PASSPORT & VISA FAQS

Visa FAQs

A visa is an authority issued by the Embassy/Consulate of a country that permits a traveler to visit that particular country. The majority of visas are stamped inside your passport. (A small number of visas are either separate documents to be carried with the passport or issued electronically.) Visas are issued with specific limitations regarding purpose of visit, length of stay, validity of visa, etc? It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain necessary visas for their travel itinerary.

The Embassies and Consulates of various countries are authorized to grant visas. Appropriate visa documentation must be presented to the Embassy/Consulate in proper order for the visa to be issued. Visa4you.net obtains visas on travelers’ behalf by submitting proper visa documentation to the Embassy/Consulate. This eliminates the need for the traveler to visit, communicate and correspond directly with the Embassy/Consulate.

Yes, for the majority of countries, a visa is stamped on a visa page inside your passport.

Visa requirements listed on this website pertain to U.S. passport holders only. Please Contact Us for current, specific requirements for non-US passport holders.

Various governments have strict and varied regulations on length of visa processing time. Please view the Visa Services section and select your country of travel to determine visa processing time.

Visa invitations /confirmations are documents approved by the Foreign Ministry of the country of travel which authorize a particular traveler to visit their country. Most often, they indicate specific information regarding the itinerary (dates of stay, name of hosting organization, cities of visit) as well as an official reference number and seal of approval. Required formats for invitations and confirmations vary per country.

For the majority of countries, physical visa documentation that is unable to be faxed is required (i.e. actual passport, passport-type photographs).

Please view the Visa Services section and select your country of travel to determine whether or not your time deadline requires rush processing.

United States Passport FAQs

A passport is a travel document that serves as the ultimate form of proof for a person’s citizenship. Passports are issued by the appropriate authoritative power of a country’s government. U.S. passports are issued by the U.S. Passport Agency.

In the U.S., U.S. passports are issued by the U.S. Passport Agency which has various locations. Outside the U.S., passports are issued by U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Visa4you.net provides passport services for U.S. passports by submitting proper documentation on the travelers’ behalf to the U.S. Passport Agency. This eliminates the need for travelers to visit, communicate and correspond directly with the U.S. Passport Agency

Yes, for the majority of countries, a visa is stamped on a visa page inside your passport.

Your birth is registered with the state civil authorities where you were born, therefore you may contact your local state officials for details. You may also contact the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at National Division of Data Services, Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003, Phone: (301) 458-4636, website.

If your passport was issued when you were 16 years of age or older, your passport is valid for 10 years. If your passport was issued when you were younger than 16 years of age, your passport is valid for 5 years.
Most countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the completion of your trip. If your passport expires before the required validity, you must apply for a passport renewal.
Yes. Each individual U.S. citizen must possess his or her own passport. Family members are not allowed to represent other members of the family inside their passport. Infants must possess their own passport.

Please view the appropriate passport service under the United States Passport Service section to determine processing time.