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Traveling to India in the near future and live in the Houston, Texas area? One of the best things you can do to make your trip planning a breeze is to outsource the acquisition of your Indian travel visa to Texas Tower Passport and Visa. We can process both business and tourist visas for travel to India.

You will need to plan ahead to get your India visa. We can process visas in all jurisdictions, however, this is no rush service available for your visa. It can take at least 10 business days and some applications can take up the 3 weeks or more to process.

Individuals who were born in India, Pakistan or Sri Lanka will have additional requirements and will likely need to apply in person at the Indian Embassy or India Visa Outsourcer office. Because of this, we are unable to assist with these persons’ visa applications. Call our offices to talk with an agent if you are unsure, we will be glad to help you.

The formatting of your India visa is very stringent. The embassy has exacting standards and will reject your visa application if your submitted forms do not meet the requirements for approval. Another point to know is when you submit your passport, make sure it is signed and the signature on your forms matches the signature on your passport exactly.

If you need any certified documents such as birth certificates, we can obtain those for you to cut the time for your applications, also we can translate any necessary documents for you.

The India Embassy will charge the following fees for processing your travel visa:
India visa fees for US Citizens
Multiple entry tourist up to 6 months 15+ business days $ 80.00
Multiple entry business up to 12 months 15+ business days $ 180.00
Outside Houston Jurisdiction: add $150

If you’re ready to get your travel visa to India, contact our offices and let one of our agents walk you through the process. We will make it as fast and easy as possible. Start here on our India visa page.

getting peru travel visaBefore you travel to Peru, make sure you have your personal travel docs in order. Leaving from the U.S., you will need both a passport and visa to enter Peru. Here’s an overview of what you will need to get your travel visa.

For business travel only a visa is required. For business or tourism purposes, the maximum stay in Peru is 90 days. Texas Tower can only assist travelers with valid United States passports in obtaining their business travel visas to Peru. All other nationals will need to make a personal appearance at the Peruvian consulate to obtain their travel visas.

If you require an Apostille, we can assist you.

Check your passport and make sure that the expiration date on your passport is more than 6 months from your return date from Peru. If it is less, you will need to also renew your passport at this time,  we can help you with that.

To see the documents you need to have in order to get your business visa, please visit our Peru Visa page. Note the special requirement for your application to be both signed and fingerprinted. Business travelers will also require an invitation from their host within Peru to qualify for a travel visa.

U.S. passport holders visiting Peru as tourists do not require a travel visa for entry. However the country charges an exit fee at the airport.

Let us help the preparation part of your journey to Peru become fast and easy. Call our office at 713-874-1420 with any questions about your travel to Peru.

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The Internet has made all aspects of travel more convenient. You can search for the best airfare, killer deals on hotels, and even begin the process of getting your passport or travel visa.

But what if you want to deal with a local company? Sometimes, you can increase your comfort level about doing business online  if you know the company has a local office you can go to if you wish. Our services are nationwide, but we have a local Houston, Texas office ready to serve you.

The U.S. passport office is currently running 7+ weeks for passport renewal, and because of the millions of passports expiring that were issued when the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative went into effect, the number of individuals renewing their passports is expected to only increase as the year goes on.
We can assist you for any of the following services:

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If you have any questions about your passport or visa, don’t hesitate to let us help you. Call 713-874-1420 during regular business hours or email to info@texastower.net and we’ll get right back with you.

Can you believe it’s already July 2018?

One thing we see during the summer months is an increase in new high school grads seeking copies of their birth certificate for college. If you don’t have yours. Now is a good time to order and get your personal paperwork ready to go for college in the Fall!

Personal paperwork isn’t something you think about on a daily basis, there are times you must be able to produce proof of your birth and identity. That’s where having a certified copy of your birth certificate comes in handy. It is not a bad idea to have extra certified copies of your personal papers and put them in a safety deposit box in case there is a loss of your home through fire or an act of nature.

Here are the seven most common reasons people need to produce a copy of a certified birth certificate.

Travel Documents – When obtaining a passport or travel visa, a certified copy of your birth certificate may be required.

Driver’s License– not all states require this, contact your local agency to find out for sure.

School Registration – when registering for school at any age, a birth certificate is commonly requested.

Marriage License – find out the laws in your state, but many states require a certified copy of a birth certificate to issue a marriage license.

Sports Participation – this is primarily required in registration for youth sports, but you will usually need to show a copy of the birth certificate for your child to participate.

Social Security Card – if you need to acquire or change your name on your Social Security card, you may need to furnish a certified birth certificate copy as well as a secondary form of identification.

Don’t get caught without a certified copy of your birth certificate – order online at United States Birth Certificate.

 

This is the time of year when all that hard work in school is paying off with an acceptance to college. This means a fresh start, making new friends, living independently, and maturing as an individual.

Before a new college student can make the leap into their dorm room, they will need to give their new school certain required vital records. We put together a quick list to have handy so your graduate won’t experience any delays.

  • Photo identification
  • Social security card copy
  • Official high school transcripts
  • ACT, SAT or other college approved test scores
  • Immunization and medical records
  • Certificate birth certificate copy

Here’s a breakdown of each type of identification and how to get it:
Photo Identification
Your photo identification may be in the form of a driver’s license or state-issued identification. Some colleges will also accept passport photos, and even a high school photo ID as proof of identity.

Social Security Card
If your graduate doesn’t have a social security card to show, you’ll need to order a replacement copy from your local social security office.

