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Pakistan Visa

Pakistan visa is a required conditional authorization granted by the Government of Pakistan to a foreigner, allowing them to enter or remain in Pakistan. Although Pakistan visa typically may include restrictions on the duration of the foreigner’s stay, the dates they may enter, the number of permitted visits, or an individual’s right to work in Pakistan, however, the visa can be extended when you are in Pakistan provided you meet the visa requirements.

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Common Pakistan Visa Types and Their Requirements

When applying for a visa to Pakistan you will have to submit some required documents as part of the Pakistan visa application process. Knowing the correct visa type and the associated visa requirements make the visa application process very easy and quick. Let’s examine the most demanded Pakistan visa types and their important visa requirement.

1. Tourist Visa for Pakistan

A Pakistan Tourist Visa allows the citizens of foreign nationals to visit Pakistan for tourism purposes. You can apply for two types of tourist visas online:

  • First Time Tourist Visa (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension of the Current Tourist Visa: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing you in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizens of countries listed in the table below “List of Countries Eligible for Pakistan Online Visa” are eligible to apply for this visa.
  • You may be eligible to apply for a Tourist Visa On Arrival, if your country is listed in the table below “List of Countries Eligible for Visa on Arrival (Tourist)”

Documents Required for Tourist Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Hotel booking Details

You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • Single Entry for short duration less than 3 months (First Time entry).
  • Duration up to and greater than 6 months (Extension).
  • Citizens from these countries may be eligible for a Double Entry Tourist Visa.
  • A Tourist Visa can be extended for up to 6 months or more, subject to approval.
  • US nationals could avail Tourist 5 years multiple entry visas with a maximum of 3 months’ stay.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • Entry (Up to 3 Months): 7-10 days (Working Days)
  • Visa extension (Up to 6 Months): 7-10 days (Working Days)
  • Visa extension (Greater than 6 Months): 4 Weeks (Working days)

2. Tourist Visa on Arrival for Pakistan

You can now apply for a Tourist Visa On Arrival if you are a citizen of these countries.

Please submit your intent to travel at least 48-72 hours before your planned trip to Pakistan to receive an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) – (Please Note: You can state your intent by submitting online visa application through Pakistan Online Visa System – Click on the Apply Now Button to do so). You can travel to Pakistan if you receive a valid ETA in favor of your application.

The type of visa you will apply online is:

First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

  • To avail the Tourist Visa On Arrival, you must be a citizen of countries listed here.
  • Foreign nationals of Indian origin are also eligible to apply under this category for religious tourism purposes.
  • Tour operators approved by the Pakistan Directorate of Tourist Services (DTS) may be allowed to bring Tourist Groups under this category.

Documents Required for a Tourist visa on Arrival

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Invitation Letter by the sponsor or hotel booking details in case of individual tourist
  • Invitation Letter in case of the group by the tour operator designated by the department of tourist services
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • Tourist Visa on Arrival is valid for 30 Days
  • Nationals of Malaysia, Turkey, and UAE may be granted a 30-day, multiple-entry visa upon arrival

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

48-72 Hours (Working Hours)

3. Family Visit Visa on Arrival for Pakistan

The family visit visa is designed for foreign citizens of Pakistani Origin and their spouses to visit and stay with their family members for up to 5 years with up to 1 year of stay on each entry.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Foreign citizens of Pakistani origin and their spouses.
You may be eligible for a Pakistan Origin Card ( POC ) , if you or your relative are of Pakistani origin. In that case you may not need a visa. Please click here to check your eligibility.

Documents Required for Family Visit Visa on Arrival

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • POC or likewise;
  • Marriage certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • CNIC/NICOP
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • First Time: Visa valid up to 5 years with up to 1 year stay on each entry
  • Extension: Visa extendable to 5 years with up to 1 year stay on each entry
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

7-10 Days (Working Days – First Time Entry)
7-10 Days (Working Days – Visa Extension)

4. Business Visa for Pakistan

BEFORE APPLYING FOR PAKISTAN’S BUSINESS VISA

MAKE SURE to get your Business Invitation Letter (Required Document in your Visa Application) from Pakistan’s “E-Business Invitation Letter System” – In order to apply please CLICK HERE for more details!

