Allied Visa & Passport Now Offering A Free Visa Service To China, Kenya And Tanzania, Now Through January 10, 2014

by on December 4, 2013 · 21 comments

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Keeping with the season of giving, Allied Passport & Visa are waiving their fees on visas to China, Tanzania and Kenya now through January 10, 2014 – just in time to plan your big trips in the new year. Normally TPG readers receive a $5 discount from Allied on any order but pay Allied’s service fee, but those who order their visas to those three countries – whether it’s a Shanghai shopping trip or a safari in Africa – will have the usual $45 service charge waived and just have to cover the embassy fees and return shipping.

Allied Passport & Visa can help you get a second passport.

Allied Passport & Visa are offering free visas services to China, Kenya and Tanzania.

Most of you know that I’ve used Allied on many occasions to help with my own visa applications and to get a second passport, and while they charge fees, they’ve saved me so much time and money that the service is more than worth it.

You don’t need to use an agency, but if you want to avoid trips to passport offices/consulates, using one can make a lot of sense. Just last month they were great by assisting me when my India visa was in limbo because the Indian consulate rejected it simply for putting “Ave” instead of “Avenue” in my address on my application! Luckily my visa came in the nick of time and I had a fabulous trip to Mumbai and the Maldives.

Getting a visa to Kenya just got a whole lot easier - and cheaper!

Getting a visa to Kenya just got a whole lot easier – and cheaper!

To take advantage of Allied’s latest holiday offer, you must:

  • Submit documents to Allied 10 or more business days before your departure.
  • Ship your documents using FedEx before January 10, 2014.
  • Carefully follow the directions on their website and provide comprehensive country requirements.
  • Provide payment and mention “ThePointsGuy” on your Allied Order Form.
  • For China, the cost is $140 + return shipping. Click here to apply.
  • For Tanzania, the cost is $100 + return shipping. Click here to apply.
  • For Kenya, the cost is $50 single entry, or $100 multiple entry + return shipping. Click here to apply.

There is no limit to the number of travelers that can participate in this promotion.  Combined shipping rates apply to 4 or less passports, and a small fee will be added for groups of 5 or more. Happy travels, and thanks to our friends over at Allied!

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  • Trevor

    Brian — how soon can we submit for visa’s? I’ve got a trip to PVG over Valentine’s day.. is it safe to send in passports for visa’s before Christmas?

  • Matt Berg

    How far in advance can we apply for Chinese Visas? Our trip isn’t until Oct 2014, thanks.

    btw, US citizens can get Visas on Arrival in most entry points to Kenya & Tanzania

  • Steve Gempeler

    For China you can only apply 90 days before your departure date. Same with Kenya, 90 days. Tanzania visas are valid for 1 year and you can apply anytime before.

  • stvr

    Any payola here?

  • Miah Cottrell

    You Have a bad link on this page

  • avi

    Do they offer free service to russia as well with this promo?

  • Dexter
  • Steve Gempeler

    No, only for the 3 countries above. We do offer a $5 discount for Russia though if you mention TPG.

  • Lindsay

    Funny coincidence, I am in Nairobi right now for work and the visa process is hilariously easy. You fill out the one-page visa app in advance and pay $50 USD at the airport right before baggage claim They didn’t even look at my app (and I’m here for business; usually that raises more questions) – just took my money, fingerprints, stuck in my visa, and sent me on my way. Took less than five minutes. I’d say the time and extra shipping expenses of doing it in advance aren’t worth it, at least for the single entry visa.

  • jenny

    Hello, how long is valid period of china visa? is there a short and long one?

  • Steve Gempeler

    They usually issue 1 year multiple entry visas for USA tourists.

  • David G

    Hi Steve,

    I depart for my trip on 4/3, but won’t actually enter into China until 4/8. It seems like China allows visa applications before 90 days — could I still take advantage of your offer here given my trip dates?

  • Steve Gempeler

    4/8 is less than 90 days from January 10th, so yes, you’d qualify.

  • David G


  • David G

    Hi Steve, I will be sending in applications for four people — my wife, son and father, as well as myself. I assume you only need one order form? Also, can you confirm that the credit card information provided in the order form will cover the $140 fee for each person? Or does that fee need to be checks made out to the Chinese consulate?

  • Steve Gempeler
  • Miah Cottrell

    Just Shipped mine!

  • Steve W

    I’ve gone to Kenya every year since 2008 and have never needed a visa service. You fill out out the form on the airliner and show it to customs with $50 cash and US passport and it’s done. Nothing could be simpler.

  • May

    I recently used this service to get my Chinese visa and from beginning to finish the whole process took about 2.5 weeks. Keep in mind that this is over the holidays too. I got a 2-year Chinese visa by filling out the “other” option on the application and specifying. Overall a great service – thanks ThePointsGuy!

  • jay

    How did you get a 2 year visa?

  • dean

    I just received back my application for a Chinese Visa, their site had examples on how to fill out the forms, which probably saved me some headaches. I used their service, received an email when they received my FedEx delivery confirming what I was applying for and for whom as well as given a date as to when I should expect it returned. They beat all expectations, sent it back within a week and I received it 11 days (not biz days) after dropping it off w/ FedEx. Overall, happy and impressed…and, of course, highly recommend.

    Thanks Allied and thanks TPG.

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