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by Fiestje
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Mongolia VISA extension in Ulan Bator
Replies: 2
Views: 3040

Re: Mongolia VISA extension report

2 Belgian cyclists. We extended our Mongolian visa today in Ulaan Batar. The immigration office is close to the airport, about 15 km away from the centre. It all seems quite efficient and we were helped in fluent English. Registration and extension were done at the same time. We needed: - copy of pa...
by Fiestje
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese Visa in Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia)
Replies: 42
Views: 14620

Re: Chinese Visa in Ulaan Baatar (Mongolia)

Hi! We sadly confirm the news that it is NO LONGER POSSIBLE for foreigners to obtain Chinese visa in Mongolia. We arrived yesterday in Ulaan Bator, heard we got júst too late once more (the same thing happened to us in Teheran), but went to the Chinese embassy today anyway. You never know, we though...
by Fiestje
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bulgan - Takashiken border (Mongolia - China)
Replies: 17
Views: 8963

Re: bulgan/tashiken

We crossed the border from Takashiken to Bulgan by bicycle a few days ago. In Takashiken there is still the pink\orange hotel, you can bargain on the price. Also possible to find fruit, vegetables, bread in little stores in the street opposite to the hotel. Chinese border side was very easy, the gua...
by Fiestje
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Mongolian Visa extension in Olgii
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

Re: Mongolian Visa extension in Olgii

You came in via Russia? We're sad because we didn't know about the Olgii option and just booked a bus to UB, but we came in via China, so Olgii would have been too far away anyway to make it in 7 days...
by Fiestje
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: about Mongolian embassy in Tashkent or almaty
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Re: about Mongolian embassy in Tashkent or almaty

There is already a topic about getting Mongolian tourist visa in Almaty
by Fiestje
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Mongolian Visa extension in Olgii
Replies: 9
Views: 5652

Re: Mongolian Visa extension in Olgii

Thanks for the useful info! We suggest you had to have it done within the first seven days you were in the country?
by Fiestje
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khorgos border crossing Q&A (Almaty - Urumqi)
Replies: 64
Views: 23326

Re: Kazakhstan to China (Khorgos border crossing), backpacking

We did that border crossing Kazachstan-China about 4 weeks ago. We are travelling with bicycle and we had no problems at all to cross the border walking - with the bicycle in the hand.
by Fiestje
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 15240

Re: Chinese border closure w Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan - 2016

We are two Belgian citizens and cyclists. We crossed the Kazakh-Chinese border in Khorgas the 16th August. We didn't have any problem at all: a few passport checks and a luggage scan at each side, but we could pass with the bicycle, no need at all to take a bus or pay something. It all went smooth a...
by Fiestje
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Mongolian visa in Almaty
Replies: 21
Views: 10542

Re: Embassy report: Mongolian visa in Almaty

2 Belgian passports, cyclists. We applied for our Mongolian visa last Friday in the morning and in the same way as David explained, in front of the closed gate. A man came out when we rang the bell and took our applications forms (filled out and printed) and copy of passports. We had also added a pe...