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Are you a Katy resident planning a trip to Kenya? Excited to see Nairobi, go on your first ever safari, explore beautiful Lake Nakuru, or visit loved ones broad for the holidays? Whether you’re on your way to Kenya for business or on holiday, you’re going to need a visa. Here’s a quick, easy breakdown of what you need to know and the documents required to obtain your Kenya visa.

When you apply for your Kenya visa:

  • You can only apply 90 days before your planned departure date
  • At most, you can stay in Kenya for 90 days
  • Multiple entry visas are only allowed to be issued to travelers holding US, UK, or Canada passports.
  • If you’re only in Kenya in an airport waiting for a connecting flight to your destination, a visa is not necessary.

Now, let’s move on to the documents you’ll need for your visa application. If you use Texas Tower to order your visa, make sure to include your Texas Tower order form with the below documents for your intended visa.

For Business:

  • A completed online application for a Kenya visa
  • Two passport-type photos (make sure to take off your glasses!)
  • Your physical passport, valid for at least 6 months after trip completion with a blank visa page
  • If you don’t have a US passport, make sure you provide a copy of your green or your US visa and I-94
  • A copy of your flight itinerary
  • A company business letter printed on your company’s letterhead

For Tourism:

  • A completed online application for a Kenya visa
  • Two passport-type photos (make sure to take off your glasses!)
  • Your physical passport, valid for at least 6 months after trip completion with a blank visa page
  • If you don’t have a US passport, make sure you provide a copy of your green or your US visa and I-94
  • A copy of your flight itinerary

If you’re a US resident in need of a Kenya visa or other passport and visa services, Texas Tower Houston is just a phone call away. Give us a call at 713-874-1420 and let us know how we can best assist you with your passport and visa needs. For helpful links and more information on obtaining a Kenya visa, check out our full guide on the subject.


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When it comes time to renew your passport or obtain a visa for entry to a country, remember to check if there are any available coupons. Perks for using coupons can range from money off fees to free passport photographs.

To beat the wait-time for obtaining your passport or travel visa through the State Department, it’s much faster to use an expediting service. It is especially beneficial to outsource the acquisition of your travel visa. Every country has unique requirements and even missing one thing can hold up the process.

All you have to do is print the paperwork and documents we ask for, send into Texas Tower for processing. In as fast as 24-hours, we can have your passport ready. Visas can also be acquired faster and you can save a trip to the consulate, we do the legwork for you.
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American Express Travel put together a top list of places to visit this Fall and some of them are destinations you haven’t seen frequently recommended up until now.

1. Beirut

Increase in bookings: 
150%
Once known as, “The Paris of the Middle East” – “Cognizant of today’s geopolitical climate, Americans are shifting the conversation from apprehension to understanding and are openly exploring destinations in the Middle East – tourism is booming, [and] airlines are creating more routes,”  said Jamee Lubkemann, vice president of American Express Travel.

2. Tel Aviv

Increase in bookings: 148%
A trip to Tel Aviv could include everything from beach lounging and museum hopping to falafel and hummus sampling. “Tel Aviv is modern, vibrant, and cosmopolitan,” Lubkemann said.

3. Casablanca, Morocco

Increase in bookings: 86%
Morocco as a whole is trending with modern travelers, but with the promise of new construction projects like Parc de la Ligue Arabe and Grande Theatre de Casablanca, the port city of Casablanca is the place to be right now.

4. Nairobi, Kenya
Increase in bookings: 39%

“Often referred to as the Silicon Savannah, Nairobi is known as an innovative tech hub for Kenya. But beyond that, it has evolved to become a gateway to immersive coastal safaris and travelers are increasingly flocking to the destination for its thriving multi-ethnic food scene,” Lubkemann said.

5. Mazatlan, Mexico
Increase in bookings: 82%

This resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast is known both for its beautiful sandy beaches and its historic core.
Many of its 19th-century buildings have been restored and repurposed to serve its growing culinary and arts scenes. Mazatlán is considered one of Mexico’s best nightlife destinations as well.

Read the entire recommendation list here.
When it comes time to plan your destination, book your trip then talk to us if you need to expedite your passport or travel visa.


Drone photography has become very popular, particularly for candid wildlife viewing. For every responsible drone operator, there suddenly appeared one that was irresponsible as heck. From breathtaking videos that didn’t disturb a herd of elephants quietly eating leaves turned into a frightened herd of wildebeest stopping their yearly migratory river crossing and abandoning calves at a riverbank with irresponsible drone operators buzzing their cameras over animals heads and frightening them.

Several countries in Africa have banned drones and imposed large fines on anyone using one, especially in national parks which are now considered no-fly zones.

Botswana and Kenya allow drones but only if you apply for a permit and your drone must not disturb the animals in any way or you may face fines and equipment seizure.

Many private reserves allow drones but you normally need to hire your own vehicle and you may not disturb the animals on the reserve or other guests. Most reserves require that if your drone crashes, you may not retrieve it.

Texas Tower processes U.S. passports and can obtain visas for African countries you may want to fly a drone in. Call us today to get started 713-874-1420.