There are two types of travel visas issued for US citizens traveling to Cambodia, tourist-class, and business-class Cambodian visas.

If you are traveling as a tourist to Cambodia, you can either apply for a traditional travel visa or an e-Visa.
The maximum stay for a US citizen in Cambodia entering on any type of visa is 30-days.

Here are the steps for both types.

For a traditional Cambodian visa

Complete the following forms and gather the required documentation:

  1. One completed Cambodian visa application
  2. One passport type photo
  3. Physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page
  4. Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94
  5. One copy of flight itinerary
    Texas Tower order form

For business visas only:
Company business letter – Generate one now and print on your company letterhead.

Our processing time ranges from one to ten business days depending on the level of service you choose.
To see the most updated fees for this service, check our dedicated Cambodia Visa page.

E-Visas are becoming more widely accepted in countries around the globe and Cambodia now issues e-Visas for entry.

How to apply for an e-Visa for Cambodia

Cambodia issues e-Visas for tourist visits only and the entry to Cambodia may only be made through one of these five ports of entry:

• Phnom Penh International Airport
• Siem Reap International Airport
• Cham Yeam (Koh Kong)
• Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey)
• Bavet (Svay Rieng)

How to Get Your Cambodia e-Visa
Make sure your travel fits the requirements to qualify for an e-Visa to Cambodia by downloading and reviewing the Requirements for a Cambodia e-Visa

Gather the following documentation:

1. Scanned signed color copy of passport information page.

2. One (1) visa application form signed by the applicant.

3. One (1) recent color passport size photo.

4. Copy of airline tickets or travel itinerary showing confirmed reservations.

5. Hotel confirmation

6. Color copy of US status for non-US passport holders.

7. Copy of driver’s license

Instructions for sending your Cambodia EVisa application to Texas Tower

  • Gather the requirements listed above.
  • Fill out the form below.
  • Scan all items and save to a PDF File and email it to

To see the most up-to-date service fees for e-Visas, please visit our dedicated Cambodia e-Visa page.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call 713-874-1420

How to Get Your Very First PassportBetween now and 2020, several states will need to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and their state issued i.d.’s will need to meet certain requirements. If not, a passport will be a necessary for state to state travel within the United States. Also, it’s a good idea to have a valid passport.

Don’t have a passport? It’s time you did!
There are just 3 main steps to getting your passport and then your boundaries for travel will broaden dramatically. Using a passport expediting service can make the process even easier.

passportaStep One
You will need to complete and print out the application from the Department of State. However, don’t sign just yet. You will need to wait to do that in step 2. You will need to make a copy of the DS-11 form to include with your order to expedite your passport. The next step will be to obtain two passport quality photos. You can get these done at any Walgreens, Kinkos, or CVS. Now, you’re going to need proof of your identity in the form of a certified birth certificate or U.S. naturalization document.
You will also need to print out a copy of the authorization letters for Texas Tower to act on your behalf.

compareserviceStep Two
An authorized Passport Agency Deputy (also known as a local United States Post Office) will need to witness and execute your documents you filled out at the Department of State website. If you need help finding a local agency, you can go here: The Passport Agency Deputy will charge a required fee of $25 to execute your documents and that will be paid separately from your passport expediting fees. The Deputy will place your signed and witnessed documents into an envelope that is sealed. Do not reopen this envelope. Ask for your documents back and state you will be using our services to process your passport request.

Step Three

Send your documents in the sealed envelope with your order form to Texas Tower.

That’s it, that’s all the steps you have to do to get a passport. Ready to get started? Just click here and you can begin the steps to getting your passport today.

You can climb Mount Everest from the China side or the Nepal side. This post is an overview and links to some well-done checklists for entering through Nepal and some tips to make your trip easier and avoid some of the bumps that international travel can sometimes bring.

Need a Passport or Visa?
United States citizens entering Nepal will need a visa to enter the country. Nepal also requires a blank page in your passport for entry. As of January 2016, you can no longer add pages to your passport. You will need to renew if you need to add pages no matter when your expiration date is for your passport.
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Nepal does not require any vaccinations to enter the country, the CDC has issued a list of vaccinations it considers important for travelers to Nepal to receive before entering the country.
You can read the most current information at the CDC.

Recommended Vaccinations for Nepal
Recommended Vaccinations for Nepal

What to Pack?
You cannot go wrong using the advice from thePlanetd. They have the most extensive list of what to bring for a climb to basecamp we’ve run across. Including valuable tips on layering and winterizing that even seasoned climbers may find helpful. They also cover electronics, snackage, and a ton of helpful tips.
Get the list here.

What’s the Cost?
Alan Arnette has a fantastic breakdown of the real cost for a trip to climb Everest. You can see the entire list here to make sure you’re considering every last thing when you’re planning your trip. See the cost breakdown here.

Considering a trip to Nepal? Get your gear in order and let us help you get there! Happy climbing!

Traveling out of the country for 2019 and need to renew your US passport quickly? We can help.

We can also process passport cards, however, remember that passport cards are not valid for air travel. If you are on a cruise or traveling by car, you can use a passport card.

To expedite the renewal of your US passport, simply gather the documents and we’ll do the rest for you so you can plan your New Year’s stress-free.

