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Passport and Visa

Passport and Visa:
All foreigners coming to Pakistan need a valid passport. Tourists from the following countries do not need visa to enter Pakistan for the period specified as under;

1. Iceland, Maldives and Zambia for 3 months.
2. Hong Kong, Nepal and Western Samoa, for 1 month.
3. Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, for unlimited period


Requirement for Visa Application:

Valid passport, 02 passport-size photographs, completed application form, confirmed return/onward air-ticket
(if travelling by air) and proof of sufficient amount of foreign currency. Visa fee varies from country to country and type of visa.


Validity of Visa and other Information:

a) Visa once issued, can be utilized within 6 months from the date of issue or as provided for.

b) A single journey entry visa is valid for a stay up to 3 months unless other wise provided.

c) Multiple journey visa is valid for a stay of 5 months at one time. Any number of journeys (normally six) during a specified period not exceeding one year, are allowed on such visas.

d) Double entry visa can be issued to genuine tourists by Pakistani embassies abroad, if they possess return/onward air tickets and sufficient amount of foreign currency.

e) Visa extension (maximum up to 3 months) is granted by Regional Passport & Immigration Offices in major cities of Pakistan (Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta etc.).

f) Fresh visa is not required to travel from one province to another province of Pakistan, however, permission is needed for visit to some restricted areas. Please contact any PTDC Tourist Information Centre for details in this regard.

g) Visitors staying over 30 days need to register themselves with the District Foreigners Registration Office within 30 days of their arrival in Pakistan. They should get a resident permit from the Registration Office in exchange to the temporary registration (form ‘C’) issued to them by Immigration authorities at the time of entry. Indian and Afghan visitors are required to obtain Police Registration within 24 hours of their arrival in Pakistan.

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Tourist Visa

Tourist Visa:
Pakistan Missions abroad are authorized to grant visit / tourist visa for three months validity and stay with double entry to foreigners of List-A consisting of 175 countries . Foreign nationals can only apply for Pakistan visa from their country of origin OR from the place of legal permanent residence. Request for visas of a THIRD COUNTRY origin will be decided only by the Ambassador / High Commissioner / Head of Mission / Consulate.
RPOs have been authorized to extend tourist visa upto a maximum period of six months including the initial visa period and condone overstay upto 15 days on payment of visa fee subject to payment of a minimum of US $ 10 only.

For Northern Areas, the Deputy Commissioners Gilgit & Skardu have been authorized to allow extension in visa for three months and one re-entry to the tourists in Northern Areas, charging visa fee as per policy.

List- A (For Grant Of Visa)
Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country
01 Albania 60 Georgia 119 Palau
02 Algeria 61 Germany 120 Panama
03 Andorra 62 Ghana 121 Papua New Guinea
04 Angola 63 Greece 122 Paraguay
05 Antigua and Barbuda 64 Grenada 123 Peru
06 Argentina 65 Guatemala 124 Philippines
07 Armenia 66 Guinea 125 Poland
08 Australia 67 Guinea-Bissau 126 Portugal
09 Austria 68 Guyana 127 Qatar
10 Azerbaijan 69 Haiti 128 Republic of Moldova
11 Bahamas 70 Honduras 129 Romania
12 Bahrain 71 Hungary 130 Russian Federation
13 Barbados 72 Iceland 131 Rwanda
14 Belarus 73 Indonesia 132 Saint Kitts and Nevis
15 Belgium 74 Iran 133 Saint Lucia
16 Belize 75 Ireland 134 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
17 Benin 76 Italy 135 Samoa
18 Bolivia 77 Jamaica 136 San Marino
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 78 Japan 137 Sao Tome and Principe
20 Botswana 79 Jordan 138 Saudi Arabia
21 Brazil 80 Kazakhstan 139 Senegal
22 Brunei Darussalam 81 Kenya 140 Seychelles
23 Bulgaria 82 Kiribati 141 Sierra Leone
24 Burkina Faso 83 Kuwait 142 Singapore
25 Burundi 84 Kyrgyzstan 143 South Korea
26 Cambodia 85 Lao Republic 144 Slovakia
27 Cameroon 86 Latvia 145 Slovenia
28 Canada 87 Lebanon 146 Solomon Islands
29 Cape Verde 88 Lesotho 147 South Africa
30 Central African Republic 89 Liberia 148 Spain
31 Chad 90 Liechtenstein 149 Sri Lanka
32 Chile 91 Lithuania 150 Suriname
33 China 92 Luxembourg 151 Swaziland
34 Colombia 93 Madagascar 152 Sweden
35 Comoros 94 Malawi 153 Switzerland
36 Congo 95 Malaysia 154 Tajikistan
37 Costa Rica 96 Maldives 155 Thailand
38 C te d Ivoire 97 Mali 156 Republic of Macedonia
39 Croatia 98 Malta 157 Timor-Leste
40 Cuba 99 Marshall Islands 158 Togo
41 Cyprus 100 Mauritania 159 Tonga
42 Czech Republic 101 Mauritius 160 Trinidad and Tobago
43 Republic of Congo 102 Mexico 161 Tunisia
44 Denmark 103 Micronesia 162 Turkey
45 Djibouti 104 Monaco 163 Turkmenistan
46 Dominica 105 Mongolia 164 Tuvalu
47 Dominican Republic 106 Morocco 165 Ukraine
48 Ecuador 107 Mozambique 166 United Arab Emirates
49 Egypt 108 Myanmar 167 Uk
50 El Salvador 109 Namibia 168 USA
51 Equatorial Guinea 110 North Korea 169 Uruguay
52 Eritrea 11 Nauru 170 Uzbekistan
53 Estonia 112 Nepal 171 Vanuatu
54 Ethiopia 113 Netherlands 172 Venezuela
55 Fiji 114 New Zealand 173 Viet Nam
56 Finland 115 Nicaragua 174 Zambia
57 France 116 Niger 175 Zimbabwe
58 Gabon 117 Norway    
59 Gambia 118 Oman    
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Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival:
Visa on Arrival For Tourist Groups
Visa On Arrival (VOA) will be allowed for one month validity and stay (Multiple) to Group Tourists of following 24 Tourists Friendly Countries (TFC) through designated Tour Operators in Pakistan subject to the following conditions:-
i. The case will be submitted through designated/authorized tour operators only;
ii. The concerned tour operator will also submit undertaking to the effect that the tourists will be their responsibility and that they will not illegally overstay beyond validity of visa;
iii. If required, the same tour operators will apply, before expiry of visa for further extension upto 30 days; and
iv. The concerned tour operators will submit a confirmation about exit of the said tourists, after their actual leaving the country.

