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Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

Postby degroots » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:37 am

Canadian citizen, applied for and received up to 1 year multiple entry visa (90 day duration). Took 4 business days. Used Lost Horizons for LOI, was asked to submit ID's/licence for tour operator as well. No difficulties.
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Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

Postby degroots » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:43 am

andyoxus wrote:I applied for an e-visa on a Canadian passport recently, and am being told

"Dear applicant You do need to meet the following requirement: Your tour needs to be organized by a tour operator registered with the government of Pakistan and the valid registration license of the tour operator along with the Pakistani ID of the operator needs to be uploaded."

I've replied twice now that I'm an independent tourist not part of a tour, and that requirements for independent tourists (at https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/tourist-visa/) are just hotel reservations, which I've provided, but with no success. Any thoughts on next steps?


I also received the same message. Did you apply for a letter of invitation (LOI)?. I will also be travelling independently, but used Lost Horizons to obtain an LOI ($100 CAD)- which they will also send you the licences/ID's for the tour operator.

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Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

Postby bepa66 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:04 pm

Guys,

I will plan to visit Pakistan in July.
I was reading that some people getting e-visa for 1,2,3 or 6 months. (I mean time for entry the country not the length of stay).
Is anyone had situation that received a visa for shorter time then intended date of entry to Pak (if flight tickets provided)?

I just thinking about applying for a visa. But wondering if is it not too early?

Is the price same for different length of stay?
Are they giving only 30 or 90 days visas? (I planning to stay around 35 days)

Thanks,
Bart
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Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

Postby aba » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:54 pm

asked for travel e-visa yesterday for the period 17.4 - 17.5, added booking of a hotel in islamabad, enter wahga exit sost
got 30 day 3 month visa until 19.5 in 24 hours, not bad.
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Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

Postby savvyhitcher » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:29 pm

Hey guys. I just want to tell you my experience of getting the Evisa to help other travellers.
I am a young solo traveller from Canada. I applied from the UK.

I applied on February 4th for the Evisa, paid 90 usd asking for a 3 month 1 year multi entry visa.
In my application I said that I was applying from Canada (not UK) , provided refundable bookings from Booking.com as well as a letter from my friend who lives in Karachi (not notarized) and a photocopy of his passport and National ID card. I didn't know if they would ask me for an LOI so I wanted to show that someone there was inviting me to save time and $.

Same day I got an email asking me this: "Dear applicant. please provide the invitation on the stamp paper dully notarized from the notary public as well as complete travel itinerary to process further."

I took screenshots from Google maps of my itinerary + added a short text description of my itinerary, from Karachi to Sost basically, and uploaded it.
I submitted the itinerary but no notarized LOI, I sent them an email telling them that the LOI wasn't even necessary for independent tourists as explained on their website (and they already had the address + ID and passport of my friend inviting me, so why ask for notarization?)

on the 18th of February (14 days later) they sent me this message: "Dear Applicant, you are advised to notarized the invitation from Notary Public to process the case further."

So my friend notarized the letter in Karachi, sent me a photo and I uploaded it to the visa system.

I received the visa today on the 24th but is is single entry 40 days within 3 months. So I am surprised that I didn't get what I paid for despite having provided the documents they wanted. I basically paid 60 usd extra for nothing. But at least I got the visa and I can extend it once in the country.
Bottom line: LOI seems to be required for Canadians, visa processing unusually long, and 1 year multi entry not granted to young solo backpackers ?
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Re: Pakistan E-visa Q&A

Postby olig » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:26 am

Hi everyone :roll:
Eye-rolling in the sense I already talked about how easy it was to get my e-visa last September and how a-bit-more-tricky it was to get my extension last November.
Well, it seems that I've applied again :D
If many travelers get that Indian attraction of 'chai chillum chappatti', Pakistan might have its own... 'dal dhamal ...' kind of seduction ? ;) (please help me to find a 3-syllables word in D to complete the expression!)

French passport, asked for a less-than-3-months single entry visa. Planning to enter mid-April. Traveling overland from Wagah to Taftan (from India to Iran).
48 hours ago I got my Iranian visa grant notice. Then I submitted my application for Pakistan. This time I've been super lazy, uploadind only the following documents:
- the ID picture (already used last time)
- passport main page
- 1 hotel booking (in the most expensive hotel in Lahore, haha, can't wait to cancel...)
- the onward visa to Iran (which is actually not the proper visa yet, only the visa grant notice that I need for picking up my visa at the Iranian consulate)

I chose Paris as my referent Pak embassy... even though:
- my previous Pak visa mentioned that I was exiting through Wagah as late as January
- my current application mentioned that I was willing to enter through Wagah as soon as mid-April
- my Iranian visa grant notice mentions that I applied (the day before my Pak application...) from India
And I didn't mention my Indian trip on the list of the 'countries visited through the last 3 years'

Well, just to suggest that Pak authorities don't seem very picky regarding the uploaded documents... and this is for the better!! :)
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