Back in 2001, whilst living in the Czech Republic, The Adventurists' Mr. Tom and Mr. Joolz bought an old car and decided to drive to Mongolia. They got as far as Iran and realised that without a visa, he wouldn't be able to go any further. In 2004 they tried again. This time six cars set off to do the same challenge from London to Ulaan Baatar. With a new and bureaucratic determination, Mr Tom felt visas in advance of the adventure would be an acceptable concession to the boredom of planning. He asked a friend to help sort out the required visas for all the teams, and The Visa Machine was born.
6 years later The Visa Machine became independent from The Adventurists, and now helps thousands of travellers to get visas for their upcoming adventures, business trips and holidays.
We still, however, work very closely with The Adventurists, which allows us to keep up with any changes in the finish line locations, dates, and anything else that might affect the visa requirements.
You won’t find another visa provider with as much experience getting complicated visas for such complicated routes and for over 400 teams leaving on the same date. We process over 3000 visas each year for the Rally and after 13 years, we know a bit about what teams will need to get them across the Finish Line.
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