If you need additional passports for family members, secondary passports, or feel you have a situation not listed on our site, just call our office at 713-874-1420 and talk to one of our knowledgeable team members, we can work with you to find a way even around difficult situations.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2018, we will be open until 1 pm

Tuesday, December 25, 2018, we will be closed in observance of Christmas Day so our team can spend time with their friends and family.

We will be back to regular office hours December 26th to assist with your US passport, Apostille, translation, and travel visa needs.

Have a very happy holiday from Texas Tower Passport and Visa to you and yours.

Planning a trip to Vietnam? The travel visa to Vietnam is good for a maximum stay of 30 days and may not be obtained upon your arrival in Vietnam. You need to have it before you travel to the country.

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If you want to make the process of getting your travel visa to Vietnam a breeze, let us get it for you. Just fill out the paperwork for the type of travel visa you need (Business or Tourist) and get the packet to us, and we will do the legwork for you.

Curious about what to do and see in Vietnam?

If you have any questions about getting your Vietnam visa or any questions regarding your passport, just contact our office at 713-874-1420. We are ready to assist you.

Moscow is a city that never sleeps. There is something to do 24/7. Here are five of the best things to experience when you visit.

1. Red Square
This is a true mix of the old and new – historical and modern living. It was once the once site of executions and military parades, is in the middle of Moscow. The history of the Kremlin walls with Lenin’s tomb and on the other side is GUM, the largest department store in the country.

2. The State Tretyakov Gallery
The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and contains more than 180,000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics created by generations of Russian artists.

3. Moscow Metro
Riding the city’s underground subway system is a sightseeing tour in itself with huge, vaulted, marble-columned stations – some with ornate mosaics and splendid stained glass – designed and decorated by famous Russian architects and sculptors.

4. St. Basil’s Cathedral
Built by Ivan the Terrible in the 1550s, this intriguing cathedral bordering Red Square consists of nine separate chapels, each capped with its own individually shaped and colored dome.

5. Bolshoi Theatre
The oldest theater in Moscow, rebuilt following a fire and later a hurricane, is magnificent both inside and out, and its resident opera and ballet troupes rate among the finest in the world.

To visit Russia, U.S. citizens require both a valid passport and travel visa. We can help with both! Call our office today to get started and let us do the work for you while you plan your time in Russia.

Next time you’re traveling, especially if you’re standing in line or on a long layover, remember this post and look around the airport.

There are four primary colors of passport around the world. Each country has different passports for its citizens such as diplomats have a different passport color in the U.S. than the blue covered U.S. passport most travelers receive.

Red Passports
Passports with a red cover are chosen by countries with a previous or current communist system of government. Citizens of China, Slovenia, Serbia, Russia, Latvia, Poland, and Romania are among the countries that carry this passport. Just to make it a little confusing, countries that are members of the EU use burgundy passports. Turkey, Macedonia, and Albania changed the covers of their passports to show their interest in joining the EU. The Andean Community of Nations made up of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia also use Burgundy passports.

Blue Passports
This is the color of the U.S. passport since 1976 and represents the
15 Caribbean countries have blue cover passports. In South America, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay use blue passports to show a connection to the Mercosur trade union.

Green Passports
Is the color of most Muslim countries such as Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. Green was the most favored color by the Prophet Muhammad and is a symbol of both nature and life. Certain African nations use passports in shades of green to show membership in ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States).

Black Passports
The most rarely issued passports are those with black covers. Certain African countries such as Botswana, Zambia, Burundi, Gabon, Angola, Chad, Congo, and Malawi utilize black covers. New Zealanders also have black cover passports.

If you need to renew your passport, the Real ID Act will be here in January 2018! Talk to us about renewing your U.S. passport today.

replace your passportWe hope it has never happened to you, but it’s a fact that passports get lost and stolen every day. If you’re traveling and lose your passport, it’s normally something you can work through and get your passport reissued.

Imagine the chaos that could happen if your passport was stolen by a pickpocket as you traveled through Turkey and sold to an ISIS fighter? That’s exactly the nightmare Sam Neher was living after his passport was stolen and sold by Syrian smugglers. Neher found out the smugglers try to find Syrian refugees who look like the people in the stolen passports so they can use them to get to the other countries.

Read the entire story here.

If your passport is lost, stolen, or damaged because the dog found it – talk to us. We can expedite the process and get your U.S. passport in your hands much faster.

What Vaccinations are Required to Enter China- (1)Many countries require inoculation against certain diseases to enter the country. China does not require proof of vaccinations to enter the country.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look into some preventative healthcare. However, 4 to 6 weeks before you visit China, the CDC recommends the following vaccinations: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. The CDC recommends all travelers are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip.
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2 More Vaccinations to Consider
The CDC also recommends getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A as the tap water in most of China is not safe to drink, and you can contact Hep A through contaminated water or food prepared in contaminated water. Also if you’re an adventurous eater or staying in a rural area, you should get a current vaccination to guard against typhoid.

Why Get Vaccinated 4-6 Weeks Before Travel?
It takes time for a vaccination to build up in your immune system to fully protect you. Therefore, several weeks lead time will give you the maximum protection while traveling.

See the full information for the CDC’s recommended vaccinations for China travel here.