It is strongly urged that persons traveling abroad this coming summer apply for their passports now! This will help avoid the summer rush which begins in mid-April as well as delays caused by newly implemented rules and regulations for processing offices. If you already have a passport, please check your expiration date and be sure it has not expired and/or is nearing expiration! Passport applications are available from either your local court house or post office. You will need a CERTIFIED copy of your birth certificate and two (2) official passport photographs. New U.S. issued passports are now good for 10 years. There are no visas required for US citizens to any of the countries we will be visiting. NOTE: THE FEES FOR PASSPORTS MAY BE GOING UP SOON!! Apply now before they do!!
PARTICIPANTS TRAVELING ON A NON-U.S. PASSPORTS...PLEASE READ... IMPORTANT!! Those of you who will be traveling this summer with the group on a passport that is not from the United States or Canada, may need to obtain visas for entry into the countries in which you will be entering. If you have not already arranged for your visas YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES’ EMBASSIES IMMEDIATELY. You will be required to provide several documents, complete application forms, and you may also need to show them a copy of your CSA Program acceptance letter to show/prove why you need to obtain a Visa for entry. Please refer to the following as a guide for what countries you may need visas for, and what type of entry visa may required:
COUNTRIES & TYPE OF VISAS REQUIRED
Multiple Entry VISA needed during the dates of July 7 – July 29, 2010, you will be entering Germany (Munich) on the 7th and then continuing on into Austria. If you sign-up for the Berchtesgaden Eagle’s Nest Day Trip or the Beautiful Bavaria overnight excursion or plan to travel to Germany on-your-own (we often have several Afternoon Activities to Germany—i.e. Obendorf, etc.), you will need a VISA to re-enter Germany. You will also need to re-enter Germany on the 29th for our return departure from Munich.
Multiple Entry VISA needed during the dates of July 7 – July 29, 2010, you will enter Austria on the 7th from Germany. If you plan to leave Austria for overnight/day/afternoon trips, you will need a Multiple Entry VISA in order to get back into Austria. If you only plan to go into Austria and not participate on any trips or go into Germany then you will only need a Single Entry VISA for the 7th, the day you arrive.
Single Entry VISA needed for entry on July 16th and stay until July 18th.
UNITED STATES CITIZENS TRAVELING ON U.S. PASSPORTS WILL NOT NEED VISAS FOR ENTRY INTO ANY OF THE COUNTRIES OUR PROGRAM VISITS. THOSE TRAVELING INDEPENDENTLY EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER THE PROGRAM ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS AND VISAS, WHERE APPLICABLE.
Please visit the US Department of State's Travel information site for further information and details.