To promote investment in the country, the Government of Pakistan is granting 5 year Multiple Entry Business Visas to the businessmen of the countries listed under the following categories:

Business Visa List Countries
Non-Business Visa List Countries

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements 

Citizens of countries listed here are eligible to apply for this visa.
NOTE: You may be eligible to apply for a Business Visa On Arrival, please check your eligibility here.

Documents Required for Business Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Proof of registration of the company which is extending invitation (SECP/ Chamber of Commerce Certificate) and any of the following:
  • Recommendation letter from CC&I of the respective foreign country
  • Invitation letter from business organization duly recommended by concerned trade organization in Pakistan – In order to get this REQUIRED DOCUMENT – Please apply through Pakistan’s E-Business Invitation Letter System – For More Details PLEASE CLICK HERE!
  • Recommendation letter by the honorary investment counselor of BOI/Commercial Attaché
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • A Business Visa may be granted for up to 5 years.
  • A Business Visa is valid for Multiple Entries into Pakistan
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • Entry for Business Visa List countries: 24 Hours (Working Hours)
  • Entry for Non-Business Visa List countries: 4 Weeks (Working days)
  • Extension: 4 Weeks (Working days)

5. Business Visa on Arrival for Pakistan

BEFORE APPLYING FOR PAKISTAN’S BUSINESS VISA ON ARRIVAL

MAKE SURE to get your Business Invitation Letter (Required Document in your Visa Application) from Pakistan’s “E-Business Invitation Letter System” – In order to apply please CLICK HERE for more details!

To promote investment in the country, the Government of Pakistan is granting a 30 day Single Entry Business Visa On Arrival to the businessmen of the following countries listed here.

Interested businessmen are encouraged to apply for the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) at least 48-72 hours prior to their intended date of travel. Please Note: You can state your intent by submitting an online visa application through Pakistan Online Visa System – Click on the Apply Now Button to do so. You can travel to Pakistan if you receive a valid ETA in favor of your application.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

To avail the Business Visa On Arrival, you must be a citizen of the countries listed here.

Required Documents for Business Visa on Arrival

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Proof of registration of the company which is extending invitation (SECP/ Chamber of Commerce Certificate) and any of the following:
  • Recommendation letter from CC&I of the respective foreign country
  • Invitation letter from business organization duly recommended by concerned trade organization in Pakistan – In order to get this REQUIRED DOCUMENT – Please apply through Pakistan’s E-Business Invitation Letter System – For More Details PLEASE CLICK HERE!
  • Recommendation letter by the honorary investment counselor of BOI/Commercial Attaché
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

A Business Visa On Arrival is granted for 30 days.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.
48-72 Hours (Working Hours)

6. Student Visa for Pakistan

Prospective students who wish to pursue higher education in Pakistan can apply for a 2-year Student Visa.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Citizens of countries listed here are eligible to apply for this visa.

Documents Required for Student Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Admission/Bonafide letter
  • NOC from HEC/Economic Affairs Division/IPC/Health Ministry/Education Ministry
  • For Entry visa: NOC from the concerned Government
  • For Extension: NOC from the concerned embassy in Pakistan of students country
  • Sponsorship/Bank Statement in case of the accompanying family)
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • A Study Visa is granted for 2 years.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – Visa Extension)

7. Official Visa for Pakistan

This visa is for the Government Officials of Foreign Governments who are assigned to perform official duties in Pakistan.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Foreign Officials of all countries who are assigned to perform official duties in Pakistan are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents for Official Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Letter of Recommendation (By Economic Affairs Division/MOFA/ Respective Ministry or Departments)
  • Military Service Form (In case your visit purpose is Military Establishment)
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • An Official Visa is valid for the entire tenure of the Official Assignment.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 7 days (Working days – First-time entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working days – Visa Extension)

8. Work Visa for Pakistan

Citizens of foreign countries who wish to work and live in Pakistan can apply for this visa.

