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Procuring Letter of Invitation from Kazakhastan for Visa

Old Jun 11th, 2017, 07:25 PM
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Procuring Letter of Invitation from Kazakhastan for Visa

Hello,
My husband and I are planning to travel to Kazakhstan (Almaty & Astana) in August. We are from Mumbai, India. We are doing our own travel arrangements and are trying to arrange for a Letter of Invitation. We would appreciate if anyone could tell us which are the reliable travel agencies for procuring LOI. There are many travel agencies listed on the internet but they all require personal details to be sent beforehand. We are a little concerned about phishing, hence reluctant to share information unless sure about their reliability.
Thanks in advance,
Manisha
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Old Jun 11th, 2017, 09:29 PM
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Have you tried asking on Lonely Planet's thorntree?
I have not personally used a local agency, but Stantours has been around a long time, and would be one I would consider.
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Old Jun 12th, 2017, 06:35 PM
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Hi, We have initiated communication with Stantours. Hoping it works out. Thank you so much for your help. Appreciate it!
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Old Jun 12th, 2017, 07:15 PM
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You're welcome. Please report back!
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 05:21 AM
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Unfortunately, its not working out as they require me to book hotel and a packaged tour with them for LOI. Apparently none of the travel agencies provide just a LOI for Indian nationals, as per their regulations. Even if I book with them, they will take around 2-3 weeks to send me the LOI. Thereafter my visa process in India will take a another couple of days. I doubt that I will receive my visa on time. Therefore, due to lack of time, I have postponed my Kazakhstan trip for later.
Nevertheless, thank you for your prompt response and help! Appreciate it!
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Old Jun 15th, 2017, 05:59 AM
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Good luck! Are you going to Uzbekistan?
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Old Jun 16th, 2017, 07:43 AM
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Thank you! Not in my immediate plans, but will be going later...
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Manisha, I am originally from Kazakhstan, although now I live in the United States. I have contacts in Kazakhstan who can help going forward. Let me know if you need assistance.
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