Some countries require visas for entry. These should be obtained from the appropriate foreign consular representative before proceeding abroad. Allow sufficient time for processing your visa application, especially if you are applying by mail. Most foreign consular representatives are located in principal cities, and in many instances, a traveler may be required to obtain visas from the consular office in the area of his/her residence. Processing and visa fees vary. Consult the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit for specific details.