hen we say the government is working to digitize Pakistan, we mean it because we can see a lot of initiatives coming under the umbrella.
Pakistan’s online visa system is one of them. By December 2020, the government of Pakistan launched an online portal for the citizens of 191 countries to apply for an online visa no matter where they are.
The online visa program has different categories depending on the purpose you want to travel. Whether you want to visit Pakistan for a business purpose, tourism, work, or even to visit family, you can apply under the category to process your request.
It’s an excellent step as it will help to cut the redundant process of visiting the foreign embassies, waiting in queues, and visiting different departments to get the visa.
On the government’s online portal, it’s a four-step method. First, you need to register yourself, fill the application, pay online, and wait till the time assigned to get your online visa.
Moreover, the wide range of categories on the portal can make your application simpler and relevant.
It’s a relief for the Pakistani citizens abroad who always wanted to visit Pakistan but don’t have time to travel to the embassy for a visa application.
The best part about this online visa system is that it explains all the steps you need to apply for your visa.
You can take a look at the how-to apply section to know everything about it.
This online visa system of the country won’t only promote the tourism sector of Pakistan but will also add to the economy as more people will have the opportunity to visit Pakistan with the fastest visa service.
The website also has a detailed application guide that elaborates the step by step process to submit an application online.
Currently, 191 countries are eligible to apply for Pakistan’s visa. Moreover, citizens from 50 Countries are eligible to apply for Visa On Arrival under Tourist Category and the citizens from 95 Countries are eligible to apply for Visa on Arrival under Business Category.
Pakistan is a beautiful country. It has a huge number of peaks which are taller than 22,965 ft. It’s also listed as the best travel destination by an international magazine. The country’s tourism is worth exploring for adventure travelers and hikers.
Considering this, the online visa system will be value-adding in the mission to promote the natural beauty of Pakistan across the world. It will be also worth it for the business people who are looking to invest in Pakistan.
How to apply for a Pakistan visa online?
- First, choose your visa category and read all the requirements and eligibility criteria before applying.
- Create a new account on the portal.
- Fill in all the details on the online form with complete documents.
- Pay the fee through your debit or credit card.
- Submit the application.
Note that the e-visa application has its own set of requirements for the photo and documents. You need to follow that to successfully apply for an online visa.
Which countries are eligible to apply for a Pakistani visa?
Citizens of 191 countries are eligible to apply for an online visa. You can find the complete list here.