Visa and Passport Updates

February 14, 2019

CIBT Visa News

Live Webinar – Success in Singapore: Immigration Essentials for Business
Singapore is a key destination for international business in the Asia-Pacific region – consistently at the top of global rankings of attractive business environments and desirability for expats. Success in APAC oftentimes requires success in Singapore, which begins with effectively immigrating and mobilizing your staff. Join the immigration experts at Newland Chase, a CIBT Company, for a live, interactive webinar on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 am SGT, as they cover the essentials for a successful Singapore business strategy. Can’t make the time? Don’t worry, a recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar. Learn more and register today.

New Document Preparation Service for Cameroon
Need a convenient way to complete your Cameroon visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service.

Digital Photo Service – Your Photo Could Influence Your Visa Approval
Consulates have very strict rules when it comes to photo specifications and requirements, and will deny a visa application if their guidelines are not met. Specific requirements can range from head angle, expression, background, lighting, accessories, and size, and can vary based on destination and jurisdiction. With CIBT’s Digital Photo Service, simply upload your photo to our website and we take care of the rest to ensure your photo meets government and consular requirements. Click here to learn more

Consular Updates

Colombia
A visa is now required for Malaysian nationals travelling to Colombia for business or tourism. Click here to see if your nationality requires a visa to travel to Colombia.  

Egypt
The processing speed for business and tourist visas to Egypt has increased from 7 business days to 10 business days. Please plan accordingly when submitting your visa application. Click here to get started

Mongolia
The Consulate of Mongolia has updated their visa application form. Click here to access the new form and see all of your requirements for a visa to Mongolia

Philippines
A new application form is available for a visa to the Philippines. Visit the CIBT website to get the most up to date forms and requirements. 

Saudi Arabia
Travellers applying for a government visit visa to Saudi Arabia must include an original signed business cover letter with their visa application. Click here to see all of your requirements for a visa to Saudi Arabia.

Consular Closings

Canada
Visit consular closings to see the complete list of Canada closures.

February 7, 2019

CIBT Visa News

Worried About the New Complex China Visa Application Procedure? CIBT Can Help
As of  January 1st, 2019, all travellers applying for a visa to China in Canada must provide fingerprints in person via appointment at a Visa Application Service Center in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, or Vancouver. These complex changes and enhanced requirements can be confusing and overwhelming. CIBT is here to help our travellers navigate this new and challenging process with our fast, compliant, and convenient visa processing service. Our team of experts help you complete your application correctly, make your fingerprint appointment, and even meet you at the Visa Application Service Center for any last minute questions and instructions. CIBT is pleased to offer dedicated and personalized service allowing travellers to obtain a visa to China as quickly and conveniently as possible. Don’t put your trip at risk; click here to get started on your China visa application today.

New Document Preparation Service for Azerbaijan
Need a convenient way to complete your Azerbaijan visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service.

Visa Replacement Service
CIBTvisas understands the importance of keeping your passport and visas secure. If your passport is lost or stolen, the cost and hassle of replacing your travel documents can be overwhelming. Our Visa Replacement Service enables you to replace your unexpired visas free of charge and helps you obtain a new passport, even if you are abroad. Click here to learn more about our Visa Replacement Service.

Consular Updates

Mozambique
The Consulate of Mozambique is closed every Friday. Please plan accordingly if you have any pressing visa needs. Click here to see your visa requirements for Mozambique.

Consular Closings

Canada
Visit consular closings to see the complete list of Canada closures.

January 31, 2019

CIBT Visa News
New Document Preparation Service for Kazakhstan and Mozambique
Need a convenient way to complete your Kazakhstan or Mozambique visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service.

Weather Extremes and Traveller Registration 
Natural disasters can strike anywhere, in any season, and without warning. Our Traveller Registration service provides travellers with important information about safety conditions in the country they are visiting and can help them make informed decisions about their travel plans. This service also allows the local Canadian Embassy to contact you should any unexpected event occur during your trip. Traveller Registration allows you to stay informed, connected and safe. Don’t let extreme weather take you by surprise; register today

Chinese New Year Closures 
All Chinese Consulates in Canada will be closed Monday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 in observance of the Chinese New Year. Please plan accordingly if you have an pressing visa needs. Visit the CIBT website to get started on your visa application today.
Consular Updates

China
Fingerprints are now required and the application procedure has changed when applying for a visa to China. The CIBT website has been updated with all of the new information and procedures. Click here to start your visa application to China.

Vietnam - Ottawa
The Consulate of Vietnam in Ottawa is closed every Tuesday and Thursday. Please plan accordingly if you have any pressing visa needs. Click here to see your visa requirements for Vietnam.

Consular Closings

Canada
Visit consular closings to see the complete list of Canada closures.

January 24, 2019

CIBT Visa News
Live Webinar – Posted Worker Rules Simplified
Compliance with the requirements in EU member states remains a perennial challenge for businesses with employees temporarily working outside of their home country. Join the immigration experts at Newland Chase, a CIBT Company, for a live, interactive webinar on Thursday, January 31, 2019 as they cover the essentials of Posted Worker requirements for companies operating in the EU. Ensure that your company is compliant, know your obligations as an employer, and learn more about these oft-confusing regulations. Register today.

New Document Preparation Service for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Korea
Need a convenient way to complete your Democratic Republic of the Congo or South Korea visa application? If you are planning an important trip and need to ensure your application goes smoothly, use our Document Preparation Service and a senior CIBT Consultant will work with you to navigate the challenges of the application. We will carefully review all of your travel information for completeness ensuring the required documents are prepared correctly. You will receive your complete application via a secure and encrypted email keeping your personal information safe. We also offer this service for other destinations, just look for the specially marked questionnaire next time you apply for a visa. Start your application today and take advantage of our fast, easy, and convenient Document Preparation Service.

Chinese New Year Closures 
All Chinese Consulates in Canada will be closed Monday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 in observance of the Chinese New Year. Please plan accordingly if you have an pressing visa needs. Visit the CIBT website to get started on your visa application today.

Consular Updates

Mozambique
The Consulate of Mozambique is closed every Friday. Please plan accordingly if you have any pressing visa needs. Click here to see your visa requirements for Mozambique.

Consular Closings

Canada
Visit consular closings to see the complete list of Canada closures.

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