Silk Road Visa Information


The countries that we visit have different visa requirements. Countries like Iran have a quite strict visa policy for certain visitors, while others like Uzbekistan let several western nationals in visa-free.

Whether you want to explore the Silk Road heritage of Azerbaijan or immerse yourself in Iran, you will need to read up on the country’s visa information a few months in advance. You might be surprised by the stringent, and sometimes slack, visa policies of our Silk Road destinations.

How do I apply for a Visa?


The Visa application process varies country by country. Shifting diplomatic relations in the countries that we visit can also change how the procedure works. In most cases, you are going to need to have a scan of your passport ready for uploading, plus a digital version of your passport photo (both in JPEG format). Here’s an example:



You should also make sure that your passport should have at least six months of validity from the date of your departure. This is important for visa applications in Central Asia, the Middle East and the Caucasus.

Dual Nationality Passport Holders


Dual nationalities are not recognised in a number of the countries that we operate in. For that reason, you should consider using a single passport for travel and visa applications. This will minimise confusion and reduce the risk of unexpected problems at country borders.

Note: It is always best to check with the embassy concerned in your home country for the most up-to-date details.


Our Country-specific Visa Information

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