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by galax
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 74
Views: 32504

Re: Qolma pass (from China) - report

Yes, the Chinese immigration and customs officers are extremely friendly and helpful, customs check was thorough, heavily armed, modern customs equipment, but they were polite and smiled to me all the time. I asked the Tajik truck drivers to give me a lift but they asked for money, however the Chine...
by galax
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 74
Views: 32504

Re: Qolma pass (from China) - report

I just crossed Qulma Pass from Tajik to China 3hrs ago, now on the road to Kashgar I have Hong Kong passport, Chinese national, fluent Mandarin, so it is not complicated for me once in China side I confirmed with 1 Chinese immigration officer that, according to him, this border is open to foreigners...
by galax
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy reports: Afghanistan Visa in Khorog
Replies: 12
Views: 4891

Afghan tourist visa in Khorog

Last post about this subject was 2013 so opened this new thread Office seems to open from 9:30am to 12 (I went at 9 they asked me to come back at 9:30 instead), weekend closed Through the usual small window, a lady came to me, she speaks good English and very friendly and helpful She gave me a form ...
by galax
Wed May 31, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa poll
Replies: 81
Views: 41727

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa poll

Hong Kong passport, submitted in Tehran 15 May, after 10 working days ready to pickup, entry Sarakhs, exit Kazakhstan
by galax
Wed May 31, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Q&A: Door to Hell
Replies: 88
Views: 25473

Re: Q&A: Door to Hell

Just came back from Door to Hell this morning, some updates In Ashgabat I could not find the transport to Derweze from Dasoguz bazaar, asked around they told me to try 3 blocks away road side, failed to find anything. Asked around again, locals told me to go international bus terminal, however when ...
by galax
Wed May 31, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Turkmenistan
Topic: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates
Replies: 54
Views: 20441

Re: Turkmen manat black market exchange rates

6 on 30 May Ashgabat bazaar, seens down a lot as everywhere was offering 5 to 6 only
by galax
Sat May 27, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 27
Views: 5882

Re: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London

Quick update:

Applied transit visa in Tehran on 15 May 2017, called them today (27 May) which is 10 working days later, confirmed ready to pickup!
by galax
Sun May 14, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bazargan to Gurbulak (Iran/Turkey) border crossing Q&A
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: Boarder Crossing Turkey Iran (Gurbulak/Bazargan)

A bit late as reply but for sharing I did the crossing 3 days ago, solo with Iran visa ready, no issue at all, no agent for help, just walked across and do the normal custom procedures, there are minibus/shared taxi to connect to the nearby cities in both Turkey and Iran sides, no inspection of lugg...
by galax
Wed May 10, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London
Replies: 27
Views: 5882

Re: Embassy report: Turkmen transit visa in London

I think problem maybe Mary tho I explained to him it was in case it's getting too late I may need to stay Mary 1 night instead of going straight to Ashgabat

He was in a grumpy mood maybe too close to lunch time lol

Will try my luck again when I arrive Tebran
by galax
Mon May 08, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmenistan visa in Istanbul
Replies: 15
Views: 8089

Re: Embassy report: Turkmenistan visa in Istanbul

Just out from Turkmen Consulate in Istanbul, they reaffirmed me transit visa can only be applied there with Turkish resident card i.e. not for foreigner, they said even in Ankara it sbould be the same, even though I saw successful case in Ankara from this forum

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