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Pakistan Visa
« on: July 12, 2010, 02:55:53 AM »
I'm currently in Erzurum, Turkey. Passport is with Iranian Consulate, I pick it up in the morning fully endorsed with my Entry Visa for Iran.

Initial plans, intermediate plans, and up until yesterday, present plans were to collect Pakistan Visa while in Tehran, Iran.

Received an email from the Pakistan Embassy yesterday telling me that they are no longer able to issue me with an entry visa from Embassy in Iran because of the 'NEW RULES.'

Pakistan is in the throes of turmoil because of the current terrorist troubles and terrorist threats to visitors/tourists. They are making it hard for visitors to get visas because they do not want the harassment or embarrassment of visitors/tourists either getting injured/killed or kidnapped while in their country.

Does anyone have any advise for further onward transit to India and beyond bypassing Pakistan?

I have looked into flying from Tehran to Mumbia (cheapest flights available) but it would mean missing out on the border ceremonies for India/Pakistan. :-(

Your comments and advice appreciated.
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Re: Pakistan Visa
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 08:03:37 AM »
I had the exact same problem a few years ago and I had to fly from Iran to India. I flew from Tehran to New Delhi and I doubt there is anything else you can do, you will have to fly to India unless you are willing to change your route and go through Turkmenistan. One advise that I can give you is to shop for your plane ticket at locals travel agencies. A few years ago I was able to get a much better deal that way than online. Good luck!
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Re: Pakistan Visa
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 08:14:00 AM »
I had the exact same problem a few years ago and I had to fly from Iran to India. I flew from Tehran to New Delhi and I doubt there is anything else you can do, you will have to fly to India unless you are willing to change your route and go through Turkmenistan. One advise that I can give you is to shop for your plane ticket at locals travel agencies. A few years ago I was able to get a much better deal that way than online. Good luck!

Advice, taken and accepted. Thanks I'll look into flights as soon as I get to Tehran. I'ts a shame having to miss out on a country though.  :'(  :-\
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Re: Pakistan Visa
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010, 06:38:24 AM »
A few years ago I got my Pakistan visa in Ankara, within 2 days.
Is it only the Pakistan embassy in Teheran that is not giving out visas anymore?
I did need a letter from my own embassy.
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