Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby rredan » Fri May 22, 2020 10:39 pm

Perhaps they suggest that you should submit a chargeback application.
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby Lutnistas1969 » Mon May 25, 2020 10:16 am

Hello Isaach,
I have the same situation as you, because they cancelled my wife’s visa application. So, I went to my bank in Germany and made the chargeback application. You need to take with you the message which you received from the Tajikistan Consular and the “payment confirmation”. I did it in the end of March and until now I haven't any message from my bank. The guy in the bank said me, that it will be much easier if the Tajikistan Consular send the money back to my account, but probably they don’t want to pay for the transfer. I'm not sure, but maybe you need also pay some money for this “operation”.

Anyway I received my visa in the beginning of March ( my wife not - we submitted our online applications at the same day ) ) but I think, that probably now my visa is not more valid. Last week I’ve sent one message to the Tajikistan Consular with request if they can change my visa for the next year. But until now I haven't received any answer.

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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby Lutnistas1969 » Tue May 26, 2020 9:04 am

Hello Isaach,
a little bit more information about the "payment reclamation" by my bank.
I made the chargeback application on 31 March. About one month later ( 27.04 ) I received the letter from my bank with information, that they need one document more. So, I sent it to the bank. Today I've called to the bank and asked how looks. They told me that all my documents have been completed ( wow, after almost 2 months ...it looks great ) and now "I'm waiting in the line" to send the complaint to the JSC "Kazkommertsbank". I have no idea how long it will take to send these documents...then... the "Kazkommertsbank" has 30 days for the answer. If they say "no" my bank can send once more the reclamation and the "Kazkommertsbank" has next 30 days for the answer. It's looks a little bit like a game. :oops:
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby postsovietfan » Thu May 28, 2020 8:22 am

My Uzbek tourist visa expires June 1st because the government did release any news about extension.

Previously, they automatically extended all tourist visas twice due to the outbreak.

While I could have gotten on a charter flight back home, I think that it would only be fair to stop extending visas if the airport and commercial flights are up and running again.

The reason I have not left yet is because my country's situation is worse than Uzbekistan's, and they say that airports and airplanes are hygienically risky anyway.

I wonder what the maximum risk is if I decide to overstay and my hotel does not notice nor care.

Recently, it seems that they cancelled the imprisonment penalty and made it just a fine.

Otherwise, I would hate to get banned from the region if that is a thing.

Surely, they would be more understanding during these times of strife...

Would contacting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) be pointless?
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby steven » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:49 am

No, contact them, also contact the ministry of tourism, or Uzbekistan's Tourism Ambassador - https://twitter.com/UZAmbassador - she is responsive.

They are friendly to tourists these days, so I think they won't give you a fine. The days of imprisonment and banning you from the country are definitely over.
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Re: Coronavirus border closures & re-openings

Postby DoubleDutch » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:19 pm

Update from Iraqi Kurdistan: land borders are still closed. Right before Eid, we had our expired Kurdistan visa renewed. No problems, just paying the normal amount of money for extending with one month. We don't know what will happen at the border once we leave, the car was only imported for 1 month officially...
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