NOTE: For further details about the requirements, it is requested to go through the Board of Investment’s website, https://invest.gov.pk/work-visa

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Citizens of foreign countries who have a valid job offer and meet the requirements are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents for Work Visa

  • Passport
  • Photograph
  • SECP registration letter of company
  • Recommendation letter By BOI/MOI (In case of Extension)
  • Contact Details of the Sponsor
  • Undertaking on company letterhead/In case of CPEC/Government approved project, a letter from the concerned department /ministry
  • CV of applicant
  • Covering letter on company’s letterhead
  • Company profile
  • Employment agreement
  • FBR NTN certificate of the company
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • A Work Visa is granted for 1 year.
  • A Work Visa is valid for Multiple Entry into Pakistan.
  • A Work Visa is extendable on a yearly basis subject to approval.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – Visa Extension)

9. Diplomatic Visa for Pakistan

Foreign diplomats can apply for a GRATIS Visa for the entire tenure of their diplomatic assignment.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

  • All diplomatic staff of foreign countries is eligible to apply for this visa.
  • Diplomatic Visas will be granted against authorized slots only.

Required Documents for Diplomatic Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Note Verbale by the Sending State/ Organization
  • Letter of Recommendation (By Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • UN/IO Related Requests Form (In case your visit purpose is Assignment (UN/IO))
  • Arrival Notification Form (In case your visit purpose is Assignment (Bilateral))
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • An Official Visa is valid for the entire tenure of the Diplomatic Assignment.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 7 days (Working days – First Time entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working days – Visa extension)

10. Journalist Visa for Pakistan

Journalists can apply for this visa which is valid for Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

All Journalists are eligible to apply subject to approval.
Consultation Feedback is required from Press Attaches and Link Offices of the respective media houses.

Required Documents for Journalist Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Letter from Media Agency/Organization
  • Recommendation from Ministry of information and broadcasting/Press Attaché/Pak Mission Abroad.
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • For Accredited and Pakistan-based Media Houses:
  • Visa valid for the entire tenure of the assignment subject to approval.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

  • Visa valid for 3 months or more, subject to approval.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • Entry for Accredited /Based (Short Term/Long Term): 7-10 Days (Working Days)
  • Entry For non-Pakistan-based journalists – Individuals and Family (Up to 3 Months): 7-10 Days (Working Days)
  • Entry For non-Pakistan-based journalists – Individuals and Family (Greater than 3 Months): 4 Weeks (Working Days)
  • Extension – Individual/Family: 4 Weeks (Working Days)

11. NGO/INGO Visa for Pakistan

Officials, staff members of the NGOs/INGOs and their families can apply for this visa to carry out development work in Pakistan in various sectors.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

All NGO/INGO officials, staff, and their family members are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents for NGO/INGO Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Invitation letter by NGO/INGO
  • Proof of Registration of the NGO/INGO
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • An NGO/INGO visa is valid for 3 months subject to approval.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 Weeks (Working days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working days – Visa Extension)

12. Missionary Visa for Pakistan

Christian Missionaries can apply for this visa to carry out missionary work in Pakistan.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Christian citizens of all countries are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents for Missionary Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Invitation Letter of the registered missionary organization
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • This visa is valid for 1 year.
  • This visa is extendable for 1 year.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 Weeks (Working days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working days – Visa Extension)

13. Tabligh Visa for Pakistan

Muslim citizens of foreign countries who wish to participate in Tabligh activities can apply for this visa.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Muslim citizens of all countries are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents for Tabligh Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Invitation Letter by the authorized Tableeghi Centre
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • A Tabligh Visa is granted for 45 days
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 Weeks (Working days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working days – Visa Extension)

14. Domestic Aide Visa for Pakistan

Domestic workers who wish to work and live in Pakistan under the sponsorship of their employers can apply for this visa.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Foreign domestic workers are eligible to apply for this visa under the sponsorship of their employers.

Required Documents for Domestic Aide Visa

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Contact Details of the Employer
  • Copy of agreement duly attested by the respective embassy
  • NOC by the Respective Embassy
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

  • A Domestic Aide Visa may be granted for 1 year.
  • A Domestic Aide Visa is extendable by 1 year plus double entry.
  • In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 Weeks (Working days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working days – Visa Extension)

15. Mountaineering & Trekking Visa for Pakistan

Pakistan is regarded as one of the most sought after destinations for undertaking “Mountaineering and Trekking” expeditions around the world. Under the “Mountaineering and Trekking” category, all foreigners can apply online visa who wish to explore Pakistan.

