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by judefoon
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iranian visa extension in Tehran
Replies: 28
Views: 11184

Iranian Visa Extension Tehran

Hi Just some more info about Visa extension in Iran. This is for Tehran. We successfully extended out Airport Visa (which was 16 days) by a further 16 days and our friend got her second visa extension here as well (German, Austrian, Australian passports). I don't know the address (neither did our Ir...
by judefoon
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Bordercrossing Iran - Turkmenistan a.k.a. Sarakhs - Saraghs
Replies: 15
Views: 5587

Turkmenistan Transit (Farap/Sarahks) update

This is probably a route mostly taken by cyclists as it is the shortest. Here is a quick up date on the border situation as we experienced it. Faraps opened at 8am. Uzbek side the x ray machines worked! Quick customs form and x ray and we were out of there. On the Turkmen side the X ray machines hav...
by judefoon
Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Roads, borders and security updates
Topic: Uzbekistan > Turkmenistan: sleeping between the borders?
Replies: 6
Views: 3810

Re: Uzbekistan > Turkmenistan: sleeping between the borders?

I imagine this could be useful for cyclists wanting to minimise their time crossing the border for the Turkmen Transit visa. So instead of having to go through two possibly lengthy border procedures you could just pitch your tent in 'non mans land' (like you can between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) an...
by judefoon
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Transit Visa in Dushanbe
Replies: 39
Views: 16604

Turkmen embassy Dushanbe update

Went to get our Turkmen transit visa's the other day in Dushanbe. They guy at the embassy was helpful and spoke English. Copied an example letter and filled out the visa paper work along with one passport photo and colour photo copy of our passport (AUS) and Iranian visa. He wanted us to come back i...
by judefoon
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajik visa registration
Replies: 17
Views: 7612

45 day Tajik Visa registration update

Hi, Just a quick post letting people know that we did not register our 45 day Tajik visa (see another post for details) and had no issues when leaving Tajikistan at the land border that is 60km out of Dushanbe and around 500km from Bukhara (I can't remember it's name sorry and my wifi is so slow it ...
by judefoon
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajik visa registration
Replies: 17
Views: 7612

Re: OVIR issues 45 day visa

After talking to some locals and expats we have decided not to register. Will let you know how we go at the border in a few weeks.
J
by judefoon
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iran visa Dushanbe increased cost (?) /embassy report
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Re: Iran visa Dushanbe increased cost (?) /embassy report

Thanks. I suspected being an Australian might have something to do with it. Think I will use my German passport next time!
Thanks
by judefoon
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Iran visa Dushanbe increased cost (?) /embassy report
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Iran visa Dushanbe increased cost (?) /embassy report

Went to apply for our Iranian visa at the embassy in Dushanbe today. Here is how it went. Needed LOI (from Parasia, Bishkek $20) 2 photos with hair covered Copy of passport copy of travel insurance We were then shown around the corner to where a woman translated our passport information into Farsi o...
by judefoon
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajik visa registration
Replies: 17
Views: 7612

Re: OVIR issues 45 day visa

Hmm just found the post about East Vision. Might try them tomorrow...
by judefoon
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Tajik visa registration
Replies: 17
Views: 7612

OVIR issues 45 day visa

Went to OVIR in Dushanbe today as we have 45 day visa and have now stayed 30 days. They told us we needed to go to a hotel to "register". We are staying somewhere private but can't use the passport as it has been to OVIR too many times before! Anyway, went to 3 hotels to see if we could ne...

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