Turkmen transit visa refused in Almaty

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Turkmen transit visa refused in Almaty

Post by Simone »

We applied for the Turkmen transit visa at the Embassy in Almaty.

We had an application form from the internet filled in and ready to go, but he wouldn't accept that one - needed a form that he provided, and we filled it in, together with a separate form, 2 passport photos and colour photos of the front page as well as the country transiting into (in our case Iran). We had originally wanted to enter at Dashoguz near Khiva and exit at Gaudan into Iran but the consul said only Farap and Serakhs were available, so we changed to that. Also needed to include a written letter with the dates, entry and exit points and a reason why we wanted a transit visa.
When we went back to pick it up (10 working days), he told us it had been refused, but after asking why he said he didn't know (or couldn't say), it was up to the commission.
(We are an Australian and Swiss couple travelling together).

Just read that some people got refused in Dushanbe, too - we were wondering whether we filled in something wrongly or whether it might be a quota thing or a change in policy coming on - who knows.

Anyway I hope this helps other people - luckily we have a multiple entry Kazakh visa so we can exit back into Kazakhstan.

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Re: Turkmen transit visa refused in Almaty

Post by steven »

This is now officially an issue, see http://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1076 for more
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