I just got my driving licence last month, and am looking forward to exploring parts of the world that have seemed hard to access without a car. On the top of my list is central Asia, in particular Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and southern Kazakhstan. Unfortunately all car rental agencies I found online required a minimum of 1 year of driving licence ownership, often even 2. Is there any agency in this region, doesn’t need to be a big or reputable name, that will trust me with a car without having to wait for 11 months?

Thanks in advance!

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    That is a large area. Can you target the city where you arrive? – Weather Vane Sep 15 '18 at 22:45
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    Truly learning to drive (and you haven't by any means done so yet) is hard enough without adding an unfamiliar environment. – Loren Pechtel Sep 15 '18 at 23:48
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    If you only just got a driving licence you might be well out of your depth in a foreign country. Perhaps consider making the adventure with an experienced overland tour operator, or to boldly go with shared taxis and local buses. – Weather Vane Sep 16 '18 at 0:04
  • @WeatherVane I haven’t decided yet, most likely Tashkent or Almaty, though I don’t mind having to travel a bit to get a vehicle. And thanks for the advice, but I decidedly do not want to travel around this region in this way. – user36505 Sep 16 '18 at 6:38
  • There’s a reason why car rental agencies have this requirement - it’s called risk management. Young and inexperienced drivers have been shown to have the highest rates of crash involvement, injuries to themselves and others and deaths of others in crashes in which they are involved. – Traveller Sep 16 '18 at 7:38

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