SOURCE: CIBT Global Holdings, Inc.

October 25, 2007 15:34 ET

CIBT Offers California Fire Victims FREE Replacement of Passports Lost in Disaster

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - CIBT, Inc. (, the nation's largest passport and visa expediter, through its subsidiaries American Passport Express ( and Passport Express (, will offer expedited U.S. passport replacement in less than 10 business days GUARANTEED to travelers affected by the recent California fires.

According to Jeffrey Fine, CIBT, Inc. President and CEO, "Our fees for expediting passports will be waived; however applicable U.S. Passport Agency fees, return shipping, or visa stamps are not included. The free passport replacement offer will be honored through the end of 2007. Travelers need to write 'California Fire' on their submission sheet to qualify."

Mr. Fine added, "The areas hardest hit by the wildfires are home to many people who travel extensively outside of the United States for business and leisure. A current passport is essential to getting life back to normal as soon as possible. On behalf of all CIBT employees worldwide, we wish everyone in Southern California a speedy recovery from this terrible disaster."

American Passport Express (800) 455-5166 and Passport Express (800) 362-8196 will provide fast, free passport replacement through their respective call centers and via the Internet. A trained customer service representative will help individuals or families affected by the fire to access expedited processing at the U.S. Passport Agency. For people needing travel visas, both companies can also assist.

Mr. Fine said, "American Passport Express and Passport Express provided real-time tracking of all passport and visa applications that have been submitted to the companies. Travelers can access the status of their pending passport request and they will receive an email notification message upon receipt and completion of their order to ensure peace of mind during the process."

About CIBT, INC.

CIBT, INC. and its subsidiaries provide comprehensive visa and passport requirements and support as well as other international document processing on behalf of travel management companies, corporations, government agencies, tour operators, cruise lines, airlines, and international relief organizations. The Company's broad coverage across the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and India enables it to provide prompt, secure travel document processing. CIBT invests in technology and customer service to reduce the time and cost associated with obtaining visas and passports from the issuing authority.

CIBT has offices throughout the United States, in strategic cities with large consular representation and also provides travel document expediting services in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, and India. For more information about CIBT, please visit

CIBT is a registered trademark of CIBT, Incorporated.

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