Visa protection is a mandatory registration for a Pakistani going abroad on a work visa. The Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment has established protector offices in various cities where officials stamp your passport after completing this registration process.


You can’t leave the country without this visa protection. After this biometric process, you will be considered a registered Pakistani immigrant and may get all the benefits offered by the government. OPF membership and life insurance are the most beneficial steps for visa-protected Pakistani workers.

How to get a visa protector?

There are two possible ways of getting a work visa in Pakistan either direct from a foreign company or through an authorized overseas employment promoter. In both cases, you will have to follow these steps to get a visa protector.


If you have gotten a direct visa, you will have to go for an online protector registration request by clicking on this link

The system will generate a tracking number after the submission of the application, you have to get its print. This is also called an online protector.

In other cases, overseas employment promoters provide this registration tracking number to their clients.


In the second step, you will visit your nearest Protector office you can check from this list.

Visa Protector Office Lahore

Address: 117-G Block, Model Town Lahore. Tel: +92-42-99230338, +92-42-35917048 Fax: +92-42-99230492

Areas of Jurisdiction

The residents of these Districts will get visa protection from the Visa Protector Office Lahore.

  • Lahore
  • Kasur
  • Okara
  • Sheikhupura
  • Faisalabad
  • Jhang
  • Toba Take Singh
  • Gujranwala
  • Sialkot
  • Narowal
  • Hafizabad
  • Sargodha
  • Mianwali
  • Khushab
  • Bhakar
  • Pak Pattan

Visa Protector Office Rawalpindi

Meridian Mall, 1st Floor, Main Murree Road, Rehmanabad Metro Bus Stop, Rawalpindi Tel: +92-51-9290439, +92-51-9290543 Fax: +92-51-9290442

Areas of Jurisdiction:

The residents of these Districts will get visa protector from Protector Office Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujrat, Mandi Bhauddin, Islamabad and Territory of State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Protector Office Multan

Address: H.No. 338, Naqash band colony, Street FIA Wali, Chowk Rasheed abad, Multan Tel: +92-61-9330438, 92-61-9330439, Fax: +92-61-9330437

Areas of Jurisdiction:

These are the areas of jurisdiction for protector office Multan. District Multan, D.G. Khan, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Layyah, Lodheran, Muzafargrah, Sahiwal, Rahimyar Khan, Vihari and Rajanpur, and Khanewal.

Protector Office Sialkot

Protector Office Sialkot Address: Haji Pura, Main Daska Road Sialkot.

Areas of Jurisdiction:

District Sialkot, Gujranwala and Narowal.

Protector Office Karachi

Address: 14-J, Block No.6, Near KFC, Nursery, PECHS, Karachi Tel: +92-21-345431941, +92-21-34398711 Fax: +92-21-34531940

Areas of Jurisdiction:

All residents of Sindh including and following Districts of Baluchistan are advised to apply for visa protector from the protector office Karachi. Lasbela, Khuzdar, Gawadar (Pasni, Jiwani, and Ormara)

Protector Office Peshawar

Canal Road, Sikandar Town, Opposite Gulbahar Police Station, GT Road, Peshawar Tel: +92-91-2584426, +92-91-2584500, Fax: +92-91-2584464

Areas of Jurisdiction for Protector Office Peshawar is the Province of KPK and Ex FATA excluding District Dir, Sawat & Malakand Agency, Kohistan, Buner, Chitral, Bajorr Agency & Shangla.

Protector Office Malakand

Address: 2nd Floor, Gul City Center, Totakan road, Batkhela, Malakand. Tel: +92-932-411483, Fax: +92-932-414783

Areas of Jurisdiction:

Districts Dir, Sawat & Malakand Agency, Kohistan, Buner, Chitral, Bajor Agency & Shangla.

Protector Office Quetta

Address: Bangalow No: B-113, Arbab Afzal Banglows, Opposite Superintendent of Police Traffic, Spinney Road, Quetta

Areas of Jurisdiction:

Areas of Jurisdiction for Protector Office Quetta are Province of Baluchistan excluding Districts Lasbela, Khuzdar, Gawadar (Pasni, Jiwani and Ormara)


You have to reach your area’s protector office at 08:30 am with these documents.

Documents required for visa protector

  1. The tracking number of the online protector registration request.
  2. Original Passport with a valid work visa  
  3. Job agreement
  4. Copy of Passport FrontPage and all Visas stamped on your passport
  5. NADRA ID card and NICOP
  6. Affidavit/ bayan e halfi. 
  7. Siblings CNIC and its copy
  8. Police clearance certificate copy
  9. Medical fitness certificate issued by the authorized hospital/clinic regarding the country.
  10. State Life insurance policy (It will be issued at the visa protector office)
  11. Receipts of visa protector fee. (it will be deposited in NBP at the visa protector office premises.
visa free countries

Visa protector fee

OPF Rs.2000 UBL Bank Draft

Insurance fee Rs.2500 UBL Bank Draft

Protector fee QR: 153 in Doha Bank Embassy Branch

State life insurance fee RS 2500, Registration Fee, Welfare Fund and Emigration Promotion Fee is included in the total.

Visa Protector fee for UAE

Some people search ‘’visa protector fee for UAE’’ on Google, it is the same RS 7200/ as for any other country.


Upon entering the Visa Protector Office, you will get a token and will have to wait for your turn.


On your turn, you will go on the first counter for biometric verification and then on the second one for computerized registration.


Now you will enter a hall where officials will brief you with other applicants about your legal rights and responsibilities while living abroad. The benefits of visa protection also will be discussed.


It is time to deposit fees in a bank situated in the premises of the same office. Then you will submit all papers on the prescribed window. Now you are free to take a rest. The officer will inform you of the time when you can collect your stamped passport on the same day.



  1. Hi, i got my work visa protection from Lahore Pakistan before travelling to Qatar. now my Visa has been changed to Residence card in Qatar. now i came back to Pakistan on this residence card. do I still require my visa protection for travelling back to Qatar?

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