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OK thanks, I must have missed that about two passports, would have been real handy like!!

Well, I may have to apply when I arrive in England, I should not need a passport there, it will be tight and I won't have time to do all the Stans, Kazak I need anyway and of course Kyrgystan to enter China, so the others I will try and get if I have time. And I do NOT want to spend any time in London if I can help it, I would prefer to mail it in using a courier.

Thanks for the info

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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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OK thanks, I must have missed that about two passports, would have been real handy like!!

Well, I may have to apply when I arrive in England, I should not need a passport there, it will be tight and I won't have time to do all the Stans, Kazak I need anyway and of course Kyrgystan to enter China, so the others I will try and get if I have time. And I do NOT want to spend any time in London if I can help it, I would prefer to mail it in using a courier.

Thanks for the info

Cheers
TS
We were without our passports most of the time we have been out and about so I wouldn't worry. David from Stantours suggested getting what we could in London and the rest enroute so it must possible. For us the extra week in the UK made up for some less hassle down the track. If we really had our stuff together we could have been gone already.

Anyway gave us some more time to look about the UK. Are you doing Tadj and UZ as well?



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Once I cand get back into Germany from the south, I will be visiting people for a week or so, then I can send it in, maybe here in Bonn. After that I can head to England.

I will do Taj and Uz if I can get the visas without missing out on what I want to do. Once I leave England, then I can maybe get another down in Berlin, we shall see

Sorry for the thread hijack, OP

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We were without our passports most of the time we have been out and about so I wouldn't worry. David from Stantours suggested getting what we could in London and the rest enroute so it must possible. For us the extra week in the UK made up for some less hassle down the track. If we really had our stuff together we could have been gone already.

Anyway gave us some more time to look about the UK. Are you doing Tadj and UZ as well?



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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.

Ditto for Stantours. They are great, as are our visa people Travcour in London (shameless plug there for Travcour but they have gone beyond the call of duty!)

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Latest info on visas.

An update to this thread. From mid July this year to mid July next, citizens of the following countries can get a 15 day visa at their point of entry. Full details on the Kaz visa website. If you're going to be in the country for more than 5 days you must register. A hotel should be able to do it for you, otherwise follow the advice on the migration form. I didn't and got a load of grief when I left the country. They had the right to send me back to the nearest town to register but didn't. They just kept me waiting for 1.5 hours before letting me leave.
And talking about officialdom, watch out for Kaz speed traps. They just want youre money.

United States, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, Malaysia, the Netherlands , United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Japan.

Real Russia in London did a great, tho' not cheap, job for me in getting me a Russian and Kaz visa. I got my Mongolian visa in Moscow at their embassy's visa offices. I have heard that you can get a Mongolian visa now at the border but their website does not say this applies to UK citizens although it does to many others.
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