What is a Travel Visa?


A visa is a conditional authorization granted by a territory to a foreigner, allowing them to enter, remain within, or to leave that territory. 
American Citizens with valid passports do not require a visa to travel to many countries overseas, but there are exceptions. Please check the web sites of the U. S. Department of State and the foreign country's embassy in the U.S., to confirm whether you will need to apply for the tourist visa for your trip.

Hong Kong
Visa is not required for U.S. passport holders for a trip up to 90 days.

Macau
Visa is not required for U.S. passport holders for a trip up to 30 days.

Taiwan
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 90 days.

Japan
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 90 days.

South Korea
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 90 days.

Thailand
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 30 days.

Indonesia
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 30 days.

Singapore
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 30 days.

Philippines
Visa is not required for U.S. Passport holders for a trip up to 30 days.

China
A tourist visa is required for all American citizens entering China for touristic purposes. Visa must be obtained prior to your arrival in China. It is the responsibility of all travelers to obtain a visa in a timely manner.
You have the option to apply for 10-Year-Multiple-Entry-Visa from Chinese embassies or consulates in your area, or you can let InterTrips process it on your behalf. You will need to supply your original U.S. passport in order to process this application. It normally takes 5 business days for this application, and it is the embassy or consular officers' decision to grant or reject your submission.

The application will require a copy of your recent 2" by 2" passport photograph, one copy of the completed application form (Please make sure to choose the correct application, using the wrong form may delay the processing of your application), and a self-stamped return envelope with your correct mailing address.  Please be advised that, although rare, additional documents may be required depending on the request of the embassy or consulate officer on a case-by-case basis.  When your visa application is approved, the Chinese authority will affix the visa document on a blank page of your returned passport.


China Tourism Visa Application (10-year-multiple-entry)

San Francisco Chinese Consulate

For residents of Alaska, N California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

Los Angeles Chinese Consulate

For residents of Arizona, S California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Pacific Islands

Chicago Chinese Consulate

For residents of Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin

Houston Chinese Consulate

For residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Porto Rico

New York Chinese Consulate

For residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

Washington DC Chinese Embassy

For residents of Washington DC, Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, N Carolina, S Caronia, N Dakota, S Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, W Virginia, Wyoming


China Tourism Group Visa (Single-entry)

InterTrips also arrange on your behalf, the application for a Single-Entry-Group-Visa. This type of visa will expire in 30 days from the date it is issued.  We will normally start the processing of this category of visa in about 30 days prior to your trip.

* Single-Entry-China-Visa does not need fill in any forms

* If you are holding a Single-Entry-Group-Visa, you must hold it until you return home. You cannot exit China Custom without it.

Vietnam
A visa is required for all tourists from the U.S. entering Vietnam. It is the responsibility of the travelers to obtain a visa in a timely manner.
You have the option to apply for Single-Entry-visa, or you can also use the convenience of the Visa-on-Arrival process. to use the Visa-on-Arrival service, you must obtain an arrival approval letter online in advance. Please check with the respective embassy or consulate office in the U.S. for more information.

Cambodia
A visa is required for all tourists from the U.S. entering Cambodia. Visa-on-Arrival can be obtained at certain main gateways in Cambodia, no need to obtain an arrival approval letter in advance.
Please check with the respective embassy or consulate office in the U.S. for more information.

Laos
A visa is required for all tourists from the U.S. entering Cambodia. Visa-on-Arrival can be obtained at certain main gateways in Cambodia, no need to obtain an arrival approval letter in advance.
Please check with the respective embassy or consulate office in the U.S. for more information.

Burma (Myanmar)
To enter Burma, you must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining validity and a valid visa. You should apply for your E-visa online before you arrive in Burma. Please check with the respective embassy or consulate office in the U.S. for more information.

India
U.S. citizens seeking to enter India solely for tourist purposes, and who plan to stay no longer than 60 days, may apply for electronic travel authorization at least four days prior to their arrival in lieu of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate. You can apply for India Electronic Tourism Visa online, Please check with the respective embassy or consulate office in the U.S. for more information.

For further information about the Visa requirements of U.S. Citizens traveling abroad, please refer to U.S. Department of State web site

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