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Pakistan Transit Visa from Iran to India

Anyone know if its possible? I've been to the Embassy in Athens today and the guy said he couldn't issue one but that I "maybe definitely" could get one at the border. His other advice was to check with the Embassy in Iran.

I really don't want to get to the Iran/Pakistan border and have to turn around. The other option to Dubai then flying the bike is very expensive.
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That was my next point of call but I fear I'll get the same answer as the Athens embassy.

Cheers for the info, saved me a search.
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Is there such a thing as a Pakistan transit visa? I've never heard of one. To the best of my knowledge, you cannot apply for a Pakistan visa anywhere other than your home country, unless you can prove residency in the country in which you are applying. My advice to anyone planning an overland trip, is to arrange all your visas before setting off !!
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Uselessbaba is completely right.

I meet several people hoping to get their Pakistan visas in Iran and India. But you cannot! Well in India only if you are lucky and have the time to kill.
Its much faster and easier to send your passport home to obtain it or get it before you leave home.

There is no such thing as a transit visa! Why would you want one anyway. The best part of Pakistan is the North.
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You can't get a Pak visa in India, end of !
There is an Indian transit visa, which is valid for 3 days, maybe that's causing confusion. Completely agree about northern areas, you don't meet many people on the road in Pak, but nearly all of them just seem hell bent on getting out as fast as poss.,what a waste, north-west Pakistan is stunning and one of my favourite places. I can't understand why people are in such a hurry to reach the murderous roads of India !
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I mean a Pakistan transit visa in Iran (Tehran). The embassy says I can with an LOI.
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To the best of my knowledge, you cannot apply for a Pakistan visa anywhere other than your home country, unless you can prove residency in the country in which you are applying.
Last time I was there you could get visas at Sost coming over the Karakoram from China (although we got ours in UK, as suggested).

Never heard of a transit visa either - could there be confusion with the escorted transit from Taftan to Lahore you get these days?

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Sorry guys but you are completley wrong, me and the Mrs got our Pak visas for our return trip to the UK from the embassy in New Delhi, very straightforward and only took an hour and no luck involved!

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Sorry guys but you are completley wrong, me and the Mrs got our Pak visas for our return trip to the UK from the embassy in New Delhi, very straightforward and only took an hour and no luck involved!

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Hi,

thanks for the info.
Could you please elaborate. So you went to the New Delhi embassy, told them I want to travel through Paki by bike and they were like ok here is your visa????

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