Visa Facilitation Services
Visas and Immigration Law
Ministry of Interior is responsible to grant/extend all categories of visas of foreigners.
To facilitate travel and stay in Pakistan of foreign businesspersons and investors, business visa policies have been considerably relaxed. Ministry of Interior (MOI) grants business visas to the foreign business persons of 96 business friendly countries, who intend to invest or explore business opportunities in Pakistan. Pakistan Missions are also allowed to grant 5 years multiple entry business visa within 24 hours to business persons of 96 Business Visa List (BVL) countries subject to the production of any of the following and as per list of countries mentioned below:
- Recommendation letter from CC&I of the respective foreign country.
- Invitation letter from business organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization.
- Recommendatory letter by Honorary Investment Counselor of BOI/Commercial Attaché.
BOI grants Work Visas to the foreign technical and managerial personnel for the purpose of imparting technical know-how and skills to the local population. The duration of work visa is one year. As per Visa Policy cases of grant and extension of Work Visas are processed within 4 weeks by BOI.
The Government of Pakistan (GoP) has launched the new e-visa portal for 191 countries from 29 April, 2019. The companies employing expatriates from these 191 countries are required to submit their work visa application on e-visa portal. The BOI grants work visa for a period of one year, which is also extendable for further period of one year with multiple entries and charge processing fee to the tune of US$100 per person per year. The company is required to submit processing fee in BOI’s account maintained at National Bank of Pakistan, Main Branch, Civic Centre, Islamabad.
The original payment receipt along with one set of documents should be submitted to BOI with cover letter clearly indicating the eleven-digit case ID.
To apply for an online work visa, the following documents are required:-
- Company’s cover letter stating the period of visa required and other necessary details.
- Passport’s consist of three pages i.e., information, entry, and last visa page.
- Colored Photographs.
- Company’s Registration Certificate.
- Employment Agreements.
- Confirmation/ guarantee of the credentials of the expatriates by the company on their letter
- Company Profile.
- Work / Family visa processing fee details.
- FBR National Tax Number (NTN) certificate
Family Visit Visa
The BOI grants Family visit visa to the family of expatriates working in Pakistan for a period of one year. The company is required to apply their cases on the e-visa portal. Pakistan Missions abroad are also authorized to grant 5 years validity and one year stay multiple entry visa to foreigners of Pakistan origin and their foreign spouses, which shall be processed within 7-10 working days.
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