Apply for Pakistan Visa

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Visa Type Visa Cost (USD) Service Fee (USD) Number Of Entries Max Stay Validity Action
Tourist visa 20.00 79.00 Single 30 days 90 days
Tourist visa 30.00 79.00 Multiple 30 days 1 year
Family Visit Visa 90.00 79.00 Multiple 30 days 1 year
Family Visit Visa 60.00 79.00 Single 30 days 90 days
Tourist visa



Tourist visa


30 days

90 days

Tourist visa



Tourist visa


30 days

1 year

Family Visit Visa



Family Visit Visa


30 days

1 year

Family Visit Visa



Family Visit Visa


30 days

90 days


Electronic visa or Pakistan e-Visa is an officially issued, digital travel permit for foreigners aiming to enter the country for business,  tourism, work, journalist, diplomatic, student purposes. Travellers and tourists from 125 countries can apply for a Pakistani e-Visa through completing an application form online, uploading the required support documents, and paying the visa fees

Pakistani tourist and business e-Visa is valid for 3 months and 1 year. The visitors can stay in Pakistan for up to 30 days per entry. The visa is a short term travel permit and allows a single entry.

The e-Visa could be
granted as a double or multiple entry visa for some nationalities. The validity may also vary according to the purpose of travel.

It is possible to obtain an extension in the e-Visa validity period. You can get the visa e
xtended for up to or more than 6 months.

The visa is sent directly to the applicant's email address provided in the visa application form.

Explanation of Pakistan Application Form:

The electronic visa application form is very easy to fill out. There are several sections in the form. After selecting the type of visa required, you will proceed to the personal information page. On this page, you will provide key details like your full name, parents name, place and date of birth, occupation, residential address, email address, contact number, etc.

After entering private information, you will provide passport and travel-related data, including passport number, issue date, expiry date, travel details such as nature/purpose of travel, and expected date of travel. You will then upload the supporting documents. After paying the visa fees, you only have to wait for the visa to arrive in your inbox.

How to Apply for Visa?

The visa requirements and application procedure will vary according to several factors, such as the traveller's nationality, the duration/length of the stay in Pakistan, purpose of travel, type of visa, etc. Generally, the e-Visa is issued for tourism, business, work or study purposes. However, foreign nationals can apply for Pakistan e-Visa to enter the country for religious tourism.

In a majority of the cases, the applicant applies for a visa from their country of origin. However, the e-Visa facility is open for foreigners residing in a third country on the condition that they should be the legal permanent residents of that country.

Types of Pakistani Visa

There are many different types of Pakistani visa available to suit the requirements of foreign visitors. You can apply for tourism, business, work, study, diplomatic, and journalist visa. Currently, the e-Visa facility is available for tourism and business visas. Depending on the visitor's nationality, they can apply for either the e-Visa, sticker visa, or visa on arrival.

Pakistan Tourist Visa

Visitors from 175 countries can apply for a tourist e-Visa for Pakistan via a quick and straightforward application process. With the e-Visa, there is no need to wait in queues to obtain a visa on arrival or visit a Pakistani embassy to apply for a visa.

Pakistani diplomatic missions abroad can grant visit visa or tourist visa for double-entry, three months validity sticker visa to foreign travellers from over 190 countries. However, the diplomatic missions are authorized to grant visas to List-A countries and not for List-B countries, which includes Somalia and India. Israel, Armenia, and Taiwan are not part of any such list. Furthermore, the Pakistan embassy can grant five years validity, multiple-entry visas to US nationals with a maximum stay limit of three months per visit.

To apply for an online Pakistan tourist visa, the traveller will need to upload scanned images of certain documents, including:

  • Passport's biography page
  • Passport-size photograph
  • Hotel booking confirmation proof

The tourist e-Visa is a single-entry travel permit with 3 months and 1 year validity. The tourist can extend the visa validity by applying for visa length while residing in Pakistan with a valid e-Visa.

A tourist e-Visa can be extended for up to 6 months, but the extension will be subjected to the government's approval. Certain nationalities may be eligible for a double-entry tourist visa.

Pakistan Tourist Visa on Arrival

The Tourist Visa on Arrival Pakistan allows the eligible traveller to stay for up to one month or 30 days in the country strictly for touristic activities. Several nationalities are eligible to obtain a tourist visa on arrival. Please check out the list of countries that qualify for a tourist visa on arrival before planning your trip to Pakistan.

The visa on arrival application process is more or less similar to the e-Visa process. The traveller has to fill out and submit an application form and provide supporting documents at least 72 hours or three days before their expected date of travel to Pakistan. Upon their arrival in Pakistan, the traveller has to wait at the airport until the immigration officials issue the travel authorization.

Pakistan Business Visa

To attract foreign investments in Pakistan, the government is granting 3 months and 1 years, multiple-entry Pakistan business visas to business people from Business Visa List countries and Non-Business Visas List countries.

Pakistani diplomatic missions abroad can grant business visas within 7-10 days to businesspeople from the 96 BVL countries. However, the visa is subject to provision of any of the following documents:

  • A recommendation letter from the respective foreign country's CC&I.
  • A recommendation letter from a relevant Trade Organization's recommended Business entity.
  • A recommendatory letter issued by the Honorary Investment Counselor of BOI/Commercial Attache'.

