Pakistan is hands down one of my favourite countries to go backpacking in the world, unfortunately this is a country with fairly strict visa rules and without a Pakistan letter of invitation it is almost impossible to apply for a visa!
Whether or not you need a Pakistan letter of invitation to visit Pakistan is down to the embassy you submit your visa application to; some are more liberal than others.
A Pakistan letter of invitation can officially only be issued by a registered tour company within Pakistan. Most tour companies will only issue a Pakistan LOI if you book a tour through them but there are a couple of companies who will issue you the Pakistani letter of invitation for a fee.
The fee is sometimes as high as one hundred euros per person.
After being asked by so many of you how the heck to get the Pakistan LOI, I have teamed up with a reputable company within Pakistan and arranged for letters of invitation to be issued to Broke Backpacker readers for sixty euros.
If you need a letter of invitation, fill in the form to the right and expect a response within 24 – 48 hours.
Once I had my letter of invitation, I organised my visa through a visa service in the UK; it was fast and easy and a hell of a lot better than going through Gerry’s – The UK based service famous for having the worst damn service in the world.
Fill in the form on the right and you will be in touch directly with Shah and Liz, friends of mine who run a Pakistani tour company and can therefore hook you up with your Pakistani LOI. You will receive the letter of invitation the same day your payment comes through.
You can pay with Western Union or Transferwise.
Conditions from the LOI issuer:
- No business or private visa support possible. The Pakistan letter of invitation is provided for tourist visas only.
- LOI for citizens of USA, Middle East and Bangladeshis is provided only when they purchase a tour or book hotels for the whole period of their travel in Pakistan. No LOI is possible for Afghanistan and Indian citizens.
- With the exception of South Africa, we do not provide LOI’s for citizens of African countries. Apologies.
Please note, LOIs will only be issued by Liz and Shah for the purposes of tourism in Pakistan. If you are visiting Pakistan to visit a boyfriend, to work on a charity project or to do anything other than tourism then Kamal cannot help you. I strongly recommend listing your reason for visit as ‘tourism’ and putting together the most generic tourist itinerary you can think of for the purposes of your visa application. If you are visiting a boyfriend or girlfriend, you may not want to mention it. Tourist visas are the easiest visas to get hold of but are only for tourists – if your visa application suggests you are anything other than a tourist, or are visiting for any reason not directly related to tourism, you may be denied your visa.
Please leave a review of your experience getting your Pakistan letter of invitation in the comments below :)
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