As the Chief Marketing officer of Travel Document Systems it is vital that I make sure all my clients understand all the new travel documentation requirements. You can have the best vacation or important business trip planned but if you don’t have a valid Passport and correct travel visas your vital travel plans will be sidelined.

Recently there have been a slew of new developments when it comes to travel visas. Quite a few countries are requiring that instead of the traditional visa stamped in the passport that an E-Visa be issued which is an electronic confirmation. The electronic confirmation, once applied for online, comes back in the form of an e-mail that the traveler carries with them upon entry to that specific country.

Some of the recent E-VISA changes have affected the following countries:

[fancy_link link=”” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]Kenya[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]Australia[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]India (e-visa valid for 30 days, single entry, authorized airports only, no private jet travel)[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]Sri Lanka[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]Turkey[/fancy_link]
[fancy_link link=”” variation=”hotpink” target=”blank”]Canada (NON-US passport holders)[/fancy_link]

In reference to US passport validity the majority of countries are requiring a US passport to be valid for six months after the completion of the trip. This means that if you have less than 6 months validity on your US passport you could be denied boarding a flight.

TDS can assist with your passport renewals or first time new issues on an expedited basis when required.

Check your US passport and travel documentation before you book a trip so you are certain to take the steps required in advance to update your information if necessary! A bit of due negligence on the front end will save you heartache and grief when a trip is missed or delayed because of passport and or visa issues.

Safe travels and enjoy this great world of ours!