You can apply for First Time (New) Single Entry Visa in the following subcategories:

  • Mountaineering (List of Mountains for which Visa can be applied can be seen here.
  • Trekking (List of Treks for which Visa can be applied can be seen here
  • Please Note: In your application, under Purpose of Visit – Mention the Mountains included in this list which you intend to climb).

Visa Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be a national of 175 Countries eligible for an online visa under Pakistan Online Visa System.

Documents Required for Mountaineering and Trekking Visa 

  • Passport
  • Photograph
  • Mountaineering Application-Form(It is required if the application is made under Sub-Category “a”)
  • Trekking Application-Form(It is required if the application is made under Sub-Category “b”)
  • Sponsor letter/Agreement with designated tour operator by Department of Tourist Services (DTS)
  • Please Note: Your Sponsor letter/Agreement must be with a tour operator authorized by the DTS
    List of any members who are accompanying the applicant for the purpose of Mountaineering or Trekking, if available with the applicant at the time of application submission.

Visa Duration and Validity

Up to 3 Months – Single Entry Visa.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

  • Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.
  • Normally, it takes 4 Weeks (Working Days).

Please NOTE: You may plan your trip after acquiring Visa Grant Notice against your application.
Please Note: The fee charged online upon submission of your application is Visa Application Fee – IF Visa is GRANTED against your application then you will be required to pay Royalty Fee for the purpose of Mountaineering and Trekking after coming to Pakistan – The guidelines to pay the Royalty Fee when you arrive in Pakistan are available here!

16. Pilgrim Tourism Visa for Pakistan

Applicants identifying themselves as Pilgrim Tourists can apply for an online visa through Pakistan Online Visa System for religious tourism. This provision allows the applicants to visit places in Pakistan that have religious importance to them.

NOTE: Under Pilgrim Tourism and Tourist Visa categories, nationals of 175 Countries are eligible to apply – Under Pilgrim Tourist Category, Indian Nationals bearing legal permanent residence in a third country are also eligible to apply – Visa issued under both categories allow the applicant to travel all over Pakistan for tourism purposes as per the rules and regulations.

You can apply for First Time (New) Single Entry Visa in the following subcategories:

  • Sikhs – Foreign National of Indian Origin
  • Sikhs – He/She Must have a valid proof of Legal and Permanent Residence in a Third country other than India
  • Sikhs – Spouses and Children of applicants of Subcategory b

NOTE: Please Note: In the above sub-categories:

  • Sikhs – He/She Must have a valid proof of Legal and Permanent Residence in a Third country other than India
  • Sikhs – Spouses and Children of applicants of Subcategory b

After submission of the application, the applicants will be required to visit the nearest/selected Pakistani Mission for verification of documents. The applicant will be intimated regarding the need of visit via email on his email account provided by him in the application – The Applicant will be required to visit the Pakistan Mission within 2 Days at MAX(Please Make Sure that the provided email account is valid and functioning- Regularly check your email account for updates)

Visa Eligibility Requirements

  • Category “a – Foreign National of Indian Origin “:
  • Nationals of 175 Eligible Countries for E-Visa residing in the same countries
  • Category “b – Sikhs – He/She Must have a valid proof of Legal and Permanent “:
  • Must have a valid proof of legal and permanent residence in a third country
  • Category “c – Sikhs – Spouses and Children of applicants of Subcategory b”:
  • In the case of Spouse: The Husband/Wife OR In case of Children: Father/Mother of the applicants must have a valid proof of legal and permanent residence in a third country other than India

Documents Required for Pilgrim Visa

  • Passport
  • Photograph
  • Invitation letter/Hotel Reservation
  • Proof of legal residence of third-country (Under category “b”)
  • Applicable for Category “c”:
  • In case the applicant is Spouse: Valid proof of legal and permanent residence in a third country other than India of Husband/Wife
  • In case the applicant is a Child: Valid proof of legal and permanent residence in a third country other than India of Father/Mother

Visa Duration and Validity

45 Days Multiple Entry.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Normally, it will take up to 10 working days. However, the issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

NOTE: You may plan your trip after acquiring Visa Grant Notice against your application

17. Other Visa (Sports, Conferences, Seminars, Cultural Events, etc.) for Pakistan

Foreign citizens who wish to participate in sports, conferences, seminars, and various cultural events taking place in Pakistan can apply for this visa.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

  • First Time (New): You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
  • Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.

