Tired of arranging business visas? Throw money at it
One of the biggest hassles when traveling on business can be getting the Visas lined up for multiple country trips. It costs money, it takes weeks, and you usually end up having to give up your passport while everything gets approved.
For a business traveler going anywhere other than Japan, Canada, or Mexico, this can be a real pain in the rear. But it turns out that there’s a service for this, too:
There are about a hundred passport and visa agencies nationwide, most of them single-office operations and some family run, Mr. Smith said. The two biggest are CIBT, based in McLean, Va., and Travisa in Washington. Like all larger visa expediters, they court major corporate clients, offering double-digit discounts for high-volume foreign travel.
These agencies specialize in getting Visas lined up quickly and painlessly, although they can be a little bit pricey with the cheaper Visas costing around $150 and the more expensive ones on the order for $400.
But if you need it done quickly and you’ve got the cash, this could be a good solution.