If you are traveling abroad for a specific period of time, or to a place that requires a travel visa in general, obtaining your visa is a process that should be dealt with well ahead of time. It is your responsibility to have the right visa, and you should not rely on a travel agent, tour operator, or any other travel organization for information about it. Do your research and find information on the US State Department website, a foreign embassy or consulate, or an official tourism website. Each tourist or travel visa is different depending on where you are going and the duration of your trip. Take time to read up on the process and understand what the requirements will be for you, wherever your next trip takes you.
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