U.S Citizens Need to Apply for Visas for Europe Travel and They are not Happy!

U.S passport holders had special privilege of traveling to any European nation without the need of a visa for stay of less than 90 days. But as per latest reports, there is news that from now on, U.S passport holders will need visa to make entry into a European nation. And quite obviously, US citizens are not happy with the decision. There are mixed reactions on the issue and no final stand has yet been taken. Continue reading

Important Changes Regarding Passport One Must be Aware of

Passport is a mandatory document, which is required for international traveling. Infact many people get the passport done as evidence of identity. But many of you might not know that changes are coming in passport. Travel experts opine that it is important to remain updated regarding the changes particularly for travelers whose passports are due to expire in the coming years or months.

As per reports from the State Department, huge rush is expected for passport renewal in 2017 along with getting new passport. This is because the Department is expecting great backlog in applications. Moreover, there will be changes in the passport itself. Read on to find the various changes that are being expected in passports. Continue reading

European Union Being Forced by Lawmakers to Impose Visas on American Citizens

As per recent reports, the European Parliament called the EU executive a few days back to make it compulsory for Americans to apply for their visas before they plan to visit Europe during summer. This step has increased the pressure to solve a long-running transatlantic dispute regarding the issue between Europeans and Americans. The European Commission emphasized on the fact that it pursued a diplomatic resolution to the row, reducing the chances of lawmakers setting a deadline on May to impose visas. This move would probably hurt the tourism sector of Europe. Continue reading

Brexit and its Impact on the Travel Industry Globally

We all have been hearing about Brexit – United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU), which is about to happen in two years time. Among the different impacts that Brexit would have on the world, travel is an important one. US citizens will find fewer options of flying abroad. Moreover, the passport lines will be longer as well when they travel. But the positive thing is that the trip would be cheaper when compared to present expenses. Continue reading

Tax Delinquents in US Beware – Your Passports Could be Revoked

Are you looking to get a new passport in US or do you need to renew your passport for upcoming international travel plans? Well, if you are a delinquent tax payer in US, you will neither be able to get a new passport nor be able to renew it. Infact travel bans can also be implemented to people who have not cleared their taxes. Continue reading

America Plan for a Better Passport System by This Year

The security is the main concern while we are discussing passports. The situation is even more serious if the passport in question is the strongest passport in the world, the US passport. As such, it is quite obvious if the concerned department looks after the strengthening of the security features as well as the sustainability of the document in making it safer both for the one who possesses it and also for the sake of the country as a forged passport might lead the entire country into turmoil. Thus it is important for all of us to know a bit or two regarding the latest updates in relation to the passport. Continue reading

The Importance of ESTA and VWP: Forget Your Visa

The importance of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is going through a period which is definitely going to increase in the near future. Primarily, the ESTA has been initiated by the Department of Homeland Security in order to determine whether a traveller or a group for that matter is eligible to visit America without applying for a visa. Actually it is through this ESTA that the department can estimate whether a person is eligible for VWP. This VWP is a program which is basically an agreement between America and 38 other countries which include the likes of Australia, Japan, Greece and Spain which ensures that the citizens of those countries are eligible to stay in the US for a period of up to 90 days and also the US citizens are allowed to stay in those countries sans visa for the same length of time. Continue reading

Know How Your Identity is Protected Through Your US Passport

Proper documentation is one of the foremost things you require while on travel or for that matter in any professional activity you are up to. Documentation, if properly maintained, can save you from quite a few problematic areas which otherwise might fetch you into a lot of unforeseen consequences. These facts are even more essential if you are the holder of one of the strongest passports in the world if not the strongest one, the US passport. Thus, it is also quite natural that the strongest passport in the world would be more prone to forgery than anything else in the planet. As such, knowledge regarding the features which protect your identity is quite essential and might help you unexpectedly. In the following part of this literature we would try to find out some of the features inherent in the US passport which saves yours from forgery and keeps you out of unwanted trouble. Continue reading

Sophisticated Tech Features that Make a Passport More Secure

Apparently, your passport is just a little more than a booklet hardly the size of a greeting card while actually it’s the most powerful tool that facilitates your movement across different countries. It is a solid proof of your nationality and identity too!

Modern passports have undergone a number of positive changes. Initially, it was a 12×18 inch sheet of paper, but now it is equipped with different kinds of security features – both visible and invisible to layman’s eye. From optically variable inks and holograms to embedded chips enabling facial recognition – with so many high-tech features, today’s passports are highly, technically sophisticated and smart enough to betray the booming smuggling industry selling fake European and U.S. Passports. Continue reading

Travel Cheap and be a Smart Traveler – Trying Not to Shed Those Extra Dollars on Your Trip

From fine dining to booking flights, there are lots of ways in which you can save money while traveling. Ultimately why should you pay more than what you actually need for traveling? While you’re planning for a trip, the key to any trip is just being too smart and wise about your money and this need to be planned well before you start hitting the road. It’s vital for you to chalk out how you can save money and plan the trip so that you don’t find yourself running out of money in the middle of the trip. If you have experienced such an awkward and nerve-wracking experience before, it’s high time you educate yourself on some of the best money-saving hacks while traveling. Take a look. Continue reading