It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change, please ensure your information is up to date.

Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting.

For further information contact the Passport Office on Canada Passport Office/Bureau des passeports

United States Department of State


If you need a visa for your tour then you should obtain this six to four weeks before departure. The most convenient way to do this is to contact one of our preferred visa-processing agencies in your country of residence.

Click below for a link to their websites from which you can download application forms and up-to-date information. If you prefer they can be contacted by telephone.

Fuller details on current visa requirements are given in the Pre-Departure Information which is sent to you after booking. Visa regulations can change and may do so at short notice and sometimes without announcement. Where we become aware of changes to regulations, we will notify you if we are able. Providing we have used our best efforts to advise you of requirements, or assist you in obtaining visas, we cannot be held responsible for mistakes by embassies, sudden changes to regulations, or actions of border officials that are beyond our control.


SIAT Consular Services Toll Free:866-358-5465 Offices in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Click to visit website


Travel Documents Express 1301 20th Street NW Suite 111 Washington, DC Phone: 202-785-3250 Fax: 202-785-3256