Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. and Canadian Residents

Do missionaries need to send in their actual passport?

No, Missionary Travel needs only a copy of a missionary's passport photo ID page.

How will missionaries get their visa?

The visa is obtained after missionaries arrive in the mission. The Missionary Travel Office sends the required visa documents to the mission to begin the visa process before the missionary enters the MTC.

Why is there a return to the United States on my missionary’s itinerary?

This is called an open return. It is there for visa and immigration purposes only. It is there to show immigration that you have a way to return to the United States if needed.

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