On Friday I went to Visa Services Northwest in the Melbourne Tower Building downtown. The hassle of obtaining visas on my own for China, Vietnam and Russia was too much. Each requires you to send your original passport to a consulate or embassy, and can take several weeks for processing. Li Chen, who runs VSN, projects efficiency and said she could get all three visas before Christmas. I was glad to get this tedious job off my back for a reasonable cost.
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