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Company Timeline

VisaHQ.com was founded in 2002. Below are some milestones in the company's history and ongoing development.

June 2013
San Francisco, CA and Houston, TX are the latest additions to the growing base of local VisaHQ offices in North America.
May 2013
VisaHQ extends its presence in Canada with opening of two new offices in Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC.
April 2013
VisaHQ launches mobile version of the website, available at m.visahq.com
September 2012
The Inc 500 magazine awards the second top 25 travel industry ranking for VisaHQ, who was ranked #19 in 2011 as well.
March 2012
The Big Apple welcomes VisaHQ office on the Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan.
August 2011
In August 2011, VisaHQ was added to the Inc. 5000 as the #1 in Travel for the DC area as well as #19 for Travel Nationwide. VisaHQ also sits at #2645 amongst the 5,000 companies total.
November 2010
In Canada, VisaHQ.ca changes its location to the prestigious financial district of downtown Ottawa, ON. The new Bank Street location also launches a complimentary service, offering instant passport photographs, on site for walk-in clients in need of photographs to support their visa applications.
July 2010
Launch of London, U.K. office and region-specific website: VisaHQ.co.uk. The opening at a prime location for the U.K. branch, in the exclusive central Mayfair area, heralds another milestone in the growth and worldwide scope of the VisaHQ brand.
January 2010
VisaHQ.com moves its servers to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. A green solution, due to its enhanced energy efficiencies, cloud computing arms VisaHQ customers with the most reliable and robust service, regardless of how many users are simultaneously submitting applications online.
July 2009
VisaHQ collaborates with the popular travel portal BootsnAll.com, who adds VisaHQ travel visa and passport solutions to their website.
June 2009
VisaHQ.com re-launches a new consumer website, adding a new design and many enhancements to streamline the visa and passport application processing. The new site is the most sophisticated online travel visa and passport solutions resource found anywhere on the web.
May 2009
VisaHQ partners with Vayama.com and JohnnyJet.com. As both websites add travel visa and passport solutions using VisaHQ.com tools.
September 2008
VisaHQ announces its international expansion with the opening of a new office in Ottawa, ON, Canada. The company's new operation delivers the same unrivalled levels of travel services expertise, reliability and customer service to Canadian travelers.
March 2008
VisaHQ.com introduces a unique online tool for checking worldwide travel visa requirements. By selecting a country of nationality and a country of destination, users can determine if a travel visa is required and view detailed information on the types of visa available, related fees, allowed duration of stay and Embassy contact information. With easy installation and user-friendly capabilities, this cutting-edge feature allows travel professionals and travelers access to travel visa requirements worldwide.
February 2008
VisaHQ.com adds new customs database to its repertoire of online tools for clients. This database (available to citizens of any country free of charge) provides indispensable customs information for all countries, including import and export regulations, food and drink standards, and general health issues.
June 2007
A partnership is brokered, which makes VisaHQ the exclusive visa services partner of STA Travel - the largest student travel association in the world. This allows STA Travel to provide online visa application services to student and youth travelers at competitive rates for virtually any country in the world. The service launches online at: statravel.visaheadquarters.com/visas.php
October 2005
A new tool is added to VisaHQ.com a free to database comprising the largest online directory of international Embassies and Consulates.
April 2004
VisaHQ moves its headquarters to Embassy Row, Washington, DC. This strategic location, within easy access to Consular offices and Embassies, enables VisaHQ to forge alliances with diplomatic staff and brings many practical benefits that improve efficiency and visa application turnaround.
January 2003
VisaHQ.com officially launches. The new site enables travelers to apply online for visas to virtually any country that has a Consulate in the United States, simply by filling out one universal, 100% paperless electronic application form - an industry first. U.S. Citizens visiting the website can also renew, replace or add pages to their passports.
March 2002
The company's co-founders develop several websites specifically accommodating travel solutions for obtaining business and recreational travel visa for Eastern European nations.

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