Pakistan Letter of Invitation – 60 Euros.

mesmerizing view of Pakistan sunset

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.

In 2017 and 2018, I am running adventure backpacking tours to Pakistan. My good friends Shah and Liz are also arranging motorcycling adventure tours around the country. Get in touch for details.

Please leave a review of your experience getting your Pakistan letter of invitation in the comments below 🙂

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16 Comments

  • Ethan says:

    I am a US citizen. Why do I have to book a hotel for the entirety of my stay?

  • I filled in the contact form on this page – a few hours later, I was contacted by the company in Pakistan who could help me. I paid, and less than two days later, I had my LOI and could go to the Pakistani embassy in Stockholm who are very quick, friendly and easy to communicate with. I had some wonderful two weeks in Pakistan in December 2016.

  • Remi says:

    Is there any way to get a LOI without doing any tours or staying at hotels? I want to roam and camp

    • Will Hatton says:

      Hey man, the LOI is just a formality – I was not on any kind of tour whilst I was there and was camping and roaming myself, however; to enter the country you need a visa. To get a visa, you need an LOI and to get an LOI, in 99% of cases, you need to purchase the LOI from a tour operator – you are under no obligation to actually book a tour.

    • ruba says:

      yes there are so many couchsurfers …so you can stay in the house as well

  • Josh says:

    This looks like an awesome service! Is there a particular Visa service that you recommend using once I have the letter? I’m a UK citizen

  • Josh says:

    Hey, I’ve got the LOI from Karakoram Bikers (who were very helpful – thanks for the heads up!) but now I need to apply for a Visa in the UK. Apparently they need hotel bookings AND an itinerary. Do you need to stick with these once you are in Pakistan or can I cancel the bookings, and change my itinerary? Worried that this won’t give me much flexibility.

    • Will Hatton says:

      Never fear dude, nobody will be checking up on you or making you stick to your itinerary – you can cancel bookings (or just fake them in the first place) and change as much as you want when you get in. Just try to make your itinerary look as vanilla as possible on paper.

  • Josh says:

    *Sorry by itinerary I meant schedule

  • Rakesh says:

    Sadly, no LOI for Indians. I am interested to visit Pakistan and had been waiting for some opportunity. I had become hopeful but disappointment again !
    Will, is there any way for me (Indian) to visit Pakistan ?

  • Hello,I would like to know If I need a visa for 90 days, is it possible to describe in the letter of invitation (LOI) the time of stay or an itinerary that helps me to obtain the visa for 90 days.? thanks for your help.

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