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.

You should try not to overstay your visa under any circumstance. If you do overstay the visa the consequences can be drastic. A few countries may let you just pay a fine at the border. However, this is a very rare occurrence and in other cases it is a lot more complicated. You can potentially be deported from the country or even arrested. If deportation does occur, it will have an impact on your future travels not only to that country (you may not be allowed in for up to 10 years) but to other countries as well.

Most of application forms have a question on them about deportation. And if the answer is yes your visa to any country may be rejected. The USA for instance won’t issue you with an ESTA (electronic visa) and you will have to apply for an actual tourist visa in person at the US embassy. That is a complicated and lengthy process and rejections are common.

So in short, do not overstay your visa.

If it looks like overstaying is inevitable due to serious circumstances, you will need to report it to the police or local immigration authority who may assist and issue a special permit or extend your visa.

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