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.
eVisas are electronic visas. When applying for them you won’t need to submit your actual passport to the embassy. Instead, the application can be done online with a copy of your passport. In some cases, additional documents may be required, but copies of these are also uploaded electronically.
This option isn’t available for every visa, as only some countries have introduced them. When you select the country you’re travelling to on our map, you’ll be able to see what visa options are available for that country.
When an eVisa is issued, it’s going to be emailed to you. In most cases you will need to print out the eVisa and carry it with you when you travel - both airline staff and immigration officers will need to see it. They will either scan the barcode on the eVisa or type in the eVisa number, which will allow the immigration officer to find your details in their system.
Processing times for the eVisas vary greatly - the Australian eVisitor is usually issued in as little as 24 hours, whereas a Ukrainian eVisa can take a couple of weeks! Exact timings can be found in each visa description.
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