Passports, Visas, Travel Documents & Travel Tips | AMA Travel

Passport, Documents & Currency

OK, we know it’s not the most flattering photo of you. But we don’t make all the rules… even though sometimes we wish we could. If your photo is rejected, you can still use it for the guarantor’s signature. To keep things moving along, just have a new photo taken at a location near you and we’ll refund the fee (up to $25 per person with your receipt from the alternate photo location).

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You and every member of your family need valid passports to travel to any foreign countries, including return travel to Canada. This includes children, regardless of their age. Never assume that you can travel internationally without a passport. If you do not have a valid passport, we encourage you to apply for one well in advance of your anticipated travel date. Learn more about passport fees.

AMA members and non-members have the option to order passport photos at any AMA centre one of two ways: Digital copy sent via email or saved on a USB stick, OR a traditional printed version.

Plus and Premier members are eligible for one free set of printed or email digital photos each membership year. Premier members are eligible for a free set of USB photos each year. Children under a Plus or Premier member's Kids Go Free program are also entitled to free photos. If the children aren't listed under Kids Go Free, then member prices will apply.

  • Passport photos – $15 (member); $18 (non-member)
  • Extra set – $11
  • USB stick – $6
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?If you are going to visit more than one country, check with the embassy before booking your trip to clarify their visa requirements. Make sure you have all the proper entry visas, health inoculations, and relevant information on departure taxes.

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Travel Currency

Making sure that you have local currency when travelling is absolutely the best way to make your travels hassle free. Talk to us about currency options for your trip. Most AMA centres offer U.S. Dollars, British Pounds, Australian Dollars, Mexican Peso and the Euro.

Note: MasterCard Cash Passports and traveller's cheques are no longer being offered at AMA centres . Click the links below for more information.

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International Driving Permit

Make sure that your holiday isn’t spent waiting at the car rental counter. Making certain you have a valid international driving permit drastically decreases this risk. However, don’t forget your valid local driver’s license and passport. These will definitely need to be shown.

How to Get an International Driving PermitIDP Application Form

Destination Information

Our goal is to help you find the perfect vacation destination for you and your family. Browse through our online destination information guide for everything you need to know from places to stay, things to do, upcoming events, and insider tips and info. It’s a great way to plan a fabulous vacation you will always remember.

Where Would You Like to Go?Country Travel Advice and Advisories

Travel Tips

?There is no doubt that travel can be stressful. However, there are ways to make your travel, whether on business or for pleasure, safer, hassle free, and fun. Check out our helpful travel tips for several suggestions that could have a huge impact on your trip. AMA members save 15% on Medicentre travel consultations and vaccination fees.

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