We process passport and travel documents for individuals and corporations all over the United States. We also process travel visas for U.S. citizens to use for entry to their country or countries of destination. Here’s a collection of some of the most common questions we get about visas.
1. Do I need a visa to visit every country in the world?
Nope! Here’s a handy map that will give you a fast overview of where you need a visa for entry and where you don’t.
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2. Is it true U.S. visitors entering Afghanistan are photographed on entry?
No, but visitors entering the country are fingerprinted.
3. I was told that Azerbaijan does not issue visas to people of Armenian ancestry.
That is among the guidelines from the Azerbaijan government. They also will only issue a 30-day visa if arriving in Azerbaijan on Azerbaijan Airlines from a departure in the State of New York.
4. I read about a temporary visa waiver by Brazil, when does that take place?
Temporary visa waiver, for a stay up to 90 days, will be in place in 2016 between June 1 and September 18, just before and after the Summer 2016 Olympics and ParaOlympics.
5. What is required for traveling to Ghana?
One of the main things you need to have is an International Certificate of Vaccination required. To see the full list of what is required to travel to Ghana, visit our dedicated Ghana Visa page.
6. Is there a URL at the Department of State I can look up information about various countries?
Yes. You’re welcome to contact our office or you can look up information at the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.
7. I was told that I don’t need a visa to visit Russia now, is that accurate?
Not entirely. The 72-hour visa-free entry for international cruise ship/ferry passengers only. The requirements are very specific. You must be travelling with an organized tour and accompanied at all times by a tour operator.
American citizens may receive multiple entry visas valid for three years.