It's great that you are planning to take part in The Mongol Rally. The Visa Machine is here to help you deal with the most bureaucratic and boring part of the trip planning.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 a large number of countries remain closed for tourism making it impossible for the Rally to go through them. However, some of them are starting to open up slowly and we are making sure to keep the visa requirements updated on our website so that you could get up to date information on the countries you are planning to travel through. We are also looking for a way to make the COVID-19 safe travel possible by enabling you to book COVID-19 tests en-route where they are required for entry into the next country.

So for now, check the visa packs to see which visas you will need for the route you are taking and once things settle down and you decide to go ahead and use our help in obtaining your visas, don't forget to use the discount code MR2021 to get 15% off our service fees.

If you've got questions or want to start working out your route, check out our Help centre, chat to us online or just drop us an email and we'll be happy to talk it through with you.

Our website is a place where not only can you buy visas, but you can also find a lot of useful information. You can find the lowdown on what visas are required for your trip, what documents need to be submitted, embassy and admin processing times, as well as what the visas might cost you.

On the homepage of our website you’ll see our handy interactive world map. Here you can click on whichever countries you will be travelling to (choose as many as you like!). Alternatively, you can also search for each country by typing in the search bar underneath the map. Once you’ve selected the countries you need, click ‘Select Visas’.

On the next page you’ll enter your trip details to help narrow down which visa you will need. You’re required to fill out your citizenship and what country you currently live in. To narrow down the search even further you can enter the purpose of your trip, your entry and exit dates, and the number of entries you’ll be making. If no visa is coming up when you click ‘Show Visa Options’, try leaving the filters blank (except the required fields).

If you’re travelling with friends or family who also need visas, you can add them all to the same order. Simply click ‘Add People’ on the left-hand side. You can change the details for each person if you need to, such as nationality.

As you enter the details for each person, you’ll see the various visa options pop up on the right. You’ll also see a little box to the right of each visa that says, ‘Important Info’. This box does not lie! Click here and you’ll find all the information you need for that particular visa. A lot of this information is indeed important, so be sure to read it thoroughly!

If you’ve found all the information you need and are happy to go ahead with the order, select each visa you require. Input the return address for your passport and click next. You will then be led through the payment process. Once your order is complete you will receive an email from us asking you to activate or complete your order. Please follow the instructions to do this. You will then be able to access our How-To Guides which help you through each step of the process. If you’ve applied for eVisas, everything is processed electronically, so you just need to fill out your details in your account and upload the relevant docs such as a scan of your passport and a passport photo. For all other visas, you’ll have to print out the forms as well as any supporting documentation, and post these to us along with your passport.

Once we receive your paperwork, either electronically or by post, you can leave the rest of the work to us. As well as getting regular email updates from our trusty specialists, you can also log into your account and track your order. If you’ve ordered eVisas, they will be uploaded to your account as well as emailed directly to you. If you’ve sent us your passport, you’ll get an email with the tracking number so you can always track its progress.

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