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I'm travelling across Europe for the last 5 months and after HU-meeting here in Greece, my girl-freind and I decided to keep on going further South-East. I've called PAK-embassy at home in Germany and they told me I only could get visa there and in no other foreign countries PAK-embassy...
Does anybody has experience in this particular case with Pakistan? We are at the moment in Greece and will enter Turkey in 2- 3 weeks. I've been told many times, Visa for Iran is no problem at the embassy in Trabzon...!?
Last year september we, a friend and I, have tried it to get a PAK-visa at the PAK-embassy in Ankara. We were quit consisted and went back for three day's in a row. We kept on trying till the Ambassador talked to us in person and explained that you can only get the visa in your home country.
as far as I know you can only apply for the Pakistani visa in another country if you hold a (temporary) residence permit of that country for more than 90 days.
I was living in Singapore for more than 9 months and thus, applied there for the visa. It was quite difficult to get it. They told me to apply for it in my home country (Germany) as the residence permit for Singapore was expiring during my planned stay in Pakistan. Eventually, it worked out due to some connections.
we are struggling with the same deal for pakistan.
we are thinking of getting british passports to travel with until we get closer to pakistan,then get family to send our australian passports to us with visa attached,that way when we leave in january it won't be a mad dash to get to pakistan before our visa runs out.
anyone think there might be a problem traveling with two passports?
Pakistan visa applications for foreigners has been refused several times in İstanbul before..As we are told, you must make the application in your home country..Unfortunately just crated a bike to New Delhi again.
If you have a second passport,safe club addresses available in İstanbul,and doğubeyazıt at iran bordergate.
Here are the adresses.
PAKİSTAN İSLAM CUMHURİYETİ İSTANBUL BAŞKONSOLOSLUĞU
Güllü Sk. No.20, 3. Levent,İstanbul email@example.com
Pakistan embassy in Ankara..
PAKİSTAN İSLAM CUMHURİYETİ BÜYÜKELÇİLİĞİ
İran Caddesi No:37, 06700 G.O.P., Ankara
Yes, so many bikers have their second passports or materials sent to our club address in İstanbul while they are on the road and pick them when here.
Another safe adress in Dogbiscuit also available.(border town with İran)
We also have a thread about this somewhere in the HU.forum!!!
Just received a 100 trillion dollar banknote and handled to Oliver (UK).
(Only 5 bikers found the club by GPS without any club escort among 70 visitors this year.)
1-To extend visa periods,it's very very hard almost impossible in Pakistan and certainly impossible in Iran.First you will be asked to have a local citizen to be escorted to the bordergate and then will be deported.Better plan your travel and programme carefully.If you have something to get in touch with government officials, you can do this only in Tehran for Iran and in İslamabad for Pakistan.
2-Dont take the roads close and parallel to borderlines alone without permission or escorts.Get the direct roads between big towns not villages.Some guys already judged for being spy currently.Dont try to be a hero.
Good news:local people,road police,escort guys very friendly, hospitable;food water healthy and delicious, and most interesting and exciting legs of your trip will be in these countries.
I just posted in another thread but have a similar query. I'm looking to transit between Iran and India (3 day visa) but the Athens Embassy i've just been to says the only way to get the transit visa is on arrival. He said I'll "definitely maybe" be able to get it.
I'm also told its for three days, but others say 30. 30 is enough to explore a bit. ..
I've always been told to go to Trabzon and the Iran-embassy there, they are obviously the easiest to deal with!?
We are thinking at the moment, to get us an "Invitation letter" from an Iran citizien, get that shipped to your adress in istanbul (thanks again for the offer!!) and then go to embassy in Trabzon.
Pakistan we might skip (?), due to the fact that KKH is closed during winter time. By the way, is this correct??
We want to ship from Iran to UAE either way and probably go straight further into India...
Before we will visit India-visa-client, who we got suggested, in Athens.
What Visa you're talking about, Snoopy? Passin Iran, Pak into India in 3 days...
I'm in process of getting the Indian visa done in Athens, it's a easy and costs €67, about the same as the UK when you add up the extras. You don't need an agent just go straight to the Indian Embassies outsourced company. Also you don't have to apply in your home country (as it says on the UK outsourced companies website) and you can take your passport away and bring it back seven days later.
Re: Pakistan, I'm talking about getting a 3 day transit visa to pass from Iran to India. I can't get an answer on whether a transit visa is possible at the Iran border. The other option, like yourself, is to ship to Dubai then fly it to India but that will involve large expense.
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