I'm holding a double-entry 30 day tourist visa for Russia which I obtained as a tourist in Japan through the consulate in Osaka. I'm planning to enter Russia, then Mongolia and Russia a 2nd time before going into Kazakhstan.

The 30 days may not be enough to finish the trip and I'm trying to find out if it's possible for me to obtain a 2nd tourist visa from the embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

I know that visas are always issued on an individual basis but was wondering if anyone has experience with it or if there is a rule that forbids it in general. I may need to let my 1st visa be invalidated if it's still running, I assume.

  • Why do you believe it's a problem? Have you tried applying for a Russian visa? What exactly is your alternative? And lastly what is your citizenship?
    – Karlson
    Jul 11, 2015 at 2:37
  • As the 1st sentence says, I do have a visa right now, I'm German, the alternative is hoping I can make it in 30 days, I believe it could be a problem because some countries do not allow people to enter right again after they outstayed a visa.
    – user640916
    Jul 11, 2015 at 2:49

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You have a problem. According to the page on the Russian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar in order for you to obtain a Russian visa there:

To apply for any category of visas except transit, one must have a long-term registration in Mongolia (“Alien registration card” valid for 1 year).

There are exceptions in the following 2 paragraphs for various countries that do not require to have a registration but Germany unfortunately isn't one of them.

So yes you may be able to obtain another visa following the one you already have just not in Mongolia.

  • Thank you, as it says I can get a transit visa which is valid for 10 days. That would be enough for me.
    – user640916
    Jul 11, 2015 at 12:27
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    Conclusion: I was able to obtain transit visas directly from the embassy without problems in Mongolia as well as in Kazakhstan.
    – user640916
    Sep 22, 2015 at 18:41

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