Pakistan Visa Types

In recent years tourism has increased in Pakistan. Though it's not the safest to travel and there may still be some dangerous locations there are many people who travel to Pakistan.

Foreign citizens that would like this country must have a visa or an electronic travel authorization. It is possible to do this online, on arrival, or at the embassy or consulate. There are many Pakistan visa categories so you can choose the best option for you. In this article, you will learn more about this topic.

Pakistan Online Visa

An online visa has a few subcategories. It could be used as a Tourist visa or a Business visa, as well as a single-entry visa or a multiple-entry one.

Thanks to e-Visa you do all the formalities at home as you don't need to visit the embassy or consulate. After processing time, you will receive an approved visa in PDF form via email.

Accordingly, a Pakistan eVisa is effective for 30 days, 90 days, or 5 years (in case of multiple entries, business type visa).

In order to obtain it, you need to have a valid passport, digital face photo, passport bio-data page, and additional documents like an invitation letter or proof of legal residence.

Short-term Visa

A short-term visa is designed for a period of stay no longer than 90 days. There are the following Short-term visas:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Pakistan Visa
  • Family Visit Visa
  • Culture/Sports Visa
  • Short-term Educational Visa.

Pakistan Tourist Visa

A Pakistan tourist visa is valid for 3 months and it could be a single-entry or a multiple-entry option. It is issued for travelers who would like to enter Pakistan for tourism purposes, leisure, hiking, or entertainment.

To get a Tourist visa visitors need to have a valid passport, a picture of their face, and proof of accommodation, such as a letter of invitation or hotel reservation. What is more, a Pakistan Tourist visa can be obtained as a Visa on Arrival or e-Visa.

Pakistan Business Visa

Visitors who want to travel to Pakistan for business reasons must get a Business Pakistan visas. It is possible to be in the country for 5 years with it and visit the country numerous times as it is a multiple-entry visa.

It is worth knowing, that in order to get this Pakistan visa type, travelers must have an invitation letter from an organization based in Pakistan.

Family Visit Visa

If you want to visit Pakistan to meet relatives, friends, or family, you can apply for a Family Visit visa type. As an applicant, you are required to provide necessary documents like marriage or birth certificates. This Pakistani visa enables you to stay in Pakistan for up to 5 years (with a one-year stay duration).

Culture/Sports Visa

A culture or Sports Visa is designed especially for people who visit Pakistan for special events related to culture, sports, etc. They need to apply for this visa 6 weeks before the event and attach a letter of invitation from the organizers.

Educational Visa

An educational visa can be used for short-term study purposes like training, internships, or participation in programs. You can stay in Pakistan for up to 2 years with this Pakistan visa. If you want to stay longer in the country, you are required to have a residence permit.

Long-term Visa

As the name suggests, this visa type allows its holder to stay in Pakistan for a longer time period. It is a perfect choice for students and workers, however, they need to have additional documents like proof from the university or employer.

Transit Visa

This visa is used in case of transit in Pakistan. It is designed for travelers who need to enter the country before they reach their final destination. It is valid for 72 hours and enables two entries to Pakistan.

Work Visa

A work visa is issued for foreigners who would like to work in domestic aid, journalism, or other professions in Pakistan. Also, a visa extension is possible in this case.

Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival is granted to visitors who entered Pakistan without taking part in the visa application process earlier. They can obtain a visa at the airport.

Religious visa

A Religious visa has the following categories: Tabligh, Pilgrim, and Missionary. It is used for religious purposes in Pakistan. Additionally, foreign missionaries need to attach a letter from a religious organization to their application in order to get this visa.

Diplomatic and Official Visas

To conduct diplomatic or official missions in Pakistan, visitors must obtain a Diplomatic or an Official visa. It is intended for foreign diplomats and ministers who are involved in official assignments.

Medical Visa

It is possible to acquire a Medical visa for purposes related to health in Pakistan. It can be used for treatments or emergencies at hospitals or health centers. To obtain this visa, an applicant should have a valid passport, photo, letter from the hospital, and other additional documents.

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