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Pakistan is offering 'Visa on Arrival' for Citizens of 50 Countries


Pakistan has decided to relax visa policy and allows 'Visa on Arrival' to the citizens of  50 countries. Groups of tourists from a number of tourism-friendly nations are being offered Pakistani Visa on Arrival. While overall citizens of 175 countries can apply for Pakistani e-Visa service. This new move is a part of the policy to make Pakistan open for foreign business and tourism which will increase foreign investment in Pakistan and the tourism industry of the country will also flourish. IATA approved tour operators can now bring tourist groups to Pakistan under the new visa policy.
Information minister Fawad Chaudhry told the media that Indian-origin British, US passport holders will also get on arrival visa. Citizens of these 50 countries will be able to get visas from the airport upon their arrival in Pakistan.

If you are searching for a list of countries which don't ask visa from Pakistani passport holders, you should visit the following page.
List of 32 Visa Free Countries for Pakistanis
How to apply for Pakistani e-Visa online

Study visa will be granted for two years to students of bachelor degrees and four years to the students of masters degrees. 

Visa on Arrival to Pakistan

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Pakistan has visa on arrival policy for many countries which are categorized as under:

Tour Group Visa on Arrival

Citizens of 50 countries may obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum of 30 days, if they are traveling as part of a tourist group through an IATA approved tour operator.

  • Austria
  • Belgium 
  • Canada 
  • China 
  • Denmark 
  • Finland 
  • France 
  • Germany 
  • Greece 
  • Iceland 
  • Italy 
  • Japan 
  • Luxembourg 
  • Malaysia 
  • Netherlands 
  • Norway 
  • Portugal 
  • Singapore 
  • South Korea 
  • Spain 
  • Sweden 
  • Thailand 
  • United Kingdom 
  • United States

Business Visa on Arrival

Pakistani Business visa on arrival will now be provided to citizens of 96 countries which was previously granted to only 67 countries. Citizens of the following nations may get visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days when they are traveling for business purpose. But in this case, visitor must have a local sponsor who must first obtain an approval from the immigration authority with relevant documents. 
  • All European Union countries except Bulgaria and Croatia
  • Argentina 
  • Australia 
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Bahrain 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Brazil 
  • Brunei 
  • Canada 
  • Chile 
  • China 
  • Egypt 
  • Iceland 
  • Indonesia 
  • Iran 
  • Japan 
  • Jordan 
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Kuwait 
  • Malaysia 
  • Mauritius 
  • Mexico 
  • Morocco 
  • New Zealand 
  • Norway 
  • Oman 
  • Philippines 
  • Qatar 
  • Russia 
  • Saudi Arabia 
  • Singapore 
  • South Africa 
  • South Korea 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Switzerland 
  • Thailand 
  • Turkey 
  • Turkmenistan 
  • United States 
  • Ukraine 
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • Vietnam

Visa-Free Entry to Pakistan

Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa for entry to Pakistan. They can visit Pakistan with a valid passport of their country.

  • Nepal (for stay up to 1 month)
  • Maldives (for stay up to 3 months)
  • Samoa (for stay up to 1 month)
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Visa-Free Entry to Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders

Pakistan has visa-free entry agreements for holders of diplomatic and official passports from the following countries:
  • Algeria 
  • Argentina 
  • Austria 
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Bahrain 
  • Belgium (diplomatic only) 
  • Brazil (diplomatic only) 
  • Brunei 
  • China 
  • Czech Republic 
  • Denmark 
  • Egypt (diplomatic only) 
  • Finland (diplomatic only) 
  • Germany (diplomatic only) 
  • Indonesia 
  • Iran 
  • Kazakhstan 
  • Kuwait 
  • Kyrgyzstan 
  • Laos 
  • Libya 
  • Luxembourg (diplomatic only) 
  • Malta 
  • Mexico (diplomatic only) 
  • Morocco 
  • Netherlands (diplomatic only) 
  • Norway 
  • Philippines (diplomatic only) 
  • Romania 
  • Russia 
  • Serbia 
  • Slovakia 
  • South Korea 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Tajikistan (diplomatic only) 
  • Thailand (diplomatic only) 
  • Tunisia 
  • Turkey 
  • Vietnam 
  • Yemen
Note: It is advised that you must get information from the concerned government department of Pakistan or the nearest embassy or foreign mission of Pakistan before planning to visit Pakistan.

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