How to Get Your Tanzania Travel Visa
Tanzania is one of the top ten visas we process. Since it’s one we do often, we get a lot of questions regarding how the process works, and specific questions pertaining to Tanzania visas.  Here are some of the most common, see how many you already knew.

The form asked for the type of visa I am applying for to travel to Tanzania, what does that mean?
There are two types of travel visas and which one you choose depends on the nature of your travel to Tanzania. If you’re going for business, obviously choose a business-class visa for entry to the country. If you are going for tourism purposes, there’s your visa type.

Where do I find the Tanzania visa application online?
You will need to submit only one copy with your order for a visa. We have a link on our site located here.

How many passport photos will I need to submit with my Tanzania visa application?
You will need to submit two photos. If you want to take your own, we have a handy post on how to take your own passport photo with the requirements.

Do I have to include my current passport in my application for a Tanzania travel visa?
Yes, you will need to include your physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page.

I don’t have one blank visa page in my passport, what can I do?
As of January 2016, you can no longer add pages to your passport. You must also renew your passport if you need to add extra pages.

What is the maximum stay in Tanzania on a visa?
The maximum stay is 30 days.

My passport is from another country, can I still apply?
Most likely, Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94. Call our office at 713-874-1420, there’s an excellent chance we can help you get your visa to Tanzania.

My business travel visa is requiring a company letter, do you have a sample business letter so I get this right?
You can generate a properly formatted letter on our site, just print with your flight information and print on your company letterhead. You will find the business letter sample here.

What is the standard turnaround time for Texas Tower to process a Tanzania travel visa?
Standard time service is 8-10 days. If you require expedited service we can obtain your Tanzania visa in one day.

Hope that answered any questions you had about getting your Tanzania visa. If you have a question we haven’t covered, just contact our office at 713-874-1420 or just send your question to @txtpassportvisa on Twitter or Texas Tower on Facebook.

There are a lot of reasons you might need to change your name on your passport. Marriage, divorce, legal name change, and other reasons. It boils down to: you need to have a name on your passport that matches your state-issued I.D.

The good news is, the process is simple. Other than supplying proof of your name change, the rest of the process is identical to renewing your passport.

Gather the Documents
Get together the following items:

  • Complete and sign the application for passport renewal. (We can give you the link).
  • Submit 2-passport-type photographs
  • Authorization for Texas Tower to act on your behalf at the Passport Agency
  • Your current passport (Please note that your passport number will change. Your canceled passport will be returned to you).
  • Flight itinerary or company letter requesting rush service.
  • Texas Tower Passport & Visa order form
  • Original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order. No scans or photocopies will be accepted.

You can bring the documents in person to our office or send via Fed Ex, UPS or shipping service of your choice.

Get started here on our Passport Name Change page and if you have any questions, our staff is ready to assist you, just call 713-874-1420.

In the present, all travelers need a valid U.S. passport to travel internationally, including your newborn. You have two choices, you can do the applying and paperwork submitting yourself or you can outsource the task to us. If you need the passport sooner than six to seven weeks, that’s where we can help you.

Here is how to obtain a passport for your baby through us.

First, make sure your departure date is at least three days from the day you apply.
There are a few documents we’re going to need. You will need documents with original signatures as the State Department requires it. As a result, email and faxed documents cannot be processed.
This process not only applies to newborns but also any child under the age of 15.

Step One: One completed and signed the passport application. This must be completed online at the Department of State (we can give you the link). Do not sign these forms.

Step Two: You will need to submit two passport type photos. You can take the photos yourself but there are strict requirements. Talk to us if you’re not sure.

Step Three: You will need to submit proof of identity in the form of a certified birth certificate. (We can assist you with obtaining this document).

Step Four – One copy of mother and father’s State issued ID. If both parents are not able to be present, there is a form we can give you a link for to fill out.

Step Five: Proof of departure, which can include a copy of airline tickets, company letter requesting expediting or a travel itinerary.

Step 6: Visit your local post office to have your documents witnessed, signed, and sealed. Then bring or Fed Ex the envelope to our office with payment and we can take your passport application to the finish line.

If you have any questions, our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. Se Habla Espanol 713-874-1420.

Did you know only 38% of U.S. citizens have valid passports? Did you know that number is expected to rapidly increase before the REAL ID Act goes into full effect in 2020? If you don’t have a passport, now would be a good time to get one.

