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.

If you need a visa that has specific entry and exit dates such as Russia, Vietnam or Ukraine, you want to make sure that you’re 100% certain you’ll be traveling to that country between those dates.

For example, if the flight you’re planning on booking departs on the 1st of Feb, you might want to consider listing your departure date a couple days later, to give yourself a bit of a buffer in case of any flight changes.

Don’t forget that sometimes a visa might let you stay in the country longer than your intended trip. If a visa allows you to stay for, say, up to 30 days, don’t be afraid to take full advantage of this and give yourself a buffer either side of your entry and exit dates, to allow yourself some extra flexibility in case your plans change. Who knows, you might fall in love with the architecture in Moscow, or the food in Hanoi, and want to stay a little longer!

It’s important to note that for some visas with specific validity dates you’ll have to provide proof of accommodation or an itinerary that covers the duration of your stay, so it’s not always convenient to apply for the full visa period. You can find all the info specific to your visa on our website.

For more detailed instructions on how to use our website, flick over to this help section; All about The Visa Machine / How does the website work?


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