Global business travel tips and resources
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Travel tips on Homeland Security
Avoid bringing banned items, wear loafers or other slip-on shoes, and bring the right ID.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) publishes guidelines for travelers to make it simpler for travelers of all kinds to make their way through checkpoints.
Once you arrive at the line, your employees will be expected to present valid government identification, such as a driver’s license, state ID card, or US passport. Any one of those is sufficient.
Carry-on luggage must fit in the provided TSA buckets. Travelers must remove their belts, shoes, jackets, toiletries, and computers before going through the scanning machine.
One of the most common trip-ups through security are the restrictions on liquids that you can bring on carry-ons. You should either check in your bags with toiletries or pack any fluids in containers of less than 3.4 fluid ounces (100 milliliters) in volume.
Put your toiletries in your check-in bags
Fussing with tiny containers for soap, toothpaste, perfume, and other liquids can be more stress than it’s worth. Put your toiletries in your check-in bag (if you have one) to avoid the hassle.
Use a boarding pass holder
Stop crinkling your boarding passes in your pockets or purse. A boarding pass holder can keep all your identification and your pass all in one convenient place so you can get through security without fumbling.
To get through the security line quickly, wear casual shoes without laces like loafers for men or flats for women. No need to struggle awkwardly with laces.
Passport Information made simple
All international travelers must have a valid passport. The United States issues passports to citizens through the US State Department.
It’s not currently possible for your employees to apply for a passport online.
The State Department maintains a tool to help your employees through the application process.
People can apply for passports at any passport agency, certain post offices, and designated clerk of court offices.
Applicants should allow for months before the designated travel date to get their passports in case there are complications. Passport agencies can provide expedited service at additional cost.
Lose your passport?
If your passport is lost or damaged, you should file a report to the State Department using form DS-64 as quickly as possible. If you’re abroad and have lost the passport, you’ll have to contact the nearest US consulate or embassy.
Dress up for your passport photo
Security officers at airports have authority to take travelers aside for further review for any reason. Dress in business professional clothing and try to look serious in your passport photo.
Need a passport in a rush?
Expedited passport service costs an extra $60 from the State Department. You must either appear in person at a passport office or file the form by mail. There are no online options for payment, unfortunately.
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Online Check-In made simple
Convenient links to make it easy for your employees to check in on time
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