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1. Posted by sams (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hi,
I am Indian, holding Indian passport, having a plan to visit Iran and after that crossing to Armenia for five days. I would like to know how to get visa from Iran? Is it possible to get visa from the Iranian border?

2. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

You may - just may, get a visa at the border. Your best bet though is to contact your local Consulates and get advice from them. Another - possibly more laid back option, would be to go from Iran into Turkey, then cross from there into Armenia. Where were you thinking of crossing the borders??

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

You may - just may, get a visa at the border. Your best bet though is to contact your local Consulates and get advice from them. Another - possibly more laid back option, would be to go from Iran into Turkey, then cross from there into Armenia. Where were you thinking of crossing the borders??

Border of Turkey and Armenia is closed, always have to go from Iran or Georgia (border with Azer is closed as well).
Seems that you can get a visa at the border though: info visa

4. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Redpaddy

You may - just may, get a visa at the border. Your best bet though is to contact your local Consulates and get advice from them. Another - possibly more laid back option, would be to go from Iran into Turkey, then cross from there into Armenia. Where were you thinking of crossing the borders??

Border of Turkey and Armenia is closed, always have to go from Iran or Georgia (border with Azer is closed as well).
Seems that you can get a visa at the border though: info visa

Not strictly true.
There are restricted roads.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting Redpaddy

You may - just may, get a visa at the border. Your best bet though is to contact your local Consulates and get advice from them. Another - possibly more laid back option, would be to go from Iran into Turkey, then cross from there into Armenia. Where were you thinking of crossing the borders??

Border of Turkey and Armenia is closed, always have to go from Iran or Georgia (border with Azer is closed as well).
Seems that you can get a visa at the border though: info visa

Not strictly true.
There are restricted roads.

LOL, what?

6. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Restricted roads exist between many countries across Europe. They were famous in Ireland during the civil unrest - and there are many of them.
There are restricted roads between Armenia and Turkey too. Basically, no official border crossing exists - and it's up to you to have your papers in order before you cross. I've done a restricted road between between Poland and Ukraine (before Poland was an EU member), in both directions - without any problem at all. It saves time and endless queues.
By the way - it's nothing unusual. Thousands of people across Europe use them every day.

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Restricted roads exist between many countries across Europe. They were famous in Ireland during the civil unrest - and there are many of them.
There are restricted roads between Armenia and Turkey too. Basically, no official border crossing exists - and it's up to you to have your papers in order before you cross. I've done a restricted road between between Poland and Ukraine (before Poland was an EU member), in both directions - without any problem at all. It saves time and endless queues.
By the way - it's nothing unusual. Thousands of people across Europe use them every day.

Well, yes, you never know. I am quite open minded about this but Turkey - Armenia might not be comparable. Again, you never know, but I guess the original poster wouldn't try this I guess. Again, it's up to her/him.

8. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Point taken 100%, but it really isn't such a big deal. As long as the paperwork is in order - the practice goes on and the roads remain open, as they have done for decades.
Incidentally, I did a restricted road between Canada and the USA (Manitoba into North Dakota) too - and was overtaken by cars that were doing the same thing.
Perhaps we should start an "Unrestricted roads and your experiences" thread. Then again - as you say, it might not be for the fainthearted, so maybe not.

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Point taken 100%, but it really isn't such a big deal. As long as the paperwork is in order - the practice goes on and the roads remain open, as they have done for decades.
Incidentally, I did a restricted road between Canada and the USA (Manitoba into North Dakota) too - and was overtaken by cars that were doing the same thing.
Perhaps we should start an "Unrestricted roads and your experiences" thread. Then again - as you say, it might not be for the fainthearted, so maybe not.

Good idea! Quite curious about it myself, never tried it, but if you want to go off the beaten track, that's probably the way to do it!

10. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

The query comes back to me sometimes.... "What happens when they see your passport hasn't been stamped??" Very good question - and point. All I can add is that I've done it, not so many times, but I've done it - and so far never had a problem when going across the next border. Adding to the Armenia/Turkey and Manitoba/North Dakota comments - I've also done Croatia into Bosnia on a restricted road, very close to Dubrovnik. When I went back into Croatia later that day - at an official crossing, the border guards looked at my passport on both sides and didn't say a thing.
One day it may go wrong, but so far.......... Watch this space.