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Photo by Bettina Hoebenreich, at the foot of the Bear Glaciers, British Columbia, Canada.



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Tajik Visa Application

Just a heads up, currently applying for my Tajik Visa and they are requesting a Letter of Invitation and forwarding you to a list of Tour Operators.
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It would help to add your nationality.
The rules aren't necessarily the same for all nationalities applying for a VISA.
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When I applied last year (from UK) they didn't want this, though they did come back and ask for a list of my hotel bookings (which I made up from a little research on my expected route).
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It would help to add your nationality.
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There are (or at least were last summer) also special rules which apply to crossing the land border from Kyrgyzstan. Though I've forgotten the details these might include listing lodging or tour operators--and all might again change by the next summer season.
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At the time from at least end of july, this did not happen anymore. i met a few riders on the road who have done the border at Kyzil Art to Kyrgistan without any problems or permits needed
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At the time from at least end of july, this did not happen anymore. i met a few riders on the road who have done the border at Kyzil Art to Kyrgistan without any problems or permits needed
That's interesting! For a while the border was closed due to armed clashes between the two countries, but this has been gradually easing. Last year I heard it was possible to cross with permission (by email) from the KG Dept of Tourism. Later the government agency evidently got bored and subcontracted this to Destination Osh (who of course charged for their services!) but if there are no restrictions any more that is very good news
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There are (or at least were last summer) also special rules which apply to crossing the land border from Kyrgyzstan. Though I've forgotten the details these might include listing lodging or tour operators--and all might again change by the next summer season.
You need to get a letter from Kyrgyz ministry of tourism to enter Kyrgyzstan from Tajik side. The friend of mine (yank) got turned back at the border in July for not having one, and the Russian rider I spoke to arlt Tashkent/Kazakhstan border crossing told me, that he got turned back when he reached Sari-Tash border crossing coming from Murgab (Pamir hwy). He was particularly pissed that Tajiks didn't tell him about it, and that descent from Kyzyl -Artvis a b!tch when it's wet: red clay.

26mi (or km?) between the border posts, I had lost my document pack including passport there back in 2019.. good times!
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