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 Letter Of Invitation (LOI) to visit Pakistan it is almost impossible to apply for a visa, read this post carefully!
Although it remains the decision of the individual embassy at which you apply; some are more liberal than others, it is almost certain you will be required to submit a Letter Of Invitation as part of your visa application to visit Pakistan as a tourist, so be prepared.
A letter of invitation to Pakistan can only officially be issued by a registered tour company within Pakistan. The catch, there are a couple of companies who will issue the Pakistani letter of invitation to solo travellers for a stand-alone fee, most tour companies will only issue a Pakistan LOI if you book a complete package tour through them
These few companies issuing letters to solo travellers are in some cases charging a fee 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 to Pakistan, fill in the form to the right and expect a response within 24 – 48 hours.
This form will put you directly in touch 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 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.
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 Liz and Shah 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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