- About Entry Visas
- Passport Information
- International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
1. About Entry Visas
If I need one, who is responsible to obtain my visa?
You are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documents for the destinations on your itinerary, including to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure and a visa if required.
IMPORTANT: Passengers who are not U.S. citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passengers who enter, leave and then re-enter the same country on their itinerary should check if they require a double-entry visa. Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies.
What is meant by the term "visa"?
A visa is a special permission granted to an individual to enter a foreign nation. Many nations require individuals to be approved for travel within their borders. This is something that is required in addition to a valid passport. Visa requirements vary based upon the country/ countries to be visited and your nationality.
How do I know if I need a visa?
Countries listed below on the 3. International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders require specific visa and/or other entry documentation in addition to a U.S. passport. All other countries (not listed) require only valid U.S. passports.
How do I obtain a visa?
A visa may be obtained by contacting a visa service or by contacting the embassy or consulate of the nation you are visiting prior to departing your home country.
How much does a visa cost?
There will be a cost associated with utilizing a visa service and also with approaching the embassy or consulate directly to obtain a visa. These costs often change with little notice. We recommend that you contact the appropriate embassy or consulate directly for the most up to date information.
2. Passport Information
Your U.S. passport should be valid at least 6 months or longer after the date of travel.
Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies. To learn how to apply for a U.S. Passport including expedited services, click here. Passengers requiring visas, whether obtained in advance or locally upon arrival, should ensure that their passport has unstamped visa pages.
Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders: Country details below are based on information obtained from the U.S. State Department as of July 24, 2012. This information is subject to change. To check for updates, please check with the consular office of the countries to be visited and/or click here.
Non U.S. Citizens: All information provided below pertains to U.S. passport holders only.
Non-U.S. Citizens should check with the appropriate foreign consular representative .
3. International Entry & Visa Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
Countries listed below require specific visa and/or other entry documentation in addition to a U.S. passport. All other countries (not listed) require only valid U.S. passports.
RUSSIA - Visa required. The visa application process requires an application form, one passport-sized photo, your trip confirmation and a Visa Support Letter (VSL) obtained from us, and a processing fee. Two days following your initial booking and deposit, you will receive complete information via email about obtaining a Visa Support Letter (VSL) and a visa to Russia. Visas services for the Embassy of the Russian Federation are managed by Invisa Logistics Services at their Visa Center, 1680 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tel. (202) 495-3663; Fax (202) 495-3666. All applicants must first complete an online Visa Application Form at http://evisa.kdmid.ru and then either appear in person at the Visa Center ($30 fee in addition to the Consular visa fees) or submit their application via a visa service.
Details at www.russianembassy.org/Embassy_eng/Consulate/tourist_visa.html.
SLOVAKIA - Proof of sufficient health insurance coverage and funds (generally in the amount of $50 per person per day) are required upon entry.
TURKEY - Visa required. Visas can be obtained at Istanbul international airport for approximately $20. Visas are not required for sea cruise passengers who purchase shore excursions to Kusadasi and Istanbul. When entering Turkey via a land border crossing, a pre-obtained visa is recommended. Contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey at 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone: (202) 612-6700, or the Turkish consulates general in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Information may also be found at turkey.org.
All information and rates are subject to change without notice. Non-U.S. Citizens should check with the appropriate foreign consular representative.