Paperwork & visas

Paperwork, visa advice, documents & overland moto permits

MotoExplorer can  assist with all aspects of the pre-ride planning, paperwork, travel permits, as well as guiding you through the correct processes for border crossing & customs procedures, including:

  1. Visa advice, letters of invitation for Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & China
  2. Border formalities, paperwork for temporary importation of foreign registered vehicles and motorcycles
  3. Customs regulations and customs bonds for China, Laos & Thailand (in Lei of Carnet)
  4. Motorcycle and vehicle documentation, organising necessary overland travel permits for China, Laos, Thailand
  5. Insurances; what’s required and where/how to obtain third party motorcycle insurance, from Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Laos, Thailand
  6. Freight services and the required paperwork, into / to/from; China, Bangkok Thailand, Europe & UK

MotoExplorer can guide you smoothly through the whole process, from start to finish.

Moto tour support guides permits paperwork visas

MotoExplorer has direct first hand experience of all the above noted procedures, organising and supporting our own overland scouting expeditions to China since 2009.  We are also familiar with the main motorcycle routes and procedures through Laos and Thailand, as well as the new travel regulations implemented in 2016 which stipulate foreign vehicles must obtain travel permits from a government registered agency, which also requires a strict procedure for complying with the necessary documents and travel procedures prior to entering from overland borders.

Kyrgyzstan road sign on the silk route to China
Kyrgyzstan silk road

MotoExplorers work with licensed in-Country tour agency partners to assist with all governmental departments, organising the necessary travel permits, traffic police formalities, moto insurances, customs clearances as well as guide and support services as required to transit with foreign registered vehicles and motorcycles through; China, Laos and Thailand.  We can also assist with the necessary border transit documentation for Kyrgyzstan.
Plus – lots of experience for routing and travels through eastern Europe, especially – Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia & Kazakhstan.


Triumph adventure motorcycles on silk road moto tour

Available for co-working on expeditions and travel business, consultation, or just pre-register for the new Route1Million book > to help with the idea’s, planning and travel inspirations.
I look forward to hearing from you, please get in touch.

Steve Hotson