List of Tourist Friendly Countries (TFC)
Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country
01 Austria 09 Greece 17 Norway
02 Belgium 10 Iceland 18 Portugal
03 Canada 11 Italy 19 Singapore
04 China 12 Japan 20 Spain
05 Denmark 13 Korea 21 Sweden
06 Finland 14 Luxembourg 22 Thailand
07 France 15 Malaysia 23 UK
08 Germany 16 Netherlands 24 USA
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Visa Extension

Visa Extension:
Visa Extension in Pakistan:
The Regional Passport Offices at Islamabad as well as at Provincial capitals have been empowered to allow one year extension in business visa on submission of the following requisite business related documents.
a. Valid passport / business visa.
b. Documents showing substantial investment / export / import during last year.
c. Registration letter from Tourism Division (in case of hotel business)

d. Other business documents (i.e. letter from Chamber of Commerce & Industry / Registrar of Company, partnership deed, article of association etc.)
e. Extension in visa beyond one year will be granted by the Ministry of Interior on production of the requisite business documents.
Overstay Charges:
The Ministry of Interior has imposed overstay charges on foreigners and Pak origin foreigners as under: -
a. All foreign nationals:

Sr. No. Period of Over-Stay Over-Stay Surcharge
01 Upto 2 weeks NIL
02 Above 2 weeks to 1 month US $ 20/-
03 Above 1 month to 3 months US $ 50/-
04 Above 3 months to 1 year US $ 100/-
Note: No surcharge shall be payable in case of holders of diplomatic passports.
b. Foreigners of Pak origin:
Sr. No. Period of Over-Stay Over-Stay Surcharge
01 Upto 1 month NIL
02 Above 1 month to 6 months US $ 10/-
03 Above 6 months to 1 year US $ 20/-
04 Above 6 months to 1 year US $ 40/- per year

Note:
1. No surcharge shall be payable in case of children upto 12 years of age.
2. 50% surcharge shall be payable in case of children upto 18 years of age.

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Foreigners Registration

Registration of Foreigners with Police:
All foreigners are exempted from registration with the Police except the nationals of following countries; as well as such other foreign nationals who are directed by the immigration authorities to report to FRO for registration and a stamp is affixed to this effect, on their passports.

Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country
01 ALGERIA 06 ISRAEL 11 SRI LANKA
02 BANGLADEDSH 07 LIBYA 12 SUDAN
03 BHUTAN 08 NIGERIA 13 SERBIA
04 INDIA 09 P.L.O. 14 TANZANIA
05 IRAQ 10 SOMALIA  

However, nationals in the managerial category, who are issued work permit/visa from these countries will be exempted from Police registration except Indians and foreigners of Indian origin.
Please contact for registration, Foreigner Registration Branch established in the office of every District Police Officer.

