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  1. Is this the most recent one?
    Please reply

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    • Yes, I think it is. You can check the India visa website for Pakistani applicants

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  2. Hi,

    Do you know if the person inviting needs to be a resident in India? I wanted to invite a Pakistani friend to India for my wedding and was going to ask my mother (Indian citizen) to formally invite them since I am not an Indian citizen. But she doesn’t live in India. I wonder if this would be a problem because I read somewhere that the police visit your home in India to verify things. I’d be very grateful if you could share anything you may know in this regard. Thanks

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    • They need a letter of invitation that provides the address and contact details of the host in India. You will also need to get a NOC for your guest that a first class gazetted officer has to sign and stamp. Requirements are listed at the Indian consulate website, including link to the PDF of the NOC letter – http://www.india.org.pk/eoi.php?id=Visitor%20Visa&q=1
      p.s. Mubarak on your wedding 🙂

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  3. Hi,
    I wanted to ask that do we need to submit this certificate in original or a scanned print out would suffice? As one Gerry’s visa dropbox is accepting a scanned print but TCS Visatronix are asking for original certificate.

    Moreover, how much time do they normally take to issue the visa?

    Regards,
    Haresh Kumar.

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    • A scanned copy is fine but in color
      Ask me any questions Haresh as I know everything about this process. and takes more than 3 months here is Canada

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    • They say they need the original but sometimes waive the requirement. Time… anything from a week to 3-4 months. Unfortunately.

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  4. Let me know pls. that the person who is attesting the sponsor certificate for indian visa will provide his ID Card, because some people hesitate to provide their ID Card

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    • I don’t know if the person attesting the Sponsor Certificate needs to provide his ID card. However, the form requires the person’s name, ID card number, designation, rank, and contact details. The form can be downloaded at this link.

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    • very true…. its their job to verify the sponsorer, not the visitor ie. the pakistani national….

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  5. Is there any such Pakistan visa sponsorship certificate for Indian nationals? If yes, where can i get it from ? If no, is there any similar and legal way to invite an Indian national ?
    Plz do reply me .

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    • I believe Pakistan has now introduced a sponsorship certificate for Indian nationals. Check this website: Directorate General of Immigration & Passports, Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan http://bit.ly/PkvisaIndia

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  6. Thanks

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  7. Hey, can any tell me the full procedure of sponsoring a pakistani friend to india for tourist purpose.
    P.s i am a citizen of india

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    • There is unfortunately no tourist visa between India and Pakistan, unless people go through approved tour-operators in groups. To see the Indian visa requirements for a Pakistani applicant, visit the Indian embassy website. Here’s the direct link: http://www.india.org.pk/eoi.php?id=Holders&q=1

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  8. Hey im a pakistani and my friend has written tourism and pilgramige in the blank of reason for visiting india. He has filled the exact form given above. So is it okay? Because i really want to visit india for sight seeing and meet him. Plus people were hesitating from signing the form and we got a person who was ready to sign it because it mentioned he can get it signed by a principal or headmaster of govt school. However that person was a vice principal and he got the letter signed. Is it ok? Now he has mailed me the scanned copy.. Do i need i need an original one ? Or the scanned one will work?

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    • I’m sorry, I can’t answer your questions. You’ll need to check with the embassy. Best of luck.

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    • scan copy will work but you also need a valid service id copy of the gazetted officer of the place where he works ie. grade A officer / 17th grade officer.

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    • can u help me to get attestatn of my sponsrshp certificate
      .

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      • Sorry, I can’t help you with that.

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  9. i need the sponsorship certificate to be attested, i have talked to 2-3 attestation agengies but none are ready to attest the sponsorship letter. so if possible if you can tell me a attestation agency or any government body, who will get my document attested. i live in Gujarat

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    • You can get it attested from any magistrate or first class gazetted officer, like a University dean or someone. Best of luck.

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  10. Hello Dear,
    I am From Pakistan want to apply for visit visa for India.
    So i need sponsor certificate , and a man who signed this one,
    Please suggest me.
    I am from Tharparkar, Sindh Pakistan

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    • You have to first have a host in India who sends you an invitation letter. The host will get your sponsorship certificate attested from a magistrate or any first class gazetted officer, like a University dean. See Indian embassy in Pakistan website for details of other requirements. It’s a long list. Good luck.

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  11. Ma’am but i have no host in India.

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    • Sadly, there is no tourist visa provision for individuals between the two countries so you need to have a host. They did agree to allow tourist groups to travel going through approved tour guides but I don’t think that has taken effect yet. Need to check with the travel agencies and with the respective high commissions. Also see and sign the petition – http://www.change.org/milnedo – which has details.

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  12. hi i am dr khan,i m a candidate of MRCP PACES UK,my exam center is kolkatta india for that i need visa for india ,i m pakistani national,when i contacted indian embassy ,they said to provide attested sponsorship certificate,i discussed this to one of my indian colleagues who are doctors n nurses.they said the no one is attesting this form bcoz i m pakistani,so is there any sloution??

