State Dept. Redesigns International Travel Site
The Department relaunched travel.state.gov, the consular affairs website, on Friday, March 16, 2007, at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The redesigned site has a new look and feel that allows users to easily find information about international travel, passports, and visas.
The website is even more user-friendly, with quicker and easier access to the most popular pages on the site, and expanded listserv and RSS (really simple syndication) subscription services so users can stay current on the latest changes to consular information.
The Department invites the traveling public, both businesses and individuals, to visit the redesigned travel.state.gov site before planning their trip out of the country. We will continue to provide the American public the most important and accurate information on conditions they may encounter, and the rules and regulations that will govern their travels abroad.
Travel.state.gov is the Department’s primary vehicle for updating the public on travel information and travel safety in other countries. The site advises the public of hazardous situations, current travel requirements, and other safe travel tips. Visitors can download application forms and information brochures, fill out a nonimmigrant visa application in several languages, order publications, register their travel plans with the State Department, and more.
The website has received over 250 million hits since it was first established in 2004. For examples of the kinds of information available at our site, check out:
• Applying for a passport: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html
• Country-specific travel information: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html
• Applying for a U.S. visa: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html