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.

Aside from eVisas, some embassies have application systems in place where everything is done online, so that all your information is readily available in their immigration system when the application is submitted to the embassy.

The visa for Russia is one example of this. The application form is filled out through an online portal and is sent directly to the Russian immigration authorities. The application is also submitted at the embassy so that they can stick the approved visa in your passport.

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