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    • Dear Dr Khan, if you’re a bona fide candidate someone should be able to help you. Have you tried contacting the UK Centre and asking them to get the exam centre in India to do the attestation? station. A University Dean can do the sponsorship letter but I suppose they would need all the credentials, and maybe a formal request from the UK Centre.

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  13. Hi For the Pakistani Sponsorship certificate we need to get it signed by a Group A officer. Can you help with details of any group A officers in Mumbai who can help me with this.
    My Sister based in Dubai holds a Pakistani Passport and is intending to come to India. Also is this Group A officer a gazette officer
    Please share details of people who can help with this

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    • Yes, I believe they mean a first class gazetted officer like a University Dean, a District Magistrate, etc.

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    • Hi did you ever find someone in Mumbai? I would really appreciate if you could let me know as I am in a similar situation. Thank you.

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  14. Hi, in the beginning of the Sponsership Certificate should i write the details of the sponsor in India or the Pakistani National

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    • From what I understand reading the document – the sponsor in India.

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  15. Hi guys

    i want to sponsor my frd from indonesia . can someone tel me how to get sponsor letter and from whr..

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    • Please check with the relevant embassy.

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  16. hi, i have been to india twice before and there was no sponsorship certificate required then. has anyone experienced it recently and do any authorities in india go for verification to the sponsors home in this case my father in law

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  17. Hi Faiz what’s your update ? Did you get anyone to attest the sponsorship certificate because i’m in the same situation. Thank for sharing your experience.

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  18. please does anybody know in hyderabad india who can sign the sponsor certificate for pakistani national, unable to find one coz hesitate to give their id card its

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    • Salem did u find one

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    • Mr. Saleem, did you find any one to attest you sponsorship letter in Hyderabad-India?

      If yes, please let me know.

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  19. sir i want to knw how to invite my frnd pak to india …..for tourist visit

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    • There is sadly no tourist visa between India and Pakistan. See and sign the petition. You will need to check the India visa website for requirements for Pakistani nationals and get an NOC attested by a magistrate-level officer to invite your friend.

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  20. Hi..I am a male Pakistan. Age 45years. My mother..my wife..my 4 kids are all Indian national..In my life I have travelled nearly 25 times from Bahrain. Uae and Pakistan. Now I’m stuck in Islamabad..waiting for my wife to send me attested sponsorship certificate letter which no one is willing to sign for a Pakistani. …when u apply from Dubai only a no is required from wife without attestation. Do I really need a sponsor to visit my Indian mother..wife and 4 kids…Please provide me details of gazetted officer in Hyderabad who will do this attesting for this..I’m staying in a hotel sInce 25th June 2016..somebody out there please help me!!!

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    • So sorry to hear of your plight, can’t offhand think of someone who will help you. A bit confused about your situation – you’re in a hotel in Islamabad or Hyderabad? Where are you a resident of? Best of luck.

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  21. How many copies of sponsorship certificate do we have to attach?

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  22. Hi I’m from Pakistan. I want to know that does anybody know in Ahmadabad india who can sign the sponsor certificate for pakistani national, unable to find one. My whole nanhyaal lives there, please help me…………

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  23. docters are also gazzeted officer can they attest sponcership letter

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    • If they are government employees of Grade 21 (I think) and above, then I guess so.

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  24. Hi can anyone tell me how to get sponsor certificate from Mumbai India .. as I am an Indian and my wife is a pakistani national we got married in Uae and resident of Dubai none of the gazette officer is ready to sign our sponsor certificate ..I want to travel their with my wife to meet my family.
    can any one help me and suggest me any way to get it done.

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    • Sorry to hear about your dilemma. You will need to get a friend or relative in Mumbai to talk to a gazetted officer to sign the form. If you are on Facebook you could join the Aman ki Asha group and ask people there as there are other cross-border couples.

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    • Hi Rehan,
      Same case here. i also tried many connections to get the sponsorship certificate attested but nobody is ready to do so. i dont know, they being at such a big post and worrying just to give an attestation, shocks and questions me on their being a human. They have the power but they will not use to help but they are ready to misuse for their own work.

      Since we got married, my wife is asking the same question, why nobody is ready to give attestation? till now, she did no meet my all relatives personally including my granny. I think bcoz of the political games, families like us will suffer till the end.

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  25. okay thank you.. my friends did try their but none of the official is ready to sign and endorse the certificate as they hear it is for a Pakistani national. is their any legal way or procedure to get it done ??
    I read in some post that getting visa depends on your reason of visiting country is meeting my family is not a enough and strong reason..

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    • In our (India-Pakistan) context unfortunately sifarish and connections really matter. Since you’re an Indian national your wife is entitled to get an Indian visa but they make it very difficult. You just need to work your sources until you find someone who knows and trusts the person who is asking. I’m sorry it is so hard. We have a petition out there, Milne Do, that I think we need to update and get more signatures on.

