May 06, 2008 16:05 ET

CIBT, Inc. Providing Real-Time Support for Olympics Visitors as Chinese Visa Requirements Become Severely Restrictive

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - "Visitors to the 2008 Olympics in China have to overcome a moving hurdle as visa requirements become more cumbersome for business travelers and tourists alike," said Jeffrey Fine, CIBT, Inc. President. CIBT, Inc. ( is the world's largest visa and passport expediter.

"Until recently, a Chinese visa was valid for one year and permitted multiple entries. Just-announced rules have made applying for visas more difficult. For example, travelers now need official invitations, flight and hotel confirmation, and in some cases bank statements and other documents to apply for a visa," Mr. Fine continued.

"CIBT has developed a unique, comprehensive database containing all requirements necessary to enter China and over 180 other countries. Every element is updated in real-time allowing us to accommodate the new Chinese rules with ease, ensuring that our clients always receive the most current visa application information," explained Mr. Fine. "We continually communicate the latest changes with our clients so that no unpleasant surprises spoil once-in-a-lifetime trips like the Olympics," he said.

CIBT, Inc. assists clients to navigate the often confusing visa application rules. CIBT delivers highly customized solutions for groups ranging from 25 to as many as 1500 people. Special visa kits include everything needed to travel to China, from application forms and instructions, to cell phone rental information and important U.S. Embassy contact information.

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 and Australia 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, and Australia. For more information about CIBT, please visit CIBT is a registered trademark of CIBT, Incorporated.

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