JTB USA Business Travel is kicking off 2017 with a planned new service that will help business travelers, companies, and travel managers easily secure visas and U.S. passports for their worldwide travel. This novel service offers a technologically savvy means of applying for and securing worldwide visas and U.S. passports, while retaining the convenience of the personal touch when needed. The service is being is being offered in collaboration with VisaHQ, which has teamed up with JTB to combine our respective traveler-centric technology and professional traveler assistance personnel.
With hundreds of different visa requirements being managed under a broad range of bureaucratic regimes, the process for securing a visa can be confusing and time consuming. Add in the potential problems that can arise through language translation and interaction with indifferent visa application staff, and the process can get downright painful.
JTB and VisaHQ will ease this burden by offering a one-stop solution for all of your world-wide visa needs. Our online platform allows companies, business travelers, and travel managers to easily review visa requirements for countries around the world, and apply for each needed visa by filling out secure online forms appropriate for each country. And, as the platform is online, it can be accessed anytime and just about anywhere for your expedited visa or U.S. passport needs.
This online program ensures that you include all required data and checks your forms for possible mistakes. After completing the online forms, some supporting documents and photos can be submitted via secure online uploads, while other supporting documentation, such as passport, will have to be mailed or otherwise delivered to the processing center. Once the entire application package has been compiled, JTB and VisaHQ will present it to the appropriate consulate or embassy.
Online Visa & Passport application benefits:
- Travelers receive automated status updates during every step of the application’s processing, and can track the progress and status of their visa application in real time via the online portal.
- If you have any questions during any part of the process, you can always speak to one of our highly trained visa experts.
- Once a traveler has successfully applied for one visa through the service, additional visa applications will be a breeze, as the proprietary program retains visa applicant data and secondary documents for use in additional visa or passport processing. This will help save valuable time for busy travelers and travel managers engaged in frequent international travel.
- All applications are handled on a priority basis, ensuring the fastest processing times possible and eliminating possible travel delays. Service fees fall under an easy-to-understand five-tier price point, with no rush charges, emergency fees or hidden charges for any additional services, all of which means potential cost savings for your company.
The new service and platform are also available for applying for and processing U.S. passports of all types, whether new, renewal, lost, damaged, name change, second, or for a child. The passport service submits applications directly to the U.S. Passport Agency and can secure the new passport in as little as 48 hours.
JTB USA Business Travel and VisaHQ plan to unveil this new service for preferred customers in the first quarter of 2017.
JTB USA invites companies of all sizes to join its roster of JTB Preferred Customers, an easy means of assuring that company travel is effectively managed, and that visa and passport assistance is readily available for all business travel needs. To set up your company as a JTB Preferred Customer, contact your JTB Client Services Manager today.