Self drive from Russia to Kazakhstan to Mongolia

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IanKing
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Self drive from Russia to Kazakhstan to Mongolia

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Hi,

I'm currently mid-way through the planning stages of a self drive tour from England to Malaysia and I would be extremely grateful for any advice on this portion of our journey. We'll be heading into Kazakhstan from Russia, then back into Russia to cross into Mongolia and then China. Would anyone be able to confirm the following for me please?

Can I get a Kazakhstan tourist visa from Russia as I will be taking several months travelling through Europe after I leave the UK?
I understand I need to go back into Russia to cross into Mongolia so can I get a transit visa from Kazakhstan?
Similarly can I also get a Mongolian tourist visa from either Russia or Kazakhstan?

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Ian
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Re: Self drive from Russia to Kazakhstan to Mongolia

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1. Yes - https://caravanistan.com/visa/kazakhstan/ - Omsk, St Petersburg, Moscow
2. Probably, maybe, it's complicated, but should be possible - https://caravanistan.com/visa/russia
3. Yes, Almaty is very easy, probably Astana no problem either.

See embassy reports on the articles listed above for more info.
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Re: Self drive from Russia to Kazakhstan to Mongolia

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Thanks very much Steven,

That's great news and your help is very much appreciated.

Cheers, Ian
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Re: Self drive from Russia to Kazakhstan to Mongolia

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How about travelling over the UKOK PLATEAU ?
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That's not possible. Please read https://caravanistan.com/border-crossings/kazakhstan for the details of where you can cross.
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