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1. Posted by G-trotter (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

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I would like to know if someone could tell if its possible to get a Indian visa in Pakistan as well as a Pkistani visa in Iran?

How difficult, any expiriance?

Thanks for any information.

2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

The visa for Pakistan is easily obtained in Iran at both Tehran and Zahidan (at the border with paki). In Zahidan I know out of experience that it takes five days. In Lahore in Pakistan you can get your Indian visa. Lahore is around 30 kilometres from the border with India. Hope this helps;)

3. Posted by fuad (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi Trotter

Its best to obtain visa for both the countries India and Pakistan before travelling. It will save you from lot of hassel and you can spend your time in travelling, sight-seeing instead of visiting embassies.

If you are planning to visit Northern Pakistan which is famous for its beautiful Valleys (Kaghan , Chitral, Neelum, Gilgit etc), Mountains (K2, Nang-a-Parbat), its not the right time. It will be snow all over the place and many roads will be closed in those areas. So the best time to visit those starts from April.

4. Posted by landlooper (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Its easy to get Pakistani Visa from Iran, but not so easy to get Indian Visa from pakistan. You have to wait for 1 month if you are trying to apply for indian visa from pakistan. After a long and stupid verification u will be allowed to go india via pakistan

5. Posted by G-trotter (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

Thanks at all

One month for a India visa in Pakistan?
Do you think this is for Pakistan citizen or in general???

My problem is that I start in turky and untill I'm in India I don't know how long it takes so I would prefer to get my Indian visa on the way...


[ Edit: Edited on Feb 11, 2007, at 1:43 PM by G-trotter ]

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting landlooper

You have to wait for 1 month if you are trying to apply for indian visa from pakistan. After a long and stupid verification u will be allowed to go india via pakistan

That is for Pakistani only!!!!

7. Posted by tnc123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

For Pakistan it shouldnt be a problem to get a Visa but for India try in tehran in Pakistan YOU CAN NOT get an Indian Visa as by law the Indian High commission in Islamabad must get a clearance for you from your home country which can take long time.

Best is to get all visas from your home country.


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]

8. Posted by Uganda1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

A visa is possible from Islamabad however you will have to wait for quite a while for the relevant vetting and processing of the application and the Diplomatic Enclave shuttle service (Islamabad Only) starts to get really annoying especially after your third visit to the enclave because A) queue was to long or b) Embassy staff were arrogant and unhelpful.

In all honesty it is best to get your visas processed at your home nation before embarking on a tour such as this, however you can just take it a step at a time but be warned this is very time consuming. Also travelling via (Afghanistan is strictly a No. No), a visa for Pakistan from Iran should take about 5 days to process.

When crossing the border via train (not road "Bandits"- I am serious) you will be in Baluchistan, remember not to linger here for too long and head straight for Quetta, you can take a train to Lahore if you wish to proceed straight to India (if you have the visa) a better choice is to travel to Islamabad (very safe city) and apply from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

A note about the Tehran- Pakistan train link (Bandits prey on travellers foreign and local so it is best not to disembark on the smaller platforms for a quick leg stretch on the way, you are safer on the train). DO NOT buy any food products while you are travelling on the train, as most of the food is likely to be contaminated. Also when in India and if your female remember not to get too chummy with the local men as they take it as an open invitation and belive me it can be very annoying.

Like in Thailand, pickpockets a plenty in Mumbai so be careful, nothing is more annoying then to find out somone just snatched your fannypack...

Sindh and Baluchistan and parts of India have an issue with water purity and potable water is not free from contaminants (Buy bottled mineral water from retail outlets as there are plenty of expensive fakes around, the most trust worthy brand is Nestle/AvA, if your on a budget you could buy some water purification tabs before your journey {WARNING: EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION OF THESE CHEMICALS ARE KNOWN TO PRODUCE LAXITIVE EFFECTS ).

Other known issues: Heat in Pakistan's southern regions is a major killer and remember to keep well hydrated (Same goes for India) SPF 15 sun lotion or your skin will fry.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 14, 2007, at 12:13 PM by Uganda1 ]

9. Posted by G-trotter (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

Thanks to all, that helps me :)

I have a new Question????????????

At the moment it sems to be a more dangerous time to travel between Iran and Pakistan because of the new rice from the Taliban in the region.
So I would like to know how the actuall situation is in Pakistan, do you think its really a higher risk now than a few years ago?

Would it be more smart to use a flight from Iran to Pakistan?
Is there someone who know how much it would cost to book a flight from Theran to Islamabad or from a more southern city in Iran to Islamabad?

Thanks for your answer ;)

Greetings from Basel

10. Posted by selani (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

Hi Pascal !

Don't don't worry too much about the Taliban. The violence in Baluchistan/ Northren Pakistan is always well planned and targetted. Tourists don't fit into that equation.( Pak. government vs Taliban)

Tourists, bikers travel on Sestan- baluchistan- Lahore route on almost daily basis. Pakistan police also provide escort to foreign travellers. So far I have'nt heard of any tourist harmed in any way. If possible, hitch a ride with foreign tourists travelling in their own vehicles at the border crossing ( most foreign tourists on this route are either bikers or motorists)

My advice would be to follow usual travel precautions, don't travel after dark, don't tell anyone your travel plans, keep your stuff in your sight, avoid political discussions and, at the slightest smell of trouble, ask help from the first person you see.

To the best of my knowldge, there are no flights between Tehran and Islamabad. There is one flight between Tehran and Karachi every wednesday.

Travel in peace....