Passports & Visa’s

Parents must provide a copy of the passport at the time of deposit payment. Expired passports, or passports that will expire prior to departure are acceptable at the time of deposit payment. If you have never held a passport, you must provide us with your birth certificate at the time of deposit payment.

Visa requirements vary for different nations. Edu School Tours will process group ESTAs for eligible passport holders. If you are travelling on a foreign (non-Australian) passport – visa costs may apply. We will liase with individual families if special visa requirements apply. For security reasons, airlines require your name exactly as it appears in your passport. You are responsible for proving us with the correct details. If you do not provide the correct information and we have to re-issue airline tickets or other documentation, you will bear and be responsible for all costs incurred.

E-Passports. E-Passports are now a mandatory requirement. The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was signed into law on December 18, 2015. The new law requires all VWP travellers to have an electronic passport (e-passport) by April 1, 2016. Passengers are ineligible to travel under VWP without an e-passport on or after April 1, 2016. An e-Passport, denoted by the symbol on the passport cover, is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. E-Passports are issued by the proper passport issuing authority and must meet international standards for securing and storing information corresponding to the passport and bearer. The new e-passport requirement supersedes pages 15, 16, and 68 in the 2014 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Carrier Information Guide.

For more information about the Visa Waiver Program please refer to – https://www.dhs.gov/visa-waiver-program-requirements#1.