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Planning a trip from the United States to Thailand in the near future? It’s one of the top ten destinations we obtain travel visas for. Our Houston office has over 20 years of experience expediting visas for both business and tourist travel to Thailand.

What types of travel visas can a traveler get for Thailand?
It depends on the purpose of your visit to Thailand. There are both business and tourist travel visas available.

What is the maximum stay on a travel visa?
You can stay a maximum of 30-days on a travel visa in Thailand.

How many passport photos will I need to submit with my order form?
You will need to submit 2 passport type photos with your Texas Tower order form.

Is it true you need an invitation from a host in Thailand for a business visa?
Yes, you will need a written invitation from a Thailand host. If you’re uncertain what the criteria is to meet the requirements, just talk to our staff and we can guide you through the elements of a proper letter of invitation.

I’ve read Thailand requires a current bank statement to issue a visa?
Yes, when you submit your bank statement, it is permissible (and recommended) to obscure your account number.

What are the requirements for a passport to enter Thailand?
Your passport will need to have 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page. If you need to add pages, you will need to also renew your passport.

What about Non-USA passport holders that want to travel to Thailand?
Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94.

Will I need to provide a copy of the flight information?
Yes, you will need to include one copy of your flight itinerary to Thailand with your order.

What are the elements for a permissible company business letter?
To make it easy, you can create a business letter on our site. Just complete the form and then print the business letter on your company letterhead. Get started here.

What is the standard time for processing a Thailand visa?
Our standard time service is 5 – 7 working days. If you require your visa faster, for an additional fee, we can obtain your visa in as little as 1-2 days.

Those are some of the most comment questions we answer about travel visas to Thailand. If you have a question we didn’t cover, just ask! We are always ready to take your call at 713-874-1420.  Get started on your Thailand visa here.

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If these do not apply, you will need to apply for a new passport

All documents must be signed and mailed to us. Unfortunately, you may not scan and email us these documents because the Department of State requires original signatures.

We have a handy list of the documents you will need to gather on our dedicated Passport Renewal page.

It will entail the following:

  • Passport Application
  • Two Passport Photos
  • Authorization Letter
  • Your Current Passport
  • Flight Itinerary or Company Letter
  • Texas Tower Order Form

Our knowledgable staff in Houston is ready to answer any questions you may have about renewing your passport. If you feel you have a special situation, need your passport expedited even faster than normal time service or other concern, talk to us.  Call our office during regular office hours at 713-874-1420 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Tanzania is one of the legendary African travel destinations. You can visit Zanzibar, see the Serengeti, visit Mt. Kilimanjaro, white sand beaches, and Olduvai Gorge, also known as the “Cradle of Humankind.”

 It also has more land devoted to game reserves and national parks than any other wildlife destination in the world.  If you’re traveling to Tanzania and need your travel visa expedited, our Houston office does the job for you.

 

The giraffe is the national animal. "Giraffes Arusha Tanzania" by Geir Kiste - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The giraffe is the national animal. “Giraffes Arusha Tanzania” by Geir Kiste – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

 

Tanzania Travel Visa Specifics
United States citizens will need to present a travel visa for either business or tourism purposes. For either business or tourism the maximum stay is 30 days. A yellow fever vaccination isn’t required unless you’re entering from a known yellow fever country. However, the CDC does recommend getting vaccinated against malaria, yellow fever, and Hepatitis A as water and some food sources can be contaminated.

Need Help Getting Your Tanzania Visa?
We can expedite your Tanzania travel visa process and save you the legwork going to the consulate. This easy to follow process will tell you what paperwork you need and how to get the process started. Get started here : Tanzania Visa.


Are you a U.S. citizen traveling to Liberia? You will require both a valid U.S. passport and a travel visa. The documents submitted to the embassy for the visa will need to have an Apostille, that is a stamp validating the signature on all the submitted documents.
Fortunately, our Houston office can take care of all those tasks for you.

Common Questions and Answers About Liberian Travel Visas
Is it true English is the official language of Liberia?
Yes.

Is a visa needed for both business and tourism?
Yes.

Where can I check to see if there are any travel warnings for US citizens?
The State Department has a dedicated Liberia page that will show you any travel advisories.

How long is maximum stay?
30 days.

Is it okay to use an unsigned U.S. passport?
No, the Liberian Embassy will not accept unsigned passports.

Are vaccinations required?
At this time only the vaccination for yellow fever is required, talk to your personal physician to see if there are additional precautionary vaccinations to obtain for your individual health issues.

Will I need extra pages?
You will need a blank visa page. You will need to renew your U.S. passport, as pages are no longer added.

Use our handy forms and checklist to get started to get your Liberia visa and we’ll make the trip to the embassy for you.

Our expert team in our Houston office is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding obtaining your Liberia travel visa, just call 713-874-1420 during regular business hours and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Today we’re going to be highlighting Indonesia.

U.S. citizens visiting Indonesia require a travel visa for entry to the country. Here are some of the most common questions travelers have.

 

What is the maximum stay?
The maximum stay is 30 days.

Do passport photos need to be submitted when applying for a visa?
Yes you will need to submit 2 (two) passport-type photos.

Any special requirements for using a passport for entry into Indonesia?
Physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page are required.

What about travelers who have a passport valid outside the United States?
Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94

Any special requirements for business travelers?
Business travelers will need to submit one copy of flight itinerary and a company business letter.

What types of visas are available?
Single entry valid up to 60 days and multiple entry valid up to 12 months.

Have a question about getting your passport or Indonesia visa? Contact us on Facebook or contact our offices at 713-874-1420.
We are ready to help you!

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 info@texastower.net

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 info@texastower.net 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.

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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.

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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: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov. 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.
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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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Vaccinations?
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.