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Visa on Arrival facility for PAK Senior Citizens of Pakistan initiated

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group-visa-for-pak1Indian on 1 April 2013 started Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for the Senior Citizens of Pakistan. The Pakistani Senior Citizens in the age group of 65+ years would be allowed to take the Visa at Attari/Wagah Check-Post. This is going to be a single entry Visa and will allow a Pakistani resident in India for a maximum period of 45 days.

The services of granting the Visa on arrival started from 1 April 2013 based on mutual agreements.

The Visa on Arrival initially was scheduled to start from 15 January 2013 but was delayed citing technical problem in wake up of the killing of the two Indian Soldiers on the LoC by the Pakistani Army on 8 January 2013.

Decision on group tourist visa facility has yet not been taken. Initially the two countries agreed to operationalize the group tourist visa facility to be offered to each other’s citizens and were supposed to start from 15 March 2013.

The facility of providing the one time Visa for the citizens of both countries was decided following the guidelines of the Liberalised Visa Pact that was signed between the two nations in September 2013. The pact was signed for easing the cross0-border travel as part of a confidence building measure between the two countries.

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