Traveling abroad is often necessary to do some due diligence on your providers or customers, or when you wnt to explore markets more directly. International travel can be painless and enjoyable if you do your homework – make sure you have the correct paperwork, vaccines, and that you know what to expect upon arrival. The resources below can be helpful as you embark on those trips.
Visa and Passport
U.S. Passports and Visas.com
A 24-hour services website that allows you to apply for a visa, a passport and also to explore various other travel documents that may be needed.
Embassy and consulate listings and addresses. Each country embassy and consulate have their own links as well.
An easy to use website that allows you to search by continent and region to obtain passport, visa and document information as well as advisories and information on the culture, economy, history etc.
U.S. State Department- Visa Services
A government-sponsored site that is a little more difficult to navigate, but offers a great deal of in depth and specific visa information.
The Library of Congress Country Studies
Series of studies on nations that include facts-at-a-glance and comprehensive sections on history, society and culture. Contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division- complete and in depth information.
Government site, derived from the world fact book 2001. Offers information as to country geography, government, people, economy, communications, transnational issues, military- everything.
US Commercial Service
Although an export assistance organization, this site can offer useful information regarding economic, political, statistical and market investment climate as well as business travel advice.
US Department of State
A government-sponsored site that is very comprehensive. It encompasses current issues, US policy, regional and country specific information, travel advisories, passport and visa information, embassy locations and additional information and services offered through various e-journals and e-services.
A sort of general world information website. Useful for finding information of local city transportations, maps, highlights and attractions, travel advice etc.
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Health information on specific destinations. What to know before you go. Vaccination recommendations for travelers of all ages and more.