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by ibex
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Consulate Report: No Russian visa in Osaka (Japan)
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Consulate Report: No Russian visa in Osaka (Japan)

I've extended my silk road travel to Japan. Even if Japan is not covered by Caravanistan, I think my (negative) consulate report might still be useful for others. The Russian embassy in Japan requires at least a 90d permission in Japan . Tourists from certain countries are allowed to stay for 6M in ...
by ibex
Wed May 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese Visa Extension report: Guilin, Qingdao
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Chinese Visa Extension report: Guilin, Qingdao

Guilin I extended my Chinese double entry visa 1 week before the end in Guilin. I've got 30d. Processing time is 1 week. I applied Monday, they said next Monday the passport will be ready. However, I checked on Friday and the visa extension was already ready. I was lucky and could skip the week-end...
by ibex
Wed May 23, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Chinese visa extension report: Leshan
Replies: 7
Views: 6209

Re: First Visa Ext. Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Leshan (Report-Update)

Chinese Visa extension in Leshan now takes 1 day and costs 160rmb.

I can confirm this. I traveller I met did it in April 2018 in 1 day. The 30d of the new visa were appended to the existing visa.
by ibex
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: New Uzbekistan visa-free entry for 30 days from 01/04/2017
Replies: 34
Views: 14206

Changes 2018

As of February 1, simplified procedures for issuing tourist visas will be introduced for citizens of 39 countries, including those on the European Union, many in East Asia and the Middle East, as well as India and the United States. The simplified procedure reportedly removes the requirement for a ...
by ibex
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 54
Views: 20144

Samarkand - Penjikent border will open in spring 2018

The Penjikent-Samarkand checkpoint on the Tajik-Uzbek border will resume its operation this spring after an eight-year break, TajikTA news agency reported quoting a source in the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan. https://en.trend.az/casia/tajikistan/2845437.html Also a Tajik tour...
by ibex
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports
Replies: 72
Views: 28087

Re: Qolma/Kulma pass (China-Tajikistan) border crossing reports

I crossed the Kulma pass border from Murgab to Tashkurganon on 22. February. Right after the Chinese New Year holidays. It was without problems or questions, but required almost a day. Since there is no public transport. There were no trucks. From Murgab to the border, I took a shared taxi. The Chin...
by ibex
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa
Replies: 78
Views: 28019

Re: Report: Tehran, Chinese VIsa

I've got my Chinese visa today in a second try (Double entry visa, each entry 60d, 3 month validity). The first time I showed up with just the application form. Not enough, they wanted "supporting documents". After extending my Iranian visa, I applied a second time. I applied for a double ...

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