Embassy Report: Uzbekistan visa in Istanbul

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Re: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan visa in Istanbul

Postby Ciaran55 » Mon May 08, 2017 6:18 am

Consulate Opening Times

Hi folks,
I will be picking up Uzbek visa in Istanbul and looked up opening times and days and got just Wednesday and Friday opened.
Is this correct?

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Re: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan visa in Istanbul

Postby steven » Wed May 10, 2017 2:01 pm

Do let us know when you find out!
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Re: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan visa in Istanbul

Postby Ciaran55 » Tue May 23, 2017 12:40 pm

Update - consulate open Monday Wednesday Friday 10-12pm. Took approx 2 hours from start to finish to get Visa including bank visit, $80 for Irish national. 22 day Visa
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Re: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan visa in Istanbul

Postby cyberol » Wed May 24, 2017 8:20 pm

Just got our Uzbek visa$ in Istanbul this morning. 1 Swiss and 1 Korean citizen.
One of the most expensive, but one of the fastest too lol.
- Printed Aliya’s LOI and visa application forms

- Arrived at Consulate at 9:30am, waited with a dozen of people until 9:50 (no shelter). Then gave the papers along with 1 pic each, original passports (they didn’t keep them) and copy of passports through a metal gate to a guy in a hut.

- Waited another 10mn then the guy shouted something and called us in. Sent us to the back of the house where we handed all the docs through a half-open window to another guy hiding in a house!

- After few min, he gave our passports back and told us to go pay 110 US$ (30 days) each at AK Bank and come back at 3pm! He seemed to be surprised/annoyed when I asked him to which IBAN we are supposed to do the transfer!!

- Once at AK Bank (we went to the one on Carsi Cd) the lady at the counter spoke very good English, but told us that we need a Turkish ID card to be able to transfer money! (How are we supposed to have a Turkish ID card??!).
Then she said, you guys just find any Turkish person, give him/her the money and he/she will do the payment for you! Well, tried with a few, but obviously didn’t work as everyone was wondering what kind of scam that was!
All of a sudden, she became very annoyed by the situation saying that everyday foreigners come and want to transfer money and that she’s stuck in the same situation. We didn’t really know what to do and after arguing for a while, she accepted to do the transfer at her name for us. Said it is totally illegal, but she is so fed up that she will take the risk. Sounded really strange to us, but nevertheless we did feel quite uncomfortable at that time.

- Went back to the Consulate with the receipt and told the guy behind the house about our payment issue. He said that this is related to AK Bank policies and that they are considering changing bank… Anyway, he took our passports with the receipt and we got the visa$ done straight away.

- So overall, the whole process took about an hour.

If this payment issue goes in, I would recommend finding a Turkish person (also getting a UZB visa) at the Consulate and ask if he/she can do the payment for you too.

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Embassy report: Uzbek İstanbul, pick up Baku (without LOI)

Postby march08 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:46 pm

Two Czechs here.

We went to Istanbul embassy with our applications filled and printed. You will also need a passport photo and copy of passport.

Process went smooth, opening hours are 10am to 12pm mon/wed/fri in İstanbul. After handing the documents, to our surprise, they asked us where we want to pick them and Baku was OK (was our intention anyway). Prices varies. Urgent processing is about 30usd more than normal (5-7 working days vs 8+).

In Baku, we made a phonecall to embassy, weve been told how much we should pay (105 for urgent per person) and we were sent to International Bank of Azerbaijan. Located in a center (nice hostels are around for about 7 USD per person). After that we went to the embassy. Here. You need exactly the same documents as well (plus the bank confirmation). They made us a copy of passports, but we had to fill the form again by hand... Anyway the process there was quick, took us about an hour. Also the opening hours are mon/tue/Fri from 10am to 12pm I think 2:30pm to 4:30 pm (~1 hour).

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Re: Embassy Report: Uzbekistan visa in Istanbul

Postby ASocialNomad » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:57 pm

Report from July 31st 2017
Managed to get an Express Uzbek visa in IStanbul WITHOUT an LOI. Arrived at consulate on the Monday, picked up the visa on the Friday. Cost US$95 per person - we were two people with British passports. No problems or queries at all. No additional $3 payment fee, although still problems with paying at the bank as we were non Turkish citizens (Its a Turkish banking law problem apparently).

further details here - https://asocialnomad.com/turkey/express ... -istanbul/
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