Consular Services For Foreigners

I )    Visa

  • This Embassy issues visa to Japanese nationals on the next day on which they apply.
  • For Non-Japanese, visa is issued after seven (7) working days, from the day on which they apply.

 

Documents required for the issuance of visa

I.  Tourist/Sightseeing Visa

  • Passport
  • Two Picture (Passport size 4.5x3.5 cm)
  • Application Form
  • Flight booking confirmation slip (Photocopy acceptable) or photocopy of the Air Ticket
  • One of the following three is required
    1. Hotel Booking confirmation slip (Photocopy acceptable)
    2. Confirmed Itinerary (Traveling schedule)
    3. In case the applicant wishes to stay at a friend's place, a guarantee letter from the friend (in English or Urdu) along with the friend's copy of passport shall be submitted.

II.  Journalist Visa

  • Passport.
  • Passport copy.
  • Visa application form for journalist.
  • Copy of Curriculum vitae
  • Sponsorship letter from media Organization.
  • Three Picture (Passport size 4.5x3.5 cm)
  • Film/TV/Documentary journalist team will also submit Form A.

III.  Business Visa

  • Passport
  • Passport copy.
  • Two picture (same size as for sightseeing visa)
  • Application form
  • One of the following three is required for the issuance of up to five (5) years multiple business visa:
    1. Recommendation letter from the Chamber of Commerce and Industries f(CC&I) of the respective country of the foreigner.
    2. Invitation letter from Business Organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization/ Association in Pakistan.
    3. Recommendatory letter by Honorary Counselor of Board of Investment (BOI)/Commercial Councilor/Secretary posted at Pakistan missions abroad.

       
  • In case the applicant submits only his company’s letter, we will issue six (6) months multiple business visa.

IV.  Family Visa (For spouses and children of Pakistani nationals)

a.  For Spouse Visa

  • Passport
  • Two Picture (passport size)
  • Application Form
  • Photocopy of marriage certificate/Nikahnama issued by a mosque or a copy of the Kosukitohen.
  • Photocopy of Pakistani spouse (husband/wife’s) passport.

b.  For Children

  • Passport
  • Two Picture
  • Application Form
  • A copy of mother's Kosukitohen or copy of child's birth certificate
  • Copy of father/mother's Pakistani passport.

V.   Education Visa

  • Passport
  • Passport copy.
  • Applicant has to submit six copies of education application form and 8 copies of Picture (Passport size 4.5x3.5 cm)
  • A physician certificate confirming that the applicant is not suffering from any disease and is fit for study abroad.
  • The form has to be filled in candidate's own handwriting and in CAPITAL letters.

VI.  Work Visa

  • A committee under the chairmanship of the Secretary of Board of Investment (BOI) periodically considers and decides the cases of granting or extending work visas to foreign personnel.
  • Companies requiring employment of foreign nationals or extension in their visa should submit the request on the prescribed application form to the Board of Investment (FTP Wing)Islamabad. The prescribed form can be obtained from the offices of the Board of Investment Islamabad, Karachi and also from the website of BOI (www.pakboi.gov.pk).
  • Work visas will be authorized and issued by the Ministry of Interior on the basis of the decision of the Committee.
  • The work visa will be issued for a maximum period of up to five years or till the validity of the applicant's passport, whichever is earlier.
  • The concerned Pakistani mission abroad will grant work visa to the applicant only when it receives the letter of approval of visa from the Ministry of Interior and only for the period specified in the letter, whereas extension in work visa will be endorsed by the concerned Regional Passport Office (where the expatriate is working) on authorization by the Ministry of Interior.
  • Conversion of business visa into work visa and vice versa has been discontinued in Pakistan.

VII.   Transit Visa

  • Passport
  • Two picture
  • Application Form
  • Flight Booking confirmation slip (copy acceptable) or copy of the Air Ticket.

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