Everything You Need To Know About Pakistan
from citizens of Maldives, Nepal, Samoa, Tonga, and Trinidad and Tobago which
are visa-exempt, all other foreign nationals need a visa to enter Pakistan.
the United Kingdom is not a visa exempt country, all British citizens should
obtain a visa to visit Pakistan.
on the nature and purpose of the foreign national’s visit, authorities in Pakistan
have classified their visas into several types. Please scroll down to know more
about different types of Pakistan visa issued to foreign nationals.
citizens who intend to visit Pakistan for tourism-related activities can apply
for a tourist e-visa. In order to get these visas, there is no need to visit
the Pakistan embassy, as all the visa application steps can be completed online.
To get a tourist e-visa, travelers should submit the documents mentioned below.
applicants should submit a clear, scanned copy of the passport. While submitting
the passport, please make sure that it has a minimum validity of six months and
one blank page for markings.
digital copy of the applicant’s photograph should be submitted. In the
photograph, the applicant should make sure that he or she is maintaining a neutral
facial expression, with a non-smiling face.
invitation letter issued by the sponsor in Pakistan should be submitted. Instead
of this invitation letter, foreign nationals can also submit hotel room booking
e-visa questionnaire should be completed, and Visa Genie will assist you in
each steps of the visa application process.
nationals planning to visit Pakistan for business-related activities can apply
for a business e-visa. Just like a tourist e-visa, these electronic documents can
be also obtained without visiting the embassy.
However, to get these e-visas, a
British citizen should submit the documents mentioned below.
- A copy of the applicant’s
passport should be submitted. This passport should be valid for six months
and it should also have one blank visa page.
- The applicant should submit a scanned
passport-sized photograph taken in a white background. This photograph
should be taken within the last three months, and it should be sent in JPG
format. In the photograph, the applicant should make sure that he or she
is not wearing any spectacles, and should also maintain a neutral facial
- A business introduction letter
issued by the traveler’s UK employer should be submitted. This letter
should briefly introduce the applicant, and it should also detail the nature
and purpose of the foreign national’s visit.
- A proof of company
registration which is extending the invitation should be submitted.
- Apart from these documents,
the applicant should also submit a set of additional documents that
include, a recommendation Letter from CC&I of respective country, an
invitation letter from the company in Pakistan, and a recommendation
letter by the honorary investment counselor of BOI/Commercial Attaché.
nationals intending to study in Pakistan can apply for a Pakistan student
In order to get a Pakistan student e-visa, a British national should
submit the documents mentioned below.
- A clear, scanned copy of the
applicant’s UK passport should be submitted. Please ensure that this
passport has a minimum validity of six months and one visa blank page.
- The applicant should submit a scanned
digital copy of passport. In the photograph, the foreign national should
make sure that he or she is maintaining a neutral facial expression.
- Details of sponsorship or bank
statements should be submitted.
- It is mandatory to submit the
original enrollment letter that confirms the admission of the foreign
national in an education institution in Pakistan.
- The applicant should submit HEC/Economic
Affairs Division/IPC/Health Ministry/Education Ministry.
The validity of a Pakistan student e-visa ranges from three months to five
year. Single entry student e-visas offer a validity of three months, while
multiple entry e-visas offer validity of one year to five years.
issues tourist visas to foreign nationals directly via the embassy, and these
visas are called regular tourist visas.
A British citizen should submit all the
documents mentioned below to get a regular tourist visa.
- The applicant’s original, signed
UK passport which has a minimum validity of six months, and one blank page
should be submitted.
- Two passport-sized photographs,
in a white background, taken within the last three months should be
- The address proof of the
applicant in the United Kingdom should be submitted. As the address proof,
foreign nationals can submit a recent utility bill or driving license.
- In order to get a Pakistan
tourist visa, the British citizen should submit onward/return flight
tickets or complete version of the itinerary.
- It is necessary to submit the
last month’s bank statement to get a Pakistan tourist visa.
- An employment letter confirming
the traveler’s employment in the United Kingdom should be submitted. This
letter should assure that leave has been granted to the traveler, and he or
she will return to work after completing the journey. If the traveler is
self-employed, he or she can submit the proof of business license or tax
return. Retired travelers can submit proof of retirement funds.
- An invitation letter from a sponsoring
company in Pakistan should be submitted.
- The visa application form
should be submitted without any errors. If you face any difficulties, do
not hesitate to contact Visa Genie.
to follow while applying a Pakistan tourist visa for minors
applying for a visa for minors, it is necessary to submit the additional set of
documents mentioned below.
- It is necessary to submit the birth
certificate pf the minor applicant.
- A consent letter from both the
parents should be submitted.
- Please note that applications
for minors under 18 years should be submitted directly by their parents.
business visa on arrival (VOA)
citizens can get a visa on arrival after reaching an entry port in Pakistan. In
order to get a visa on arrival at the entry port, a British national should
initially obtain an electronic travel authorization (ETA) by submitting all the
documents required to obtain a tourist visa. After receiving the ETA, the
traveler should take its printout and should show it in the entry port to get a
business visa on arrival.
nationals can obtain a regular business visa by submitting the documents
- The original passport of the
British national should be submitted. This passport’s validity should be a
minimum of six months, and it should also have a blank page for marking.
- Two passport-sized photographs
taken in a white background should be submitted.
- A recent utility bill or
driving license should be submitted as the applicant’s proof of address in
the United Kingdom.
- A letter from the applicant’s
UK employer explaining the nature and purpose of the foreign national’s
trip should be su
- A company registration
certificate should be submitted.
- A letter confirming the
sponsorship for the traveler in Pakistan should be submitted.
- Applicant’s last month bank
statement along with its photocopy should be submitted.
- An invitation letter from the
Pakistan company stating the nature and purpose pf the trip should be
- The visa application form
should be completed without any errors.
citizens intending to visit Pakistan for employment can apply for a work
Applicants should submit the below-mentioned documents to get a work
- A scanned copy of the United
Kingdom passport should be submitted.
- A passport-sized digital copy
of the applicant’s photograph should be submitted.
- An employment agreement obtained
by the applicant from the company in Pakistan should be submitted.
- CV of the applicant along with
the cover letter should be submitted.
- It is also necessary to submit
the sponsorship details and company registration.
- The applicant should also submit
the FBR NTN certificate of the company in Pakistan.
nationals can stay visa free in Pakistan for 24 hours, if they are traveling to
a different destination through Pakistan.
However, in order to stay visa-free,
the traveler should meet the conditions mentioned below.
- The traveler should make sure
that he or she is not entering Pakistan through Islamabad.
- The applicant should hold a
- It is necessary to hold proof
of sufficient funds.
- The applicant should hold
onward/return flight tickets, along with all the documents required for
the next destination.
- The traveler should hold visa
for the next country.
- Before the journey, the
British citizen should confirm with the airline that boarding is allowed
without a visa, as these rules are subject to change.
the traveler is not meeting the above-mentioned conditions, he or she may have
to obtain a visa to enter Pakistan.