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by evanrprice
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Tajikistan Visa in Tehran
Replies: 4
Views: 5328

Re: Embassy Report: Tajikistan Visa in Tehran

Applied at the embassy at 2pm as suggested here, the english speaking woman had just arrived so things went smoothly - I asked for the 45 days and urgent processing - I submitted the documentation along with $75 but did not have to leave my passport (I had the exact amount so not sure about change) ...
by evanrprice
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports (Tehran): Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & China
Replies: 16
Views: 12523

Re: Embassy reports (Tehran): Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan & China

Uzbekistan Visa Got LOI through stantours (arrived within a week) and submitted documentation at embassy in Tehran about a month latr. I asked to change the dates as specified on my LOI and they happily obliged. Paid $75 (they had change in dollars) and waited there for 20min and was handed my passp...
by evanrprice
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals
Replies: 80
Views: 41350

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa refusals

Just a quick note to say that although I received my transit visa today in Mashhad, a French guy was refused while i was there and a Japanese couple were seemingly also refused (told they didn't have (lost) their documentation but they could try reapply and wait another 10 days. So the lottery is se...
by evanrprice
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Mashhad, Turkmen Visa
Replies: 39
Views: 16175

Re: Embassy report: Mashhad, Turkmen Visa

I applied in Tehran and picked up in Mashhad 10 days later, couple of comments: > Although i did get the visa rejections are still ongoing for now apparent reason - a french guy was refused while i was there and a Japanese couple were seemingly also refused (told they didn't have (lost) their docume...
by evanrprice
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Visa Extension in Gorgan, Iran
Replies: 5
Views: 3893

Re: Visa Extension in Gorgan, Iran

Thanks to the above couple, all the details were precisely correct.
I arrived at 8am and was dealt with very swiftly and efficiently (again helps that they don't speak English so questions are very limited) and I had my visa extension within the hour including the short trip to the bank.
Regards
Evan
by evanrprice
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Cycling the silk road in winter
Replies: 10
Views: 7197

Re: Starting the silk road in September from France

Hi Yann Oh yeah by technical I meant everything to do with managing well/coping/surviving in extremely cold temperatures...i.e. vapour barrier and bivvy bags for the sleeping bag, pogies, and winter gloves, winter pac boots, snow tyres, bladder for water so it doesn't freeze, etc. etc. the list goes...
by evanrprice
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Cycling the silk road in winter
Replies: 10
Views: 7197

Re: Starting the silk road in September from France

Hi Yann I will be doing it on a very similar route in the same direction during this winter but slightly ahead of you (entering Iran in mid November) so give me a shout if you want to chat about things, i've done a fair bit of research already - mostly on the technical aspects of gear, etc. As steve...
by evanrprice
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi
Replies: 72
Views: 41115

Re: Embassy report: Iran visa in Tbilisi

Quick report about getting Iranian visa in Tbilisi In summary - a relatively quick (2-3days), efficient and hassle free process without any suggestion of bribes, etc. > Firstly I am a South African - and applying rom SA we require a whole lot of blood tests, employee letters, etc. But on the road he...
by evanrprice
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran
Replies: 28
Views: 19805

Re: Safety in Eastern Turkey right now - crossing to Iran

We cycled right through the region (from Diyarbakir-Siirt-Tatvan-Van-Dogubayazit-Kars) and although a number of the bombings and shootings happened in the cities while we were in them there really was no feeling of a threat at all, as the conflict is exclusively between the kurdish PKK and the Turki...
by evanrprice
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Border crossing reports: Cildir/Aktas-Kartsakhi (Turkey-Georgia)
Replies: 16
Views: 8862

Re: Turkey-Georgia border closed at Cildir/Aktas-Kartsakhi

I passed through Cildir on 9th August and can confirm that this border crossing is definitely NOT open and the locals don't hold out much hope that it will open anytime soon.