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Visa requirements

The following information is for British citizens only

A standard 10-year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be less than 10 years old and valid for at least six months beyond your planned date of return travel (exceptions may apply). If your passport expires earlier, it may still be acceptable, but you should contact your local passport office or the consulate/embassy of the country to be visited for detailed advice.

Customers applying for a new passport should allow a minimum of six weeks for the application to be processed and three weeks to renew an expired one. Lost, stolen and new passports will take a minimum of one week to replace. It’s essential that you check whether you’re in possession of a valid passport before you make your holiday booking.

If your passport is endorsed in any way, you should check immigration requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate of the country to be visited. You should also be aware that if your passport contains previous entry or visa stamps of certain countries you may encounter problems when visiting other countries - e.g. a passport indicating you have previously travelled to Israel may not be accepted by a number of Arab countries.

NOTE: Some travellers including those with certain serious communicable illnesses, criminal records, previous deportations, visa overstays and other problems may not be eligible by law to enter certain countries. Such travellers must check with the embassy or consulate of the country to be visited in order to ascertain if they are eligible to apply for a special restricted visa.

We can only advise on immigration requirements if your passport was issued in the UK and endorsed ‘British Citizen’. Holders of a British Subject passport and Non-British Citizens should check immigration requirements with the relevant embassy or consulate of the country to be visited, as should customers with Dual Nationality/Renounced Citizenship.

Entry requirement

Whilst we’ll tell you if there are any material changes, it is your responsibility to ensure that you understand and adhere to all entry requirements for the countries you’re visiting (and what’s required upon your return to the UK). Our partners at CIBT have created an accurate tool to help you easily check requirements. In addition, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s travel advice also contains information on entry requirements. Passport and visa requirements can change before departure; therefore we recommend you regularly familiarise yourself with the latest requirements. We’re unable to accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

In general, you should apply for your visa around 10-12 weeks prior to your departure date (exceptions may apply). For all tours where a passport is required to be sent to an embassy, it should be noted that once your passport has been lodged with the embassies, you’ll be unable to retrieve it until the visa has been issued. It’s therefore important that you do not require your passport during this period. Titan Travel will not be liable if any delay occurs within the embassies. If you have already made other travel arrangements, please contact us prior to making your reservation.

Cruise ship visits - Please bear in mind, that on selected cruises where a visa is required for a port of call, the cruiseline may arrange a group visa (included in the price of your holiday), however in some cases such as Russia, this group visa only allows you to join organised ship excursions and if you wish to explore independently you must apply and pay for your own visa.

Visa procurement provider, CIBTvisas - Should you require assistance with your application, Titan Travel has partnered with CIBTvisas for this purpose. They’ll provide guidance with the required documents; complete application forms online on your behalf; review your application before it’s submitted to the respective consulate or embassy thus avoiding delays; check the issued visa; and despatch your passport securely as per your instructions. Titan Travel visa applicants receive discounted rates compared to CIBTvisas’ retail/public fees.

Travellers who are not British Citizens can also check their visa requirements and usually, CIBT can assist with most nationals who reside in the UK. Their operating hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm.

To download the applicable visa pack for your destination, please visit CIBTvisas, call 020 7593 6209 or email [email protected].

Please note you’ll be dealing with CIBTvisas direct and, whilst we recommend CIBTvisas, we will not be held responsible for any delays or problems encountered. In the event of cancellations or alterations to your holiday, our Booking Conditions apply, and we will not be held liable for any costs you may incur as a result. You’ll also be responsible for advising CIBTvisas of any changes or cancellations.

Alternative visa procurement provider and other options - Other visa procurement providers are available, and it may also be possible to obtain your visa independently (sometimes at a lower cost), via the relevant country’s embassy website. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) website, which provides up-to-date information and advice on each country’s entry requirements.

Please note: If you require the address of your first hotel for the purposes of your visa application, please visit your account for details. If you have booked through a travel agent, please contact them.

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