Pakistan e-Visa Application
Pakistan e-Visa: Basic information
Pakistan e-Visa is an electronicalternative to the traditional visa that is obtainable entirely online. Travelers can use the e-Visa system to visit Pakistan since December of 2018 and therefore facilitate the whole visa handling process.
Pakistan e-Visa comes in three different types, two of which serve for tourism usage and one for business travels. There are two tourist single-entry e-Visa types that both allow a stay of 30 days with a different validity period of one or three months. The business Pakistan e-Visa serves as a multiple-entry visa that stays valid for 5 years and can be used for numerous 30-day visits.
Since there is no need to visit the Embassy nor a Consulate, travelers can easily apply using their phone, laptop, PC, tablet, or any other working device with an internet connection.
Pakistan e-Visa processing time is usually just 72 hours, and the approved document arrives at the traveler's email address in PDF form.
Our support team will assist all applicants during and after completing the application process.
Applicants can choose between three electronic visa types. Two serve for tourism purposes, and one is designed for business usage.
There is a:
- single-entry tourist e-Visa for 30 days (valid for 30 days)
- single-entry tourist e-Visa for 30 days (valid for 90 days)
- multiple-entry business e-Visa valid for 5 years with each stay up to 30 days
Travel to Pakistan for tourism purposes, such as visiting friends and family, going on vacation, sightseeing, and exploring, with either of the single-entry permits.
The multiple-entry electronic visa can be used for all business activities, such as negotiating contracts, looking for new cooperation opportunities, signing contracts, or taking a business trip.
Select the online visa type that will suit your travel needs best and spare a few minutes to submit an online application.
Prepare your valid passport and start filling the online Pakistan visa application form with the necessary data, such as your:
- name and surname
- purpose of travel
- travel details
- email address
- passport information
Next, make an online payment using any method of your choice to cover the 99 Euro e-Visa fee. Every applicant receives a unique confirmation number once the payment has been registered.
Lastly, wait for your approved electronic Pakistan visa to arrive at your email address in PDF form. The processing time differs according to which entry permit type will you choose.
The whole process is as simple as that! Fill an application form within minutes, make the payment, and check your email box for the approved e-Visa to Pakistan.
Online visa for Pakistan stays effective for:
- 30 days (first tourist e-Visa type)
- 90 days (second tourist e-Visa)
- 5 years (multiple-entry business e-Visa)
Use your electronic entry permit within the validity period and make sure that your passport will not expire throughout the whole duration of the trip.
Online visa applications must be made even for the purpose of transiting through Pakistan to reach your final destination.
Apply online in advance of your travel and print out your e-Visa once you receive it.
Everyone traveling to Pakistan must have two documents to present to the customs officials upon arrival:
- a valid passport
- a printed e-Visa copy
The following countries can apply online for the tourist visa valid for 90 days (three months):Afghanistan
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo Democratic Republic
Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Holy See (Vatican City)
Palestinian territory, occupied
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis*
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
São Tomé and Príncipe
Trinidad and Tobago*
United Arab Emirates*
Citizens of countries marked with '*' can additionally apply for the electronic tourist visa valid for 30 days, which processes within 72 hours.
If you are a citizen of the following countries, you may apply for thebusiness Pakistan e-Visa that allows numerous entries:Algeria
Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
United Arab Emirates
If your country of citizenship is not listed, it is necessary to apply for a standard embassy visa in order to visit Pakistan.
Ports accepting e-Visas
Before you travel to Pakistan using an e-Visa, please make sure that your desired point of entry is on one of the following:
- Islamabad Airport
- Lahore Airport
- Peshawar Airport
- Karachi Airport
- Quetta Airport
- Multan Airport
- Rahim Yar Khan Airport
- Bahawalpur Airport
- Faisalabad Airport
- Gwadar Airport
- Sialkot Airport
Border crossing points:
- Wahga Railway Station
- Chamman Land Route
- Torkham Land Route
- Khokarapar Railway Station
- Taftan Land Route
- Sost Land Route
- Karachi Sea Port
- Ghassbandar Sea Port
- Gwadar Sea Port
If traveling by another point of entry, you will need to apply for a regular visa at the Embassy.
The Pakistan e-Visa sample below shows how this entry permit looks like once approved. The online visa will be delivered directly to the applicant’s email box in PDF form.
Luckily, Pakistan e-Visa requirements are elementary. Gather the necessary documents within a few minutes and start the process of applying.
