Alaska-Canada tours, either as a cruise tour or as shore excursions will begin from İstanbul Airport. If you have a direct flight you will find yourself either in Canada or the USA. And if not, you can luckily have some time in Paris during transfer.
Which visa you need, depends on your cruise’s itinerary. Yet, in general, you will need to obtain visas both for the USA and Canada. Your tour operator will inform you about the documents you need, the procedures to follow in detail as well. To give an idea we have made a short list as follows:
VISA FOR AMERICA
-You should have a passport which is valid for 6 months more.
-And then you need to fill in and sign the application form and submit a personal visa request letter.
– Photocopy of IDs, 2 biometrical photos, certificate of identity register copy, travel insurance etc. are some of the required documents. You will also need to submit extra documents based on your profession and status. -AmericanConsulate/Embassyistheauthoritytocarryout your visa operations. Keep in mind that the consulate will invite you to obtain your fingerprints as well.
– If you are lucky, your visa will be ready in 3-12 weeks.
VISA FOR CANADA
To obtain tourist visa for Canada, almost the same procedures apply with America. So, if you prepare two copies of each item you will be safe. But keep in mind that Canadian Consulate/Embassy is the authority to carry out your visa operations.
-An application form, a passport which is valid for min. 6 months, photocopy of IDs, 2 biometrical photos, certificate of identity register copy, travel insurance etc are the documents required. You will again need to submit extra documents based on your profession and status.