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Old 9 Sep 2010
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Making Pakistani hotel reservations to help with visa

From another thread, making reservations with hotels in order to get a visa quickly is a good idea.

Does anyone know of any cheap places to get a reservation, have looked at a few, but they are all pretty expensive when we don't intend to use them

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All I did was borrow a Lonely Planet and look up a few hotel names, then added them to my application. Worked for me - reservations weren't necessary.
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I think I just put a list of towns I said I was going on my application though it never mattered when I got there. When I rocked up to the Pak border from India, they wanted to know where I was going to be staying in Lahore but my 'oh, just wherever really' response didn't go down well. They told me to put down the 'Regal Internet' which I did which seemed to do the trick.

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If you use hostelworld.com you can book hotels and then cancel them for 2 pounds (I think it was) rather then paying for the room. This is what my brother did for our trip and it worked well
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We used the Ramada in Multan, and the Mirage in Lahore - neither required payment up front.
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Might be different depending where you get it but we got our pak visa a week or so ago. All the guy seemed to be interested in was the LOI. Didn't ask how we were travelling so we didn't tell. The form required a couple of places we wanted to visit so we picked a couple of tourist places on the route where flooding and security situation seemed best. But the LOI was definately the most important thing.

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