Pakistan - Tourist - Regular Service: Visa Requirements

Single Entry / Visa Valid for 90 days

1Required Documents

  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

    If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

    (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Completed Pakistan Visa Application
    Completed Pakistan Visa Application

    Download, fully complete, print, and sign one copy of the Pakistan visa application form. 

    PLEASE NOTE: the application form is attached as a sample as well.

  • image description Two Passport-style Photographs
    Two Passport-style Photographs

    You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer. 

    US Passport Photo Requirements:

    - Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

    - You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

    - Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

    - Taken in the last 6 months

    - Use a plain white or off-white background

    - Be sized correctly

    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
    • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

    - Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

    - You cannot wear glasses.

    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

    - You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

    • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
    • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
    • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

    - You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

  • image description Itinerary
    Itinerary

    Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering Pakistan and exiting Pakistan.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to Pakistan and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

  • image description Proof of Financial Ability
    Proof of Financial Ability

    Please provide 3 most recent bank statements or proof of sufficient funds to be used during your travels. Applicant's name should appear on statements.

  • image description In Person Appearance/Interview May Be Requested
    In Person Appearance/Interview May Be Requested

    Applicants may be requested to appear in person at the consulate for an interview. Applicants of Indian origin are advised to apply in person.

  • image description Proof of State Residency
    Proof of State Residency

    Submit a clear copy of ONE of the following:

    • State Issued Driver’s License
    • State Issued Valid ID
    • Utility Bill showing your name and address
  • image description Personal Visit Requirements
    Personal Visit Requirements

    Personal visit requires the following documents:

    • A letter of invitation from a Pakistani citizen on Stamp Paper duly notarized or attested by a Gazetted Government Officer along with an attested copy of his/her CNIC/NICOP.
    • Proof of profession (job/studies, etc.) of both applicant and person inviting the applicant.
  • image description Tour Group Requirements
    Tour Group Requirements

    Tourist visa requires the following documents:

    • Invitation letter from tour operator in Pakistan along with his/her attested copy of CNIC/Passport.
    • Registration letter of tour operator with Ministry of Tourism in Pakistan
    • For Trekking/Mountaineering visa, provide Trekking/Expedition permit issued by the Gilgit-Baltistan Council.
  • image description Family Visa Requirements
    Family Visa Requirements

    A multiple entry visa with five year validity or up to the expiry date of the passport, whichever is earlier, may be issued to applicants of Pakistani origin and their children & spouses (except Indian nationals) provided they submit photocopy of front and back of applicant’s valid or expired Pakistani ID (such as NIC/CNIC/NICOP) OR a copy of name and picture pages of their valid or expired Pakistani passport.

2Consular and Service Fees

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $197
2 Service Fee $89

3Ship Documents

1.) Place the above mentioned documents in a FedEx Letter.

2.) Send the FedEx Letter to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

101 Hickey Blvd, Suite A-224
South San Francisco, California 94080

The expected processing time for this visa application is 30 business days.

Please note that processing times, fees, and requirements are based on government rules and are subject to change without notice.

1Gather Documentation for a Pakistan Visa

1. Valid Passport

Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

(Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

1. Completed Pakistan Visa Application

Download, fully complete, print, and sign one copy of the Pakistan visa application form. 

PLEASE NOTE: the application form is attached as a sample as well.

1. Two Passport-style Photographs

You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer. 

US Passport Photo Requirements:

- Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.

- You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.

- Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis

- Taken in the last 6 months

- Use a plain white or off-white background

- Be sized correctly

  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) 
  • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

- Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper

- You cannot wear glasses.

  • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with application.

- You cannot wear a hat or head covering.

  • If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
  • If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
  • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

- You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.

1. Itinerary

Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering Pakistan and exiting Pakistan.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to Pakistan and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

1. Proof of Financial Ability

Please provide 3 most recent bank statements or proof of sufficient funds to be used during your travels. Applicant's name should appear on statements.

1. In Person Appearance/Interview May Be Requested

Applicants may be requested to appear in person at the consulate for an interview. Applicants of Indian origin are advised to apply in person.

1. Proof of State Residency

Submit a clear copy of ONE of the following:

  • State Issued Driver’s License
  • State Issued Valid ID
  • Utility Bill showing your name and address

1. Personal Visit Requirements

Personal visit requires the following documents:

  • A letter of invitation from a Pakistani citizen on Stamp Paper duly notarized or attested by a Gazetted Government Officer along with an attested copy of his/her CNIC/NICOP.
  • Proof of profession (job/studies, etc.) of both applicant and person inviting the applicant.

1. Tour Group Requirements

Tourist visa requires the following documents:

  • Invitation letter from tour operator in Pakistan along with his/her attested copy of CNIC/Passport.
  • Registration letter of tour operator with Ministry of Tourism in Pakistan
  • For Trekking/Mountaineering visa, provide Trekking/Expedition permit issued by the Gilgit-Baltistan Council.

1. Family Visa Requirements

A multiple entry visa with five year validity or up to the expiry date of the passport, whichever is earlier, may be issued to applicants of Pakistani origin and their children & spouses (except Indian nationals) provided they submit photocopy of front and back of applicant’s valid or expired Pakistani ID (such as NIC/CNIC/NICOP) OR a copy of name and picture pages of their valid or expired Pakistani passport.

2Consular and Service Fees

2.1 Consular and Service Fees

Pakistan visa fees are as below :

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $197
2 Service Fee $89

3Ship your Application to Passports and Visas.com

3.1 Place the above documents in an Overnight Envelope

Enclose the documents from Section 1 (Gather Documents for your Pakistan  Visa) and a print out of your order confirmation in an Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc).

3.2 Send the Application Materials to Us

Please Note: If you paid for an inbound shipping service your account manager will contact you to provide a FedEx shipping label via email to send us your completed application. 

Send the Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc) to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

101 Hickey Blvd, Suite A-224
South San Francisco, California 94080