Visas for the Silk Road
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 3:59 AM Last Post By: Djmonkey
Jan 16, 2013 1:37 AM
Visas for the Silk RoadIt seems that a lot of the previous threads that may have answered this have been deleted since the closure and reopening of Thorn Tree so apologies if these issues have been answered before - I jsut can't find anything on it now.
basically I am planning to travel the Silk Road from April to August and am in the process of organising visas. I have decided to try and get Azerbaijan, Turkmenistand and Uzbekistan before I leave as these all seem a little bit more complicated than some of the others. The TK one seems to take about 6 dayd with an LOI while AZ and UZ are meant to take 10 working days to come through.
The only problem is I am away for most of March so cannot sned my passport off, which only leaves me about 10 days before I leave to try and sort them. Does anyone know if these countries do same day visas if you go into the London embassies? I'm sure I read this was possible for Uzbekistan at least, but now can't find anythign saying this. Any helpw ould be much appreciated!!
Jan 18, 2013 3:59 AM
1Thanks for the link!
In case this helps any one else - the Uzbek embassy have confirmed we can apply for a visa with scanned copy of passport and then just go to embassy in person to collect it with real passport, which will take a few hours.
Azerbaijan have confirmed that it is not possible to get a same-day service, although with both a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, plus paying the extra £60 for express service, you can get it in three days. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!
We are thinking we can sort Turkmenistan out in Armenia hopefully.
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