Obtaining a Visa to Visit a Foreign Country

How to Secure a Travel Visa to a Foreign Country

Some embassies have visa application information on their respective web sites. Visit www.embassy.org for lists of foreign embassies in the United States.

If you do not feel comfortable handling your visa application by yourself you can obtain assistance through various for-profit organizations.  While we do not endorse the following for-profit agency, we have found them to be friendly and efficient for ISS business travel purposes.

International Visas & Passport Services
1312 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Phone: 1-202-293-8334 or 1-888-847-2778
Fax: 202-293-8336
Contact person: Brigitte Tan

This agency can also assist with amending passports (additional pages, name change), faxing visa applications and visa requirements.

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