Visa Eligibility Requirements

All Countries
Applicant Must Apply 6 Weeks in Advance of the Event he/she intends to attend.

Required Documents

  • Photograph
  • Passport
  • Invitation letter from host organization [In case of accompanying family, there should be a provision to provide Invitation letter specifically extended for the family and should carry their entire details]
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence, in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for a visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Visa Duration and Validity

The duration and validity of the visa are subjected to the duration of the event.
In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Visa Decision/ Processing Waiting Times

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 7-10 Days (Working days – First Time Entry)
  • 7-10 Days (Working days – Visa Extension)

It is better to apply 3 months before you travel and generally the visa is finalized within 3 weeks. One can stay for up to 6 months in the country with the Standard Visitor Visa.

Foreign nationals traveling to Pakistan need a Standard Visitor Visa from the Government of Pakistan in order to enter the country. It is better to apply 3 months before you travel and generally the visa is finalized within 3 weeks. One can stay for up to 6 months in the country with the Standard Visitor Visa.

List of Countries Eligible for Pakistan Online Visa

No.Name of CountryNo.Name of CountryNo.Name of Country
1Albania59Ghana117Kosovo
2Andorra60Greece118Norway
3Angola61Grenada119Oman
4Antigua and Barbuda62Guatemala120Palau
5Argentina63Guinea121Panama
6Australia64Guinea-Bissau122Papua New Guinea
7Austria65Guyana123Paraguay
8Azerbaijan66Haiti124Peru
9Bahamas67Holy See (Vatican City)125Philippine
10Bahrain68Honduras126Poland
11Bangladesh69Hungary127Portugal
12Barbados70Iceland128Qatar
13Belarus71Indonesia129Romania
14Belgium72Iran130Russia
15Belize73Ireland131Rwanda
16Benin74Italy132Saint Kitts and Nevis
17Bolivia75Jamaica133Saint Lucia
18Bosnia & Herzegovina76Japan134Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
19Botswana77Jordan135San Marino
20Brazil78Kazakhstan136Sao Tome and Principe
21Brunei79Kenya137Saudi Arabia
22Bulgaria80Kiribati138Senegal
23Burkina Faso81Korea(South)139Serbia
24Burundi82Kuwait140Seychelles
25Cambodia83Kyrgyzstan141Sierra Leone
26Cameroon84Laos142Singapore
27Canada85Latvia143Slovakia Republic
28Capbo Verde86Lebanon144Slovenia
29Central African Republic87Lesotho145Solomon Islands
30Chile88Liberia146South Africa
31China89Liechtenstein147Spain
32Colombia90Lithuania148SriLanka
33Comoros91Luxembourg149Suriname
34Congo (Republic)92Macedonia150Sweden
35Costa Rica93Madagascar151Switzerland
36Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast)94Malawi152Tajikistan
37Croatia95Malaysia153Tanzania
38Cuba96Maldives154Thailand
39Cyprus97Mali155Timor-Lest
40Czech Republic98Malta156Togo
41Denmark99Marshall Island157Tonga
42Djibouti100Mauritius158Trinidad & Tobago
43Dominica101Mexico159Tunisia
44Dominican Republic102Micronesia160Turkey
45Ecuador103Moldova161Turkmenistan
46Egypt104Monaco162Tuvalu
47El Salvador105Mongolia163U.A.E
48Equatorial Guinea106Montenegro164U.K.
49Eritrea107Morocco165U.S.A
50Estonia108Mozambique166Uganda
51Ethiopia109Myanmar167Ukraine
52Fiji110Namibia168Uruguay
53Finland111Nauru169Uzbekistan
54France112Nepal170Vanuatu
55Gabon113Netherlands171Venezuela
56Gambia114New Zealand172Viet Nam
57Georgia115Nicaragua173Western Samoa
58Germany116Niger174Zambia
175Zimbabwe

