How to Obtain a Business Visa – Pakistan

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What is a Business Visa?

Business visa in Pakistan or any other country is issued for business-related travel that  may involve the following:

  • Negotiation of business contracts.
  • Meetings with business delegations or associates.
  • Participation in educational, scientific or professional conferences, seminars or conventions.

The time duration of a business visa can vary from a few days to multiple years. And to get one, you need to follow a procedure and fulfill certain requirements. If you want a business visa in Pakistan, here is some important information you must have.

Procedure to Get a Business Visa – Pakistan

To apply for a business visa, you will need to go through the following procedure.

  1. Visit a Pakistan Mission Abroad and fill the application form.
  2. Submit the completed form.
  3. Pay the required application fee.
  4. You might be required to give a short interview.
  5. Wait for your visa approval.

Documents Required

You will need the following for the application of a business visa in Pakistan.

  • A valid passport.
  • Documents that show any investment /export/import done in the previous year.
  • If you have a hotel business, you will need a registration letter from the Tourism Division.
  • Following business documents
  1. A letter of recommendation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the respective country of the applicant.
  2. An Invitation from the organization recommended by the Trade Organization in Pakistan.
  3. A recommendatory letter from Honorary Investment Counselor of BOI/Commercial Attach at Missions Abroad.
  • A completed visa form.
  • Three recent photographs.
  • Visa application fee.

Office Location

Directorate General of Immigration & Passports
Headquarters, Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan.

Email inquiries:

In Case of any Queries

If you have inquiries regarding your visa, you will need to provide the following information to the concerned department.

  • Applicant Name.
  • Parents/Guardian Name.
  • Name of City/Foreign Mission.
  • Name of Country.
  • Valid Passport Number.

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