Pakistan Tourist Visa

Pakistan Tourist Visa

Your main point of reference is going to be NADRA – the National Database & Registration Authority. Follow this link to find a list of countries eligible for E-Visa services. Citizens from over 179 countries are eligible to apply online. For those who cannot use the online services, here is a list of Pakistani embassies around the world.

Everyone except Pakistani nationals and overseas Pakistanis (those with non-resident NICOP or POC cards) need a Letter of Invitation (LOI) for their Pakistani visa. In some cases, hotel booking confirmations can suffice for getting a visa. You can get an invitation letter to apply for the visa from a tourism company or an individual of Pakistani origin. Getting a Letter of Invitation through a tourism company will be the safest option to get the visa smoothly.

Most tourists apply for a 30-day, single-entry tourist e-visa. Certain nationalities are eligible to apply for a Visa on Arrival, but we do not recommend it as this is a relatively unreliable process and securing your visa beforehand is a much safer option for a hassle-free travel experience.

If you are planning to tour Pakistan with the Mad Hatters, we can help you get started with the visa application by providing you a LOI. All you need to do is give us a scan of your passport. You can check this blog for more details about the visa application process.

It is best to set aside 3 months for the application process, just so there are no hiccups along the way and no last-minute panic setting in. The average time expected for visa processing is 1-2 weeks but better safe than sorry!