THIRDHOME describes the job as “the best job on the planet” and from the overview of their job post, they may be right.

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To apply, you need to make a one-minute long video explaining why you’re the ideal person for this. Make sure your passport is valid (talk to us if it isn’t and we’ll get it renewed for you!) and get in on this opportunity.

Not something you want to do? Share this post with someone that loves to travel.

170321134835-titanic-tour-3-exlarge-169It’s been a topic of heated debate for over three decades, since its discovery by Robert Ballard. Now it’s coming to fruition: you can dive the wreck of the Titanic.

In 1912, the Titanic was considered the most luxurious way to travel. Now beginning in May 2018, it will be one of the bucket list diving destinations. London-based travel company Blue Marble Private will be offering dives to the famous wreck.

Scientists estimate little to nothing will be left of the wreck in 15-20 years due to the presence of “extremophile bacteria” that are consuming the Titanic.

American travelers will need their passports handy as Blue Marble Private’s eight-day journey sets off from Newfoundland, Canada, and will transport visitors in a titanium-and-carbon-fiber submersible to the mighty vessel’s final resting place, more than two miles below the surface of the Atlantic.

The trips are in collaboration with OceanGate Expeditions. OceanGate Inc created the purpose-built submersible which will carry the crew and guests.
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Despite the hefty price tag of $105,129 per person, the first voyage is already fully booked.
The submersible will take guests down two miles which will take roughly two hours. There are bioluminescent sea creatures that are visible for guests to see.
Then, the guests will spend approximately three hours exploring the Titanic wreck as well as the massive debris field that includes not only pieces of the ship but items from inside such as the fine china dinnerware.

If you feel a little weird about getting on a sub, China is building an answer for you. They are building a life size replica of the Titanic in Sichuan province. The project will have exact reproductions of the Titanic’s features such as ballroom, swimming pool, and theater.