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by cyclingthe6
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 13350

Re: Tajikistan visa in Almaty

Update: I've just run into two other travellers who also got Tajik visas in Almaty in the last few weeks. Both were asked to pay 110 US. One paid up, as I did, the other argued and the price was reduced to 60. So obviously there is a corrupt official doing the visas there, and sounds like if you're ...
by cyclingthe6
Fri May 15, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border
Replies: 69
Views: 32102

Karkara valley (Kegen – Tup/Kensu) border

Just called an adventure company in Almaty who tell me this border is now open for this year (and opened a few days ago). I can't be 100% sure but I'm my way there now - sounds very likely to be open.
by cyclingthe6
Thu May 14, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajikistan visa in Almaty
Replies: 28
Views: 13350

Tajikistan visa in Almaty

UK passport. 45 day single entry visa and 45 day GBOA permit. Turnaround 2 days. Very easy process but cost 110 US altogether - more than previous reports. It's possible the official overcharged me and took some extra. I was declined a double entry visa.
by cyclingthe6
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Mongolia VISA extension in Ulan Bator
Replies: 2
Views: 2751

Report: Mongolia VISA extension in Ulan Bator

British passport holder - arrived by land from China, 30 day visa free. Visited immigration near airport. Got extension on the spot ('express service', but they didn't offer me any alternative!). Cost 110 US dollars in total for an extra 30 days (total 60 days) - apparently the price you pay per ext...

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