If you are a United States citizen interested in visiting Pakistan as a tourist, you will need to apply for a tourist visa. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a tourist visa to visit Pakistan.
- Gathering of required documents
- Complete online visa application
- Payment of visa fee
- Summit application form
- Wait for processing
- Collection of visa
Gather Required Documents The first step in applying for a tourist visa is to gather all the necessary documents. This includes a valid passport with at least six months remaining before expiration, a recent passport-sized photograph, and a completed visa application form. The family visit visa is designed for foreign citizens of Pakistani Origin and their spouses to visit and stay with their family members for up to 5 years with up to 1 year stay on each entry.
- Marriage certificate.
- Birth Certificate.
Online application for visa
Complete Visa Application Form Once you have gathered all the required documents, you will need to fill out the visa application form online.
The procedure to apply for visit visa is also virtual and can apply through online link.
Visa fee payment
Pay Visa Fees After completing the visa application form, you will need to pay the visa fees. The fees can be paid online or by mail through a money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Embassy of Pakistan or the Consulate General of Pakistan, depending on which one you are applying through.
|Visa type||Stay time||Fee|
|Tourist/visit||3 months||60 USD|
|Mountaineering||Single entry||60 USD|
|Family visit||Single entry||60 USD|
Submission of application
Submit Application Once you have completed the visa application form and paid the visa fees, you will need to submit your application. You can submit your application in person at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington D.C. or the Consulate General of Pakistan in Los Angeles, or you can submit it by mail. If submitting by mail, make sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your passport.
Wait for Processing After submitting your application, you will need to wait for it to be processed. The processing time for a tourist visa can vary, but it typically takes around two to four weeks.
- Entry (Up to 3 Months) : 7-10 days (Working Days)
- Extension (Up to 6 Months) : 7-10 days (Working Days)
- Extension (Greater than 6 Months) : 4 Weeks (Working days)
- 4 Weeks (Working days – First Time Entry/Visa Extension) (For Afghanistan and Somalia Passport
Collection of visa
Collect Your Visa Once your application has been processed, you will need to collect your visa. If you submitted your application in person, you can collect your visa from the Embassy of Pakistan or the Consulate General of Pakistan. If you submitted your application by mail, your passport and visa will be returned to you by mail.