Me and a few friends are taking part in the mongolia rally next year and were wondering for budgeting out our trip if we have to collect any of our visas for Russia, Kazahkstan, China (possibly) and Mongolia in person?
We live in the north of scotland and the nearest embassy for theese places is london!
Can anyone please help?
I booked all those visas through an agent as I didn't have time to go collect in person, and you also need to have an 'invitation' for some of the visas and the agent has hotels who will happily issue one (for a v. small fee), but u can probably collect by couriour i used the Russia Experience to do mine. and once there didnt stay in the hotel i said i would be with - i had no probs travelling about...
How much did it cost out of interest?
Both visas were £30 and were for 30 day single entry visas. Also I think you needed to have 6 months left on your passport and you need a whole 2 pages free, 1 for the visa which is a full page sticker and 1 for the dep. reciept. on the RUS/MON border (on the train) after a very thorough frisking they were v. peeved I didnt have the page nxt to my visa blank for them to staple the exit reciept onto.