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.
Letters of invitation (LOIs) are documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an agency, company or national of that particular country inviting you to visit the country for a period of time.
Some countries have more relaxed rules about the LOIs than others. For instance, Turkmenistan LOIs must be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) while the ones for China can be written by a travel agency or even your friend if they live in China.
In the cases where it’s the MFA issuing the LOI, the application process may take weeks, so it’s recommended to check the requirements well in advance of your trip.
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