Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Trip Paperwork

Trip Paperwork Covers all documentation, carnets, customs and country requirements, how to deal with insurance etc.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 7 Apr 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spain
Posts: 55
CDP required in the Stans?

Hello,

I am a guy from Spain, planning to leave beginning of May across southern Europe then to Turkey and then Ferry to Sochi in Russia. After that, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, back into Kazakhstan, and back into Russia.

Later I will go into Mongolia and back to Russia again to finally leave the country via Vladivostok - South Corea ferry and then fly my bike and me to Vancouver.

My question is:

After some research it seems that NONE of these countries I mentioned need a CDP. Is this true?

After this I will ride Nort/Central/South America and I believe I do not need a CDP there either.

The third part of my trip would be Africa where I know I will need a CDP. But this will happen in 12 months from now more or less.

The thing is that RACE (the institution issuing the CDP in Spain) offers a CDP that is valid for one year. If I obtain it now... it would be a waste of money since I would have to obtain a new one when I really need it (before entering Africa).

Any reliable info about CDP needed or not in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and South Corea?

Thanks a lot!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 7 Apr 2013
stephen.stallebrass's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Peterborough
Posts: 312
Correct. Don't bother with Sochi ferry just ride up through Georgia. That's what I did. Georgia is great, no visa required for Brits, probably same for you??? Kazbegi is beautiful.

Georgia Military Highway | Adventure Vagabond
__________________
www.AdventureVagabond.com Mongolia & Siberia 2012: Adventure Moto Madness
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 Apr 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: derbyshire
Posts: 101
If I know what a COP was I would be able to tell you, having been to those countries last year.
Dan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8 Apr 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 297
We rode most of this last year and none of those countries required CDP. We didnt need it until Pakistan. check the requirements for issue, we needed to submit bike registration. also i'm pretty sure it can be renewed after 1 year.

I 2nd riding up thru Georgia into Russia. Really gorgeous mountains up the rough military highway & stunning side valleys. we got thru the border without issue other than a long wait.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 9 Apr 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spain
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan66 View Post
If I know what a COP was I would be able to tell you, having been to those countries last year.
Dan
Sorry Dan! CDP stands for Carnet de Passages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnet_de_Passages If the acronym didn't remind you of it that is probably good news because you didn't need it

Thanks for the rest of the answers too. I was not considering Georgia because someone told me that some parts of the country are a bit dangerous. But your blog post was very helpful Stephen. I may reconsider

Yes, I just checked and Georgia does not require visa for Spaniards.

Cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 9 Apr 2013
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: derbyshire
Posts: 101
Hiya
Sorry for bad spelling on my previous post, using tiny buttons on my phone!
No, you will not need a carnet for any of those countries though you will need an International driving license for Russia I believe.
Dan
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11 Apr 2013
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spain
Posts: 55
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cdp, mongolia, rtw, russia, stans


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Planning for tires in the 'Stans - Almaty? Ekke Northern Asia 19 25 Jun 2014 05:35
125cc required to hire in South India palace15 Southern Asia 4 7 Feb 2014 10:51
Reflecting Helmet Stickers are required by visiting motocyclists in France Pongo Europe 53 20 Sep 2013 20:29
'stans : climate? When to go? Oo-SEB-oO Northern Asia 8 9 Sep 2012 14:05
Vaccinations required?? Andrew White Trip Paperwork 0 18 Apr 2012 17:35

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!


HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:00.