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Visitors to Pakistan must obtain to enter Pakistan. Pakistan offers various types of visas, with some visitors eligible for visas on arrival. Pakistan also offers electronic visas.

Visa-free entry

Nationals of the following countries holding an ordinary passport do not require a visa for Pakistan.
- Maldives (stay up to 3 months)
- Nepal (stay up to 1 month)
- Samoa (stay up to 1 month)
- Tonga
- Trinidad and Tobago

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Nationals of the following countries are eligible for a visa on arrival in Pakistan for tourism purposes provided they possess an ETA (electronic travel authorisation)

AngolaArgentinaAustria
AzerbaijanBahamasBahrain
BarbadosBotswanaBrunei
Costa RicaFinlandGermany
GhanaIcelandIndonesia
ItalyJapanJordan
KuwaitLithuaniaLuxembourg
MalaysiaMaldivesMalta
MonacoMozambiqueNepal
New ZealandOmanParaguay
QatarRwandaSaint Kitts and Nevis
Saint LuciaSamoa Saudi Arabia
SingaporeSouth KoreaSpain
Sri LankaSwitzerlandTajikistan
TanzaniaThailandTonga
Trinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkey
United Arab EmiratesZambia 

Business visa on arrival

Nationals visiting Pakistan for business purposes may obtain a visa on arrival for a stay of up to 30 days. They must provide at least one document from the following:

- recommendation letter from the Chamber of Commerce & Industries
- an invitation letter from a company/association
- recommendation letter by Investor Consular of Board of Investment

Online Visa

Nationals of all countries except Armenia, India, Israel, and Somalia can apply for an online visa.

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. For the latest and updated information, please get in touch with the Pakitan Bureau of Immigration or the online visa portal of the Government of Pakistan.