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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby steven » Mon May 27, 2019 2:42 pm

Another positive report for the e-visa from Monkeyrockworld

https://www.monkeyrockworld.com/how-to- ... an-e-visa/
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby asad.roman » Thu May 30, 2019 10:02 am

Tamara wrote:Thanks for all the helpful info!
I have been using this website and all the info on Facebook to gather info on the Pakisan visa.
We are travelling by car and would need an overland visa. At first we thought we meedeed an visa via the embassy, but now it looks like we can Apple for an e-visa since they have adres land borders. Did any of you get an overlanding e-visa yet?

I read this:
chinwei: Based on what it says on the e-visa website and what others have written in this thread, it seems a hotel booking is enough. a LOI is not necessary. The Pakistan visa page is being kept up to date so you can look there for a summary of this thread:

Does this mean I don’t need an LOI anymore?

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Tamara


Dear tamara Based on my recent experience hotel booking is enough. no LOI is needed
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby steven » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am

I would say that is wrong, asad.roman. Hotel booking is enough for the VOA, not for the e-visa, it seems based on the few reports we have had so far. I could be wrong, but it seems you are basing yourself on the VOA for your conclusion, while the OP is asking specifically about the e-visa.
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby BlueNonoka » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:47 pm

steven wrote:I would say that is wrong, asad.roman. Hotel booking is enough for the VOA, not for the e-visa, it seems based on the few reports we have had so far. I could be wrong, but it seems you are basing yourself on the VOA for your conclusion, while the OP is asking specifically about the e-visa.

There's a report on Chinese travel forum (https://bbs.qyer.com/thread-3160129-1.html) where the poster successfully obtained e-visa using hotel booking in lieu of LOI. The poster has also shared an image of his e-visa (his visa validity is for 2 months and visa duration is for 30 days).
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby steven » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:36 am

Thanks! In that case, I need to update.
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby nazam » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:48 am

Hi
I have a question with regards to E-Visa.

I will be going to Lahore with my wife and two children to visit her maternal family. So initially thoughts.. this will be a "family visa".

However, I will be going on tours around the country by myself via coaches or private tour guides. I'm assuming there are checkpoints in places so will be "family visa" hinder my travels around the country ? so I apply for a "tourist Visa" whereas my wife and children can apply for a "family Visa"?

any thoughts?
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby claudiaev » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:55 am

Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help. I am an individual traveller meeting friends in Multan and we are travelling up to Fairy Meadows.

I applied for a Pak tourist visa on 31-05-19 but after 11 days the status is still showing as 'receiving'. It says the processing time is between 7-10 days, so I am getting a bit concerned. I have received the email to say that my application was submitted successfully and my fee went through fine. I have also tried contacting the ministry twice but with no response as yet.

If I don't hear anything back in another week or so, should I apply for a VOA instead/as well? The VOAs seem to be processed much faster from what I have read so far. I would rather avoid this though, as I have already paid the fee!

I might be being a tad impatient :lol:

Really appreciate any insight you can offer

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

Postby BlueNonoka » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:27 pm

claudiaev wrote:Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help. I am an individual traveller meeting friends in Multan and we are travelling up to Fairy Meadows.

I applied for a Pak tourist visa on 31-05-19 but after 11 days the status is still showing as 'receiving'. It says the processing time is between 7-10 days, so I am getting a bit concerned. I have received the email to say that my application was submitted successfully and my fee went through fine. I have also tried contacting the ministry twice but with no response as yet.

If I don't hear anything back in another week or so, should I apply for a VOA instead/as well? The VOAs seem to be processed much faster from what I have read so far. I would rather avoid this though, as I have already paid the fee!

I might be being a tad impatient :lol:

Really appreciate any insight you can offer

Thanks
Claudia

Hi Claudia,

The website states 7-10 working days processing time. June 5th-7th are government holidays in Pakistan so you may have to wait a bit longer.

According to the site's FAQ section: An applicant can make a single application on an individual passport at a time.
So I'm not sure if the system will allow you to make an application for a different visa category on the same passport.

Do let us know if you receive your e-visa, and also any reply from the online visa team.

Best of luck!
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby bacca4 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm about to sign up for a three-month e-visa with entry overland from Iran,

Since I want to be free in terms of plans and timing:

do someone know what features should the hotel booking have to be accepted instead of the LOI?

Is the reservation of the first 3 - 4 days of stay sufficient?

has anyone had problems submitting hotel reservations with free cancellation?

Thanks!
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Re: Pakistan e-visa and VOA Q&A

Postby s0meguy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:04 pm

Hi, I am currently in Iran (citizen of The Netherlands) and would like to go to Pakistan, then Afghanistan, then back to Pakistan and then to India. So I would like to get a "multiple entry - 1 year" visa. It is an option on the e-visa form, but I want to know if my e-visa will be more likely to get rejected if I request for it. Also there are other options like requesting a 6 month visa. Has anyone tried that and succeeded? Is it known if requesting such long tourist visas causes a rejection? If I can only get a single entry visa, then I will just go from Iran to Pakistan to India.

Also for those who have already received the Pakistan e-visa, what was the validity? I have seen one report of 2 months but only one report so i was wondering if it is different for different people.
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