Marshall Islands/Kiribati

Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. and Canadian Residents


Passport Book

Your passport book cannot expire within 6 months of your release date. If it will, you must renew your passport before applying for any visas. Please pay the extra fees to expedite the renewal of the passport. Expediting times can take from 4–8 weeks to process.

A color photocopy of the passport ID page is required to be sent to Church Travel as part of your visa requirements.

What if missionaries don't sign their middle name on their passport?

Missionaries should leave their signature as signed on the passport.

Can I make corrections to my visa forms if the information already filled in is not correct?

You may use white-out tape (not liquid) to make needed changes. Do not scribble or cross things out. Use BLACK INK to make corrections. Inform us of the changes.

If missionaries lose their visa packet, can they get a new one?

Yes. Please call 1-800-537-3537 and ask for the visa packet to be emailed to the missionary.

Do missionaries send their actual passport to Missionary Travel?

No. Missionaries only need to provide a photocopy of their passport ID page.

Can missionaries use their passport for an international trip before they go on their mission?

Yes. Missionary Travel does not need the physical passport, so it may be used for travel. Keep your passport guarded and safe at all times.

Can missionaries write the medical letter themselves and have their doctor sign it?

No. The medical letter must be on the doctor’s official stationary and/or letterhead. Also note, that the letter must exactly state “free of contagious disease”.

When will missionaries receive a name tag?

Name tags will be given upon arrival at the MTC.

Immunizations/Medical Concerns

Please refer all immunization questions/medical concerns to your personal doctor. You may also call the Missionary Department Nurse at (801)-240-6454 for further clarifications if needed.

When will missionaries receive travel documents?

You will receive your needed travel documents the morning you depart the Provo MTC to go to the Salt Lake City Airport. You will already have your passport book in hand, as you took it to the Provo MTC.

Baggage Questions

Please refer to your mission call booklet for specific information you are allowed/not allowed to bring to your mission. Generally, airlines allow each passenger to take two (2) check-on bags that weigh up to 50 pounds each. You are also allowed one carry-on bag that weighs up to 15 pounds. You are also allowed one personal item such as a purse, laptop, or backpack, etc. This item must fit under the seat in front of you. Please check the specific airline websites for more detailed information.


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