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.

Most of the dates specific visas (like Vietnam, Russia, etc) allow you a certain duration of stay. For instance, with a Russian visa you can select dates 30 days apart and that’ll be the window in which you need to enter and exit the country.Dates of entry and exit are counted as a part of the 30 days allowance, so the visa will be valid from the 1st to the 30th of October for example, rather than from the 1st of October to the 1st of November.

So, if the visa is valid from the 1st to the 30th of October, you will be able to enter Russia on or after the 1st of October and will have to leave before or on the 30th of October. If you are planning to stay in the country for only a few days, let’s say 15 (10th to 25th of October), we recommend taking advantage of the longest allowed duration and extending the start and end date of the visa to cover a few days before the proposed date of entry and a few dates after the proposed date of exit. So if you are in Russia between the 10th and the 25th of October, the visa validity you request can be from the 1st to the 30th of October.


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