Applying for your visa before you travel is essential for ensuring that your journey is simple and stress-free. As with any trip, problems can occur if you are not fully prepared, and with visas, there can be many issues that you could encounter along the way that could either delay the process or see your visa application denied.
We have hand-picked a few of the most important reasons why applying for your visa in advance can make a world of difference.
A visa is an official document issued by a country's consulate or embassy that allows the user entry into that country.
Travellers looking to visit another country will likely require a visa to enter that country legally. The importance of applying for your visa before you travel.
First and foremost, it simply may not be possible for you to obtain your visa once you have arrived in the country you are planning to visit. While certain countries may allow you to obtain your visa at the border, many don’t unless under emergency circumstances.
One of the main reasons for obtaining your visa before travelling is that your visa application could be denied. If this happens and you leave it too close to the time you plan to travel, then you may not be able to receive your visa before you go. Visas can be denied for a variety of reasons including:
Following on from the previous point, if you have made mistakes on your visa application, you may need to make a brand-new application if these are too severe. Not only does this cost you money in processing fees and delivery charges, but this will also cost you time. We would always advise leaving plenty of time to make a new visa application AND have this re-delivered in the case of changes.
While this may not affect the actual cost of the visa application, having the option to use standard processing and delivery can cut costs. If you leave your visa application to the last minute you will require express delivery and more expensive processing options.
Perhaps the most important reason for applying for your visa before travelling is that it is far less stressful. With all the potential problems that could occur along the way, it makes sense to complete your visa application as soon as you can, you don’t want to run the risk of being turned away at the border.
There are many things you need to think about when planning your trip, don’t make your visa one of them!
Real Russia offers a simple and straightforward visa service that will help you with all the necessary details you need to process your visa application; covering a variety of destinations including Russia, Mongolia, China, Belarus, Kazakhstan and more! By applying for your visa with us, we can make sure that you have all the right documents, that your application is free of errors, and is on time. In addition to our visa application service, we have full online support as well as offices in London and Moscow should you have any questions or concerns.