**Why do you need travel insurance? **
".....I paid with my credit card and have travel coverage. My homeowner's insurance covers me for losses and/or theft. My auto insurance covers liability etc. My medical insurance covers me for most issues."
Well, look again. Do you have a policy that covers you for pre-existing medical conditions, emergency medical evacuation, is there a 24-hour worldwide phone line to provide emergency assistance, trip cancellation, trip delays, lost luggage, etc etc.... If you're not sure or if any of the answers are no, then you need travel insurance. Click on the link below to answer these questions and purchase your insurance directly.
If you do not have your passport or it has recently expired, Magellan can expedite the process at an additional fee. Call us for further details.
Tips to getting a passport:
1) Apply for passports (cost averages around $100. A passport photo costs $15).
2) For driving only, a cheaper alternative would be a $45 U.S passport.
3) Passports must be valid for 6 months after the return date of your trip.
In all cases, you will need a certified birth certificate and driver's license to apply. Children under 15 only need a birth certificate
As reported by A Briggs Passport & Visa Expeditors, on June 28, 2010, the U.S. Department of State published its Schedule of Fees for Consular Services in the Federal Register. The schedule includes fees for passports, immigrant visas and other consular services. The changes will take effect on July 13, 2010. The revised fees will cover actual operating expenses for the 23 domestic passport agencies.
The adjusted fees are based on a Cost of Service Study completed by the Bureau of Consular Affairs in June 2009. The study, which was the most detailed and exhaustive ever conducted by the U.S. Department of State, established the true cost of providing these consular services, which the Department recovers through the collection of fees.