Pakistan visa

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matt2matt2002
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Pakistan visa

Postby matt2matt2002 » 26 Sep 2018, 2:06pm

Anyone with a UK passport recently obtained a tourist visa?
Looks like I'll need a letter of introduction.
I want to fly in and fly out after doing whatever I can of the KKH.

Interested to know the visa conditions re validity times. Does it start from entry or upon issue? Etc.
2014 Scottish End2End 1 month
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Re: Pakistan visa

Postby simonhill » 27 Sep 2018, 12:01pm

I'm sure you've searched out the web. I found this from an agency that gets visas https://cibtvisas.co.uk/pakistan-visa

Scroll down below the business visa. There's a worrying bit about providing daily schedule. For other visas, eh China, you normally only need provide first few days. Don't know about Pakistan. Unfortunately vivas are almost always reciprocal and as we make it tough on them to get one of ours, expect the same back.

You could try asking about this on the Lonely Planet thorn tree forum for Pakistan.

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Re: Pakistan visa

Postby matt2matt2002 » 27 Sep 2018, 3:06pm

Thanks Simon
Many thanks
A good link, I'll follow up.
Yes, I have a question on trip adviser - no replies yet.
It would be great to hear from someone who has recently used Gerry's. It appears to be the only place, since the embassy refer folk there.
A bit nervous of sending off my passport - and the £100+ fee!
2014 Scottish End2End 1 month
2015 Pamir Highway Tajikistan & Kyrgyzstan for 2 months
2016 Sri Lanka for 1 month.
2017 Herbrides Lewis Harris 2 weeks
2018 Ethiopia.5 weeks.
2018 Marrakech 2 weeks.
On a Thorn Raven/Rohloff hub.

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Re: Pakistan visa

Postby pq » 9 Oct 2018, 2:43pm

Not helpful I know but it makes me glad I did the KKH back in 1996. Visa over the counter from the consulate in Brum, and back then you could ride the whole way with no hassle. Indus Kohistan was a bit dangerous though. Good luck, it's a great ride.
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Re: Pakistan visa

Postby eileithyia » 9 Oct 2018, 7:46pm

No helpful advice re obtaining one, but whatever you do make sure it is the right visa. A friend ended up with a business visa and was returned to his point of origin. It did however mean he missed out on being in the earthquake zone as the earthquake occurred.
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