In case the applicant isn't present in their home country, and applying for a business visa from a third country, they will have to provide proof of legal residence.

Pakistani Business Visa on Arrival

Several nationalities are eligible to apply for a business visa on arrival along with the tourist visa option. The business visa is valid for up to 30 days. The application process is the same as for the tourist visa on arrival for Pakistan. The traveller, however, will have to provide additional supporting documents along with a local sponsor who will first obtain immigration authorities approval at the applicant's expected port of entry.

The supporting documents required to apply for a business visa on arrival differs from the online visa category. The applicant has to provide any of the following documents while submitting the online application form.

  • A recommendation letter from the traveller's home country's Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CC&I).
  • A letter of invitation by a Pakistani foreign diplomatic mission's Investor Consular Board of Investment.
  • An invitation letter from a relevant Pakistani trade association or organization's recommended business entity.

Pakistan Visa Cost

The cost for a single-entry, double-entry, multiple-entry, and 3-month, 1-year, 5-year validity e-Visa cost will vary according to your nationality, travel purpose, and visa validity duration.

To confirm whether you qualify for an online visa, please check out the list/map of countries eligible for an e-Visa.

Documents Required for Pakistani eVisa Online / Visa on arrival / ETA / Invite letters

Foreign travellers must meet specific requirements to apply for any Pakistani visa. The applicant must be citizens of countries eligible for an e-Visa. Apart from this, the applicant has to provide certain supporting documents, including the following:

  • An eligible country's valid passport.
  • Passport-style recent photograph.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Legal residence proof (if applying from a third country).
  • An email address.
  • A valid source of payment to pay visa fees, such as a debit or credit card.
  • Confirmed arrival and departure ticket scans.
  • The ID or residence permit of Pakistani host.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (e.g. bank statement).
  • A copy of previous visa (if applicable).
  • Hotel booking/reservation proof (if applicable).

These are the essential documents required to apply for any Pakistani visa. There may be additional documents required for particular visa categories, such as business or work visa. For example, if applying for a business e-Visa, you must submit a Business Invitation Letter generated by the E-Business Invitation Letter System of the country. Contact us for more information on this requirement.

Citizens of around 179 countries can obtain a visa online and stay for up to 30 days. It is a single, double or multiple entry travel authorization. You must submit your application with the required supporting documents, including your passport's information page and recent passport-style photograph, at least three days before travelling to Pakistan.

Part of the requirements for a visa is to provide an invitation letter from either a sponsor residing in Pakistan or hotel reservation proof. After the application is approved, the traveller will print the approval document and present it to the immigration officials soon after reaching a Pakistani port of entry. 

Urgent Pakistan Application

Generally, Pakistan e-Visa processing takes a minimum of 10 working days. You can expect your visa to arrive within 7 working days. However, there may be a situation when you may require a permit urgently. In such a case, the government of Pakistan facilitates urgent visa applications. All you need to do is submit your application and select the urgent visa category instead of standard. Urgent visa cost slightly more than a standard visa, but when there is an emergency, it can help you obtain a visa within 7-10 days. If you want to apply for visa extension, it may take up to 4 weeks to receive the approval.

Important Guidelines

  • Citizens of certain countries can apply for a visa extension for longer than 6 months. All other nationalities can obtain a six-month extension on their visa, which would be subject to government approval.
  • Please confirm that your passport stays valid for at least 6 months starting from the date of your arrival in Pakistan. Moreover, it must have at least one blank page left for stamping purpose.
  • Proof of accommodation is mandatory to obtain the visa. Make sure that the dates on this document correspond to the travel dates you mentioned in the application.

Who Needs a Visa to Enter Pakistan?

According to the new visa policy of Pakistan, all foreign travellers must obtain a visa to enter the country.

All foreign tourists, investors, or business people planning to travel to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan must necessarily have a passport, which should be valid for a minimum duration of six months from their arrival date in the country.

Foreign travellers can obtain an electronic visa via an online application process, a sticker or regular visa from a Pakistani diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) abroad, or a visa on arrival depending on the traveller's nationality. Only a select few nationalities are barred from applying for an electronic visa for Pakistan.

Citizens of five countries are entitled to enter the Pakistani territories without a visa. The 5 (five) countries include Trinidad and Tobago, Maldives, Samoa, Tonga, and Nepal. Citizens of these five countries have an exemption from the visa requirement. They only need to present a passport valid for at least six months from their arrival date in Pakistan. The visa exemption is valid for one month. Travellers from these countries wishing to stay in Pakistan for a longer duration will require a visa. They can apply through their nearest Pakistani foreign diplomatic mission or apply for a visa online.

E-visa or Sticker-visa?

Many people feel confused between e-Visa and sticker visa. The electronic visa is suitable for individuals looking to stay in Pakistan for a short while. Sticker visa is feasible for those who want to get multiple-entry, long-term visas. There are certain visa categories such as long-term study or a work visa that require the applicant to apply through an Pakistan embassy. Furthermore, the e-Visa system is available for foreign travellers from 175 countries; the rest of nationalities need to apply through a Pakistani mission abroad.

FAQs about Pakistani eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies