applying for travel visas outside country of residence
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 19, 2013 11:11 AM Last Post By: anillos_de_satu...
Mar 18, 2013 7:13 PM
applying for travel visas outside country of residenceHello all,
I plan to travel for 4-5 months in Europe before taking the Trans-Siberian train through Russia, Mongolia and China. How easy is it to get Mongolian and China visas while traveling in Europe and what is the best way to go about this. I will already have a Russian visa and will have booked my train ticket through all three countries. I just want to be certain and worry free that getting visas for Mongolia and China will be hassle free once in Europe. Any advise, tips or experiences to share?
Thanks a bunch!
Mar 19, 2013 10:46 AM
Welcome to TT!
For info about the China visa, it could be better to ask in the North East Asia branch as that's the branch where the experts in China meet. The North East Asia branch also covers Mongolia so you can get also answers about that one there. BTW, When asking info about visas don't forget to state your nationality (ie.: the country that issued your passport).
Mar 19, 2013 10:58 AM
2Generally this would not be a problem. China and Mongolia don't have policies of forcing people to apply in their home country (as some African and middle eastern countries now have). The trick will be making sure there is an embassy along the way (Mongolia won't have an embassy in every country). I generally try to avoid getting visas in my home country (canada) as it's more expensive and takes longer and with more mandatory requirements than getting them from a neighbouring country.
Mar 19, 2013 11:11 AM
3The trick will be making sure there is an embassy along the way (Mongolia won't have an embassy in every country).
That won't be a problem. China has embassies in almost all the countries that could be along the route of the OP. Mongolia has a consulate in Ulan Ude that could be useful for the OP. Mongolia has also an embassy in Moscow and some European countries so to find an embassy or consulate of China or Mongolia won't be a problem. The tricky part could be to meet the requirements to get a visa in the embassy or consulate found but I can't provide to the OP info about it.
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