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Business Visa

Business Visa:
Missions abroad are authorized to grant five years validity ( Multiple ) visa within 24 hours to businessmen of 69 countries of Business Visa List (BVL) on the production of any of the following documents. Duration of each stay is for three months .
• Recommendation letter from CC&I of the respective country of the foreigner.
• Invitation letter from Business organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization/ Association in Pakistan
• Recommendatory letter by Honorary Investment Counsellor of BOI / Commercial Attach posted at Missions abroad.

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Business Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival To Businessmen Of 69 Countries:
Visa On Arrival (VOA) for 30 days validity and stay will be given to the businessmen of following 69 countries of Business Friendly List (BVL) on production of any of the following documents.
• Recommendation letter from CC&I of the respective country of the foreigner.
• Invitation letter from Business organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization/ Association in Pakistan
• Recommendatory letter by Honorary Investment Counsellor of BOI / Commercial Attach posted at Missions abroad.

List of Business Friendly Countries
Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country Sr. No. Name of Country
01 Argentina 24 Indonesia 47 Portugal
02 Australia 25 Iran 48 Qatar
03 Austria 26 Ireland 49 Romania
04 Azerbaijan 27 Italy 50 Russia
05 Bahrain 28 Japan 51 Saudi Arabia
06 Belgium 29 Jordan 52 Singapore
07 Bosnia 30 Kazakhstan 53 Slovakia Republic
08 Brazil 31 Kuwait 54 Slovenia
09 Brunei 32 Kyrgyzstan 55 South Africa
10 Canada 33 Latvia 56 South Korea
11 Chile 34 Lithonia 57 Spain
12 China 35 Luxembourg 58 Sweden
13 Cyprus 36 Malaysia 59 Switzerland
14 Czech Republic 37 Malta 60 Tajikistan
15 Denmark 38 Mauritius 61 Thailand
16 Egypt 39 Mexico 62 Turkey
17 Estonia 40 Morocco 63 Turkmenistan
18 Finland 41 Netherlands 64 U.K.
19 France 42 New Zealand 65 U.S.A.
20 Germany 43 Norway 66 UAE
21 Greece 44 Oman 67 Ukraine
22 Hungary 45 Philippine 68 Uzbekistan
23 Iceland 46 Poland 69 Vietnam
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Journalist Visa

Journalist Visa:
Accredited & Based In Pakistan Pakistan Missions abroad are authorized to grant visa to the journalists accredited and based in Pakistan for duration of assignment in consultation with Press Attach s & and verification of the credentials except for Indian journalists without referring to the Ministries of Interior or Information and Broadcasting for Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad . If they wish to travel to other cities, they will apply through Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Non Based Missions abroad will grant three months validity and stay (Multiple) visa for Islamabad , Lahore and Karachi after verification of the credentials of the journalist .

Non based foreign Journalists for short visits are allowed one-month visa extension with two re-entries by RPOs on the recommendation of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Their requests to visit additional places received through Ministry of Information and Media Development are considered on case to case basis. More Information on Visa Policy http://www.interior.gov.pk/

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Student Visa

Student Visa:
Request of the students is received by the MOI and Ministry of Education. Student visa is granted after obtaining NOC from Ministry of Education /Economics Affairs Division/Ministry of Health (as the case may be) and foreign Mission in Pakistan of the respective country and security clearance.

NOC is granted of the security cleared students for entry visa to the Mission abroad for three months with single entry.

Foreign Students studying in Pakistan on proper student visa are granted visa/visa extension for one year with one re-entry. The same procedure is applied to foreign teachers of International Islamic University, Islamabad.

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Visa For Indian Visitors
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Visa For Pakistani Origin Foreigners

Visa For Pakistani Origin Foreigners:
Foreigners of Pak Origin are granted visa with multiple entries upto one year or validity of their passport, whichever is less by Missions abroad.

RPOs may grant Extension in visa to foreigners of Pak Origin for one year with multiple entries and upto 5 years without entries, subject to validity of their passport. A period of overstay upto six months can be condoned by RPOs in such cases.

Foreign wives of Foreigner of Pak Origin are also issued the same visa extension as to Pak Origin foreigners, subject to production of copy of Nikkah Nama / Marriage Certificate and NIC of husband.

Landing Permit for 72 hours can be granted by Airport Immigration staff, with prior approval of the Zonal Director (FIA) concerned, to the foreigners of Pak Origin and their families only in emergency cases on production of documentary proof of Pak Origin.

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