Engineering a space shuttle sometimes seems simpler than applying for visas. Between filling out dozens of forms, attaching a recommendation letter, and standing in a long customer-service line at the grocery store to get a money order, you’ve lost a day of your life. Minimum. Then you mail your passport to a foreign country and wait by the mailbox to someday get it back. God forbid you forgot to put your address in box 12 on page eight; your dream trip could be ruined.
In 2018, it should not be this complicated.
One Miami-based company is trying to do something about it. A tech startup devoted to simplifying the visa and passport application process, govWorks has developed a system to help you complete all that paperwork online and, for a fee, get that visa in 24 hours. It’ll do the same thing if you need a new passport or passport renewal at the last minute, with a streamlined, simple process that takes all the government inefficiency out of international travel.