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Pakistan Visa Information

Pakistan Visa Information -2024

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Pakistan Visa Information

Foreign nationals are required to obtain a visa for entry into Pakistan, along with a passport that must remain valid for at least six months beyond their intended stay in the country.

Pakistan has recently introduced an online visa system, providing convenience for travellers seeking tourist, student, family, pilgrimage, and various other visa types. If you’re planning a tourist visit to Pakistan, you have three convenient options to apply for a Pakistan tourist visa:

  1. On Arrival Tourist Visa (e-Visa): You can apply for an on-arrival visa (e-Visa) if your country is on the list of eligible countries for Pakistan e-Visas. For your convenience, we’ve provided a list of these countries below. Please ensure your country is on this list to apply for an on-arrival visa. We highly recommend planning your Pakistan visit and initiating the visa application process as early as possible. The latest recommended time for an on-arrival visa application is 48-72 hours before your planned travel to receive your Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA).

Documents Required: Passport, Photograph, Invitation Letter (for individual tourists) or Invitation Letter from a Tour Operator (for group tourists).

Validity and Duration: The Tourist Visa on Arrival is typically valid for 30 days. Additionally, nationals from Malaysia, Turkey, and the UAE may be granted a 30-day, multiple-entry visa upon arrival.

Processing Time: 48-72 hours during working hours.

How to Apply for Pakistan On-Arrival Visa:

  1. Preliminary Assessment: Choose the appropriate visa type and understand the eligibility and document requirements.
  2. Preparation: Ensure you have a complete set of supporting documents, the required photograph, and a valid credit or debit card for online payment.
  3. Online Application: Follow these steps when you’re ready to apply:
    • Click “Apply Now” to access the Pakistan Online Visa System.
    • Create a new account.
    • Log in to the Pakistan Online Visa System.
    • Complete your application.
    • Pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
    • Submit your application.

Please note that a detailed step-by-step guide is available here for assistance in using the official Pakistan Online Visa System.

Pakistan e visa Countries list – Pakistan Visa on Arrival eligible countries
Sr. #Name of Country
1Angola
2Argentina
3Austria
4Azerbaijan
5Bahamas
6Bahrain
7Barbados
8Botswana
9Brunei
10Costa Rica
11Finland
12Germany
13Ghana
14Iceland
15Indonesia
16Italy
17Japan
18Jordan
19Korea (South)
20Kuwait
21Lithuania
22Luxembourg
23Malaysia
24Maldives
25Malta
26Monaco
27Mozambique
28Nepal
29New Zealand
30Oman
31Paraguay
32Qatar
33Rwanda
34Saint Kitts and Nevis
35Saint Lucia
36Saudi Arabia
37Singapore
38Spain
39Sri Lanka
40Switzerland
41Tajikistan
42Tanzania
43Thailand
44Tonga
45Trinidad & Tobago
46Tunisia
47Turkey
48UAE
49Western Samoa
50Zambia
PAKISTAN ONLINE TOURIST VISA

You have the option to apply for an online tourist visa for Pakistan if you hold nationality from one of the following countries. Please review the list below to confirm your eligibility.

Documents Required:

  • Valid Passport
  • Passport Photograph
  • Invitation Letter from a sponsor or hotel booking details for individual tourists

Validity and Duration:

  • Single Entry for short durations less than 3 months (for the first entry)
  • Duration can extend up to and beyond 6 months (with approval)
  • Citizens of these countries may be eligible for a Double Entry Tourist Visa.
  • Tourist Visas can be extended for up to 6 months or more, subject to approval.
  • US nationals can avail a Tourist 5-year multiple-entry visa with a maximum 3-month stay.

Processing Time:

  • Entry (Up to 3 Months): 7-10 working days
  • Extension (Up to 6 Months): 7-10 working days
  • Extension (Greater than 6 Months): 4 weeks (working days)

How to Apply for Pakistan Visa Online:

  1. Preliminary Assessment:
    • Choose the appropriate “Pakistan Visa” type and understand the eligibility and document requirements before you initiate your application.
  2. Preparation:
    • Ensure you’re applying for the correct visa type, as each category has specific requirements.
    • Have the following ready before you begin your visa application:
      • Complete set of supporting documents.
      • Passport photograph up to 350KB, as per the provided guidelines.
      • A valid credit card or debit card for online payment of your application fee.
  3. Online Application:
    • When you’re ready to apply, follow these steps:
      • Click on the “Apply Now” button to access the Pakistan Online Visa System.
      • Create a new account.
      • Log in to the Pakistan Online Visa System.
      • Complete your application.
      • Pay the application fee using a credit card or debit card.
      • Submit your application.

Please refer to the detailed step-by-step guide available here for comprehensive assistance in completing your application through the Pakistan Online Visa System.

