A visa for Pakistan is sadly not as straightforward as you would hope for. Unless you’re from countries like Djibouti, Comoros or Maldives where you can just show up at the airport and get it upon arrival, it can be quite the process.
So what about most countries in the world? It varies per country, but this step by step guide gives you a pretty common overview for getting your Pakistani visa.
This step by step guide gives you a pretty common overview for getting your Pakistani visa.
Step 1: Prepare
- In order to get a Pakistani visa, most people need to provide a letter from any registered tourist organization in Pakistan (also known as the Sponsorship letter). You’ll also then need a Copy of the sponsor’s Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). Fear not, YPT will help you out with this when you come on a tour with us!
- Talk to your boss and ask for a letter of employment which states that you work for them. If you are self-employed, get a copy of the official registration of your company. If you’re a student; get a copy of your registration at uni.
- Fill in the Pakistan visa application form.
- Get yourself 2 passport photos (don’t smile!)
- Make 2 copies of the first page of your passport (including any previous Pakistani visas)
- Print a bank statement of the last month.
Step 2: Action
- Find the nearest Pakistan embassy
- Plan your visit (or use a visa agency)
- Wait for it… (mostly a couple of days)
- Pick it up – you’re ready to go!