Visa Application Forms and Instructions

Please click (Jurisdiction of Consular Services) to find your state before applying for visa

The visa fee for US citizens is as follows (For visa fee structure for other nationalities click here)

S.No. Type of Visa Single Entry Visa Fee
(Cashier check/Money order)
Up to 1 year (Multiple visa fee)
(Cashier check/Money order)
More than 1 year (Multiple visa fee)
(Cashier check/Money order)
1 Visit/Tourist/Student/Family Visit $ 60.00 $ 90.00 $ 120.00
2 Work/ Business $ 100.00 $150 $ 200.00
3 Transit Visa $ 30.00 - -

Please read these instructions carefully before filling in the application form

  • Please add US $7 as bank charges in the above-mentioned fee when paying by credit/ debit card.
  • The visa fee is non-refundable.
  • Normal processing time for visa is 7-10 working days.
  • Complete the visa application form. No column in the visa application should be left blank. Applicant's passport should be attached with application.
  • Military personnel also complete the additional form giving details of their job. Please click here for form.
  • Additional Visa application form for Journalists/Film/TV/Documentary Teams is also required. Please click here for form.

Family Visa for Foreigners of Pakistan Origin

  • Copy of latest Pakistani Passport/US passport/CNIC/NICOP (valid or expired) of the applicant
  • Children to attach copy of their birth certificate alongwith one of the parent’s Pakistani Passport/CNIC/NICOP (valid or expired)
  • In case, a child is under 18, both the parents need to sign the visa application and provide copies of their current photo IDs bearing signatures.
  • If the applicant is married to a person of Pakistan Origin, copy of marriage certificate and copy of Pakistani spouse’s Pakistani Passport/CNIC/NICOP (valid or expired)

Parent's consent Form for visa applicant under 16 years of age

Download Form

Business Visa

  • Recommendation letter from any Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CC&I) of United States.
  • Invitation letter from business organization duly recommended by concerned Trade Organization in Pakistan.
  • Recommendation letter by Honorary Investment Counselor of Board of Investment/Commercial Attaché.
  • An additional form for Business visa is required. (Click for form)
  • Attach a copy of recent bank statement for proof of funds.

Tourist Visa

  • Sponsor letter has to be on affidavit and the host’s CNIC/Passport copy needs to be notarized from Pakistan (Original).
  • A letter of introduction from employer/educational institutions as the case may be.

Visa for Foreigners of Afghan Origin

  • The application along with all required documents and photographs must be submitted in quadruplicate (4 sets).
  • Sponsor letter has to be on affidavit and the host’s CNIC/Passport copy needs to be notarized from Pakistan (Original).
  • Addresses of two references from Pakistan
  • Letter of introduction
  • Applications should be submitted two months prior to intended travel date.


The application along with all required documents and photographs must be submitted in quadruplicate (4 sets). Each set must contain the following:

  • Visa application.
  • Passport size photographs stapled on specified area of the visa application. Loose and improper/un-trimmed photographs will not be accepted.
  • Cover letter of NGO/INGO organization requesting Visa.
  • Letter of Introduction from Employer.
  • Registration license of NGO/INGO
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NGO/INGO and Government of Pakistan.
  • US Permanent Residence Card (For Non-US Nationals)
  • NGO visas are approved from back home, therefore, applications should be submitted two months prior to intended travel date.
  • All fees are payable in US postal money orders or cashier cheques made payable to the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C. Please do not send cash or personal cheques. Please mention your name and address on money orders or on cashier cheques. All fees are non- refundable
  • For applicant holding passport other than US, the applicant must provide the proof of residence such as Green Card or valid work authorization etc.
  • On arrival in Pakistan, immigration formalities are mandatory. (Police registration is applicable in certain cases.
  • Indian Passport holders are required to submit their visa request on the prescribed application form available on the website, ( visa application form for Indian Nationals, click here for form) . Five copies of each application are necessary.
  • Please read the requirements for photocopies for each type of application and bring/send the required number of copies with the application.
  • For the convenience of the applicants, a copier machine at the Consular Section is available, which takes either 25 cents (quarters) coins or one dollar bill only.

Procedure for Applications of Visas by Officials/Persons Working for or on Behalf of UN Agencies / International Organizations including IFIs like the World Bank and IMF (Click for Names of Organizations) in Pakistan. They will apply visas for one of the following categories:

S.No. Category of Visa Processing Time
1 Assignment Visa (click for details) 6 weeks
2 Short Term Assignment Visa (click for details) 4 weeks
3 UN Volunteer Visa (click for details) 4 weeks
4 UN/IO Official Visit (click for details) 2 weeks

General Instructions/ Requirements

The Application Package should contain the following:-

  • A duly filled in and signed visa application (Category of visa should be specified in the application "Others" column in "Type of visa").
  • A Note Verbale issued by relevant UN Agency/IO (including WB/IMF) in Pakistan or abroad as applicable.
  • Duly filled in and signed Proforma (click for format) by UN Resident Coordinator/Head of relevant organization in Pakistan.


  • Processing time will start after submission of completed application in all respects.
  • A visa issued under specific category by this Embassy cannot be converted to another category in Pakistan.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted and processing time for each category will start after receipt of the application, completed in all respects.

Return Express USPS Envelope

  • If the applicant(s) would like their passport to be sent back to them, a self addressed prepaid express USPS envelope is mandatory. The applicant should write their return address clearly to avoid confusion. Current cost for the prepaid express envelope is $24.70. Do not use Metered stamps. Click here for US Postal Services
  • The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C will not be responsible for loss of documents in the mail sent by ordinary/priority mail.

Washington DC contacts:

Consular Services - please call 202-243-3267

Washington DC Embassy email:

Note: Please include your cell number in the email.

Commemorative Stamp on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee

Commemorative Stamp issued on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee could be purchased placing orders along with payment through bank draft, crossed cheque or Western Union to the following officers of Pakistan Post:

Chief Postmaster, Karachi GPO/Manager
Philatelic Bureau, Karachi GPO Pakistan
T: +92 21 99213812 & +92 21 99211105

Cheif Postmaster, Islamabad GPO/Manager
National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO, Pakistan
T: +92 51 9201184 & +92 51 9223334

The Embassy of Pakistan, Washington D.C shall remain closed on Monday January 18, 2021 on account of birthday of Martin Luther King Jr