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by bocekm
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)
Replies: 43
Views: 21161

Re: Hojayli - Konye-Urgench border crossing (UZ - TM)

We went the UZ->TM way with a car. Uzbeks didnt want our registration slips, were friendly and quick. On the Turkmen side, everything takes ages. They write your information into about 10 books, by hand. Also you need to go to the cashier multiple times. But in the end we paid less then expected for...
by bocekm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)
Replies: 46
Views: 22848

Re: Kyzylart - Bor Dobo border crossing (Murghab-Sary Tash)

Kyr->Taj with a car: Make sure you have the customs declaration for your car you got when you entered the Eurasian economic union. The Kyrgyzs will require it otherwise they won't let you out of the country. We got it on the Ukraine/Russia border and we threw it out after exiting Russia thinking tha...
by bocekm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports
Replies: 57
Views: 21658

Re: Penjikent Border Crossing Reports

Taj->Uzb with a car: Took 2.5h in total, no camera/phone/laptop checks, no problems. On the Uzbek side a guy made us pay 7000 UZS for some veterinary stuff. We didn't have UZS so he accepted 10 TJS. That was all we paid on the border. If you leave exchanging TJS to Samarkand, the official exchange o...
by bocekm
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Tajikistan
Topic: Speed limits in Tajikistan
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Speed limits in Tajikistan

The Caravanistan pages seemed to be uncertain about the speed limits in Tajikistan. I've stumbled upon this report of World Health Organization http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/249449/43-Tajikistan.pdf which states: Maximum speed limits (km/h) Urban roads 60 Rural roads 90 Highway...
by bocekm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan transit visa in Bishkek
Replies: 25
Views: 13645

Re: Turkmenistan transit visa in Bishkek

The embassy is now officially open Monday through Friday, including Wednesday. There's a guy who speaks great English, is friendly and willing to help. They do not accept the applications in the late afternoon (5pm to 6pm) because the KICB bank closes at 5pm. Maybe if you arrive with already paid $1...
by bocekm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Russia Altai permit
Replies: 11
Views: 8874

Re: Russia Altai permit

Here's a map of the border zone where you need a permit: https://stepanyukv.livejournal.com/20594.html
by bocekm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Iran visa in Bishkek
Replies: 26
Views: 13424

Re: Embassy report: Iran visa in Bishkek

I received the evisa confirmation email after 17 days but my girlfriend, who applied at the same time, after 22 days. We visited the Iranian embassy in Bishkek on the 19th day and asked what we can do to speed up my girlfriend's approval. The embassy staff wrote an email to the ministry of foreign a...
by bocekm
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iran e-visa system
Replies: 107
Views: 35695

Re: Iran e-visa system

I received the evisa confirmation email after 17 days and my girlfriend, who applied at the same time, after 22 days. For her it may have helped that we visited Iranian embassy in Bishkek at the 19th day and the embassy staff wrote an email to the ministry of foreign affairs, that we're waiting for ...
by bocekm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Shemonaika border crossing (Russia-Kazakhstan)
Replies: 21
Views: 7481

Re: Shemonaika border crossing (Russia-Kazakhstan)

Great border crossing, all officers relaxed. We arrived by car on Friday, 7pm, 10 cars ahead, all in all it took less than 1.5 hour, no baggage checks, no registration card requested by Russians. UPDATE: When exiting Russia, make sure you keep the customs declaration document for your car/bike! We t...
by bocekm
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Mongolian visa in Kyzyl?
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Mongolian visa in Kyzyl?

Has anyone tried to get visa to Mongolia at the consulate of Mongolia in Kyzyl, Russia? Even if not, do you think it's plausible to obtain them there? EU citizen asking.

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