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.

The fees you pay us consist of embassy fees and admin fees. Embassy fees are those paid to the embassy to consider your application. Admin fees are our fees, and they cover the following services:

• eVisa - issued electronically, via email. In most instances this involves filling out your application forms, making sure that all supporting documentation is correct, submitting the forms on your behalf, and ensuring the details on the eVisa are correct before we email it back to you. We also send you specific information for your eVisa such as how long it’s valid for, and how to actually use it to enter the country!

• Visa – physically placed into your passport. You will get access to our useful how-to guides which explain in detail how to fill out the application forms and which documents you need to send to us along with your passport. Once we receive your passport and paperwork, we go through it with a fine-tooth comb to check for any mistakes or missing documents. Once we’re satisfied that everything is in order, one of our team members will take your application to the embassy for submission. Once your visa has been approved, we collect your passport from the embassy, make sure the visa details are correct, and post it back to you.

• Travel Visa Experts. Our experts are on hand to answer any question, concern, or query you might have during the application process. You can contact us by phone, email, or by using the online chat available on our website. Don’t hesitate to get in touch; we love talking all things travel! You can also track the progress of your order by logging into your account on

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