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.

Submitting a visa/eVisa application doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be granted one. The decision ultimately lies with the embassy/immigration department of the country you’d like to go to.

That being said, visas are rarely denied in our experience. More often then not, rather then being denied, the embassy/immigration department will request further information or documents to support your application before they make a decision and if everything is in order, applications generally go smoothly.

In the unlikely scenario that your application is denied, the most common reasons may be because you have previous deportations, a criminal record or convictions, or not enough evidence to prove you’ll leave the country once your visa expires.

If your visa is denied you can always apply again but unfortunately, you will most likely have to pay the fees again, as embassies do not issue refunds. You can check out our refund policy by hopping over to our help section here: Help / Refunds

Using our services significantly reduces the chances of your visa application being denied. We’ve been doing this for years and know exactly what the embassies are looking for. We also have a good working relationship with the embassies, so on the rare chance that something doesn’t look right when we submit your application, they’ll let us know right away.

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