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.

The fees you pay us consist of embassy fees and admin fees. Embassy fees are those paid to the embassy to consider your application. Admin fees are our fees, and they cover the following services:

• eVisa - issued electronically, via email. In most instances this involves filling out your application forms, making sure that all supporting documentation is correct, submitting the forms on your behalf, and ensuring the details on the eVisa are correct before we email it back to you. We also send you specific information for your eVisa such as how long it’s valid for, and how to actually use it to enter the country!

• Visa – physically placed into your passport. You will get access to our useful how-to guides which explain in detail how to fill out the application forms and which documents you need to send to us along with your passport. Once we receive your passport and paperwork, we go through it with a fine-tooth comb to check for any mistakes or missing documents. Once we’re satisfied that everything is in order, one of our team members will take your application to the embassy for submission. Once your visa has been approved, we collect your passport from the embassy, make sure the visa details are correct, and post it back to you.

• Travel Visa Experts. Our experts are on hand to answer any question, concern, or query you might have during the application process. You can contact us by phone, email, or by using the online chat available on our website. Don’t hesitate to get in touch; we love talking all things travel! You can also track the progress of your order by logging into your account on

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