Travel Information

Currency Exchange


We highly recommend you have a plan before departure for where you will exchange your dollars. Airports and financial centers offer currency exchange services. Another option would be to use direct ATM withdrawal overseas. International ATM exchange rates are generally better than currency exchange counters; make sure to research the foreign transaction fees.

Passports & Visa

It’s important to make sure you have the required visas for your destinations. If you are traveling to multiple destinations, please make sure you have the proper visas for each country you will be visiting. Many countries have a policy requiring at least six months validity remaining from the date of departure.Please allow at least two to three weeks for the application process to be complete. For your convenience, a reference chart is provided below.

Visas not required

Japan (90 days)
Taiwan (90 days)
Hong Kong (90 days)
Argentina (3 months)
Austria (3 months)
Bali (7-30 days)
Costa Rica (90 days)
France (3 months)
Germany (90 days)
Thailand (30 days)

Italy (3 months)
Macau (30 days)
Malaysia (3 months)
Mexico (6 months)
Mongolia (90 days)
Netherlands- Holland (3 months)
Philippines (21 days)
Portugal (3 months)
Indonesia (30 days)

 

Visas Required

China – Please apply before departure.

How to apply: Apply in person through your nearest consulate, visa company, or your travel agency. If an address in China is requested, please use the first night’s hotel on itinerary.

Requirements: Passports with at least 6 months validity, visa application form (Form V.2011A), 2 passport photos, credit card (no cash accepted).

Processing time & cost: Please allow 4 business days. $140 USD per person.

Cambodia – Please apply online directly with the Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Cambodia

How to apply: Official website only; no offline option available.

Requirements: Passports with at least 6 months validity, digital passport photo, credit card.

Processing time & cost: Please allow 2 business days. $28 USD per person.

Vietnam – Please make sure to have your visa prepared before departure (no landing visas).

How to apply: Directly through your nearest consulate, or through your travel agent.

Requirements: Photocopy of your passports with at least 6 months validity & one 2 in. x 2 in. passport photo (both in color).

Processing time & cost: Please allow 10 business days after passports, application, and photos have been received. $100 USD per person.

India – Please apply online directly with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

How to apply: Official website only; no offline option available.

Requirements: Passports with at least 6 months validity, digital or regular passport photo, credit card, proof of residential address (Driver License or ID)

Processing time & cost: Please allow 4-6 business days. $63 USD per person.

Russia – Please apply online directly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

How to apply: Official website only; no offline option available.

Requirements: Passports with at least 6 months validity, 2 x 2 passport photo, credit card, proof of residential address (Driver License or ID), proof of departure, letter of invitation.

Processing time & cost: Please allow 10-20 business days. $193 USD per person.

Nepal- Be sure to have your completed Visa Application Form before landing.

How to apply: Download form at the bottom of the Nepal Embassy page.

Requirements: Passports with at least 6 months validity, 2 x 2 passport photo, credit card, proof of residential address (Driver License or ID)

Processing time & cost: Please allow 3-4 business days. $40 USD per person.

Brazil- Be sure to have your completed Visa before entering Brazil.

How to apply: Please fill out visa form online. Application form is found here.

Requirements: Passports with at least 6 months validity, 2 x 2 passport photo, USPS Postal Money order, proof of residential address (Driver License or ID), printed copy of the trip itinerary.

Processing time & cost: Please allow 5 business days. $160 USD per person.

 

Consulate General of China

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver

 

Consulate General of Japan

Consulate-General of Japan in Houston 

Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles 

Consulate-General of Japan in New York

Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco

Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver

Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

 

Consulate General of Taiwan

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in San Francisco

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York 

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Seattle

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Chicago

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Vancouver

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Toronto

 

Consulate General of Thailand

Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate General, New York

Royal Thai Consulate General, Chicago

Royal Thai Consulate General, Washington, D.C.

 

Consulate General of Cambodia

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia, Washington, D.C

E-Visa Kingdom Of Cambodia

 

Consulate General of Vietnam

Consulate General of Vietnam in San Francisco

Consulate General of Vietnam in Washington, D.C

 

Consulate General of India

Consulate General of India in San Francisco

 

Consulate General of Russia

Consulate General of Russia, San Francisco 

 

Consulate General of Indonesia

Consulate General of Indonesia, San Francisco

 

Consulate General of Nepal

Consulate General of Nepal in Washington DC

 

Consulate General of Brazil

Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco

 

Consulate General of South Africa

Consulate General of South Africa in Los Angeles