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Pakistan Visa and Passport Requirements

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

Passports

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to Pakistan. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

A passport valid for at least six months when applying for a visa 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 on arrival (for tourism puroposes): Nationals of Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Philippine, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zambia are eligible for a visa on arrival if visiting Pakistan for tourism purposes.

Visa on arrival (for business purposes): Nationals of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Comoros, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Republic), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are eligible for a visa on arrivalif visiting Pakistan for business purposes.

Tourist e-Visa: Nationals of Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (North), Korea (South), Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Philippine, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, United States of America, Western Samoa and Zambia are eligible for an e-visa (https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/) if visiting Pakistan for tourism purposes.

Business e-Visa: Nationals of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Republic), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Lone, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are eligible for an e-visa (https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/) if visiting Pakistan for business purposes.

Visa Note

You will need to provide a passport photo, your stay details, sponsor information, your itinerary and your current employment status, in addition to other requirements that the authority has asked for.

Types and Cost

Tourist e-visa: Australians, Americans, Canadians and UK citizens: Single-entry, less than three months visa: US$60

Business e-visa: Australians, Americans, Canadians and UK citizens: Single-entry: US$100

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

The Government of Pakistan has stopped issuing manual visas. Visa applicants in Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States of America can apply for a visa for Pakistan online (https://visa.nadra.gov.pk/) or on arrival.  

Working days

Applications for e-visas need to be submitted 48-72 hours prior to travelling.

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.


This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British High Commission in Pakistan


Telephone: (51) 201 2000.
Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/world/pakistan
Address: P O Box 1122, Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, Islamabad, ,
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
Address: , 3517 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008,
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
Address: , 34-36 Lowndes Square, London, SW1X 9JN,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1730 (general opening hours); Mon-Thurs 1000-1230, Fri 1000-1200 (visa submission); 1500-1700 (visa collection).

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