Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby Greentravelbug » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:35 pm

Hi I love the detailed post about the evisa and will probably use it as well! Does anyone have more details on safety and police escorts going from Quetta to Zahedan currently? I think of crossing wagah border from India by bike and cycle to Quetta. Then after escorte, move on by train in Iran. I have a plan b and c, but prefer to try this option out
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby Greentravelbug » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:24 am

I heard at the Pakistani embassy in Myanmar that the wagah border is closed because of the Kashmir conflict. Is this true?
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby tobiaw » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm

I am also considering crossing from zahedab to quetta, but in the othr direction, since winter would make the other options (turkmenistan Uzbekistan china) quite tough (though still possible :) ) and have to apply for the Chinese visa soon in tiblisi or Tehran
So I am also interested in updated information:)
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby merrickc » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:25 am

fernfunkost wrote:Hey, don't know if it is still useful. We, German couple, filed our application in Kathmandu, Nepal. As others have already reported we could not indicate Kathmandu for an interview as they then listed a proof of residency in the documents required. We changed it to Berlin, application went through, no interview needed. Easy.

Also we asked for 60 days and provided three longish (fake) hotel bookings for approximately 40 days in three super inconspicuous places: Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi. We got our 60 days, 3 months validity. No problem at all.

We came from India over Wagah and left over Sost. This we indicated correctly, also no problem.

Good luck to everyone!


Hi there and thanks for sharing your experience here! Did you include a copy of your Chinese visa for existing Pakistan? I plan to leave for Wagah border to India and don't have my Indian visa yet. I want to apply for Pakistan now and India visa when I get to Bishkek, KZ and am curious if they want to see visa for onward country. Thanks!

--Merrick
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby merrickc » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:27 am

Hi there and thanks for sharing your experience on the forum that I quote below. I've got a question for you: Did you include a copy of your Iran visa for exiting Pakistan? I plan to leave for Wagah border to India and don't have my Indian visa yet. I want to apply for Pakistan now and India visa when I get to Bishkek, KZ and am curious if they want to see visa for onward country. Thanks very much! :)

Hope your travels are going great, best to you!

-merrick




Joss.quilty wrote:Hi all, I am a UK national, and I just had my e Visa approval. Took 10 days, I had an LOI from a guy in Pakistan and the visa cost me 60USD. Great service.

It was showing as 'receiving'on the website the whole time.

My application was to enter the land border at Wagah and exit through Taftan into Iran. I also had Balochistan on my itinerary, no problems.

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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby paulvercoustre » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:32 pm

Hello there,

I’m a french cyclist who just got a Pakistan e-visa in 2 days.

My visa is 30 days single entry, with 6 months to enter Pakistan.

I applied while traveling in Central Asia but said I was available for an interview in the France, hoping they wouldn’t ask me to go to the embassy, and they haven’t.

My plan is to cycle the Karakorum Highway, entering Pakistan from China (Khunjerab pass) and exiting to India (Wagah border). I put these 2 borders in the e-visa application and said I would not travel to Azad Jammu & Kashmir region.

I did not get an invitation letter, instead I booked 3 hotels (Gilgit, Islamabad, Lahore) and attached a pdf of the hotel booking confirmations to my application.

Hoping this helps!
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby jonkees » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 pm

Hi,

I have a question about Caravanistan's Pakistan LOI offer. I'm applying for an evisa. I chatted with iVisa and they said the application requires a detailed day-to-day itinerary (including hotel names) plus *either* an LOI *or* proof of hotel bookings for the full trip. This seems a little weird to me that either/or is acceptable, but that suggests the LOI would be an easier route that allows more flexibility. However I still have to make my own itinerary. So, my question is if I get the LOI through Carivanistan how do I make sure all the details of my itinerary are in agreement with the LOI?

For example, will the LOI have hotel/city info in it, or state arrival/depature dates, etc. Or just has like my name on it. I can't tell from the Carivanistan LOI application process, but looks like all they ask for is your arrival date.

Thanks for any clarification on this.
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby austin2powers » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:15 pm

Hi Jonkees, the Caravanistan LOI only contains the cities of your itinerary without specific dates.
Also, in both of our recent cases (UK and Germany) we only needed hotel booking for the first city. The rest of the itinerary was not covered by bookings, just provided potential hotel names.

Hope this helps
Henning
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby austin2powers » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:21 pm

Just got E-Visa approval:

Sept 25th:
    - German and UK citizen applied online from SE Asia
    - pretended to be in Frankfurt / London
    - only booked first three hotel nights in Lahore via booking.com
    - standard itinerary including transfer through Balochistan
    - entering Wahga land border

Oct 2nd:
    - Documents needed: LOI
    - used LOI from Caravanistan (Cheers guys)

Oct 10th:
    - Visa approved
    - no call for interview
    - realised that the Pak e-visa website is not accessible from India, had to use VPN. Other gov.pk sites seem to be fine though

Thanks for all info here from you guys.

Cheers
Henning
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby fra81 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:23 pm

Italian solo female traveler got eVisa from India in 3 days!!no Loi needed.

I have applied for my eVisa on the morning of Friday the 18th of October and got asked in the afternoon of the same day for more documentation and to go for an interview at the consulate of Milan.
I knew they had not open my application because they were asking for documents that I had already attached like the hotel bookings and the bank statement of the last three months.
I ringed the consulate of Milan asking why they were asking for documents that were already attached to my application and why I had to go for an interview in Milan.
Initially they answered that there was no chance to get the visa without an interview and then, after me telling that I knew for certain that other Italians were granted the eVisa without an interview, they asked me to write a mail explaining my situation and the reason for not being able to go for the interview back in Italy. they said, they were going to show my application and my mail to their boss on Monday.
Today, Monday 21st of October, I have got granted my eVisa without any interview or Loi!

I will share the content of my application:
- I am a solo female traveler 38 years old
- I am unemployed and written that I am unemployed. They have asked for prove of my employment and I have reminded them to check my bank statement that was showing that I had enough savings to cross Pakistan in my 20 days plan of travel through the country
- In my travel history I have stated that I have been traveling for the past 3 months in India and attached my Indian visa to the application. Reality is that I left my country much longer than that but haven’t wrote that part of my journey in the travel history section
- I stated I was going to enter through Wagah border and exit at the Taftan one
- I attached a detailed map of my journey through Lahore, Islamabad, Multan and Bahawalpur .
- bookings of the hotels for the whole trip
- prove of my address through an electricity bill
- letter explaining that I wanted to travel by land back to my country and the list of the extra “other “ documents that I had attached to my application

The process of applying for the visa through their website has been exhausting: they kept logging me out and often I couldn’t log back in quickly but after few hours or only the following day. It took me 24 hours ,and lot of complaints to the nadra website and the office of the eVisa in Islamabad , to being able to pay and submit my application.
I don’t know if for me the process has been particularly difficult because I was in India and I had to use different VPN to be able to access the Pakistan eVisa website.

Good luck to everyone else who is applying!
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