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.
Visa fees depend on a number of things: your nationality, the amount of time you are going to spend in the country, the number of times you are planning to enter the country and the type of the visa you need.
Generally embassies charge more for visas which allow you more than one entry and let you stay in the country longer. Also business visas are often more expensive than the tourist ones.
For instance, a 30 days single entry visa for Vietnam is significantly cheaper than a 30 days multiple entry visa, or a 90 days visa.
Visa fees are always regulated by the embassies and governments of the countries and are always reciprocal. That means that if the US charges $160 for a tourist visa, majority of embassies will charge US citizens the same amount if they apply for a tourist visa for that country.
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