Tourist Visas for Central Asia

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Central Asia and that you have enough blank pages in your passport for all of the visas you require.

It is essential that you check the visa requirements of every country you will be visiting with the local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for the most up to date visa information before you travel.

Armenia Visa Requirements

British, Australian, New Zealand, US and most EU passport holders travelling to Armenia for touristic purposes do not require a visa for stays up to 180 days.

South African and Canadian passport holders can obtain a visa upon arrival but we recommend applying for an E Visa in advance through the Armenian Foreign Affairs website: https://evisa.mfa.am/

All other nationalities should check their visa requirements at: https://evisa.mfa.am/

Azerbaijan Visa Requirements

UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, Canada and most EU countries will need a visa to enter Azerbaijan as a tourist for up to 90 days.

It is not possible to get a visa upon arrival. You can apply for a single entry e-visa online, please visit:
https://evisa.gov.az/en/
to complete your application.

Visas take 1-3 days to be approved, then you will be emailed a visa approval confirmation which you need to print out to present at the border. Visa costs vary for different nationalities and there is also an urgent application option for an additional fee.

If you are travelling on one of our Central Asia Overland Adventures and need to provide an address in Azerbaijan on your visa form, you can use this:
Hotel Boyuk Gala
Icherischer
Mirza Mansur 68
Baku, 1095
Azerbaijan
Tel +994 ( 12 ) 4372582.

Georgia Visa Requirements

UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and EU passport holders do not need a visa to enter Georgia as a tourist for up to 90 days. South Africa passport holders do not need a visa to enter Georgia for up to 365 days.

Other passport holders should check with their visa requirements with the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
If a visa is required, you will need to obtain it in advance.

Kyrgyzstan Visa Requirements

UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and most EU passport holders do not need a visa to enter Kyrgyzstan as a tourist for up to 60 days.

South African passport holders require a visa to visit Kyrgyzstan. It is possible to apply for a tourist e-visa online at: http://evisa.e-gov.kg/index.php.
If a letter of invitation is required and you are travelling with On The Go Tours, we will provide the necessary documentation.

All other nationalities should check visa requirements with their local Kyrgyzstan embassy.

Tajikistan Visa Requirements

Most nationalities, including citizens from UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Canada, require a visa to enter Tajikistan for up to 30 days.

The nationalities listed above can apply for an e-visa online at https://www.evisa.tj/index.evisa.html.

Please note that the e-visa is only valid for 45 days from approval and therefore it is essential that you apply within 45 days of your arrival date in Tajikistan. The e-visas usually take 1-2 days to be approved and you will receive an email confirmation which you must print out and take with you. E-visas are accepted at all Tajikistan international airports and land borders.

If you are travelling with On The Go and need to provide an address in Tajikistan, please use:
Rohat Hotel
Rudaki Avenue 24, Dushanbe
Tajikistan
Tel + 992372211050

GBAO Permits

Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) is an autonomous region in Tajikistan. To enter this region you need a GBAO Permit in addition to a Tajikistan visa. The GBAO permit can be applied for online at the same time as the e-visa at - https://www.evisa.tj/index.evisa.html#/
The permit is also valid for 45 days from approval.

We enter the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast region on all of our Overland Adventures that visit Tajikistan and therefore On The Go travellers must apply for a GBAO permit in addition to the e-visa.

Turkmenistan Visa Requirements

All nationalities require a visa to enter Turkmenistan and a Letter of Invitation is required in order to apply for a visa.

Only registered agents in Turkmenistan can apply for a Letter of Invitation on your behalf. If you are travelling to Turkmenistan on one of our Central Asia Overland Adventures we will apply for the Letter of Invitation on your behalf which can take 4-5 weeks to be approved. Once it has been approved the Letter of Invitation will be emailed to you and you can apply for your visa

Important things to note:
- The Letter of Invitation is issued to all of the people who applied on the same day through the same agent and all of the applicants names, passport numbers and nationalities will appear in a list on the document. Unfortunately this is standard procedure at the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs and we have no control over it. If you are unhappy about other applicants seeing your personal data then you will not be able to travel to Turkmenistan.

- There is a possibility that your Letter of Invitation may be rejected by the Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs and they do not usually give a reason for rejecting applications, it's at their discretion. If you are travelling on one of our Overland Adventures and are unable to obtain a Turkmenistan visa, we will do our best to make alternate arrangements for you.

- As there is a risk of applications being rejected, we highly recommend bookings flexible flight tickets if you are flying into or out of Turkmenistan.

For more information about obtaining a Turkmenistan visa including embassy addresses, please refer to our Turkmenistan Visa page.

Uzbekistan Visa Requirements

UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most EU passport holders do not require a visa to travel to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days.

Other passport holders should check with the embassy to see whether a visa is required:
http://www.uzbekembassy.org/e/visa_to_uzbekistan/

Uzbekistan has an e-visa system in place for 77 countries including the U.S. and South Africa. These nationalities can apply online for a 30 day e-visa to enter Uzbekistan:
https://e-visa.gov.uz/main

The e-visa must be obtained prior to departure and takes 1-2 weeks to be approved. You will then receive an email confirmation which must be printed out and presented at the border/airport upon arrival.

If you need to provide an address in Uzbekistan please use:
Uzbekistan Hotel
45 Mirzamakhmud Musakhaov Street
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel - +998711131111

Please note: Uzbekistan visas are only valid for 3 months from the date of issue so applications need to be made within 3 months of your departure date from Uzbekistan.

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