All you need to know about Pakistan's visa policy

All you need to know about Pakistan's visa policy
iVisa | Updated on Oct 07, 2019

Pakistan is a beautiful country with stunning scenery. People who love trekking and hiking often choose this country as their vacation destination. However, one of the first things you should do before starting to plan a trip to a foreign country is doing some research on that country’s visa policy. Pakistan makes no exception. After all, you must know if you need a visa or not. Below, you will find some of the most commonly asked questions about Pakistan’s visa policy, as well as the answers.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there any visa-exempt nationalities?

Pakistan’s visa policy is pretty lenient. Like most policies, it contains a list of visa-exempt nationalities. Truth be told, that list is rather short in this particular case and includes only 5 nationalities. We are referring to the citizens of the Maldives, Nepal, Samoa, Tonga, and Trinidad & Tobago. The duration of stay differs for all 5 nationalities and varies from 1 to 3 months.

Does Pakistan have an electronic visa system?

While most nationalities need to obtain a Pakistan visa before departure, things are not as difficult as you would think. That is because Pakistan is one of the countries that adopted the electronic visa system. Plus, the system is available for the citizens of 175 countries, so chances are that you are eligible for a Pakistan eVisa, and iVisa can help you with the online application process.

How do I find out if I am eligible for a Pakistan eVisa?

That’s simple, you can use iVisa’s Visa Checker Tool which you can find on the homepage. All you need to do is choose your nationality in the drop-down menu on the left and pick Pakistan as your destination in the box on the right. The information you need to know will be displayed in just an instant. Plus, if it happens for you to qualify for a Pakistan eVisa, you will be redirected to the application page. Simple, right?

How long does it take for a Pakistan eVisa to be issued? How much does it cost?

The process of getting a Pakistan eVisa is short and straightforward. It does not take long for your eVisa to be issued, and it does not cost a lot either. However, you should know that the cost of the document you want is strictly related to the processing speed you choose for your application. Nationality is also a factor. But, to paint a clearer picture, here are the available timeframes and costs:

  • Standard processing – your Pakistan eVisa is ready within 15 days, and the fee is USD 65.00
  • Rush processing – you have to wait 13 days for your application to be processed, and you pay USD 65.00, and you are charged USD 105.00

What if I am not eligible for a Pakistan eVisa?

While the citizens of 175 countries can apply for a Pakistan eVisa online,15 nationalities cannot. If you happen to be among them, your only choice is to pay a visit to the nearest Pakistani embassy and apply for a standard visa. You should give them a call to inquire about the requirements so that you do not waste any time. If you have any more questions or you need further information about Pakistan’s visa policy, please contact iVisa’s customer support. The service can be reached 24/7 via online chat or phone and it is entirely free of charge.

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