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by Chris
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Vientiane
Replies: 8
Views: 4839

Re: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Vientiane

I was just planning our application for the Chinese visa at the embassy in Vientiane, and came across several recent comments (August/September 2019) that they ask now for a valid work permit in Laos if you want to apply - meaning that it's no longer possible for travellers!! Can anyone confirm that...
by Chris
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports
Replies: 8
Views: 2958

Re: Overstaying Pakistan visa

As mentioned above, it's possible & fairly easy to extend your visa in any provincial capital. Actually, I extended mine in Chitral, which is 'only' a district capital! Extensions can be done in ﹰChitral through the Deputy Commissioners Office (DCO), anyone in the city can tell you where it is. ...
by Chris
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Vienna
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Vienna

Here's how I successfully applied for a one month tourist visa in August 2017 at the Pakistan embassy in Vienna (Austrian passport). I was already traveling in Central Asia so I sent my passport via DHL to a friend in Vienna (who applied for the Pakistan, China & India visa for me). It's seemed ...
by Chris
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Trains
Topic: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)
Replies: 33
Views: 15032

Re: New Railway Baku-Tiblisi-Kars (Turkey)

Hi Mike,
I've been there in March of this year, arriving in Kars by the "Dogu Ekspresi" from Ankara. Although I hitchhiked onwards, I remember seeing a Marshrutka at the Vale border saying "Kars-Borjomi-Tbilisi". And I think I read/heard somewhere that it's a daily service...
by Chris
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Bishkek
Replies: 56
Views: 37594

Re: Chinese visa in Bishkek

Hello guys, Thank you very much for your advice - I'm very sorry to hear your application was refused 😣 I saw your post when my passport was on the way already, so I went on with it - and last week I received the visa without further questions. I've been to Turkey and Iran for over 6 weeks e...
by Chris
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Chinese visa in Vienna
Replies: 0
Views: 2134

Embassy report: Chinese visa in Vienna

I'm opening this thread after my SUCCESSFUL application for a single entry, 30-days individual tourist visa valid for 3 months in Vienna. I had posted my passport via DHL from Bishkek and a trusted friend went to the embassy with my documents. Since it's not all straightforward, and it took various ...
by Chris
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Bishkek
Replies: 56
Views: 37594

Re: Chinese visa in Bishkek

Sending the passport with DHL was straightforward, a bit pricy though, as expected. Location Bishkek: Kievskaya Street 107/1 (42.87532N 74.59431E - same building as GeoID in case you wanna buy trekking maps ;) Cost for sending documents (0-300grams) to Austria: 4.400 Som (~ € 55) They said it will t...
by Chris
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Outdoor adventures
Topic: Buying maps in Kyrgyzstan/Bishkek
Replies: 4
Views: 3242

Re: Buying maps in Kyrgyzstan/Bishkek

Hi Steven, I've been there yesterday (GeoID in Kievskaya Street 107 (42.87532N 74.59403E, same building as DHL). They have trekking maps (based on the Soviet military maps from the 80s, but with English town names, published in 2015 by Kyrgyzstan Trekking Union) in scale 1:200 000 for the following ...
by Chris
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa in Bishkek
Replies: 56
Views: 37594

Re: Chinese visa in Bishkek

Hi Clodo, I will arrive in Bishkek in a couple of days, planning on doing the same - send my passport via DHL to Austria to get Chinese, Pakistan and Indian visa in my home country. I am not worried about police checks and will travel with a copy only, in case they ask you can always say it is curre...
by Chris
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Shiraz visa extension
Replies: 11
Views: 3411

Iranian Visa Extension shiraz 2

Update on Shiraz: I got the first extension there today, on my last day of the orginal 30-day visa. The office (located at 29.60554°N 52.56170°E) opened at 8am. I got there at 7.15, but there's not much point in being there that early - until 8 there were about 20-30 people, and once the door is ope...

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