Passport and Visa Assistance


A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. Any time you connect through or travel to a foreign country, you will need to provide your passport.  Some countries, for example, require that your passport be valid for at least 6 months or longer beyond the dates of your trip abroad. And also, your passport should have enough blank pages for entry and exit stamps at the airport. In addition, you need to verify the visa requirements for the country that you are traveling to.

Passport and Visa Assistance

For Americans living in USA - For Canadians living in Canada

Citizens of United States

If you are a US citizen, the requirements for obtaining a new passport or renewal are outlined in the US Department of State www.travel.gov.com Visa requirements are based on the country you are visiting.

Citizens of Canada

Citizens of Canada can refer to www.passport.gc.ca for information for new passport applications and Canadian passport renewals. You need a visa to enter many foreign countries. Read the Tourist Visa Requirments at www.voyage.gc.ca

Bahamas

Citizens of United States

All U.S. citizens are required to present a valid US passport in order to enter or re-enter the United States when traveling by air. US citizens do not need visas for short trips to The Bahamas for tourist/business purposes.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Bahamas. Bahamas tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 30 days.

Barbados

Citizens of United States

US citizens must have a valid US passport to enter Barbados. No visa is needed to enter Barbados for stays up to 28 days. For further information, travelers may contact the Embassy of Barbados.

Citizens of Canada

Barbados tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days. Barbados tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

Belgium

Citizens of United States

Belgium is a party to the Schengen agreement. As such, US citizens may enter Belgium for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The traveler’s passport should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the period of stay. Sufficient funds and a return airline ticket are required.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Belgium. Belgium tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

Canada

Citizens of United States

US citizens entering Canada must have a valid US passport. A visa is not required for US citizens to visit Canada for up to 180 days.

Costa Rica

Citizens of United States

For entry into Costa Rica, a US citizen must present valid passport that will not expire for at least 30 days after arrival, and a roundtrip/outbound ticket. Costa Rican authorities generally permit US citizens to stay up to 90 days.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Costa Rica. Costa Rica tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

Germany

Citizens of United States

Germany is a party to the Schengen Agreement. As such, US citizens may enter Germany for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa; entry into Germany begins the 90 day limit for the entire Schengen area. The passport should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the period of stay.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Germany. Germany tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

India

Citizens of United States

U.S. citizens require a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose. India offers a variety of visas that are pertinent for medical tourism and must be obtained before traveling to India.

1) A tourist visa is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

2) Medical (M) visa, which is valid for up to one year or the
length of treatment (whichever is less). In order to apply for
an M visa a person must provide letters/documents
explaining the details of treatment that are signed and
stamped by the concerned hospital or doctor.

3) Medical escort visa is provided to those who are
accompanying a patient traveling to India for medical care on
a medical visa. A close relative or a friend of the patient can
apply for this visa and included in the application packet
along with documents signed and stamped by the doctor or
hospital should be a letter of declaration from the patient or
immediate family member confirming the name of the escort
traveling with the patient.

Citizens of Canada

All foreign nationals need a visa to enter India. Visas are issued on passports. The passport should be valid for a minimum period of 190 days.

Israel

Citizens of United States

A passport valid for 6 months from the date of entering Israel, an onward or return ticket, and proof of sufficient funds are required for entry. A no-charge, 3-month visa may be issued upon arrival and may be renewed.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Israel. Israel tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

Malaysia

Citizens of United States

US citizens are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months to enter Malaysia, but U.S. citizens do not need to obtain a visa in advance for a pleasure or business trip if their stay in Malaysia is 90 days or less.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Malaysia. Malaysia tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

Mexico

Citizens of United States

US citizens do not require a visa or a tourist card for tourist stays of 72 hours or less within “the border zone,” defined as an area between 20 to 30 kilometers of the border with the US, depending on the location. US citizens traveling as tourists beyond the border zone or entering Mexico by air must pay a fee to obtain a tourist card, also known as an FM-T, available from Mexican consulates, Mexican border crossing points, Mexican tourism offices, airports within the border zone and most airlines serving Mexico. The fee for the tourist card is generally included in the price of a plane ticket for travelers arriving by air. Please note that travelers not in possession of their FM-T card at the point of exit from Mexico may face a fine from Mexican Immigration (INM).

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Mexico. Mexico tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 180 days.

Panama

Citizens of United States

US citizens traveling by air to and from Panama must present a valid passport when entering or re-entering the United States.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Panama. Panama tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 30 days.

Singapore

Citizens of United States

A valid passport is required. Travelers to the region should note that Singapore and some neighboring countries do not allow US citizens to enter with fewer than 6 months of validity remaining on their passport. US citizens do not need a visa if their visit is for business or social purposes, and their stay is for 90 days or less.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Singapore. Singapore tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 30 days.

South Korea

Citizens of United States

A passport is required. US passport holders may enter the Republic of Korea without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days for tourism or business. When staying for more than 90 days or for any purpose other than tourism or business, the US passport holder must obtain a visa prior to entry.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from South Korea. South Korea tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

Thailand

Citizens of United States

US citizen tourists staying for fewer than 30 days do not require a visa but must possess a passport that has at least 6 months validity remaining and may be asked to show an onward/return ticket.

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Thailand. Thailand tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 30 days.

Turkey

Citizens of United States

A passport and visa are required. Currently, holders of all types of passports, if they are traveling as tourists, can purchase a 90-day sticker visa at the port of entry for USD $20 cash.

Citizens of Canada

A passport and visa are required. A 90-day sticker-type entry visa can be obtained at the point of entry for a fee of 61$ CAD.

United States of America

Citizens of Canada

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from United States. United States tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 90 days.

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