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Consular Services

Visa Application Forms and Instructions

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Please click (Jurisdiction of Consular Services) to find your state before applying for visa

The visa fee for US citizens has been revised with immediate effect:


S/No

Type of Visa

Fee by  (Cashier check/Money order)

Pay by credit card

1

Visit/Tourist/Student/Family Visit

$ 192.00

$ 199.00

2

Work Employment/NGO

$ 228.00

$ 235.00

3

Treaty Traders/Investor/Business

$ 324.00

$ 331.00

4

Journalist

$ 192.00

$ 199.00

(Please read these instructions carefully before filling in the application form)

  • The visa fee is non-refundable.

  • Normal processing time for visa is 4-6 weeks, except for applicants of Pakistan origin and their spouses.

  • Complete the visa application form. (Click here for visa form PDF file). No column in the visa application should be left blank. Applicant's passport should be attached with application.

  • Military personnel also complete the additional form giving details of their job . Please click here for form.

  • Additional Visa application form for Journalists/Film/TV/Documentary Teams is also required. Please click here for form.

  • Four photographs should be attached with application, showing full face with no hat, helmet or sunglasses. Photos with vision glasses are accepted.

  • Applicants may be asked to appear for an interview, if necessary.

  • Visa fee for other nationalities varies. Please click for the rate of visa fee.

Family Visa for Foreigners of Pakistan Origin

  • Copy of latest Pakistani Passport/CNIC/NICOP (valid or expired) of the applicant

  • Children to attach copy of their birth certificate alongwith one of the parent’s Pakistani Passport/CNIC/NICOP (valid or expired)

  • In case, a child is under 18, both the parents need to sign the visa application and provide copies of their current photo IDs bearing signatures.

  • If the applicant is married to a person of Pakistan Origin, copy of marriage certificate and copy of Pakistani spouse’s Pakistani Passport/CNIC/NICOP (valid or expired)

Business Visa

  • An invitation letter from the sponsoring company/individual from Pakistan and applicant's current place of employment letter should be attached with the application. Those self employed should provide a letter of introduction themselves.

  • An additional form for Business visa is required. (Click for form)

  • Attach a copy of recent bank statement for proof of funds.

Tourist Visa:

  • Sponsor letter has to be on affidavit and the host’s CNIC/Passport copy needs to be notarized from Pakistan (Original).

  • A letter of introduction from employer/educational institutions as the case may be.

Visa for Foreigners of Afghan Origin

  • The application along with all required documents and photographs must be submitted in quadruplicate (4 sets).

  • Sponsor letter has to be on affidavit and the host’s CNIC/Passport copy needs to be notarized from Pakistan (Original).

  • Addresses of two references from Pakistan

  • Letter of introduction

  • Applications should be submitted two months prior to intended travel date.

NGO/INGO Visa

The application along with all required documents and photographs must be submitted in quadruplicate (4 sets). Each set must contain the following:

  • Visa application

  • Passport size photographs stapled on specified area of the visa application. Loose and improper/un-trimmed photographs will not be accepted.

  • Cover letter of NGO/INGO organization requesting Visa.

  • Letter of Introduction from Employer

  • Registration license of NGO/INGO

  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NGO/INGO and Government of Pakistan.

  • US Permanent Residence Card (For Non-US Nationals)

  • NGO visas are approved from back home, therefore, applications should be submitted two months prior to intended travel date.

General Information

All fees are payable in US postal money orders or cashier cheques made payable to the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. Please do not send cash or personal cheques. Please mention your name and address on money orders or on cashier cheques. All fees are non- refundable .

  • For applicant holding passport other than US, the applicant must provide the proof of residence such as Green Card or valid work authorization etc.

  • On arrival in Pakistan, immigration formalities are mandatory. (Police registration is applicable in certain cases

  • Indian Passport holders are required to submit their visa request on the prescribed application form available on the website, ( visa application form for Indian Nationals, click here for form) . Five copies of each application are necessary.

  • For applicant holding passport other than US, the applicant must provide the proof of residence such as Green Card or valid work authorization etc

  • On arrival in Pakistan, immigration formalities are mandatory. (Police registration is applicable in certain cases

  • Please read the requirements for photocopies for each type of application and bring/send the required number of copies with the application.

  • For the convenience of the applicants, a copier machine at the Consular Section is available, which takes either 25 cents (quarters) coins or one dollar bill only.

Return Express USPS Envelope
•  If the applicant(s) would like their passport to be sent back to them, a self addressed prepaid express USPS envelope is mandatory. The applicant should write their return address clearly to avoid confusion. Current cost for the prepaid express envelope is $23.75. Do not use Metered stamps . Click here for US Postal Services


•  The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C will not be responsible for loss of documents in the mail sent by ordinary/priority mail.

Washington DC contacts:

Consular Services - please call : 202-243-3267
Washington DC Embassy email: consularsection@embassyofpakistanusa.org

Note: Please include your cell number in the email.

 

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