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As we all know to get across a border some times you need a visa. Rock up at the embassy, give them some cash, come back tomorrow with and pick up the passport with another stamp in it

 

 EASY

 

Note: Letter of intent  (LOI) is bribe you pay to some orgination to invite you to come and spend money in there country

 

Thanks Brent for the phone call
> and
> > this
> > > email.
> > > > Please
> > > > > find below our
> > > > > > travel intentions for Uzbekistan.
> > Please let
> > > me
> > > > know
> > > > > if I need to book
> > > > >
> > > > > > a hotel room in Tashkent and for LOI and
> how
> > many
> > > nights
> > > > they
> > > > > need
> > > > > > accommodation booked?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Michael.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Russ - can you supply Brent with
> your
> > > details (as
> > > > > below) so he can
> > > > > > obtain our LOI  for Uzbekistan.
> > > Hi, Michael
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Please complete the
> following
> > > questions.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Cheers,
> > > > > > > Brent
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 1 Full Name : Michael Carl
> Bond
> > > > > > > 2 Date of Birth : 15/11/1963
> > > > > > > 3 City and Country of Birth
> :
> > > Melbourne,
> > > > > Australia
> > > > > > > 4 Citizenship : Australian
> > > > > > > 5 Passport Number : L8291763
> > > > > > > 6 Date of the passport issue
> and
> > > expiration
> > > > :
> > > > > > 29/2/00-issue 28/2/10
> > > > > > > -expiry 7 Gender : Male 8
> > Occupation
> > > and
> > > > Place of
> > > > > > Employment :
> > > > > > > Marketer, self-employed 9
> Address
> > and
> > > phone
> > > > > number of
> > > > > > place of work :
> > > > > > > 9 Parker St, Richmond 3121 03
> 9077
> > 0163
> > > or
> > > > 0413
> > > > > 315
> > > > > > 084 10 Previous
> > > > > > > visits (year/month) : None 11
> Port
> > of
> > > Entry
> > > > > :Tashkent
> > > > > > (By train from
> > > > > > > Almaty) 12 Date(s) of Entry
> and
> > > Departure :
> > > > May
> > > > > 18 -
> > > > > > entry June 2 -
> > > > > > > departure 13 Cities and Sites
> you
> > wish
> > > to
> > > > visit
> > > > > > :Tashkent, Samarkand,
> > > > > > > Bukhara, Urgench, Khiva 14
> > City/country
> > > > where you
> > > > > will
> > > > > > obtain visa :
> > > > > > > Almaty (Kazakstan)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Passport Travel

 


Hi Brent, nice to meet you yesterday and put
> a
> > face to
> > > the name. I'm
> > > > just wondering if you have the details for
> the
> > accomm
> > > in Tashkent as
> > > > part of the visa application as well as a
> copy of
> > the
> > > LOI as I though
> > > > you were sending them through yesterday.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Michael.
> > > >
> > > > > From: Brent McCunn
> > > <Brent@travelcentre.com.au>
> > > > > Subject: RE: Uzbek
> > > > > To: bondmik@yahoo.com
> > > > > Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 2:37
> AM
> > Formal
> > > style
> > > > letter is what
> > > > > they want..
> > > > >

 

 

> > > Hello
> > > > Chaps;
> > > > > >
> > > > > > They want another piece of paper;
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "a letter confirming your current
> > > employment
> > > > or
> > > > > place of study"
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Can you get something whipped up?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cheers,
> > > > > > Brent

> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Michael Bond
> > [mailto:bondmik@yahoo.com]
> > > > > Sent: Thursday, 26 March 2009 5:37 PM
> > > > > To: Brent McCunn
> > > > > Subject: RE: Uzbek
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for that Brent. I dont really
> use
> > > letterhead
> > > > but could probably
> > > >
> > > > > "dummy" one up if need be but
> > otherwise
> > > they
> > > > could look at our website
> > > >
> > > > > under "contacts"
> > > > http://www.itchcreative.com/.
> > > > > This is just a marketing
> > > > > name we use to market ourselves but we
> all
> > work
> > > > independently anyway.
> > > > > Let me know if this suffices. As for
> > passport
> > > copies,
> > > > will scan
> > > > > tomorrow and get a copy to you.
> > > > >
> > > > > They are certainly making us jump
> through
> > hoops -
> > > if
> > > > we didn't have
> > > > > our flight out of there I'd be tempted
> > to fly
> > > over
> > > > the place!!
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers,
> > > > >
> > > > > Michael.

> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Michael Bond [mailto:bondmik@yahoo.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:45 AM
> > > To: Brent McCunn
> > > Cc: Russell Bond
> > > Subject: RE: Tashkent
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for that Brent. I presume this is the
> place
> > > http://www.orexca.com/murad_mirzo_guest_house.shtml
> > > (slightly different
> > > spelling to yours). Looks very comfortable! Will
> let
> > you know when
> > > we've booked the train in Almaty about arrival
> in
> > Tashkent. When you
> > > send through the final details can you also send
> an
> > electronic copy of
> >
> > > the LOI just in case something happens to the
> > hardcopy.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for all your and Nahleap's help.
> > >
> > > Michael.
> > >
> > >
> > > --- On Wed, 4/15/09, Brent McCunn
> > > <Brent@travelcentre.com.au>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: Brent McCunn
> > <Brent@travelcentre.com.au>
> > > > Subject: RE: Tashkent
> > > > To: bondmik@yahoo.com
> > > > Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 8:04 PM
> Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I was waiting to hear and forward by email
> when I
> > got
> > > the OK.
> > > >
> > > > Should be Murod-Mirzo guesthouse.
> > > >
> > > > You will have to let me know (in advance),
> or
> > contact
> > > direct to
> > > > Tashkent office (will supply details) to
> advise
> > of
> > > train arrival
> > > > details as they will collect you.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Brent

 -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael Bond [mailto:bondmik@yahoo.com]
> > Sent: Monday, 11 May 2009 4:06 PM
> > To: Brent McCunn
> > Subject: Visa update
> >
> >
> > Hi Brent, due to public holidays and snow passes we've
> fallen way
> > behind in our schedule. The final straw was when we
> went to the Kazak
> > embassy here in Bishkek to find it closed (presumably
> for the May 9
> > holiday).
> > Anyway as a result we have decided to cut Kazakstan
> from our itinerary
>
> > and head straight to Tashkent. The only problem is we
> undestand we
> > should have been applying for our Uzbek visa at Almaty in
> Kazakstan.
> >
> > Can you please arrange for another Uzbek invitation
> letter for us here
>
> > in Bishkek. Ideally if this could be faxed direct to
> the consulate
> > here in Bishkek so we could apply tomorrow that would
> be great or else
>
> > let us know what we need to do.
> >
> > Other than the above, the holiday has been going very
> well so far.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Michael.
> > From: Brent McCunn <Brent@travelcentre.com.au>
> > Subject: RE: Visa update
> > To: bondmik@yahoo.com
> > Date: Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:12 AM
> > Hello,
> >
> > Oh dear...The LOI system doesn't work like that. It
> takes days to get
> > the LOI. 10 to 14 days!!!
> >
> > Fly to Almarty Kazakstan to make up time, apply and catch
> train.
> >
> > You will have to make Almaty I fear.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Brent
> >
> >
>
>
> Can we get a visa on arrival at Almaty airport then?
>
> Thanks.



Cheers,

Michael.

--- On Mon, 5/11/09, Brent McCunn <Brent@travelcentre.com.au> wrote:

> From: Brent McCunn <Brent@travelcentre.com.au>
> Subject: RE: Visa update
> To: bondmik@yahoo.com
> Date: Monday, May 11, 2009, 2:15 AM
> Hi,
>
> For Kazakhstan you can get a visa upon arrival at airport
> being Aussies.
>
>
>
> Brent

Hi Brent,

Seems you better not give this advice to any others unless they enjoy 2 days of airline food and a semi padded bench for a bed before being deported back to where they came from. You can only get a visa if you have been there before and  on the database. Anyway, the nightmare is over for the mo and thanks for all your assistance to date.

Have been to the uzbek embassy this morn and it seems there's no chance of getting  a visa there with our Almaty LOI.You have to ring the embassy just to get an appointment so the can tell you that they cant do anything.  We will go to Uzbekistan some other year when we have our papers in order

Have looked into flights here to Tashkent and we can get a flight on the 18th which connects with the Tashkent -Riga flight early on the 19th. I have looked up the air-baltic site and it shows that seats are available on 19th - https://tickets.airbaltic.com/app/fb.fly?p=BTI&pos=LV&l=en so would you be able to speak with your contacts and send us some written confirmation that we are able to change the booking to the 19th. Once we have this we can then book our flight to Tashkent from here and be transit passengers!

Obviously if this could be done today that would be great.

Cheers,

Michael (and Russell)

 

As we cant change Tashkent flight we will make our own way to Europe from Biskek and pick up flight in Riga

 

Cheers  Michael

 

 

 

Note The President of Kirghistan was bemoaning the fact that due to the global mining downturn GDP was dropping and  they where going to have to find some other way to attract foreign income. Funnily enough where now spending our money in France

 

Cheers 007

 

 

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