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.

This invite is issued for all ralliers who applied. Usually that's hundreds of people. The Turkmen authorities won't issue individual invites, so for data reasons, we redact all the names and passport details on the list except for those in your The Visa Machine order.

So, for example, if there's only you on your order, you'll see:

1) the first page of the document in Turkmen and English,
2) a "list" page from the invite list with only the line with your name and details in it,
3) the final page of the document in Turkmen and English.

If there are more than one of you in an order, you'll have multiple "list" pages showing only the lines of the invite with those individuals who are in that order.

You must print out all pages that have been uploaded to your The Visa Machine account. They are all vital.

It may not look much, but this is the official Turkmen permission for the person/s named to apply for entry into Turkmenistan and without it, you won't be able to get your visa once on the Rally, and you won't be able to enter Turkmenistan. So please look after it in case you can't print it out again when you're on the road


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