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.

eVisas are electronic visas. When applying for them you won’t need to submit your actual passport to the embassy. Instead, the application can be done online with a copy of your passport. In some cases, additional documents may be required, but copies of these are also uploaded electronically.

This option isn’t available for every visa, as only some countries have introduced them. When you select the country you’re travelling to on our map, you’ll be able to see what visa options are available for that country.

When an eVisa is issued, it’s going to be emailed to you. In most cases you will need to print out the eVisa and carry it with you when you travel - both airline staff and immigration officers will need to see it. They will either scan the barcode on the eVisa or type in the eVisa number, which will allow the immigration officer to find your details in their system.

Processing times for the eVisas vary greatly - the Australian eVisitor is usually issued in as little as 24 hours, whereas a Ukrainian eVisa can take a couple of weeks! Exact timings can be found in each visa description.


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