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by jiri
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty
Replies: 41
Views: 19954

Re: Russian tourist visa Almaty

The invitation is issued by an agency in Russia with which they partner. So, the original is in Moscow.
by jiri
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Khunjerab Pass (China-Pakistan border) Q&A
Replies: 21
Views: 4836

Re: Pakistan/China Border Crossing Polio Vaccination

The Chinese will ask for a proof of recent polio vaccination, but then I also think you could get the vaccination before leaving Pakistan in Sost - they wanted to see the same document, making sure you don't come back once they stamp you out :-). Some locals got an oral vaccine, I assume it was for ...
by jiri
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty
Replies: 41
Views: 19954

Embassy report: Russian visa in Almaty

I can confirm that it's possible to get a Russian tourist visa in Almaty (Aug 2015), AT and DE passports, non-residents. It was not possible to get even a Russian transit visa in Bishkek (residency requirement = 3 month Kyrgyz visa). Word of advice in addition to the embassy report page: the embassy...
by jiri
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bor Dobo - Kyzylart by bicycle
Replies: 3
Views: 2551

Bor Dobo - Kyzylart by bicycle

We recently (4 June 2015) crossed by bicycle from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan. It seems common now to ask for a customs declaration for the bike when leaving Kyrgyzstan as the custom officer proudly presented a folder of receipts from other cyclists who also couldn't produce one. Penalty would have bee...
by jiri
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Tajik visa in Bishkek
Replies: 52
Views: 19060

Re: Update!! Tajikistan visa at Bishkek "A piece of cake"

We asked for a Tajik visa + Gbao permit for cycling the Pamir highway at the consulate in Bishkek. 30 day Gbao permit would have worked, but applying 4 months in advance was too far out.