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lhendrick 4 May 2012 04:41

Iran VISA for American?
 
Any Americans have luck getting a Visa to transit Iran west to east recently or have be balled it up with our threats to bomb the place?

An American.

**EDIT ** OK, so I took a look online and see that Iran is not issuing visas for unescorted, non tour guide related visits for Americans, so seems unlikely I would get to ride across unescorted.Anyone who knows more is welcome to add....

CourtFisher 5 May 2012 02:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by lhendrick (Post 377828)
Any Americans have luck getting a Visa to transit Iran west to east recently or have be balled it up with our threats to bomb the place?

An American.

**EDIT ** OK, so I took a look online and see that Iran is not issuing visas for unescorted, non tour guide related visits for Americans, so seems unlikely I would get to ride across unescorted.Anyone who knows more is welcome to add....

AFAIK, your **EDIT** is correct: Americans are only issued Iran visas if part
of an approved tour guided by an Iranian tour company on a specific itinerary.
The first (and at the moment, last) such moto tour for Americans was in 2006 by Guided Motorcycle Tours & Adventures, Mexico, Central America, Europe, Asia - MotoDiscovery.
You could--in theory--arrange an escorted transit itinerary ride west to east by yourself if you were willing to pay all the costs (including hotel + vehicle) of an accompanying guide who works for an Iranian travel agency approved by the Iran govt.
To my knowledge, no rider traveling on a USA passport has done that in
the last ten years. But there's always a first :scooter:

lhendrick 7 May 2012 23:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by CourtFisher (Post 377918)
AFAIK, your **EDIT** is correct: Americans are only issued Iran visas if part
of an approved tour guided by an Iranian tour company on a specific itinerary.
The first (and at the moment, last) such moto tour for Americans was in 2006 by Guided Motorcycle Tours & Adventures, Mexico, Central America, Europe, Asia - MotoDiscovery.
You could--in theory--arrange an escorted transit itinerary ride west to east by yourself if you were willing to pay all the costs (including hotel + vehicle) of an accompanying guide who works for an Iranian travel agency approved by the Iran govt.
To my knowledge, no rider traveling on a USA passport has done that in
the last ten years. But there's always a first :scooter:

Yes, you can tell the pioneers, they are the ones with the arrows sticking out of their chests. I'm looking for adventure - maybe not this much though.

Mehmet Zeki Avar 8 May 2012 13:19

2 solutions available.
1-bypass İran and airfreight/seafreight your bike from İstanbul to any city in Asia which is quite expensive and already done by 2 American bikers we have met here last year...
2-Transfer to Russia by Trabzon(TR) Sochi(RU) ferry ships.done by all bikers to bypass İran.
Wish you all the best.


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