Visas in Tashkent (Tajik, Chinese, Kazakh, Indian, Pakistani, Azeri)
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jun 2, 2012 6:09 AM Last Post By: namaso402
Mar 27, 2012 10:35 PM
Pakistan : Does not issue visas to foreigners without an Uzbek residence permit
India : Opens at 9:30. You need to go and apply for an authorization from the Indian embassy in your home country (10$). After 3 working days, you go back at 9:30 in the morning and pick it up at 17:00 the same day. Visa fee is 43$ for 6 months multiple entry visas (so total 53$).
Tajikistan : Opens at 9:00, visa takes 10 working days, its a very crowned embassy and not very helpful, cost is 55$US but "cost may be higher", when I was there one of the policemen in front of the embassy said I could pay him 200$ The tourist offices that use to process Tajik visa for a fee of 55$ seem unable to help.
China : Opens at 9:00, 80$ for a 3 months single entry visa, rush service (same day pickup at 17:00), easy and helpful staff, I had to show a proof of employement though, if your a student a copy of your student card should do. They are open only thre days a week (Monday-Wednesday-Friday)
Kazakhstan : Opens at 9:00, 4 working days, 30 dollars for a 1 month single entry tourist visa, they keep your passport, so make sure that they stamp your photocopy. Monday to Friday, closed on Wednesday
Azerbaijan : Opens at 10:00,you fill a form, give your passport and pick it up the same day at 15:00, however you need to come back after 3 days , give you passport again in the morning and pick your visa in the afternoon, so 4 visits in total to the embassy. The helpful consul might ask you for a hotel booking for Baku, you can get a temporary booking from some travel agency, cost of the visa varies, seem to be around 90$, takes three working days.
Mar 29, 2012 1:03 PM
1I'm confused, other travellers report that the Tajik visa in Tashkent takes 1-2 days, what nationality are you by the way?
This concern me as I need to apply for a Tajik visa there and I don't have ten days...
Mar 31, 2012 7:24 PM
Apr 1, 2012 1:18 AM
Apr 16, 2012 11:53 AM
May 7, 2012 7:22 AM
5Hi, quick qu. Does anyone know whether it's possible to get a double-entry visa in Tashkent for China? Also, what if we're just backpacking with no jobs / we're not students - anyone had any problems?
Thanks in advance
May 16, 2012 8:46 AM
6Very useful post thanks,
The last info I found (from 2008) stated that you could only get a three month Indian visa in Tashkent which had me a bit worried.
This puts my mind at rest.
May 27, 2012 11:56 PM
My girlfriend and I have just had our Chinese visa applications denied in Tashkent (May 28 2012). The reason is the same as other recent posts on the Thorn Tree forum.
We are on Australian passports and specifically didnt mention that we wished to visit the Kashgar area. The ladies at the Chinese consulate were very unhelpful and abrupt (to everybody) and told us to apply in the last country we're in before crossing into China (Kyrgyzstan). I even pulled out $400 USD and offered to pay $200 USD for each visa but she still said no. I was pleasant and polite (but firm) but she didn’t want to have anything to do with me.
We told them that we were going to purchase a flight ticket from Bishkek to Beijing (again don’t say you’re planning to visit Western China as your application will be denied) but they wanted to see the ticket before issuing the visa. The lady told us that you could also fly out of Tashkent but we would have had to have shown the flight ticket to be issued the visa.
I’ve been told that it’s incredibly difficult to get a Chinese visa in Almaty or in Bishkek. Has anyone had any luck in getting a Chinese visa in those 2 cities or in Tashkent in the last month?
Tashkent, it seemed was the best place in Central Asia to successfully obtain Chinese visas but this looks like it has changed in the last few months. I know there has been some major civil disputes in Kashgar, Karghilik and Yarkand in the last 3 months so its clear that the Chinese authorities do not want tourists to visit these areas. This is why they are making it extremely difficult for tourists to apply for visas.
I’ve emailed the very helpful David from Stan Tours in the hope he can help.
May 29, 2012 12:04 PM
8Can anybody confirm the post of "loop123"?
It would be a great help for us to get a Chinese Visa on the road, because of the 3-month-validity (We will be on the road almost 3 month when we are supposed to enter China.
Otherwise we will have to apply for it in Germany, and will be always in a kind of rush.
True that you don't need a flight-in and/or flight-out ticket??
The Chinese Embassy in Germany says you can only apply in your home country (and Hong Kong).
"don’t say you’re planning to visit Western China as your application will be denied"
We are going to enter via Urumqui. Is this Western China?
Edited by: anuprem
May 29, 2012 3:45 PM
If you check a map, it certainly looks that way.
Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang province, which has had many instances of unrest over several years. If you apply for a visa for China, don't mention travel to Xinjiang province (which includes Kashgar, Turpan, Khotan and Yarkand). You should provide an invented itinerary that shows you flying to a popular tourist destination in the east of the country. Your arrival city is not marked on your visa.
Jun 2, 2012 6:09 AM
10You can apply for your Chinese visa in Bishkek. It takes 5-6 working days.
Private message me for the details. Will explain why in the message.
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