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.
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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