Transcripts
These are simple to obtain. Contact the high school your child graduated from and ask them to send the transcripts directly to the college where your child will be enrolled. If you haven’t made a decision, most high schools will give you the transcripts directly, often there is a small charge.

Test Scores
You will need to send test scores for ACT, SAT, or other tests with most college applications. The process for sending the scores is usually simple. Create an account at the testing organization and then simply ask to have the test scores sent via the web to the college of your choice. If you need the process done on a rush basis, there is often a small fee for expedited service.

Medical Records
Every college has their own unique requirements. Find out what specific forms they need your doctor to fill out. For some colleges, it is as simple as a record of immunizations for the new student.

Birth Certificate
Many colleges will require a certified copy of birth. If you cannot locate or your copy isn’t certified, we can assist you in obtaining a new one from any state in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

That’s the basic list you’re going to need document-wise to get into college. If you need help obtaining a birth certificate for your graduate, talk to us!

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.

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Applying for college can go much smoother if you’re organized about it. We’ve put together some helpful pages to get things together.

Birth Certificate
First of all, get your personal papers in order. You will need a copy of your birth certificate. If you cannot locate it, get a certified copy  online.

Application Organization
Next, if you’re applying to multiple colleges, you ‘re going to want to keep track of where you with each app. Requesting transcripts to be sent, required testing and other things each individual application will require. You can’t go wrong getting organized. CollegeBoard.org has put together a nifty college application checklist.

Understanding the Application Process
One thing you’ll learn fast, getting into college is a quite a bit different from filling out a job application. You are applying for a position as a worker at one place and as a student at another. A college application will require far more time. Plus, there’s that entrance essay. U.S. News and World Report has a quiz to see how much you already know about the college application process going in.

Speaking of the Essay
Here is a great video that breaks down the basics for what you should put in your college entrance essay:

Also, if you need some tips on scoring the all-important recommendation letters, here’s a great source.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of State lifted the advisory on  U.S. citizens traveling to Burundi  to cautionary. This is due to political violence persisting throughout Burundi in the aftermath of the country’s contested elections, an attempted coup d’etat, and the debate over the President standing for a third term.

There are no direct flights from U.S.; travelers will need to book connections through Brussels, London, Rome, Paris, Addis Abbas, Nairobi, Kampala, and Kigali on the following carriers: Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, and Air Burundi.

Tourism operators are struggling to rebuild the tourist industry.

The Crazy Tourist has a great overview of current tourism opportunities in Burundi.

We can assist you in obtaining your travel visa to Burundi.
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Additional vaccinations besides the required Yellow Fever:  Malaria is a serious problem. Cholera vaccination may be required in event of outbreak.

Notice that your passport needs to have an expiration date that is six months after the completion date of your trip. If you need to renew your passport, we can assist you in obtaining your passport in as fast as 24-hours.

If you have any questions about your passport, visa regarding travel to Burundi, just contact Texas Tower at 713-874-1420.

Spring Break is fast approaching, have you made your plans? If you’re still searching for the best deal on where to go – here are some ideas inside and outside the U.S. that are kind to your bank account and perfect for the student on a tight budget.

1. Daytona, Florida

With average temps hovering in the low-80’s during Spring Break, Daytona has great weather and cheap hotels in abundance. There is a Big Red Party Bus that travels up and down the beach and is easy to catch either way. The boardwalk, beach, or local clubs are filled with activity and it’s a definite non-stop party scene.

2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Both North and South Myrtle Beach in South Carolina have white sandy beaches and very affordable hotels. There’s a ton of live music and clubs. Hotels here tend to be even more budget-friendly than in Florida, so it’s worth checking out.

3. South Padre Island, Texas

Looking for a Spring Break experience that is anything but tame? This is your destination. South Padre is small but mighty. The island is filled with tons of bars within walking distance and the hotels are very affordable. Most of the accommodations aren’t exactly 4-star but chances are good you won’t be in your room too much anyway.

4. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

None of the above destinations require a passport, this one will. Costa Rica is completely gorgeous and if you love beach time, this is your nirvana. You can swim, whitewater raft, and enjoy zip lining. There’s still time to book a trip and keep the cost down on a round-trip ticket.

5. Ocho Rios, Jamaica

This is a great destination. Ocho Rios in Jamaica is a very busy port that numerous cruise lines use and it’s not hard to see why this is so. The water is clear, there are jungle mountain ranges and the beaches are pristine. Margaritaville is where the Spring Breakers head to. You can party hard or rent an ATV, horseback ride, or experience their whitewater rivers on a raft canoe or kayak. You will need a passport for entry.

6. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Since this is a U.S. territory, you won’t need to worry about breaking out your passport. If you book your flight far enough in advance, you can usually score some great deals on travel to this destination where you will be able to enjoy affordable hotels, pristine beaches, and a jumping night life.

7. Cancun, Mexico

It wouldn’t be a list of Spring Break places without the original Mexican paradise destination, Cancun. There are nearly constant parties, bars, live music fests, and very affordable rooms. Shop around for round trip flights and you can probably snap up a great deal. Just pack your bathing suit, sunscreen and your passport and you’re set!

Texas Tower Passport and Visa is a Houston, Texas based company that expedites U.S. passports, travel visas, certified birth certificates and Apostille to make your travel plans go smoothly contact us at 713-874-1420.

Not having your birth certificate when you need it is frustrating. If that’s happening to you or someone you know right now, we are here to help.

You can order a certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate online and receive the hard copy in the mail in a just a few days for most states. Each state sets their own processing time and fees for issuing birth certificates.

If you have any questions, call us at 713-874-1420!