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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 the chip embedded, this damage also makes the chip unusable. In both cases, the airline and immigration will not accept the document for travel. You can renew ...


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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 again. This passport is no longer fit for use, and the only option is to replace it. Be prepared to be questioned when you go to renew this passport, even if ...


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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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It seems you'd be able to pull it off, but it'd definitely be extra hassle and you might be subject to extra scrutiny (not to mention the cultural tensions between the two nations). Visas The Pakistani government says about tourist visas: "A non-extendable tourist visa valid for 14 days is issued by Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi through approved ...


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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. Passport Exemptions: Nationals of Pakistan with an emergency passport and a letter of approval issued by the Ministry of Interior in Pakistan. ...


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The historic principality of Jammu and Kashmir is split between the Pakistani Azad Kashmir ('free Kashmir') and the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. India and Pakistan have fought wars over the control of Kashmir and you can absolutely not cross the line of control which serves as the de facto border. Not only that, but as a foreigner you are are not even ...


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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 here. It's very detailed; your challenges might be getting the right visas and the Iran-Pakistan border. Or you can take a more northern route. Let's look at the ...


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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. I'm very glad I did it this way, as all countries and its people were fantastic and incredibly interesting, especially those least known and visited: Iran and ...


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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 the critical points of your passport, so in the case it will alarm the officer that the passport is damaged. Of course the officer may input the numbers ...


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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 under the tab marked "Applying," specifically "Submission of Application"). You could also hire a visa courier service to assist with this. The "Applying" tab also ...


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In general, a NOC is a letter indicating the writer of the letter has no objection to the terms contained within said letter. Sounds very meta, but basically it's like saying 'I have no objection to what I'm writing about, and this is legal evidence stating so.' Now why would that be useful? Let's take a common example. A government employee wishes to ...


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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 right to administrative review.


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Generally, there is no right of appeal for visit visa applications. However, that does not mean that ECO's have no accountability. You still have two options: Ask the ECM for a review. If there is an obvious error made by the ECO (such as reading the numbers on the application form wrong), the ECM will be able to overturn the ECO's decision. My friend was ...


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There's really only one choice: the Karakorum Highway. Regular buses travel between last Pakistani town on the highway, Sust, and Kashgar. The only caveat is that the highway is subject to closure during the cold season, so it is best to arrange for travel before November. Sust is not a particularly nice place, so if possible try and get tickets before ...


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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 checking for a visa at all. In the UK, PIA made sure to check my Pakistani ID several times. I did thankfully have my ID with me before leaving the US (thanks Fedex)...


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I don't have a source which can help, but I do have experience. My father has traveled to Pakistan as an Indian Citizen several times and still holds a B1/B2 Visa for the United States. He has traveled to the United States twice. Expect being asked questions about your past travel. As long as your intentions for travel on both ends are/were fair and ...


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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'll have to travel from China through India and cross into Pakistan. If you fancy a journey through Pakistan itself, you can cross at the Wagah point in Lahore (...


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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 have no diplomatic relations with Israel have arrived in Jewish state since 2009. Most of the tourists came from Indonesia and Malaysia, which have no better ...


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From Quetta, you can take a train which travels to Punjab province. From there, you will almost certainly need to pass through Islamabad/Rawalpindi, which is the transit point to the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir. The most dangerous parts of the country are northern Baluchistan, the North West Frontier Province and Sindh, but you will skip the worst by ...


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I am very interested in this question since I love languages myself. I spent quite a long time trying to find an answer, searching all over the internet using English, Arabic and some Urdu. Unfortunately I found no teacher, course or school. However, I found the Burushaski language page in the Endangered Languages Project site, which led me to the Burushaski ...


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I don't have any experience on the Eastern side of the Himalaya, but I did some travelling on the Western side in China, in areas with high numbers of Tibetan people. As usually I did not plan or book anything but mostly stayed in hotels in towns, but a few times I also just walked in the mountains through some villages and when I asked people for a place ...


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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 friend's travel plans, there is not much to be done. Renewal shouldn't take that long. According to the website of the High Commission, regular applications are ...


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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 on one of the few deluxe international buses, you'll have to walk across the 500m between the border posts yourself. Porters -- blue coats for the Indians, ...


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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 Lahore (the provincial capital of the state of Punjab, Pakistan). On the Indian side, you would start at Delhi. There is a bus service you can take. The journey ...


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I have heard of some people crossing in the south near Pishin - but it is not easy! The Pakistani authorities don't want you crossing the border in this area - I think they have some military stuff around there! There are alternative ways around, depending on where you want to get to. If you are heading to India, try the Oman route with a boat from Muscat ...


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While this Saudi Airlines page says: If the infant reaches the age of 2 years prior to their return journey, they must pay the applicable child fare, taxes, fees and charges for that part of the journey. In reality things are different, as long as the ticket is issued then it is ok and no one checks and the system only checks the date of the infant as of ...


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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 for the second leg in London once you have arrived there and acquired the appropriate paperwork. You probably can't get your baggage checked through either, but ...


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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 prepared for prolong security interview upon arrival, and could be prevent entry to Israel if the security personnel have any doubt about the purpose of your visit. ...


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I came back without any issue :)


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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: they want to be sure you're really you, not someone you met in Pakistan and handed your passport to (or someone who robbed or tricked you), as a way to ...


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