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LOI doesn't list all places I want

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LOI doesn't list all places I want

I have obtained a Letter of Invitation, but the agency who provided it listed only some of the places I want to visit (e.g., Samarkand, Bukhara) and I want all of them listed on the LOI because I want all of them listed on my visa. I have heard that if I am in a place which is not listed, I could get into trouble with the militsia. But I just have enough time to submit the visa application and LOI to the Uzbek Embassy -- I don't have time to get another LOI. Is it true that I will get into trouble if I am in a place not listed on my tourist visa?

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1. Re: LOI doesn't list all places I want

hi in general its OK because actually once you have your passport stamp it doesnt actually say which cities you applied for on your visa application.

there are a few road blocks (GAI) on the main roads between cities but if you are in a private car or taxi then the driver will sort that out. If you are on a bus you may have to register at the GAI points. If they ask for money or anything just pretend not to speak English/Russian/Uzbek and smile nicely

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You shouldn't have any problems. As noted, your visa will not list the places you want to visit. The "roadblocks" are actually checkpoints and normally you will not be asked to register or even show any documents. The occasional exceptions are sometimes if you are near the borders with other countries, especially Tajikistan. It's very unusual for militsiya to try and shake down foreigners. They normally reserve that for locals.

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I picked up my visa in the airport only whith my nvatation from some travelagent. They ever asked me where to stay or where to go. Guestshouse and hotels will do the registration for you - keep them.

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