Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > Middle East

Middle East Topics specific to the Middle East countries, from Syria south to Yemen
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28 Mar 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 72
Getting Iran and Pakistan visa in Oman

Possible? If yes how long to wait?
Also interested in doing it in Yemen if possible...
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29 Mar 2010
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,224
I asked the Pak embassy in Sana'a for a visa and was told that "we don't give visas to non-residents". I didn't bother in Oman.

In Dubai it was the same story, but when I explained that I was travelling overland long-term they sent me to the embassy in Abu Dhabi where I got a 10-day "visit" visa which I was then able to extend with some arguing in Quetta. However, you do need the dreaded letter of non-objection from your embassy/consulate. This was refused in Ankara, but I got it in Dubai from the German consulate in 1 day, 20 Euro.

The Iranian visa in Dubai was a breeze, but I had already a used one in my passport. I don't know whether this made any difference or not.

I don't know whether going to Yemen at this time is a good idea...
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30 Mar 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 72
Thanks for the info! How long did you have to wait for the Pakistan and Iran visa?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30 Mar 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Tehran / San Antonio
Posts: 4
Iranian visa

Time depends on where your from, Where your applied for, Time when applied ! I don't suggest for American citizens to go in right now .

Let me know if I can be more of help .
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30 Mar 2010
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,224
The Iranians were very efficient, took only a few days, or I could have had it express in 1 or 2 days for double the price.

I can't remember about the Pakistanis, I think they did it on the spot or the next day.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21 Jul 2010
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 72
Unfortunately, now in Oman, and they don't give Pakistan visa anymore. Seems to be the case in Tehran also. They will not deliver the visa to you outside of your country of origin. Any recent case of people getting it in the region?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21 Jul 2010
beddhist's Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Whangarei, NZ
Posts: 2,224
That's what they said to me in Dubai, but when I explained that that wasn't possible, as I was travelling overland, they phoned the embassy in Abu Dhabi, then sent me there.

Things may have changed, though.
__________________
Cheers,
Peter.

Europe to NZ 2006-10
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 22 Jul 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: On the road ...
Posts: 218
As far as I am aware, there is a difference with Iranian visa. If you already had a visa in the past, getting a new one is very easy. This can be done on the authority of the embassy/consulate alone. If you have never had an Iranian visa, it takes significantly longer, as they need to get authorization from the ministry for interior affairs (or something like that). You can speed up that process, by paying for an Iranian travel agency to do this for you. Then you get a reference number (provided the ministry gave its ok), with which you can proceed to apply for the visa at the embassy.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
latest on pakistan - iran crossing, visa, location dajg Middle East 1 14 Nov 2009 21:39
Getting Visa for Pakistan & Iran in India ? Kusi1 Southern Asia 2 25 Feb 2009 11:12
Pakistan/Iran Visa Question. leevtr Trip Paperwork 1 3 Jan 2009 18:17
visa for iran / pakistan / india andylaurence Trip Paperwork 7 19 Feb 2006 08:28
Iran visa in one day in Peshawar, Pakistan MartijnP Middle East 0 6 Oct 2005 14:29

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:47.