Our Visa Service

Our visa service is only available to our customers that book a trans-siberian package with us.

Visit our Hong Kong office to sign the visa applications and get the ball rolling. Don't forget to bring a couple of passport photos as well as your passport. Find our office address here. See the relevant China, Mongolia, Russia and Belarus visa pages for more details.

BEIJING OFFICE POSTAL SERVICE

If you are inside China you can send us your passport in advance. We will apply for the visas and return the passport back to you in China for free.

Within China we recommend you use the Express Mail Service (EMS) offered by the post office as they are quick, secure and deliver to our office regularly. Always send by a reliable express courier service such as Fed-Ex (Customer Service 4008891888), EMS (Service 11183), or SF-Express (Service 95338). You can track the progress of the delivery online. Do not send by ordinary post in Chinas as it's very unreliable. We will confirm the delivery address and contact number in person by email.

CHECK LIST

Please ask us for the correct address to send to and please remember to include the following items. We will not start the visa applications until we have received a deposit payment from you and the itinerary across Russia is finalised.

  • Your passport
  • Two passport photos
  • Two passport copies of the main details and any extensions.
  • Completed application forms available from our download page.
  • Copies of the Chinese residence visa and latest entry stamps if you have them.
  • Copy of valid Medical Insurance (for Schengen Countries)
  • A Return Address (In Chinese - if applicable)
  • The Latest Date you need the passport returned. Do not put ASAP as we will then apply for all visas express!

 

Once the passport is on the way don't forget to email us the courier tracking number so we can keep a check for its delivery.

HONG KONG SERVICE

If you are living in Hong Kong you can send us (or hand-deliver) your passport in advance. We will apply for the visas and return the passport to your local office or hotel. We will not start the visa applications until we have received a deposit payment from you and the itinerary across Russia is finalised.

CHECK LIST

Please let us know when you will be sending your passports to our Hong Kong office and please remember to include the following items.

  • Your passport
  • Two passport photos
  • Two passport copies of the main details and any extensions.
  • Copy of valid Medical Insurance (for Schengen Countries) If you are visiting Hong Kong in person we can help arrange Blue Cross or AXA Insurance for your trip.
  • A Return Address
  • The Latest Date you need the passport returned. Putting something like ASAP will mean we will apply for all visas express!
  • Russian / Mongolian Visa Application available from our download page.

Once the passport is on the way don't forget to email us the courier tracking number so we can keep a check for its delivery.

Useful Links

Here is a list of the Courier Services used in Asia to help you keep track of your package:

Japan Post EMS | Fedex | EMS China | Speedpost Hong Kong

And here are the official Embassy Websites
Russian Embassy Beijing | Mongolian Embassy Beijing | Public Security Bureau Beijing
Russian Consulate HK | Commissioners Office China Visa HK | CTS HK

If you have any questions at all please contact us before sending off your passport.

 

Visa Notes
    • Your passport must have at least one empty page for the Mongolian visa and TWO FACING blank pages for the Russian visa as well as being in good condition and valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date you enter Russia or Mongolia.
    • Chinese, Russian and Mongolian visas are fixed into your passport by the embassy and so we need your passport if we apply for the visa.
    • We MUST be notified of any change in your passport, or replacement of your passport. If your visa is already issued, it may no longer be valid and we will have to change it or apply for a new one.
    • You will need to obtain a Belarus Visa for overland travel into Eastern Europe (except Baltic States or Finland) as well as other necessary visas.
    • We DO NOT offer a Chinese visa service in Beijing as you must apply for this visa before entering China.  The application is straight forward in Hong Kong, but you must be there in person to make the application as the consulate checks for a HK entry stamp in your passport.  For some nationalities we can offer a 'Paper Chinese visa' service through our Hong Kong office which we can arrange for you in advance - we still need your passport however. 
    • In theory you can not travel around China without your passport (unless you have a China 'Green Card' - residency or work permit) as the law states that you need your passport to check into hotels. In reality we have heard many foreigners travel with a passport copy and a copy of their visa (with entry stamp) and encounter few problems. You will not be able to take internal flights or visit sensitive areas such as Tibet. 
    • The Russian Consulate in Hong Kong states that visa applications are only accepted from people already in Hong Kong, unless there is a good reason why you can not make the application where you are currently residing.  If you use our postal visa service the consulate may choose to decline the application if it is not found, however, it is not common for our applications to be rejected in Hong Kong
    • Visas and passports are always the responsibility of the passport holder, even when we apply on your behalf or if you use the postal visa service.
    • The Russian Visa has fixed entry and exit dates and so it is preferable to apply as late as possible in case of any late changes to your booking.
    • Before we start the visa process we need all your booking details and deposit as outlined under 'booking conditions'.