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Muharram: Iran announces new visa policy for Pakistani pilgrims

09 July, 2024 19:38

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced new visa policy for Pakistani pilgrims traveling during Muharram and Safar.

The Iranian embassy made some key changes for religious travelers to Iran in which double entry visas for Iraqi Visa Holders.

As per the new policy, Pakistani pilgrims with Iraqi visas can apply for double entry visas valid for 45 days from the date of issuance, allowing a stay of 15 days for each entry.

According to the embassy, double-entry visas will be issued free of charge to all pilgrims under the Iraqi government’s “Special Arbaeen Visa” program. Meanwhile, other visas for Pakistani citizens will continue to be processed as per normal procedures.

Pakistani pilgrims intending to travel by land are required to use their own bus transport to enter Iran and Iraq.

Group leaders must provide transport details, Carnet De Passages, international driver’s licenses, and a complete list of passengers. The vehicle’s plate number will be mentioned on the visas, and border crossing will be monitored by matching the list of pilgrims with the license plate numbers, the embassy spokesperson said.

Additionally, the group leaders must manage the flow of Pakistani pilgrims and ensure compliance with Iran’s regulations.

Moreover, Pakistani pilgrims must enter Iraq through the Chazabeh border until 15th Safar (August 20, 2024), as travel from other borders will be prohibited.

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