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by ilig
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 6416

Re: Beshariq border crossing (Uzbekistan to Tajikistan, Fergana Valley)

Hi guys, just a quick update: We also successfully crossed the border yesterday (Aug 20th 2017) from Uzbekistan to Tajikistan without any problems. We also saw other tourists as well as locals cross. Guards were pretty chill on both sides, but some people in Khujand were surprised we made it. There ...
by ilig
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Armenia - Iran border crossing (Nordooz - Agarak)
Replies: 31
Views: 16997

Re: Armenia - Iran border crossing

We crossed the border at the end of July 2017. We took a marshrutka from Yerevan (forgot the name of the station) that brought us directly to the border. I don't think they usually drive this far, but the driver didn't make us pay extra. The scenery at the border is beautiful and it includes a few m...
by ilig
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Turkmen visa in Berlin
Replies: 20
Views: 12148

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa in Berlin (or Vienna)

My friend and I (1x French passport, 1x German passport) also got our visas at the Berlin embassy last week. We applied in person on June 23rd. We handed in: - our passports - visa application forms from their web page - additional forms for transit visa (also from their web page) - copies of all ou...
by ilig
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan Visa in Berlin
Replies: 11
Views: 6244

Re: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan Visa in Berlin

Hi there, me and my friend (1x French passport, 1x German passport) also applied for our Uzbek visa at the embassy in Berlin on June 12th 2017, and we got our passports back on June 19th. We waited for just six working days, even though we only paid the normal fee. We filled out the online form, pri...
by ilig
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy Report: Iranian Visa in Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 2604

Embassy Report: Iranian Visa in Berlin

Hi everyone, A friend of mine and I (1x French passport, 1x German passport) applied for our Iranian visa at the embassy in Berlin last wednesday, and we just picked it up this morning after 9 days (7 working days) of waiting time. It was a very smooth and easy process. We got the reference number f...
by ilig
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran: Problems for Journalists?
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Re: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran: Problems for Journalists?

Thanks for your quick answer, Steven! :) I don't have a "big" name, but a pretty odd one, so they'll definitely find all about me on google… So lying might not be the smartest option for me. As I'm mostly reporting on music and pop culture, I could state that I'm a "music critic", which might seem l...
by ilig
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran: Problems for Journalists?
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran: Problems for Journalists?

Hi everyone! I'm planning a trip (late August or September) from Iran via Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan. I'm a German citizen based in Berlin, so I would try to get my visas at the local embassies here before I leave. I'm a journalist, but this journey has no connection to my work and I'm not planning ...