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by andyoxus
Sun May 10, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China Visa Options
Replies: 22
Views: 8639

Re: China Visa Options

Addendum: this page from our blog might be useful for getting the other Central Asian visas in London:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page ... 67942&v=Zk
by andyoxus
Sun May 10, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China Visa Options
Replies: 22
Views: 8639

Re: China Visa Options

Exactly. The visa, once issued, allows you to do whatever you please within the six months. (Are you cycling?) By the way, if you're under any kind of time pressure, get an appointment with the London visa centre ASAP - they can be booked out for quite a long time. You can always cancel the appointm...
by andyoxus
Sun May 10, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China Visa Options
Replies: 22
Views: 8639

Re: China Visa Options

Our tourist (L) visas were issued early April, 2014. They were valid for 6 months ('enter before' early October, 2014), 2 entries, duration of each stay 30 days. We applied - obviously - in early April. We actually entered China in late August (pretty much according to plan) from Kyrgyzstan, so comi...
by andyoxus
Fri May 08, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China Visa Options
Replies: 22
Views: 8639

Re: China Visa Options

I'm not sure anything has changed - our supporting documents were for a trip beginning a couple of months after the application date, with a side trip to Mongolia - we got 6 month visas no problem.
by andyoxus
Thu May 07, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: China Visa Options
Replies: 22
Views: 8639

Re: China Visa Options

Double entry Chinese visas from London are valid for 6 months, not 3 (or were this time last year). I'm guessing that would be enough time for you to reach China?
by andyoxus
Sat May 02, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Visas & embassy reports
Topic: Embassy report: Russian transit visa in Tiblisi
Replies: 12
Views: 5343

Re: Report- Russian Transit Visa from Tbilisi

Great stuff. You're missing an 'l' on your link, though: http://www.aroundtheworldin800days.com/ ... rders.html
by andyoxus
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Cycle Tour through Central Asia
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

Re: Cycle Tour through Central Asia

Happy to help, either here or offline - email is (my first name) at stemhaus.com.
by andyoxus
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Itineraries & trip reports
Topic: Cycle Tour through Central Asia
Replies: 4
Views: 2635

Re: Cycle Tour through Central Asia

I cycled quite a bit of Central Asia last year. In the end, I'm extremely happy with the route: Bulgaria (Varna) - Georgia (Batumi) - Ferry Georgia -> Azerbaijan (Baku) - Bike Azerbaijan -> Kazakhstan (Aktau) - Cargo ship Kazakhstan -> Uzbekistan (Kungrad) - Train Uzbekistan -> Tajikistan -> Kyrgyzs...
by andyoxus
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Registration in Uzbekistan - old system [archive]
Replies: 25
Views: 3199

Re: Hotel Registration Problem in Uzbekistan

By the way, since we needed quite a lot of time in Uzbekistan, and we weren't sure within a week or two when we'd arrive, we tried to apply for a 3-month visa in London, which the embassy web-site implied was available. However, at the embassy we were told that a 3-month visa wouldn't be possible, b...
by andyoxus
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Uzbekistan
Topic: Registration in Uzbekistan - old system [archive]
Replies: 25
Views: 3199

Re: Hotel Registration Problem in Uzbekistan

I cycled across Uzbekistan this summer, though not Fergana (I continued to the Pamir Highway). A guy called James Finnerty was a couple of months ahead of me and did go via Fergana; he kept an interesting, quite detailed blog. The most relevant entry is probably this one: https://jamesftravel.wordpr...

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