It's great that you are taking 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.

Check the visa packs to see which visas you will need for the route you are taking and once you decide to go ahead and use our help in obtaining your visas, don't forget to use the discount code MR2020 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.

Many visas/eVisas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue (see the section on visa validity!). If you will still be entering within that validity window, you don’t need to change the visa. You can find the validity date printed on the visa/eVisa and in the ‘Important Info’ section for each visa before you even apply.

For several other visas/eVisas, there are specific dates of entry and exit printed on the visa. For example, the visa for Russia is locked to the dates of your trip. If your entry date is the 1st of October, you can enter anytime on or after that date. If your exit date is the 21st of October, then you must exit the country by that date.

Visas cannot be amended so if your travel dates change and your visa expires, you’ll have to apply for another visa. Embassies don’t offer refunds for any reason, so it’s important that you’re confident of your travel dates before you apply!

If the visa hasn’t been applied for yet, it’s usually possible to amend the dates on your application form. Just let us know as soon as possible.

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