driving by car to Iran through border is forbidden??
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Sep 28, 2013 3:11 AM Last Post By: 2people1life
Dec 9, 2012 3:37 AM
driving by car to Iran through border is forbidden??Hi,
I am planning to drive from Turkey to Iran ~late January, then continue to Pakistan. I applied for the visa authorisation code from TouranZamin 3 days ago on-line.
This is what they replied: "please note this week we got feedback from Ankara that driving by car, bicycle through border is forbidden, I have to double check with Foreign Affair."
I have not got their update yet. Would appreciate any information from you if you have any idea of the current border situation.
fyi.. I started off driving from UK 2 months ago, now in Italy. My plan is to drive through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and hopefully Tibet/China to Hong Kong where I am originally from.
Dec 9, 2012 10:27 AM
Welcome to TT!
It would be a good idea if you get us updated about it. Some days ago another user opened this thread talking about the same question but didn't link any source so we can't confirm the info provided.
P.S.: If going through Iran isn't an option, you'll have to consider the option of going through Georgia to Azerbaijan where you could try to ship your car accross the Caspian before continuing through (some of) the 'Stans and China.
Dec 9, 2012 12:45 PM
I got reply today from TouranZamin: "..we talked to them, you cannot enter with your car and should fly to IkA or any other airport..."
They can still get the visa aurthorisation code for me, so I can have my visa if I continue, and I already have my carnet & international driving license ready. I will be driving to East Turkey anyway. Should I just try my luck at the Iranian border? Any advise will be appreciated!
Dec 9, 2012 2:28 PM
3apply for visa from iranian consulates of erzerum or trabzon before than entry to Iran or check it with other traveling agencies. what they have said is so strange/
Dec 10, 2012 4:37 AM
4I can't believe it's now forbiden to enter in Iran with my own car (with a carnet)!
May be it's due to elections in June?
Dec 10, 2012 3:04 PM
5TouranZamin wants 50 euro, not 35. I've decided to go for it, will get my visa in Erzerum in late January and try my luck at one of the border to be decided later. Elections in June? but I am entering in January!
6Contact the author of this blog to find out how he managed to take his car across Iran:
7Contact the author of this blog to find out how he managed to take his car across Iran:
8Contact the author of this blog to find out how he managed to take his car across Iran:
Dec 11, 2012 9:03 AM
Dec 11, 2012 11:18 AM
10I've not been to Iran yet, but if I were you I wouldn't ask anyone else about the car issue and just show up at the border and see if it works. I've been in lots of similar situations before in other countries, where one party says one thing but no one else knows what the original party is talking about. If you have the time and you're in Erzurum, I'd go and try the crossing at Bazargan, and if that doesn't work drive down to Kapikoy and try there. Esendere also has a crossing I believe - or whichever ones there are.
Again, I've never done it but I know that it often works to try the same thing in a slightly different way.
I guess it might be a bit tough to arrange, and I don't know if it would fool anyone but how about finding an Iranian on the Turkey side who's crossing on foot or in a bus, and ask him to drive you across in your car? I don't know if that's risky or foolish, but someone else on this forum will know.
Dec 11, 2012 12:37 PM
11Sure I will try my luck at the border. But one question, if the Iranian border refuse to let me in, by that moment I am already out of Turkey. Since my only option would be returning back to Turkey, question is would there be any problem getting back in?
Dec 14, 2012 10:36 PM
Until some months ago all foreign nationals could enter Iran with their own vehicle. Needed documents were CDP, Insurance, visa and incase the drivers wasn’t the legal owner of the car, having a notarized letter from the owner that allows him/her to drive the car was of the necessary documents across the border. But now, this rule has been recently changed .i.e. entering Iran with private vehicle is no longer allowed. This has been announced by Mfa until further notice.
Dec 14, 2012 10:38 PM
Until some months ago all foreign nationals could enter Iran with their own vehicle. Needed documents were CDP, Insurance, visa and in case the drivers wasn’t the legal owner of the car, having a notarized letter from the owner that allows him/her to drive the car was of the necessary documents across the border. But now, this rule has been recently changed .i.e. entering Iran with private vehicle is no longer allowed. This has been announced by Mfa until further notice.
Dec 15, 2012 12:01 AM
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