- a valid passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the planned entry to Pakistan date
- applicant's digital face photo (that can be taken using a PC camera or even your phone)
The following documents must also be enclosed with theapplication for an online business visa:
- passport's biodata page
- a digital photograph of the applicant's face
- proof of registration of the company (SECP/ Chamber of Commerce Certificate)
- letter of invitation from the business partner in Pakistan (E-BIL)
- proof of legal residence
Depending on the decision of the Pakistan authorities, additional documents may be required for processing the application
Please note! Only passport holders applying for the electronic business visa may be asked to attach some additional supporting documents, such as the company's registration.
- processing time may differ between the electronic Pakistan visa types
- e-Visa to Pakistan is not a working permit
- every traveler must submit a separate e-Visa application
- electronic visas are accepted only at theselected list of border crossing points
- our support team is available to all applicants via email and phone
- travelers must have a passport with a minimum of 6 months validity to apply for their visa online
- Pakistan e-Visa must be printed out
Benefits of Evisa Express
- Easy application process
- Qualified team of experts
- Guarantee of service
FAQ about the Pakistan e-Visa
- What is the Pakistan e-Visa?
Pakistan e-Visa serves as an obligatory entry permit for foreign travelers visiting this country. It can be handled entirely online and, once approved, arrives at the applicant's email address in PDF form. Electronic visa for Pakistan comes in three different types.
- Do I need an electronic visa for Pakistan?
Check if your country is listed in the 'List of eligible countries' section. If yes, you must obtain a Pakistan visa online prior to your travel to be able to cross the border. Make sure to use one of the selected border crossing points.
- Do children need an e-Visa for Pakistan?
e-Visa is required for all underage applicants that travel to Pakistan. Children's parents/guardians should submit the applications on their behalf. Should you need assistance, do not hesitate to contact our support team.
- Can I enter Pakistan without an online visa?
There are a few countries that can enter Pakistan visa-free, e.g., the Maldives or Bangladesh. Check which countries can enter without an entry permit and see if you need to make an online visa application.
- How much does Pakistan e-Visa cost?
e-Visa to Pakistan costs 99 Euro. Applicants can use different online payment methods to cover the fees. Use your credit or debit card, PayPal account, PayU, or any other method. Should you need any help with registering the payment, do not hesitate to contact our support team.
- What documents do I need for the electronic Pakistan visa?
Every traveler should prepare two elementary documents to attach to their electronic visa application form. Apply online with a valid passport on hand and a digital face photo taken with either a PC camera or your phone. Make sure that your travel document will stay valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entering Pakistan.
- How to apply for the Pakistan e-Visa?
First, select the type of entry permit you want to apply for (a tourist or a business e-Visa). Fill the application form with your data and make an online payment. Next, submit your application and wait for the approved permit to arrive at your email address.
- How will I receive the approved online Pakistan visa?
Once approved, the online Pakistan visa is delivered to the applicant in PDF form at the provided email address. To receive your entry permit quickly, double-check if every piece of information in the application form is correct.
- How long does it take to get the Pakistan e-Visa?
The processing time may differ between the various electronic Pakistan visa types. If you apply for the tourist entry permit valid for 30 days, your application will be processed within 72 hours (3 business days). However, approval of the second tourist entry permit takes up to 10 days. Online business visas can be processed from 24 hours up to 4 weeks.
- Do I need to print the electronic Pakistan visa?
The customs officials will check if each traveler has a printed Pakistan e-Visa copy. Moreover, make sure to have your valid passport with you as well.
- How long can I stay in Pakistan with an e-Visa?
It depends on which type of Pakistan entry permit have you submitted your online visa application for. Tourist e-Visas allow a one-month stay, and the business one serves as a multiple-entry permit and allows numerous 30-day stays in the country.
- How long is an online visa for Pakistan good for?
Online visas for Pakistan stay valid for 30 days, 90 days, and 5 years. The tourist one serves as a single-entry permit, and the business one allows numerous visits to the country. Travel to Pakistan within the validity period and make sure that your passport will not expire throughout the duration of the trip.
- Can I extend my stay in Pakistan with an electronic visa?
Once you are a holder of a Pakistan e-Visa, you can extend your visit. However, your passport must stay valid for the period of the intended extension.
- What can I do if my Pakistan e-Visa is denied?
Applicants whose electronic visa application gets rejected should contact our support team via email or phone. Click the 'Contact' button located at the top of the page to get more information. We are happy to help and discuss your situation!
Three easy steps to get your e-Visa
- Apply online
- Fill out the remaining required information and make an online payment
- Check your email