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.
Our website is a place where not only can you buy visas, but you can also find a lot of useful information. You can find the lowdown on what visas are required for your trip, what documents need to be submitted, embassy and admin processing times, as well as what the visas might cost you.
On the homepage of our website you’ll see our handy interactive world map. Here you can click on whichever countries you will be travelling to (choose as many as you like!). Alternatively, you can also search for each country by typing in the search bar underneath the map. Once you’ve selected the countries you need, click ‘Select Visas’.
On the next page you’ll enter your trip details to help narrow down which visa you will need. You’re required to fill out your citizenship and what country you currently live in. To narrow down the search even further you can enter the purpose of your trip, your entry and exit dates, and the number of entries you’ll be making. If no visa is coming up when you click ‘Show Visa Options’, try leaving the filters blank (except the required fields).
If you’re travelling with friends or family who also need visas, you can add them all to the same order. Simply click ‘Add People’ on the left-hand side. You can change the details for each person if you need to, such as nationality.
As you enter the details for each person, you’ll see the various visa options pop up on the right. You’ll also see a little box to the right of each visa that says, ‘Important Info’. This box does not lie! Click here and you’ll find all the information you need for that particular visa. A lot of this information is indeed important, so be sure to read it thoroughly!
If you’ve found all the information you need and are happy to go ahead with the order, select each visa you require. Input the return address for your passport and click next. You will then be led through the payment process. Once your order is complete you will receive an email from us asking you to activate or complete your order. Please follow the instructions to do this. You will then be able to access our How-To Guides which help you through each step of the process. If you’ve applied for eVisas, everything is processed electronically, so you just need to fill out your details in your account and upload the relevant docs such as a scan of your passport and a passport photo. For all other visas, you’ll have to print out the forms as well as any supporting documentation, and post these to us along with your passport.
Once we receive your paperwork, either electronically or by post, you can leave the rest of the work to us. As well as getting regular email updates from our trusty specialists, you can also log into your account and track your order. If you’ve ordered eVisas, they will be uploaded to your account as well as emailed directly to you. If you’ve sent us your passport, you’ll get an email with the tracking number so you can always track its progress.
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