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News, Tips & Bargains : JUST THE FACTS : Visa Requirements / Part II

March 27, 1994

More than 70 countries require visas from U.S. travelers crossing their borders. Below are the requirements (number of copies of applications and photos, amount of fees) to obtain visas for many countries in Africa. They may be obtained from the appropriate consulates or embassies in the traveler's area, or by using a variety of commercial services that charge additional fees and are usually listed under "passport and visa services" in the telephone directory. Next week: visas for Asia and the former Soviet republics.

South America Applications Photos Fees Brazil 1 1 $10 Colombia* 1 3 Free El Salvador 2 3 Free Guatemala 1 1 Free Honduras 1 0 15 Panama 1 1 Free Surinam 2 2 Free Venezuela* 1 1 30

Middle East Applications Photos Fees Bahrein+ 1 1 30 Egypt 1 1 15 Jordan 1 1 Free Kuwait+ 2 2 Free Oman+ 2 2 21 Qatar+ 2 2 60 Saudi Arabia+ 1 1 15 Syria 2 2 15 U.A. Emirates 3 3 18 Yemen Arab Rep. 1 2 20

+Business only

*Tourist cards replace visa for air arrivals

Source: Trans-World Visa Service, San Francisco

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