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The Big Year Out-Uzbek Visa


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At last, we have our Uzbekistan Visa. We rang the Embassy again this morning to see if they had received our authorisation and were told "yes". So taxi off to Uzbek embassy which we shared with a fellow Italian traveller and saved half the taxi fare. We arrived at around11.15a.m.Thanks to the horrible traffic all through the expressway, due to the metro extension work. We were greeted by some other Iranians also waiting for their visas. We buzzed the intercom and explained who we were and they told us to wait an hour. So we waited & waited, it seems that once you inform them of your arrival, they call through the telecom speaker your surname in order for you to gain access to the Visa consulate section for processing. We waited until around 1.45p.m and buzzed again, the consul let us in and 15mins later and $186 lighter for two visas, we were out of there.

We were aware that there are a lot of Iranian "fixers" who do the Visa runs,(carrying as many as 15-25 passport)recommend getting their as early as soon as you can, we were a bit trusting of advice to ring first and traffic made us very late, which also gave us a long wait! can relax, as we have our Turkmen, and Uzbek Visa, the journey can really begin.

Next Challenge Chinese Visa inUzbekistan, watch this space!

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Posted by TheJohnsons 01:42 Archived in Iran

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