Pakistan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

A passport valid for six months beyond the intended length of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas to Pakistan are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the high commission/embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa note

You’ll need to prepare a photocopy of your passport, two passport photos, a utility bill for proof of address, your itinerary, a photocopy of your hotel booking, bank statements from the previous three months and a letter from your place of work explaining that you will be returning to work. Business travellers also need letters of invitation from organisations both at home and in Pakistan.

Types and cost

Single-entry visa: £140; double-entry visa: £158; one-year multiple-entry visa: £368; two-year multiple-entry visa: £368; three-year multiple-entry visa: £518. Reductions are available for Pakistani/British dual nationals. These fees include service charges applied by the visa processing centre.

Validity

Single-entry/double-entry visas: six months from the date of issue for stays of up to three months; multiple-entry visas: one, two or three years.

Transit

Transit visas are required by all nationals in the chart above and are valid for 72 hours; travellers must hold confirmed onward tickets.

Application to

Consulate (or consulate section at embassy/high commission). In the UK, the high commission uses the company Gerry's Visa Services to process applications (www.visadropbox.com).

Working days

Depends on nationality (in the UK, visas are normally granted within five working days). Enquire at the nearest consulate or embassy.

Extension of stay

It is usually possible for tourists to extend their stay. Contact the Regional Passport Office in Islamabad.

Entry with children

Children need their own passports. Immigration authorities will demand documentary evidence of parental responsibility, especially if the child is of Pakistani origin, before permitting the child to leave the country.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Pakistan
Telephone: (51) 201 2000. Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/pakistan Opening times: Mon-Thurs: 0800-1615; Fri: 0800-1300
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the USA
Telephone: (202) 243 6500. Website: http://www.embassyofpakistanusa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1230 (document submission) and 1500-1630 (document collection).
High Commission for Pakistan in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7664 9204. Website: http://www.pakmission-uk.gov.pk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1730 (general opening hours); Mon-Thurs 1000-1230, Fri 1000-1200 (visa submission); 1500-1700 (visa collection).
Edited by Jane Duru
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