Yes, you can get your passport yourself, but it can take seven to eight weeks wait time. If you want it faster, you can expedite the task to us. Once you gather the paperwork, there are only three main steps for obtaining your passport.

Determine your eligibility for a passport
First, you need to make sure that you meet the minimum criteria for applying for a U.S. passport. You need to be 18-years of age or older as a first-time applicant. If you were a child under 16-years of age and are now an adult that needs a passport, this would also apply to you. If you had a passport but it’s been over 15-years and you currently do not have a valid passport, you will also need to apply for a new passport.

Gather Documents
You will still need to get a few documents together and fill them out so we can obtain your passport for you in an expedited manner.
You’re going to need the following (and we have links for you to make it fast and easy)

  • Passport application
  • Copy of the unsigned DS-11 (passport form)
  • 2 passport quality photos
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Authorization for Texas Tower to act on your behalf
  • If you have an expired U.S. passport that was issued for 10 years previously, you’ll need to include that in your submission to us.

Get your documents certified
You will need to take the above documents to an authorized Passport Agency Deputy (also known as a local United States Post Office.
Most require appointments and do not accept walk-ins. You can find a complete list of agencies at http://iafdb.travel.state.gov
Passport Agency Deputy is required to charge an execution fee of $25.00 and should be paid separately from the Passport Agency fees.
The Passport Agency Deputy (PAD) will collect the documents you gathered in the previous step and act as a witness to you signing your passport application. The PAD will then place everything into an envelope that will be they seal.
Opening this envelope after sealing voids your application.
Important: Get your sealed envelope back from the Passport Agency Deputy, you’ll need it to turn in to us to expedite your passport application.

Handoff your application to us!
Mail or bring in your sealed envelope and other necessary documents discussed previously to our office. Our staff will handle the rest of the passport process for you. Depending on the time service chosen, you can receive your U.S. passport in as fast as 24-hours.

Ready to get started? Just go to our New U.S. Passport page and if you have any questions, call our office at 713-874-1420, we’ll be glad to assist you.

Ghana is a country we process travel visas for frequently. Travelers that are visiting for either business or tourism will require a visa for entry into the county and the maximum stay on a visa is 30 days. Here are the requirements for both visa types.

  • For Business Travelers to Ghana:
    We can expedite your travel visa just get the following:
  • Two completed Ghana visa applications (available on our Ghana visa page)
  • Two passport-type photos.
  • Physical U.S. passport with more than six months left before the expiration date and one blank visa page.
  • One copy of your flight itinerary.
  • An invitation from a host in Ghana is required.
  • Company business letter, if you need to know the requirements the letter must meet, just ask. We can help you.
  • And finally, a copy of the Texas Tower order form.

For Tourists traveling to Ghana, the requirements are less stringent than for business travelers.

  • You will need two passport-type photographs.
  • You will also need two completed applications for a Ghana visa.
  • Physical U.S. passport with the same requirements for expiration date and blank visa page.
  • A copy of your flight itinerary and a Texas Tower order form.

When you outsource the acquisition of your travel visa to us, we make the trip to the embassy for you. Please note the Ghana embassy is closed on Fridays, so if you have last minute travel plans, take that into consideration.
Ready to get started? Just go to our Ghana Visa page and if you have any questions, call our office at 713-874-1420, we’ll be glad to assist you.

There are many reasons you might need to expedite your passport renewal, but when it gets down to the point of, you need it sooner than six to seven weeks, that’s where we can help you.

Here is how to renew your U.S. passport through us.
First, you’re going to need your current passport. It must be undamaged and will need to be submitted with your renewal. If your passport is damaged. you’ll need to follow instructions for obtaining a new passport – just talk to us, we can walk you through the process.

The documents we’re going to need, you will need documents with original signatures, the State Department requires it. Email and faxed documents cannot be processed.

Step One: One completed and signed application for passport renewal. This must be completed online at the Department of State (we can give you the link).

Step Two: You will need to submit two passport type photos. You can take the photos yourself but there are strict requirements. Talk to us if you’re not sure.

Step Three: Sign the Authorization Letter allowing us to work as your agent.

Step Four – If you need rush service, you will need to include a flight itinerary or company letter requesting a need for this expediting.

Step Five: Include our order form with payment and depending on the level of service chosen, you can have a passport in your hands as fast as 24-hours.

You can get started here at our dedicated Passport Renewal page. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to our staff at 713-874-1420

Se Habla Espanol.