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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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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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Do northern areas in Pakistan have electricity and Internet?

Gilgit-Baltistan (formerly "Northern Areas") is a very large, thinly populated and extremely mountainous area, so conditions will vary widely. The larger towns in the area have mobile phone ...
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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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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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Will the fact that you traveled to Pakistan be a problem if you go to India?

No, this applies only to citizens (and those that have origin) from Pakistan/India. There are enough people (eg: Karl Rock) that have done what you propose to do.
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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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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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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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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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Afghan refugee in US traveling to Iran

A Refugee Travel Document is only for people who have refugee or asylum status. You don't, yet, until your claim has been processed. You cannot "expedite" an RTD because you aren't eligible ...
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Do northern areas in Pakistan have electricity and Internet?

You can easily find electricity, but of course you might get into trouble if you are too remote. So, better take a solar powered backpack, portable generator or other source of portable electricity. ...
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Is it safe to swim at Clifton Beach, Pakistan?

It's not the cleanest beach but it's clean enough to swim. However, depending on the season (June to August is particularly bad), the currents may be too dangerous to swim. There are other better ...
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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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Pakistani Passport expiring 4 months after traveling from US to Pakistan - Can I renew my passport in Pakistan?

There are no exit formalities in the US. You can safely travel, and renew your passport while in Pakistan. Your passport is valid until midnight of the date of expiry. If you have any valid visas on ...
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Does a UK citizen need a transit visa for Pakistan?

As you're flying domestically within Pakistan, you will enter Pakistan, and as such will require a transit visa. If flying the same route back, make sure to apply for a double-entry transit visa.
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Going to Pakistan in 3 weeks time but my NICOP is expired and my son's hasn't arrived yet

Went to the Pakistan embassy and applied for a NICOP card. It took about 30 minutes and the people there were extremely helpful. I applied for the executive one and they told me it would get to me in ...

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