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Iran And Pakistan

Hi Guys,

Am wondering about going through Iran and Pakistan to India.... I'm travelling on both Aussie and British Passports, which I dont consider a problem.... The problem I'm conserned about is my surname - Goldstein - ???? Anyone got any wisdom to share here???
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If you already have a visa which problems you think you can have?
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Israel is not a favourable country for Iranian political masses.... I'm Aussie, but i'm born jewish, hence the surname. Just wondering if this would be a problem with the secret army/home guardian clan....
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I don't think the average Iranian would know that Goldstein is a common Jewish name. However, you may just find it impossible to get a visa at the moment anyway...
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Hi,

I can't speak for the reaction to the 'jewishness' of your name, and to be honest any responses (much like mine!) will be very much conjecture as nobody really knows the thinking of the Iranian Foreign Affairs department. I'd have thought your passport would be more of an issue, and more important the contents of your visa pages.

Iran doesn't seem to like the UK at the moment, whereas I'd say Oz is slightly less 'offensive' to it. We're UK passport holders and have just had our application for a tourist visa rejected for the 3rd time! Not sure what we've done and we've certainly not had any explanations, yet whilst we've been going through all this we've seen other UK passport holders getting issued them through the same agencies. Who knows why?!

All you can do is go for it and let us know what happens!

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Thanks guys... I've decided to do Central and South America instead on an old Guzzi.... HAppy ridings!!!

Asia will have to wait...
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Thanks guys... I've decided to do Central and South America instead on an old Guzzi.... HAppy ridings!!!

Asia will have to wait...

At least you've replaced a great trip with another great trip!

Keep us updated.
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