At Untamed Borders we recommend applying for visas with a professional visa service who can guide you though the process and take care of lodging and collecting your passport with multiple embassies, so we have teamed up with The Visa Machine. They live and breathe visas and have the expertise to provide current and accurate information and arrange the correct visas for your trip, quickly and at a good price.

In many countries, without a visa you'll simply be turned away at the border or at check-in for your flight. The cheapest way to get a visa is to deal directly with the embassy of the country you need a visa for. However this can be a confusing and complicated process, with obscure questions on application forms, limited help from embassy officials, long waits while your passport is being processed and time consuming trips to embassies. The Visa Machine handle every aspect of your visa application, leaving you time to enjoy planning the rest of your trip.

Different countries have different requirements when it comes to Letters of Invitation (LOIs). So while you need an LOI for one country, you may not need one for another. The only exceptions are the countries where absolutely all applicants require LOIs. Such countries, as Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran for instance, have very strict immigration rules and require everyone to have an LOI either approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of that country or issued by a company registered with the MFA.

When you select a country on our website and input your nationality you will be provided more details on each visa. This information will also include LOIs requirements if any.

If you do need an LOI we will be able to help you and obtain one for you in majority of cases.


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