August 27, 2019

Starting October 1, 2019 most passport holders - including US passports - will require Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter New Zealand. AVS is offering this service; please visit our New Zealand page HERE

The Chinese Consulate will be closed September 13, 2019 and September 30 to October 1, 2019.

September 2, 2019 is Labor Day. AVS, the Chicago Passport Agency and most Consulates will be closed.


Non-Closing related News

As of June 17, 2019 US Passport holders will no longer need a visa for business or tourism to Brazil. Click HERE for the official announcement from the Brazil website.

The Chinese Consulate has raised their Rush Consulate fee by $5; a 2-day China visa now costs $165 at the Consulate.

India is now shipping all completed visas directly back to the applicant based on the address given on the application. Please see our India page for more information.


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