Need an Expedited Visa? Our Orange County and Los Angeles-Based Visa Experts Can Help
The Passport Pros is your go-to agency for special visa demands. Having honed our skills by serving the giants of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and Orange County, we specialize in expediting visas to China, Brazil, Russia, India and can produce a same-day turnaround, sometimes with no more than a day’s notice. Whether you are a senior executive, an artist, an entire crew, a school group, or a family with children, we can help you complete the necessary paperwork and get an expedited visa into your hands in record time.
Our Orange County office is just blocks away from the Newport Beach Golf Course and John Wayne Airport, while our Los Angeles office is in the Burbank media district, near Disney and Warner Bros.
- A VISA is a stamp on a traveler’s passport.
- This stamp is issued by a foreign consulate or embassy as a permission, or acceptance, of the traveler’s request to board a flight to their country.
- A VISA is not a right and does NOT guarantee that the traveler will be allowed in to a foreign country. It is meant as permission to fly and request entry into the country. If granted, it is only the green light to board a flight. The entry permission should be confirmed and the duration of stay will be determined only by the immigration officer, or authority, at the port of entry. A traveler who has obtained a proper visa to fly to a country may still have access into the country denied or questioned at the port of entry by the local immigration authorities. It is rare, but it does occur from time-to-time. It is advisable to cooperate as much as possible and conduct yourself with as much integrity at the interview process as possible to avoid subjective reasons to deny you entry.
- There are many different types of visas, each with their own restrictions. Our Orange County and Los Angeles based offices are staffed with top-tier visa experts who can help you over the phone, in person, via email, or even on the web.
- One word: reciprocity. This reciprocity, or retaliation, is dictated by diplomatic agreements between countries.
- For example: A Russian citizen wants to visit the USA as a tourist. The USA requires citizens of Russia to submit an entry VISA (permission to enter) application at a local US consulate in Russia. Therefore, if a US citizen wants to visit Russia, the Russian government will require the US citizen to submit an entry VISA application at a local Russian consulate in the US.
- A VISA is not a right, it is a request for permission to go visit a certain country. If granted, it is only the green light to board a flight to that country. The entry permission will be confirmed by the immigration officer, or authority, at the port of entry.
- To find out if you need a Visa please see the complete list of countries to which we can help you apply.
- If you want more information, the U.S. Department of State has a searchable map with information such as passport and visa requirements, embassy and consular locations, and more pertaining to individual countries around the world.
- The TYPE OF VISA TO BE GRANTED will ultimately be determined by the consulate. Their decision to grant or deny a visa is based on your activities in their country. You may choose to apply for a TOURIST visa, for example, to get started with your process, but the consulate will determine if they need to apply a different category of visa to you and to request additional processing steps and documents not listed on their website. The Passport Pros can help you determine if you should apply for a TOURIST or skip the delay and advise you how to apply for a different category that will most likely be applied to your situation, such as a BUSINESS, STUDENT or WORK visa. Usually, consulates and embassies have displayed some information and the respective requirements on their websites. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us or the consulate directly for clarification.
- “BUT I JUST WANT A TOURIST VISA, I’M ONLY GOING FOR A DAY OR TWO AND I’M NOT GETTING PAID BY ANYONE WHILE I’M THERE TO PERFORM ON STAGE, PROMOTE MY MOVIE, TEACH ENGLISH OR STUDY THEIR LANGUAGE” – Do NOT expect to receive any specific type of visa. The consulate will determine what type of visa is the proper type for you. Foreign authorities typically do not accept demands and are very sensitive to demanding attitude and what they may perceive as an attempt to break their immigration laws for convenience. If they catch this intention and attitude, you will experience a push back and your application may be rejected, delayed or worst case of all, DENIED. You cannot board a flight to a country that requires you to obtain a visa if the consulate barres you from obtaining your visa. A DENIED visa decision means that the traveler is ineligible to apply for another visa from anywhere between 6 months to 10 years, depending on the country. The consulate is the authority. Without their consent and granted VISA stamp, your trip will simply not happen. You will have to work around them, and typically, consulates will NOT go out of their way to accommodate a traveler’s needs.
- The information on consulate websites is usually up-to-date. If you are not able to fit yourself and your activities in a particular foreign country to their list of VISA types and requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us or the consulate directly for clarification.
- Remember: you are asking for permission to visit their homeland. Be PATIENT, truthful and thorough in the VISA application process and you’ll be on your way.
The not so easy part is making sure you have everything you need and complete the application process correctly the first time.
Generally, to get a visa you must have a valid reason for visiting the country such as:
- Business travel
- Family in the country
- Continuing education
The duration of your visa may be tied directly to that reason. For example, if you are granted a work visa, it may expire shortly after your planned period of employment ends. If you are granted a student visa, it generally must be renewed regularly and will terminate when your course of study concludes.
You can apply directly for a visa, submitting the paperwork via government channels yourself. However, that’s inadvisable.
Visa applications are generally scrutinized quite heavily. Any mistake or omission you make during the application will result in a denial. That means you have to start the process all over again, doubling the amount of time it will take for you to receive your travel documents.
The Passport Pros’ visa services in Orange County and Los Angeles can make sure your visa application is spot on from the start, greatly increasing the chances that it will be approved in time for your travel deadlines. Our visa experts have working knowledge of the requirements individual countries specify so they can spot issues you didn’t even know existed.
For example, did you know that:
- In order to acquire a tourist visa for Egypt you must have a valid passport with at least two blank visa pages? Also, that the passport has to be valid for six months after the date you plan on entering the country.
- If you’re planning to travel to the U.K. with a minor, that minor must have a notarized letter of authorization from both parents?
- Acquiring a business visa from Thailand requires a letter of invitation (in addition to other documentation) from the host company?
Don’t take the chance of overlooking the details. If you need assistance, let The Passport Pros help.
We offer visa services in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach—pretty much all of Orange County and Los Angeles. Passports, visas, and more, contact us today to learn how we can help secure your travel documentation.
- Validity: VISAS don’t get renewed. They are usually granted for anywhere between 2 days and 10 years. Which means you will need to check for the validity of your previous VISA every time you are planning to travel again to that particular country.
- If you DO need another entry VISA, even though you’ve had a previous VISA for that same country, you are required to go through the VISA process again, all the way from the top, which includes paying the same fees as before and presenting again the required documentation.
- Usually, you do not have to apply for another entry VISA if your visa is valid for MULTIPLE ENTRIES and you did not overstay your permission on your previous trip. Please check with the consulate or with us at Arista.
ATTENTION! Do NOT ship your documents to Arista under any circumstance without communicating with us by phone or email first. Do NOT ship your materials for 8 AM DELIVERY unless instructed to do so.
Please select the country you require information from the list below. If the information you require is unavailable, please contact us by submitting a VISA INQUIRY FORM.
|Albania visa||Bahrain visa||Cameroon visa||Dominican Republic visa||Egypt visa|
|Fiji visa||Ghana||Haiti visa||India visa||Jamaica visa|
|Kazakhstan visa||Laos visa||Macau visa||Namibia visa||Oman visa|
|Pakistan visa||Qatar visa||Romania visa||Saudi Arabia visa||Taiwan visa|
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|Uganda visa||Venezuela visa||Wallis Futuna Islands visa||Yemen visa||Zambia visa|