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FAQ: Passports

WHAT IS A PASSPORT?

A passport is a travel document that serves as the ultimate form of proof for a person’s citizenship. Passports are issued by the appropriate authoritative power of a country’s government. U.S. passports are issued by the U.S. Passport Agency.

HOW/WHERE CAN I OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY OF MY U.S. BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Your birth is registered with the state civil authorities where you were born; therefore you may contact your local state officials for details. Or order online www.vitalcheck.com or call by phone: 1800-255-2414

FOR HOW LONG IS MY U.S. PASSPORT VALID?

If your passport was issued when you were 16 years of age or older, your passport is valid for 10 years. If your passport was issued when you were younger than 16 years of age, your passport is valid for 5 years.

HOW LONG MUST MY PASSPORT BE VALID FOR MY TRAVEL ABROAD?

Most countries require that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the completion of your trip. If your passport expires before the required validity, you must apply for a passport renewal.

DO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 REQUIRE PASSPORTS?

Yes. Each individual U.S. citizen must possess his or her own passport. Family members are not allowed to represent other members of the family inside their passport. Infants must possess their own passport.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY PASSPORT?

AA Passport & Visas Expedite services can process your passport in 24hrs, 5-7days rush ,10 days rush and 15 days service.

FAQ: Visas

WHAT IS A VISA?

A visa is an authority issued by the embassy/consulate of a country that permits a traveler to visit that particular country. The majority of visas are stamped inside your passport. (A small number of visas are either separate documents to be carried with the passport or issued electronically.) Visas are issued with specific limitations regarding purpose of visit, length of stay, validity of visa, etc. It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain necessary visas before their travel.

HOW DO I OBTAIN A VISA?

The Embassies and Consulates of various countries are authorized to grant visas. Appropriate visa documentation must be presented to the embassy/consulate in proper order for the visa to be issued. AA Passports & Visa Expedite Service obtains visas on travelers’ behalf by submitting proper visa documentation to the embassy/consulate. This eliminates the need for the traveler to visit, communicate and correspond directly with the embassy/consulate.

DO I NEED TO SEND MY ACTUAL PASSPORT?

Yes, for the majority of countries, a visa is stamped on a visa page inside your passport.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY VISA?

Various governments have strict and varied regulations on length of visa processing time. Please view the Visa Services section and select your country of travel to determine visa processing time.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY VISA?

Visa invitations /confirmations are documents approved by the Foreign Ministry of the country of travel which authorize a particular traveler to visit their country. Most often, they indicate specific information regarding the itinerary (dates of stay, name of hosting organization, cities of visit) as well as an official reference number and seal of approval. Required formats for invitations and confirmations vary per country.

WHAT IS A VISA INVITATION OR CONFIRMATION?

Visa invitations /confirmations are documents approved by the Foreign Ministry of the country of travel which authorize a particular traveler to visit their country. Most often, they indicate specific information regarding the itinerary (dates of stay, name of hosting organization, cities of visit) as well as an official reference number and seal of approval. Required formats for invitations and confirmations vary per country.

CAN I FAX MY PASSPORT COPY AND/OR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS FOR ISSUANCE OF A VISA?

For the majority of countries, physical visa documentation that is unable to be faxed is required (i.e. actual passport, passport-type photographs).



Most people are not sure of or do not know the specific requirements or documentation necessary to obtain a foreign visa. We helps travelers easily understand what is specifically required of them in order to gain passage into another country.


AApassports provides visa services for most countries for which an entry visa is required. We specialize in China, Brazil, India, and Russian visa processing. We work closely with foreign consulates to help our customers secure visas so that our client can depart on very short notice for their worldwide destination.

We also have some of the most competitive rate on the internet.

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