Pakistan Visa on Arrival and E-Visa requirements

Pakistan visa

Pakistan visa was very difficult in the past years but now there is good news for tourists who want to get Pakistan visa on arrival and e visa. The government has issued Pakistan visa policy 2019, in which visa rules have relaxed for the promotion of tourism. Now the nationals of 50 countries can obtain a visa on arrival in Pakistan on the airport while 175 countries are offered Pakistan e visa.

Similarly, businessmen belonging to 96 countries will be granted a business visa of Pakistan within 10 days on board of investment letter. According to Pakistan new visa Policy, IATA-approved tour operators are also allowed to bring tourist groups to Pakistan. These major changes in Pakistan visa policy have been done after 70 years.

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Pakistan Visa on arrival

Pakistan visa on arrival operation has been started. Tourist Visa On Arrival will be for 30 days and valid for up to 3 months. You can get 30 days extension in this period while living in Pakistan. According to NADRA portal, the citizens of Malaysia, Turkey and UAE may be granted a 30-day, multiple-entry visa upon arrival

Initially, Pakistan Govt. approved the new visa regime for 5 countries which were officially announced by the Prime minister Imran Khan. UK, China, Turkey, UAE, and Malaysia are included in these countries whose nationals can get Pakistan visa on arrival only in $ 8 on Islamabad airport. Later on, Qatar also got this status. Now 50 countries are eligible for this visa. The complete list of the countries approved for on arrival visa of Pakistan is as under.

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List of Pakistan visa on arrival countries

This is a complete list of Pakistan visa on arrival countries in accordance with Pakistan visa policy 2019. You can check your country here if you are interested in visiting Pakistan for tourism purpose.

Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan

Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei

Costa Rica                             


Germany, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy

Japan, Jordan 

Korea (South), Kuwait

Lithuania, Luxembourg

Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Mozambique

Nepal, New Zealand





Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain,

Sri Lanka, Switzerland

TajikistnTanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey


Western Samoa


The nationals of above-said countries have no need to get visa in advance to visit Pakistan, they will be granted visas upon arrival i.e, Pakistan visa on arrival. Indians having British or US passport may also enjoy this facility.

Also check: Procedure to get Pakistani Passport

Requirements for Visa on arrival of Pakistan

According to the Pakistan visa policy 2019, the requirements for Visa on arrival of Pakistan are the same as the e visa which is given below.

Pakistan E-Visa

In January 2019, it was announced to allow Pakistan e-visa for visitors of 175 countries for boosting tourism in the country. The nationals of these countries can apply e visa for Pakistan from their computer. There is no need to visit the Pakistani consulate.

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Pakistan E Visa Countries

These are countries eligible for Pakistan e visa. Their citizens can apply for an online Pakistan visa. People also called these countries as Pakistan  e Visa Countries

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan

Bissau, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi

Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Capbo Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Republic), Costa Rica, Cote d’ Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic

Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic

Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia

Fiji, Finland, France

Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Guyana

Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hungary

Iran, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy

Jamaica, Japan, Jordan

Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan

Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg

Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Island, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar

Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway


Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippine, Poland, Portugal


Romania, Russia, Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland

Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Lest, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

U.A.E, U.K, U.S.A, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan

Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam

Western Samoa

Zambia, Zimbabwe

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How to apply for Pakistan E Visa?

Pakistan online visa system is prepared by the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) and it is similar to U.S and UK online visa systems. The Pakistan online visa process will be completed in these steps.

  • First of all check the list of countries eligible for Pakistan e visa.
  • Then click on this link and visit Pakistan online visa portal.
  • Now see your visa category and check its requirement.
  • After that register yourself on Pakistan online visa system by clicking on ” Register Yourself ” button.

pakistan online visa system

  • Now if you have all the required documents, then click on “Apply Now”.
  • Fill up the Pakistan visa application form as per instructions are given on the visa portal.
  • In this step, you have to pay the online visa fee and upload documents. You can check Pakistan visa fee with fee calculator available on the e visa portal.
  • You e visa application for Pakistan visa is submitted. Now Pakistani officials will check the documents and take a decision within eight to ten days.
  • On the approval of e visa Pakistan, a notification will be sent to the applicant by e-mail and SMS.

(Also read: Visa free countries for Pakistan)

Pakistan E Visa Requirements

If you want to get Pakistan e visa for tourist purpose, you will have to submit these document.

  • A valid passport.
  • 2 photographs.
  • Invitation letter of a sponsor/authorized travel agent or hotel booking details in case of the individual applicant.
  • Three months visa will be issued which may be extended to the same period.

New visa policy of Pakistan reveals that the business community of 96 countries will be provided business visas now, while in the past, this facility was limited up to 68 countries. This visa will be granted in only ten days.

Moreover, the duration of student visas has been extended to 2 years from 1 year. similarly, now diplomatic visas will be issued for 3 years, instead of one year.
A major change also can be observed in a journalist visa, as it will be processed through the Information ministry now. They can be now long-term visas without any hurdle.

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Pakistan, a beautiful tourist destination

There is no doubt, Pakistan is a beautiful country and its people are hospitable. Due to these qualities, this country had been a prominent tourist destination in the 1970s. After that, the Afghan war affected this region. Now the army has established peace in Pakistan and Visa policy is revised especially for tourists.

Video of Media conference on Pakistan’s new visa policy

It is also an amazing development for Tourists that they can now visit all parts of Pakistan including open cantonments, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. No NOC is required now to visit any tourist spot in the country. So you can visit Pakistan’s rich culture, historical places, and natural beauty.

Visa abolition agreements of Pakistan

According to FIA, Pakistan has visa abolition agreements with these countries for Diplomatic & Official Passport Holders only. They can live here without any Pakistan visa from 14 to 90 days according to the agreement. In the same way, this facility is available for Pakistani Diplomatic & Official Passport Holders. These countries are:

  1. Algeria
  2. Argentina
  3. Austria
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Brunei Dar-us-Salam
  6. China (Hong Kong)
  7. Czech
  8. Denmark
  9. Finland
  10. Indonesia
  11. Iran
  12. Kazakhstan
  13. Kuwait
  14. Kyrgyz Republic
  15. Libya
  16. Mexico
  17. Morocco
  18. Norway
  19. Romania
  20. Russian Federation
  21. Serbia
  22. South Korea
  23. Sri Lanka
  24. Tunisia
  25. Turkey
  26. Vietnam
  27. Yemen

Agreements with the following countries are only for Diplomatic Passport Holders.

  1. Belgium
  2. Brazil
  3. Egypt
  4. Germany
  5. Hellenic Republic (Greece)
  6. Luxemburg
  7. Netherlands
  8. Philippine
  9. Tajikistan
  10. Thailand
  11. Ice land

Pakistan has visa abolition agreements with these countries for all citizens.

  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Western Samoa
  • Zambia
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  4. How can i get visit visa, i belongs to filppines. I’ve boyfriend in pakistan i want to meet him in august. Please reply me fast as it’s possible

  5. we are Indians holder of US passports, Planning to visit Sikh Gurdwaras (sikh Sharines) in Pakistan in November this year or sometimes in March 2020. We want to stay in hotel in Lahore for few days . Please advise for we need E Visa or Visa on Arrival as Honorable Imran Khan announced . What documents are required.
    Thanks and regards
    Ajit Singh Komal

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