Nationals of the following Countries are Eligible for a Pakistan Online Visa
1Albania
2Andorra
3Angola
4Antigua and Barbuda
5Argentina
6Australia
7Austria
8Azerbaijan
9Bahamas
10Bahrain
11Bangladesh
12Barbados
13Belarus
14Belgium
15Belize
16Benin
17Bolivia
18Bosnia & Herzegovina
19Botswana
20Brazil
21Brunei
22Bulgaria
23Burkina Faso
24Burundi
25Cambodia
26Cameroon
27Canada
28Capbo Verde
29Central African Republic
30Chile
31China
32Colombia
33Comoros
34Congo (Republic)
35Costa Rica
36Cote d’ Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
37Croatia
38Cuba
39Cyprus
40Czech Republic
41Denmark
42Djibouti
43Dominica
44Dominican Republic
45Ecuador
46Egypt
47El Salvador
48Equatorial Guinea
49Eritrea
50Estonia
51Ethiopia
52Fiji
53Finland
54France
55Gabon
56Gambia
57Georgia
58Germany
59Ghana
60Greece
61Grenada
62Guatemala
63Guinea
64Guinea-Bissau
65Guyana
66Haiti
67Holy See (Vatican City)
68Honduras
69Hungary
70Iceland
71Indonesia
72Iran
73Ireland
74Italy
75Jamaica
76Japan
77Jordan
78Kazakhstan
79Kenya
80Kiribati
81Korea(South)
82Kuwait
83Kyrgyzstan
84Laos
85Latvia
86Lebanon
87Lesotho
88Liberia
89Liechtenstein
90Lithuania
91Luxembourg
92Macedonia
93Madagascar
94Malawi
95Malaysia
96Maldives
97Mali
98Malta
99Marshall Island
100Mauritius
101Mexico
102Micronesia
103Moldova
104Monaco
105Mongolia
106Montenegro
107Morocco
108Mozambique
109Myanmar
110Namibia
111Nauru
112Nepal
113Netherlands
114New Zealand
115Nicaragua
116Niger
117Kosovo
118Norway
119Oman
120Palau
121Panama
122Papua New Guinea
123Paraguay
124Peru
125Philippine
126Poland
127Portugal
128Qatar
129Romania
130Russia
131Rwanda
132Saint Kitts and Nevis
133Saint Lucia
134Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
135San Marino
136Sao Tome and Principe
137Saudi Arabia
138Senegal
139Serbia
140Seychelles
141Sierra Leone
142Singapore
143Slovakia Republic
144Slovenia
145Solomon Islands
146South Africa
147Spain
148SriLanka
149Suriname
150Sweden
151Switzerland
152Tajikistan
153Tanzania
154Thailand
155Timor-Lest
156Togo
157Tonga
158Trinidad & Tobago
159Tunisia
160Turkey
161Turkmenistan
162Tuvalu
163U.A.E
164U.K.
165U.S.A
166Uganda
167Ukraine
168Uruguay
169Uzbekistan
170Vanuatu
171Venezuela
172Viet Nam
173Western Samoa
174Zambia
175Zimbabwe
Apply by Post or visit your nearest Pakistan embassy/consulate

Most Pakistan embassies and consulates accept Visa Applications by Post or you can physically visit the Embassy and submit your application. Please check with your nearest Pakistan Embassy in your home country for more information.

Pakistan Embassies and Consulates abroad

United Kingdom

London

High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 35–36 Lowndes Square,

London, SWIX 9JN, UK, tel: 020 7664 9200, www.phclondon.org

Birmingham

Vice Consulate of Pakistan 10 A, The Wharf, Bridge Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom B1 2JS, tel: 121 643 1979

www.pakistanconsulatebradford.com/birmingham

Bradford

Vice Consulate of Pakistan 1-3 Bradford Business Park, Kings Gate, Bradford, BD1 4SJ, tel: 01274 308062-64, www.pakistanconsulatebradford.com

Manchester.

Vice Consulate of Pakistan Pakistan House, 137 Dickenson Rd, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5JB, UK, tel: 161 225 2005, www.pakistanconsulatebradford.com/manchester

Glasgow

Vice Consulate of Pakistan 45 Maxwell Drive, Glasgow, G41 5JF, tel: 0141 427 5755, http://phclondon.org/consulates/#glasgow

United State of America

Washington

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 3517 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA, tel: (202) 243 6500, http://embassyofpakistanusa.org

New York

Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 12 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA, tel: (212) 879 5800, www.pakistanconsulateny.org

Los Angeles

Consulate General of Pakistan 10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA, tel: (310) 441 0167, www.pakconsulatela.org

Chicago

Consulate General of Pakistan 333 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 728, Chicago, Illinois 60601, USA, tel: (312) 781 1831/781 1833, www.cgpk­chicago.org

CANADA

High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 10 Range Rd, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3, Canada, tel: 613-238-7881, www.pakmission.ca

Toronto

7880 Keele Street Unit No. 14 , Vaughan Canada L4K 4G7

http://www.pakmission.ca/contact.aspx

Vancouver

Consulate General of Pakistan
Suite 1400 – 510 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8

www.pcgv.org

Please be informed that while we will diligently provide you with all the necessary information and assistance for your Pakistan Tourist Visa application, the ultimate responsibility for obtaining the visa rests with you. It is essential to thoroughly review the requirements pertinent to your specific circumstances through the relevant Pakistani Embassies and/or Consulates in your home country. We cannot assume responsibility for any inconveniences, travel restrictions, or losses incurred due to non-compliance with passport, visa, or immigration requirements. Additionally, we hold no liability for the actions of local immigration and customs authorities, whether at entry points or elsewhere, and the subsequent repercussions.

Please remain vigilant, as visa regulations are subject to change without prior notice. We strongly advise you to stay updated on the current regulations and initiate your visa application well in advance of your intended travel. Your diligence in this regard is crucial for a smooth travel experience.

Please note: Issuance of Pakistan Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.