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Where in the Stans for a British citizen to pick up Pakistan Visa?

Hi - currently in Tehran and going to try and pick up my Pakistan visa tomorrow, but if they won't give us it there and then (they wouldn't commit on the phone) we have to leave for Baku the next day.

Does anyone know of anywhere in (in order of preference) Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan where we can pick up Pakistan visa.

We will enter from China via KKH and someone told us we could pick it up on the border. But we only met this guy over breakfast and we wouldn't want to take a risk like that unless a highly reliable hubber told us!!!!!

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Paki visa

Ive heard that about the Khunjerab pass as well...but its HUBB hearsay....
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CornishDeity could you let me know how you get along. We wıll also be tryıng to collect our pakıstan vısa from Tehran ın about a week. Also Brıtısh sop you are an excellent test!
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OK - Best write this now then

OK - we hope to pick up our visa first thing tomorrow and then dissappear in a haze of dust, so I will write what you need now.

Most importantly you will need a Letter of Confirmation from the British Embassy. This is easy, it costs 58k Rials (I think £36) for us. Each letter is £36 but they are happy to do two people on one letter. The British Embassy is on Fedosi street, which is a 20 mins brisk walk from our hotel, which I Have described on another thread. It takes 30 mins in total and the brit embassy opens at 8:30am -1am , Sun - Thursday.

Then the pakisstan emabassy is open sat -wed, with applications 9-10:30 and interviews starting at 11. We did ours in one day (today, Monday), walking to the british embassy, arriving at 8:30 and then a $4 taxi to the pakistan embassy, arriving about 9:30.

At the Pakistan embassy you will need your passort, passport photos x 3, photo copy of your passport and ALL the visas in your passport. You will also need a rough itinary, including the address and phone number of at least one hotel.

We took our 2nd passports down, as our other one was att the Azerbaijan embassy. Hence we did not have our Iranian visa. This is possibly going to cause us not to get accepted. The guy at the desk was helpful and ignored the fact that the photocopy we did have of the visa didn't match the current passport. So who knows. Normally it takes at least two days processing, but he also said he would try and get ours done in a day. I talked to him about the 20/20 cricket and it seemed to help.

Also the visa is valid for a month for two months afterwards. We needed three and again he will try to get this for us.

This embassy is the only one we have visited without scrummage queueing and with air con.

A nicer feel all in all. If you stay the Firouzeh Hotel they will help with taxis and phoning embassies etc.

We were out of the embassy by 11:30 today Ithink.

Hope this helps

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To answer your original question, I'd contact STANTOURS - Central Asia Travel Resources They may be able to get you one- they will at least have info for you. They got all my Central Asian visa's for me before I got there. All I had to do was go to the various embasies with a number that they had e-mailed me and pick them up. If you are having a hard time in Tehran, the stantours guys may be able to help from where they are.
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Thanks Pete

Hi Pete - thanks for that, we have spoken with David and he can't help us with Pakistan apparently ....

Hopefully this will not be an issue in a couple of hours
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