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Kazakhstan Hotel for visa form

Hi,

I need to identify a hotel for our Kazakhstan visa form. We'll be entering from Bishkek to Almaty and out via Semey.

Any suggestions?

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Put down Almaty Guest House, Almaty...thats all you'll need.
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I'm applying for the same visa myself and have put down the Holiday Inn in Almaty.
What have you done about section 18. It asks you to state a contact in Kaz or persons organising your travel?

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That was my next question!
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I'm just going to leave it blank. I'm heading down the embassy tomorrow so i'll let you know how it goes.

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Yes, leave the contact section blank. I think its only applicable if you have LOI (think some countries need that)

Re hotel, pick one from the lonely planet or something like that. Doesn't make any difference.

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Accomodation and contact in Almaty

See this post I just made on another thread.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...0-3#post229846

I am a UK biker, living in Almaty, offering free accomodation and address contacts if necessary.

Drop me a text on +77012217670 (no phone calls from outside KAz please!)
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hi,

See this link antes_de_salir:visados [Mongol Rally Wiki]
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Hi

im new to this site so just getting the hang of it bear with me

I intend doing this trip next year myself, i worked in kz for a couple of years and married a kazak, i have friends in atyrau and almaty so if i can help drop me a line,i say this and i aint done any planning myself yet please let me know how you get on
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Hi

im new to this site so just getting the hang of it bear with me

I intend doing this trip next year myself, i worked in kz for a couple of years and married a kazak, i have friends in atyrau and almaty so if i can help drop me a line,i say this and i aint done any planning myself yet please let me know how you get on
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We have only just signed up to Horizons Unlimited although have been looking at all the information on the website for a while. As I have no previous post I cant private message you yet but hope that you will see this message. My husband and I are travelling on our bike from the UK to Vladivostok this year. We will be going through Atyrau approximately around 30th June 2012 and wondered your friends might be around, but I realise the post is quite old.

We are sorting our visas at the moment and wondered if you had to book the accommodation you put on the visa application? The visa agent website asks for booking confirmation so I'm going to check that with them aswell.
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We are sorting our visas at the moment and wondered if you had to book the accommodation you put on the visa application? The visa agent website asks for booking confirmation so I'm going to check that with them aswell.
We have just got our Kaz visa from the embassy in the UK. All we did was book some Hotels on Booking.com and submitted the booking confirmations along with the visa application. We are travelling on Australian passports. The visa came back just fine. Took a week.
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We have just got our Kaz visa from the embassy in the UK. All we did was book some Hotels on Booking.com and submitted the booking confirmations along with the visa application. We are travelling on Australian passports. The visa came back just fine. Took a week.
Hi Craig, hows it going

Did you have to send your passport away or hand it in? I had to apply for Russian one while in Oz and nearly missed my flight cos the passport was on the way back.

I want to get all the stans visas, but as it wont be for a few months yet(late July) it is still a bit early yet, but getting close to thinking about it, but need the passport for travel.

Just curious in your experience, and how you proceeded with this. Also did you need the letter of invitation? Are you doing the other Stans, same questions apply

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Hi Craig, hows it going

Did you have to send your passport away or hand it in? I had to apply for Russian one while in Oz and nearly missed my flight cos the passport was on the way back.

I want to get all the stans visas, but as it wont be for a few months yet(late July) it is still a bit early yet, but getting close to thinking about it, but need the passport for travel.

Just curious in your experience, and how you proceeded with this. Also did you need the letter of invitation? Are you doing the other Stans, same questions apply

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We sent away for the Russian one before we left Oz. The others we applied in London Kaz took a week, Kirg 5 days, Uzbek 3 days (we paid extra for that) and Tadjik a week. We did have to hand them over. We have 2 passports each by applying for concurrent passports as suggested by John Skillington at the HU meeting in Aus. We get the Tadj one back on Monday so that will make it 3 weeks since we landed and just over 2 weeks since we applied for the first one. With a little better management we could have gotten this down to just under 2 weeks.

But if you have only one passport you would be looking at little longer. I think with a bit of pleading you could get the Kirg and Tadjik ones a little quicker. A big thing is the opening days of the embassies. We missed the getting to Tadjik one on Thursday so that meant waiting to Monday before we could apply.
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Hotel booking

You may find that they require you to have a hotel booking confirmed. That was the case for me, I made a booking with Saraichik Hotel, Almaty for three days. That seems to have satified the bureaucratic machine for the time being, though from what I hear they sometimes require bookings for the whole stay!!

My passport is with the consulate in London now so hopefully I've got it right!

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Yes that is correct. We needed to do this for Kaz. Also for a night in Tadj.

Found David at Stantours enormous help, both he and Alena gave us heaps of help above and beyond what we paid them for, even before I gave them any money. Thoroughly recommend them they are fantastic.
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