19 December 2007
Visa travel tip: the time to apply
Most countries will not issue a visa for travel which takes place more than three months after the visa is issued. You normally have to apply within three months of your travel date. Also, ensure your passport will not expire for more than six months after the end of the visa period. If you know the passport wille xpire too soon, it is best to apply for a new passport. In Canada, there are now new expedited on-line ways to apply.