Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby georgestravelsasia » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:35 pm

I have asked pretty much every French consular mission in the Middle east. All have etiher remained silent or refused on grounds that either :
- The Ministere de l'Europe et des Affaires Etrangeres strongly advises against all travel in 95% of the territory of Pakistan (the only exceptions are the small triangle between islamabad, lahore and multan, where all but essential travel are strongly advised against).
- It is not in their authority to issue such letter and said only Tehran or Islamabad embassy is competent for this matter.

They don't issue support letter of ANY application for a short term visit to Pakistan, whether for tourism or for transit, and for the latter whether by land or by air.

I have not tried asking any other country's embassy in Tehran and suspect it would be a waste of time.
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby RovingSloth » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:55 pm

Hi everyone, just letting you know that my embassy accepted directly to make my letter of non objection (by email) I'm Belgian so it was the Belgian consulate in Tehran, hope it will be useful for you :)
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby georgestravelsasia » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:23 pm

Hey guys, just to confirm that this visa IS POSSIBLE. I personally talked with one spanish motorcyclist who has done it in early 2017 and have been told about a whole overlanding Argentinan family who got it in Dec 2017. But one thing needs to be clarified:

The Pakistan consul is not asking for a LONO specifically. Here is the story: he is technically not allowed to issue visa to third country nationals unless they have residency in Iran (as all other Pakistan consulates/embassies), but since Iran shares a border with Pakistan and since he loves backpackers, especially if they want to visit Pakistan (he referred to me as 'bro' when addressing me :D), he is willing to make an exception and give you a transit visa for up to 15 days (he says you can extend it though, but not sure how reliable the info is). However, since Pakistan seems to be leaving a little bit in the past and do not know about machine readable passports, and since he is normally only used to deal with iranian passports (for which he knows the "security features", to quote him), they need a letter from YOUR embassy IN TEHRAN (no other country embassy or no your embassy in another country) to say that your passport is genuine. No letter no visa.
So depending how you approach your embassy you could get that letter without letting them know you are going to Pakistan. The Spanish biker I talked with had done that for his visa and got it. One guy I met tried for Croatia and their reply was "WTF, your passport IS proof of your citizenship, tell them to call us". Otherwise, you can try your luck and tell them you are going to Pakistan, some embassies will approve.
I had asked the Bulgarian consul in Tehran and he agreed to help me if the Pakistan consul was fine with a bulgarian letter, but he was not. If you're Bulgarian you can get the letter for sure.

Also the visa costs 90 usd (65 usd for iranians).
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby Benjiperegrino » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:51 pm

Hi guys, I got an email today from the Argentinean embassy in Tehran saying that they give the LONO right there. And no fees so far. I was clear from the beginning about crossing by land from Iran, passing through Pakistan and then to India, and there was no objection from them.
I´m not sure if I need something else than this and the 3rd country visa (India). But I will keep posting if I get more info.
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby Malcolm » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi
If you can get the Pakistan visa in Iran, it's only for travelling directly from Iran to Pakistan, no? It's not a visa you can use later to enter Pakistan from China?
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby steven » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 pm

Malcolm wrote:If you can get the Pakistan visa in Iran, it's only for travelling directly from Iran to Pakistan, no?


Exactly.

Malcolm wrote: It's not a visa you can use later to enter Pakistan from China?


No.
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby Malcolm » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Thanks Steven
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby Benjiperegrino » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:57 pm

Is there anybody who actually got the Pakistani visa in Tehran without applying from their country of origin? I emailed the Pakistan embassy in Tehran but no replies so far.
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby steven » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:24 pm

Benjiperegrino wrote:Is there anybody who actually got the Pakistani visa in Tehran without applying from their country of origin? I emailed the Pakistan embassy in Tehran but no replies so far.


Yes, georgestravelsasia posting above got it.
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Tehran

Postby Benjiperegrino » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:49 pm

Ah, I didnt get that he finally got it. Great then! Awesome news :D
Thanks Steven, I´m heading to Tehran soon.
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