Baku-Turkmen and Uzbek Embassy Hours
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Aug 18, 2012 7:55 AM Last Post By: Stewartkwek
Aug 7, 2012 8:08 AM
Baku-Turkmen and Uzbek Embassy HoursHello -
My wife (NZ Citizen) and I (US Citizen) plan to apply for TURKMENISTAN and UZBEKISTAN visas in Baku between Mon. 20 August and Fri. 24 August, 2012. We have all of our Visa Support documents, all arranged through Stantours.
We have not yet been able to find information regarding hours of operation for both embassies. Does anyone have RECENT experience that can provide insight:
- are the embassies open Mon - Fri?
- what are the opening hours?
- are Visa Aplications accepted on any day and at any time, or, are there certain days between certain hours?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Aug 7, 2012 8:48 AM
Aug 8, 2012 4:17 AM
I am in Baku at the moment and I intend to do pretty much the same thing (getting TM and UZ visas)
I'm going to go to the TM embassy first thing tomorrow and see what happens. I've been told and read a huge array of different stories of it's opening times and processing times so I guess I'll just have to see. I've been told TM can be processed in a day if your lucky and UZ is done on the spot but we shall see.
I will report back once I get them
Aug 11, 2012 11:35 PM
3Ok so I managed to get both these visas in a day.
Turkmen Embassy is open Monday and Friday Only from around 9.30 until sometime in the afternoon.
It is located behind the Grand Hotel Europe up in the north of the city, from the hotel go past the Egyptian Embassy, past the Kazakhstan embassy on your right, past the Indonesian Embassy and down an alley next to a building site, then turn right and the Turkmen Embassy is on your left.
Here are the co-ordinates:
Uzbekistan Embassy is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-12 and then 3-5
It's location is described in that other post, I got a taxi there so not sure exactly where it is, these co-ordinates should be ok:
I suggest you get someone to help you get these visas. For both of them you need to queue up for ages and then go to a bank miles away then queue up again.
Try calling Ismail when you get to Baku:
hope this helps
Aug 12, 2012 4:37 AM
Aug 12, 2012 5:33 AM
Aug 17, 2012 11:57 PM
Aug 18, 2012 4:54 AM
7Hi again -
Do you believe your "fixer" was necessary in order to get the visa in the same day?
I presume the "fixer" is the person named Ismail.
Can you please elaborate with more detail? Who does he work for? How much does he charge? Is he good for TM visas only?
I hope you do not mind the questions.
Aug 18, 2012 5:34 AM
8Unless you're fluent in Azeri and/ or Russian and also know Baku well enough to get around on public transport I'd definitely recommend hiring someone.
Ismail charged $20 per visa. I guess he just works for himself. I also had to pay for the driver to go to both banks and also to drive me from the TM to the UZ embassy, this was standard taxi fee. I think it was fairly reasonable as he spent hours waiting and trying to get the visas off the TM consul. I don't see much point trying to save money by going it alone, seeing as you've got to shell out about $90 for each visa anyway.
When I got to the TM embassy by myself it was pretty busy and there was nothing happening and people were just pushing through. If Ismail hadn't happened to turn up I doubt I would have ever managed to even get into the Embassy.
Maybe ask Stantours if they have someone on the ground in Baku to help. You might get lucky if you go it alone, but I'd be ready for a lot of waiting around not knowing what's happening
Aug 18, 2012 7:55 AM
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