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Passport, Visa & Customs

Passport, Visa & Customs

Visa Requirements for BRIC: Brazil, Russia, India, China

Are you getting ready to travel overseas? Before you get too far ahead of yourself, make sure to get your visa in order. The process may be more complicated than… Read More…

British Airways’ London City Airport Review
Airlines & Airports / British Isles / Business Travel / Europe / Luxury Travel / Passport, Visa & Customs

British Airways’ London City Airport Review

Television and marketing executive Frank Radice recently flew to London from New York on British Airways.   On this flight, however, he didn’t take a 747, but rather flew a… Read More…

Passport, Visa & Customs / Student Travel

Extended-Stay Visas aka- Long-Stay Visas

Getting ready to make a long trip overseas? Sounds great, but if you’re planning on staying for longer than 90 days, you may have get what’s called a long-stay visa… Read More…

Leapin’ Lizards! Reptile Smuggler Arrested at LAX
Airlines & Airports / Australia & New Zealand / Passport, Visa & Customs

Leapin’ Lizards! Reptile Smuggler Arrested at LAX

Federal officials have arrested a man who tried to pass through customs at Los Angeles International Airport armed to the teeth—with 15 live lizards. U.S. Customs agents detained the cold-blooded… Read More…

Video Tip: Replacing Lost Or Stolen Passports
Passport, Visa & Customs

Video Tip: Replacing Lost Or Stolen Passports

One big fear that many travelers have is having their passport lost or stolen. For some, that means their trip is cancelled or their return is delayed. But if you’re… Read More…

Foreign Tourism to USA Down; Can the Travel Promotion Act Save the Day?
Passport, Visa & Customs / USA

Foreign Tourism to USA Down; Can the Travel Promotion Act Save the Day?

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that international visitation to the United States is down 10 percent in 2009 compared to the first six months of 2008. Fewer travelers… Read More…

Passport, Visa & Customs

Recent Passport Changes

U.S. citizens now need a passport or other acceptable document to return from all foreign countries, including Mexico and Canada. Here’s what you need to know.

New Work Visa Policies Between US and Australia: Jobs for Backpackers and Budget Travelers
Australia & New Zealand / Budget Travel / Passport, Visa & Customs / USA

New Work Visa Policies Between US and Australia: Jobs for Backpackers and Budget Travelers

Historically, when young people from other countries tried to work in the U.S., the government didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet. In fact, Uncle Sam made getting a visa… Read More…

Travel Regulation Surprise: New Passport Law Changes Don’t Cause Chaos
Passport, Visa & Customs / USA

Travel Regulation Surprise: New Passport Law Changes Don’t Cause Chaos

Despite predictions of delays and traffic jams, it was business as usual at dozens of border crossings and airports around the country in the days after new passport rules went… Read More…

New Airline Offering $9 Fare Headlines Airline News Roundup
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Passport, Visa & Customs / Travel News

New Airline Offering $9 Fare Headlines Airline News Roundup

Whether it’s new airline startups or the radical changes in older airlines, PeterGreenberg.com has the air news you can use. A new startup airline called Jet America has announced plans… Read More…

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 1: Getting There
Airlines & Airports / Luxury Travel / Middle East / Passport, Visa & Customs / Stories & Personal Journals

Dispatch from Dubai, Part 1: Getting There

PeterGreenberg.com’s Karen Elowitt recently flew to Dubai for a more in-depth look at the city she once covered in a day.   Often referred to as Disneyland for grown-ups, or… Read More…

Deadline Looms as Passport Applications Drop Amid Travel Declines
Passport, Visa & Customs

Deadline Looms as Passport Applications Drop Amid Travel Declines

With the recession cutting into people’s travel budgets, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the number of passport applications has declined severely over the past year. 25 percent fewer… Read More…

Passport, Visa & Customs

Taking Your Own Passport Photos

By next year travelers will need passports for air, sea and land to go to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The $100 passport fee is unavoidable, but now with digital… Read More…

U.S. Extends Visa Waiver Program to 7 More Countries
Passport, Visa & Customs

U.S. Extends Visa Waiver Program to 7 More Countries

President Bush has pleased both his allies and travelers from around the globe by rescinding U.S. visa requirements for visitors from seven countries, including South Korea, the Czech Republic, Hungary,… Read More…