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 MR2019 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.

Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) is an autonomous region in the east of Tajikistan. Located in the Pamir Mountains, it makes up 45% of the land area of the country. Pamir highway goes through the area and if you are travelling to Tajikistan you are very likely to visit the area.

To visit GBAO you will need a special permit referred to as GBAO permit.

This permit can be applied fro at the same time as the visa and is issued along with the visa if requested (although at an additional cost). It will be valid for the same dates as the visa.

It looks like a large blue rectangular stamp placed next to the visa in your passport. make sure that the stamp is there when you check your visas.

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