List of Countries Eligible for Visa on Arrival (Tourist)

No.Name of CountryNo.Name of CountryNo.Name of Country
1Angola18Jordan35Saint Lucia
2Argentina19Korea (South)36Saudi Arabia
3Austria20Kuwait37Singapore
4Azerbaijan21Lithuania38Spain
5Bahamas22Luxembourg39Sri Lanka
6Bahrain23Malaysia40Switzerland
7Barbados24Maldives41Tajikistan
8Botswana25Malta42Tanzania
9Brunei26Monaco43Thailand
10Costa Rica27Mozambique44Tonga
11Finland28Nepal45Trinidad & Tobago
12Germany29New Zealand46Tunisia
13Ghana30Oman47Turkey
14Iceland31Paraguay48UAE
15Indonesia32Qatar49Western Samoa
16Italy33Rwanda50Zambia
17Japan34Saint Kitts and NevisXX

Contacts for Pakistan Visa Advice, Help, and Support

For further information, advice on your specific needs, or visa requirements for Pakistan, or general support and information contact your local Pakistani mission, embassy, or consulate specific in your country.

A

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Abuja (Nigeria)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Algiers (Algeria)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Amman (Jordan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Ankara (Turkey)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Ashgabat(Turkmenistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Athens (Greece)

B

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Baghdad (Iraq)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Baku (Azerbaijan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Bangkok (Thailand)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Barcelona (Spain)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Beijing (China)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Beirut (Lebanon)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Belgrade (Serbia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Berlin (Germany)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Berne (Switzerland)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Birmingham (United Kingdom)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Bradford (United Kingdom)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Brasilia (Brazil)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Brunei (Darussalam)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Brussels (Belgium)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Budapest (Hungary)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Buenos Aries (Argentina)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Bucharest (Romania)

C

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Cairo (Egypt)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Chengdu (China)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Chicago

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Canberra

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Copenhagen (Denmark)

D

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Damascus (Syria)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Dakar (Senegal)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Dar-es-salaam (Tanzania)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Doha(Qatar)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Dubai (U.A.E)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Dublin (Ireland)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

F

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Frankfurt(Germany)

G

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Geneva (UN)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Glasgow (United Kingdom)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Guangzhou (China)

H

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Hanoi (Vietnam)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Harare (Zimbabwe)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Havana (Cuba)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Herat (Afghanistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Hong Kong

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Houston (U.S.A)

I

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Istanbul (Turkey)

J

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Jakarta (Indonesia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

K

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Kabul (Afghanistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Kandahar (Afghanistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Kathmandu (Nepal)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Khartoum (Sudan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Kuwait

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in kyiv (Ukraine)

L

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Lisbon (Portugal)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in London (United Kingdom)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Los Angeles (U.S.A)

M

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Madrid (Spain)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Manama (Bahrain)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Manila (Philippines)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Male (Maldives)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Manchester (United Kingdom)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Mashhad (Iran)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Mexico

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Milan (Italy)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Minsk (Belarus)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Moscow (Russia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Muscat (Oman)

N

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Nairobi (Kenya)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in New Delhi (India)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in New York (U.S.A)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in New York (UN)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Niamey (Niger)

O

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Ottawa (Canada)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Osaka (Japan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Oslo (Norway)

P

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Paris (France)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Port Louis (Mauritius)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Pretoria (South Africa)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Prague (Czech Republic)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Pyongyang (North Korea)

R

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Rabat (Morocco)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Rome (Italy)

S

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Seoul (South Korea)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Shanghai (China)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Singapore

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Sofia (Bulgaria)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Stockholm (Sweden)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Sydney (Australia)

T

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Tehran (Iran)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in The Hague (Netherland)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Tokyo (Japan)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Toronto (Canada)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Tripoli (Libya)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Tunis (Tunisia)

V

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Vancouver (Canada)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Vienna (Austria)

W

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Washington, D.C (U.S.A)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Warsaw (Poland)

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Wellington (New Zealand)

Y

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Yangon (Myanmar)

Z

Embassy / High Commission of Pakistan Visa Information in Zahedan (Iran)

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