VISA Information Sheet
Unlike a passport, which is issued by one’s home country, a visa (if required) is issued by the country one intends to visit. It is an official endorsement inserted into one’s passport authorizing the bearer to enter or leave, and travel in or through, a specific country or region.
The Travel Department has arranged for CIBT to service the passport and visa needs of the Yale community. These special rates can be accessed by calling CIBT at 1.800.577.2428 and referencing the Yale account number 40634; or you may log in here.
From the web site above you can:
Status check- request status of up to 5 travelers at a time
Quick Check for U.S. citizens - determine up front whether or not a visa is required.
Business, Tourist, Transit, and Short-Term Work Visas
Non-US and US Passport Processing
Other CIBT Services
Confirming e-mail feature- be sure to put e-mail address on submission form to receive automatic confirmation of receipt of materials and tracking number when documents are ready to be returned.
Services for Russian invitations, Australian ETA’s, and document authentications.
Overseas processing offices in the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia.
Please take advantage of these special rates:
CIBT is currently pricing standard visa requests at 30% below the cost of our existing visa provider. Any questions may be directed to Marcia Kaplan, Travel Program Manager, at 203-432-9011.
Visa quick check for US citizens
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Visas Quick Check for U.S. Citizens
Click here to check the table to see if your destination country requires U.S. Citizens to obtain a visa. Please note: A passport is now required to return to the United States from abroad.
See also: The Most Overlooked Visa Requirements for the Most Popular Destinations and Why Should You Stick with the Sticker?
Emergency Contact Information
The Department of Transportation requires that U.S. airlines obtain emergency contact information from U.S. citizens traveling internationally. Emergency contacts do not have to be relatives and all information is kept confidential. All US Airways international customers flying between the U.S. and Canada , the Caribbean and Europe must provide this information.
This form will be distributed at check-in or in-flight returning to the U.S. , and must be completed by all persons except:
Returning resident aliens
Aliens with immigrant visas
Canadian citizens visiting or in transit
For more information on filling out the I-94/I-94W, visit the U.S. Customs & Border Protection web site.
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