Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Brussels

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Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Brussels

Postby bert » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:48 pm

At the beginning of June, we tried to apply for Pakistani visa at the embassy of Pakistan in Brussels.

We received a LOI through caravanistan. Together with all documents listed on the embassy website (copy passport, copy id, filled in application form, 3 passport photos), we went to the embassy.

At the embassy, we were told that we needed a NOC to enter Pakistan overland with our own car at the Taftan border crossing.

After some telephone discussions and an e-mail from the Caravanistan tour operator, the NOC was no longer required.

However, the embassy requires special permission from the Ministry of Interior (MOI), which could take up to 6-8 weeks to obtain.

According to the Caravanistan tour operator, this could take even longer. Also, the tour operator discouraged to fill in that we would arrive by plane since this information is shared with the border posts nowadays.

Today, we handed in our application and added some additional documents which would help according to the embassy (day to day travel itinerary, travel insurance proof, carnet de passage and papers of the car).

Now we can only wait to have the answer from the MOI. We will keep you updated.

The staff at the embassy was friendly.
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Re: Embassy report: Pakistan visa in Brussels

Postby bert » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:12 am

We are six weeks later now and we have not received an answer.

We have very little hopes, as the tour agency said the Pakistani government will check with him if we booked a full tour with him, which we did not. And the process might easily take more than 2 months.

In short, as a Belgian overland through Pakistan, your best bet is the Pakistani embassy in Iran.

If flying in, the embassy in Brussels can/will issue the visa within a week as they confirmed.
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