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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

If the machine readable section of your passport is damaged, as it is in this photo, your passport must be replaced. A passport scanner cannot read this. If your passport is a newer e-passport with ...
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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

This passport is not just damaged, it has been tampered with! You should under no circumstances have fixed the digits with ink yourself. That blue is clearly an attempt to make the numbers legible ...
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What class of vehicle is commonly called "a Toyota" in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?

They mean the HiAce which is commonly used in Pakistan for inter-city transport. Image Credit: wikipedia Here is one in action:
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Travelling to Pakistan with expired Pakistani passport?

Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states: Passport required. Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid on arrival. ...
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

So here's update 3 years later. I've did the trip in Oct-Dec 2017. So it was totally possible then, I believe it's still is now. In short: all went fine. I've went through Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India. ...
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

If you want to avoid going through Russia, that's a unique challenge. You can try the Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India route as described https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Istanbul_to_New_Delhi_over_land ...
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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

The scanners that are used in airports regarding passport control scan (sliding) the passport through the passport control gadget that they have, which in this case is impossible due to the damage on ...
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How to get a Hong Kong visa from Pakistan?

According to the Embassy of China in Pakistan, you can apply for a visa through them or by sending your documents directly to the Hong Kong Immigration Department in Hong Kong (see the information ...
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Complaint procedure for visit visa to UK 6 month

Nope, there is no standard procedure to appeal or complaint against a standard visitor visa refusal for UK. Refusal letters clearly say: In relation to this decision there is no right of appeal or ...
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For a connecting flight, will United need my final destination visa?

I'm just posting the result of my experience in case anyone else somehow ends up in the same situation and has no options but to cancel the ticket or try traveling. United Airlines didn't bother ...
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Getting foreign license plates remotely (for specific countries). Is this possible?

You do not need local plates but you at least need to redo your routing and most likely abandon the whole thing because you are going to be in mortal danger at a lot of places. You are 45 years too ...
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Is there a "safest" route through Pakistan (from China to Iran)?

You can take the N10 (Makran Coastal Highway) all the way across the southern coast of Pakistan and it will put you in the south of Iran, completely by-passing Afghanistan. To get to it though, you'...
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Can a Pakistani dual citizen visit Israel without any problems?

Though Pakistan itself is not mentioned, recently an Israeli newspaper published an article on Muslim and Arab tourists in Israel. More than 250,000 Muslim and Arab visitors from countries which ...
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USA citizen wanting to cross the India-Pakistan border

There are no such restrictions. If you have a valid visa for Pakistan (and you would need one), you can enter Pakistan. Your only choice of transit is the Wagah border which is near the city of ...
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Is it possible to cross the Wagan border by car?

There appear to be restrictions on the vehicles that are allowed to cross the border at Wagah: Regular buses or taxis are not allowed into the no-man's land between the countries, so unless you're ...
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Travelling with expired Pakistani passport

Your friend's only course of action is to apply for a new passport (or perhaps another emergency travel document) at the High Commission or a consulate of Pakistan. If it takes too long for your ...
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Process to Apply Schengen Visit Visa for Finland from Pakistan - 2021

Finland does not have an embassy in Pakistan, so the visit visa is processed via Netherlands. Book an appointment directly with Netherlands embassy in Pak through vfs. After step 2, you will get an ...
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For a connecting flight, will United need my final destination visa?

Logically the outcome of your situation ought to be that United in New York will be able to issue you a boarding pass for the first leg, but not for the second -- and then you'd be free to check in ...
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Can a Pakistani dual citizen visit Israel without any problems?

Yes. You can, but it is not certain. Israel does welcome tourists. For three months. That said, Israel known to have very tight security, especially around airports and borders. You should be ...
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Finding Gilgit's Kargah Buddha

Kargah Buddha is located approximately at: 35° 54' 38.30" N 74° 15' 43.20" E. You should be able to spot it if you are around there. Google Maps is not high-res enough to be able to see it in the ...
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American citizen that visited Pakistan

When you come back into the country where you live (as a permanent resident or citizen), they have to let you in - eventually. But they may want to ask you a few things first, for a variety of reasons:...
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Visiting Pakistan with 6-month validity passport

According to the Pakistan page at travel.state.gov, PASSPORT VALIDITY: Six months beyond the date of arrival There don't appear to be any exceptions to this. However, I couldn't find a page on a ...
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Complaint procedure for visit visa to UK 6 month

You can NOT ask for a review because your application is excluded from review per the link below. Ask for a visa administrative review If you're outside the UK You’ll be told in your ...
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What do I need to do to see the Wagha/Wagah border ceremony from the Pakistani side?

I can answer that question from personal experience, I have been to that ceremony several times. There are no tickets or registration, It's free. (May have to pay a nominal car parking fee) There is ...
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Travelling to Pakistan with expired Pakistani passport?

Note that getting to Pakistan and getting into Pakistan are two different things. As a citizen, you generally have the right to enter the country. (This is true for many countries.) Without a valid ...
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Traveling to Pakistan on Emirates from US (recently tested positive)

I hope you're feeling better! Pakistan's testing policy seems to be absolute that a negative PCR test is required for all inbound passengers (except deportees and those under 6 years old, and I assume ...
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Are flights to Jodhpur safe?

At the moment, relations between India and Pakistan while still fraught with tension, are not so tense as to not travel to Jodhpur by flight. Of course, these things are not static, and might change ...
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How to obtain no objection certificate (NOC) for visiting Neelum valley as a foreign national?

You don't make mention of how you're arranging your trip, or whether you've already applied for a visa. Should you be travelling to Pakistan either on business or as part of a tour group, you would be ...
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