Visas & Insurance

Many countries require visas for tourists and business people. Visa matters can be complex and we at Asian Travel recommend that you check with your appropriate consulate(s) at least six weeks before any international departures that you plan. Many countries have strict visa requirements and may require multiple documents before they issue you a visa.

Listed below are some links that will help you get started in your visa process. These links will direct you to an embassy of your choice, where you can call and ask for the appropriate visa requirements.

The Electronic Embassy

The Electronic Embassy provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C., with links to Web-based resources where available. This is a great site to get information about any embassy in the United States of America.

U.S. Department of State List of Visa Requirements of Other Countries for U.S. Citizens

This listing is for U.S. citizens traveling on tourism/business and does not apply to persons planning to emigrate to foreign countries. This listing is prepared from information obtained from foreign embassies prior to April 2001. This information is subject to change.

U.S. Department of State Visa Requirements for Foreign Citizens to Enter the U.S.

This listing is for foreign citizens traveling to the U.S. It provides a FAQ, downloadable forms and provides links to relevant U.S. agencies like the INS.

Embassy of India in Washington, D.C.

2107 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W,

Washington DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 939-7000

Indian Tourist Visa Application

This Visa Application is provided by the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this application. Please click here to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader if you do not already have it installed.


International travelers are encouraged to get international health and life insurance products designed to meet the unique needs of NON-U.S.A and U.S.A citizens that travel or live outside their country of citizenship. Whether you are taking a two-week trip overseas or plan to relocate to a foreign country, make sure that you have medical and life insurance that will meet your needs.

Each year, millions of people travel outside of their Home Countries, beyond the boundaries of their medical insurance. They’re concerned with the potential out-of-pocket expenses that could result from an injury or sickness abroad. Liaison International offers medical coverage and

emergency services to individuals and families traveling outside their Home Countries.

Visitors Insurance provides the peace of mind and protection you require while outside your home healthcare system. Make sure that you choose the plan that meets your international insurance needs and follow the links below for international travel, major medical or term life insurance.


Travel Safe Insurance

Go One Global Travel Insurance

Travelex Insurance

Google Search on “Visitors Insurance”

This will bring up the search results for “Visitors Insurance” from the popular Google search engine.

Community Insurance Agency

This company seems to offer a wide variety of visitors and travelers insurance products.

Insurance Services of America

This is a nice website dedicated to insurance products for international travelers.

Professional Service Inc.

This website also offers good information on Visitors Information. It has an added section on insurance needs for overseas students.

Key Travel Tips

Following these tips will help you reduce your wait time at the security checkpoint.

Before the Airport

  • Do NOT pack or bring prohibited items to the airport. Read the Permitted and Prohibited Items list (PDF 319KB).
  • Place valuables such as jewelry, cash, and electronics in carry-on baggage only. Tape your business card to the bottom of your laptop.
  • Avoid wearing shoes, clothing, jewelry, and accessories that contain metal. Metal items may set off the alarm on the metal detector.
  • Do not pack wrapped gifts and do not bring wrapped gifts to the checkpoint. Wrap on arrival or ship your gifts prior to your departure. TSA may have to unwrap packages for security reasons.
  • Put all undeveloped film and cameras with film in your carry-on baggage. Checked baggage screening equipment will damage undeveloped film.
  • Declare firearms & ammunition to your airline and place it in your checked baggage.
  • If you wish to lock your baggage, use a TSA recognized lock.
  • Do not bring prohibited lighters and matches to the airport.

At the Airport

Keep available your airline boarding pass and government-issued photo ID for each adult traveler until you exit the security checkpoint.

  • Place the following items IN your carry-on baggage prior to entering the screening checkpoint:
    • Mobile phones
    • Keys
    • Loose change
    • Money clips
    • PDA’s
    • Lighters
    • Large amounts of jewelry
    • Metal hair decorations
    • Large belt buckles
  • Take your laptop and video cameras with cassettes OUT of their cases
  • Take OFF your outer coat, suit coat, jacket, or blazer.