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  26. thanks admin.. Any one n page can tell me how are things their is it okay for pakistani normal public to travel in Bombay now..

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  27. Respected sir, my name is Daniel Henry Devanur i’m Indian, i got married in Pakistan last year since then i’m trying to conceive group A officers but they’re not attesting my wife sponsorship certificate, i spoke to external affairs in Delhi they’re saying Islamabad Indian Embassy will attest sponsorship certificate and when me wife spoken to Indian Embassy they’re saying you have to attest your sponsorship certificate from India what should we do now please help us.

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    • Sorry you are having to go through this. I believe the sponsorship certificate has to be attested by a magistrate-level official in India. You have to find someone who knows you or who knows someone who knows you and who will attest to your ‘good character’ etc.

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  28. My question is that in this procedure while we are sponsoring some one do police come for verification to our given address. I mean is this is the part of the whole procedure to sponsor someone for visiting india.

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    • I believe police do sometimes go to verify. Check with your local police station.

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  29. I am an Indian married to a pakistani & we both in Dubai.We have got been able to get clearance for her visa since August 2016.Please suggest as the consular in Dubai states they cannot follow up.Please write to himanshu312@yahoo.com

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  30. Thank you so much for posting this India visa Sponsorship Certificate for Pakistani nationals. I am hoping I can just scan this and it will be accepted. I think the prudent thing would be to get an original, though.

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  31. Hello I am from Pakistan n married to Indian I can’t get anyone to attest the sponsorship letter in India any one can help?

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  32. Hello, I would like to call my friends to India Hyderabad for my wedding. Does any one know any officer who can help attesting sponsorship certificate. Please let me know if you know someone from Hyderabad.
    please write me on irfan.convergys@gmail.com

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    • Hello – you may want to join the Aman ki Asha Facebook group and see if anyone there can help you.

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  33. Hello

    Did any one recently got India Visit Visa? Please let me know Thank you

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  34. My father is an Indian National and he sponsored me and my husband………I had applied Visit Visa to meet my paternal family with all the requirements but after 60 days my passport has been returned without issuing visa…..even inquiry has been done from India…..i visited India in 2008 to attend wedding ceremony of my real chacha…….its really disappointed me…..

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  35. I want to visit Pakistan, I don’t have host, how can I get visa?
    I am also a teacher (retired ) one of my favourite subject was ancient history, I would like to see Mohanjodaro and harappa.
    I have also written a book, Muslim freedom fighters.
    There are many revolutionaries from Pakistan, I wud like to visit their place.
    May I get visa on the above 2 grounds?
    I am really keen to visit Pakistan.

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  36. I m Indian n i have married to Pakistani boy but after my marriage my elder brother expired n my parents are too old now i want to shift here with my husband plz tell me what should i do for dis………

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  37. Please suggest a possible way to call n live with my husband here as soon as possible

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    • The embassy website or consulate officials should be able to guide you.

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  38. Plz help me.I want ur no plz ma’m

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  39. madam ye sp crtfc kaha se banaye mujhe mere cousin ko india bulana hai plz aap meri help kar sakti ho maine affidavit to bana liya hai per ye kaha se banega woh nahi pata plz madam I need ur help.

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    • You have to get it signed and certified by a first class gazettes officer e.g. magistrate, university vice chancellor etc.

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      • hi. i got marry with indian.i m frm pak. we want to visit india..we want to attest our spnsrship certificate..do u anyone in kanpur..who can do this..kindly guide me

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      • Where did you get married and where do you live?

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      • Hi Beenasarwar
        you seem to know a lot about this process so hoping you can shed some light on this. I am applying for my visa through CKGS. I am a US citizen now however of Pakistani origin and have not officially renounced by Pakistani citizenship. Because of that I have to apply on the Pakistani passport and they are asking me to get a sponsor etc. I have plenty of friends in India so thats not the issue. Like everyone else getting someone to attest is the issue so far. Any thoughts/tips that may help?
        I was hoping being a US citizen would make this process easier but really its the same as living in Pakistan. I currently live in the Washington DC area. Renouncing the Pak citizenship takes several months but I want that to be my last resort.

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      • Hello – I only know it from personal experience and the India-Pakistan peace work I do with Aman Ki Asha – http://www.amankiasha.com. From what I understand, being a US citizen does not make the process easier – plus there’s the ‘renunciation of citizenship’ issue. You will need to get a sponsor – actually your host(s) in India need to do that. They have to get a first class gazetted officer (magistrate, dean, etc) to sign and stamp on the certificate which is essential a No Objection Certificate testifying that they know the person they are signing it for (your host). When you fill out the visa form you have to enter the officer’s name, rank, place of posting and phone number. Best of luck.

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  40. Hello i m indian please koi bata sakte hain sponsors letter pakistan ke liye hame kahan se mil sakti please please reply me as soon as possible

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