Passports and Visa Blog

How to Get Your China Visa

China has made changes to their visa over the past few years. A Chinese travel visa for a U.S. citizen is now good for 10 years. The following is an overview of some of the most common questions we get about China visas. How does getting a China visa work through Texas Tower? For both … Continue reading How to Get Your China Visa

Knowing This Trick Can Get Your U.S. Passport in 24 Hours

A common myth is that you just have to file your paperwork and wait for your passport. Often it takes weeks. That’s where hiring a company to do the legwork for you makes good sense. If you can follow a list, you can get your passport in your hands faster. According to Sergio Garcia, CEO of … Continue reading Knowing This Trick Can Get Your U.S. Passport in 24 Hours

Top Halloween Destinations for 2017

Halloween is almost here, want to know where to go for the best scare? How about a mummy museum in Mexico? An island of ghosts in Japan? Lonely Planet teamed up with Great Big Story, a production company that produces microdocumentaries for social, digital, and theatrical release. Here are a few of their most frightening … Continue reading Top Halloween Destinations for 2017

Flying on Friday the 13th Cheaper? Actually, Yes.

The cost of flying this Friday (the 13th) is as much as 44 per cent cheaper for some destinations. Maybe it was the Final Destination films or maybe enough people are superstitious that it makes a difference, but it is historically cheaper to fly on Friday the 13th. Research earlier this year by flight comparison … Continue reading Flying on Friday the 13th Cheaper? Actually, Yes.

Should you keep your passport current?

The answer to that question is a qualified Yes!   By 2018, many states will not accept a state i.d. as valid identification for flying, and a passport is a great option to use instead. With the fall travel heating up and holiday travel time fast approaching, make sure that you have all of your … Continue reading Should you keep your passport current?

What Vaccinations are Required to Enter China?

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, … Continue reading What Vaccinations are Required to Enter China?

Special Travel Requirements for Visiting Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has a few special requirements for travelers to know. It is a common belief that travelers cannot take photographs in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia does allow photography and filming in public areas so long as it does not invade the privacy of others. Sensitive facilities, such as airports, seaports, oil and petrochemical facilities, … Continue reading Special Travel Requirements for Visiting Saudi Arabia

Top 15 Places to Visit in Mozambique

Mozambique is a beautiful country situated on the coast of Africa with a huge draw for tourists.  As their tourism industry continues to grow, it’s a good idea to put Mozambique on your bucket list of must-see destinations. How long is an entry visa good for? Maximum Stay: 30 days What documents do United States … Continue reading Top 15 Places to Visit in Mozambique