Important Information

Processing Centre Update
The Pakistan Visa Application Centre provides a text notification service advising when the visa process is completed. This notification does not necessarily mean the passport is ready for collection. Passports that are ready will be collected by CIBTvisas on a daily basis. 

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Pakistan Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://cibtvisas.co.uk/photo-service.php to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  3. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide an original Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Introduction Letter. Visit http://cibtvisas.co.uk/bcl-order to get started.

    Alternatively, please use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request. 

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  4. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party

  5. Proof of Registration

    This must be provided as a copy of the registration document/certificate of the inviting company

  6. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as the applicant's latest original non-online current account bank statement showing sufficient funds in credit.

  7. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the hotel confirmation
    • A copy of the flight confirmation
    • An itinerary specifying the applicant's exact location for every day of their trip. If this cannot be provided by the tour operator/travel company, then this must be provided as a personal statement.

  8. Proof of Address

    Evidence of UK address. This must be shown as:

    • An original recent utility bill (electric/water/gas) in applicant's name showing current UK address

    OR

    • The applicant's original full UK driving license showing current UK address

  9. Photocopy of Application Materials

    A clear colour photocopy of all original documents including the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  10. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  11. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed in black ink only
    • Be completed in block capitals only
    • Be signed in the original with the signature matching applicants passport
    • Have Q.xiii completed in full with the name, address and contact details of the hotel/company to be visited in Pakistan
    • Have questions that do not apply to the applicant completed as "not applicable" including the Military Service Sheet        

  12. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  13. Personal Application Only

    Applicants of Afghanistan or Indian origin are personal application only at this Embassy. 

  14. Additional Administrative Processing

    Applicants who are intending to participate in seminars/conferences/training courses will be referred for up to seven weeks dependent upon receipt of the mandatory security clearance from the Ministry of Interior.

  15. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having CIBTvisas subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. CIBTvisas will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Important Information

Processing Centre Update
The Pakistan Visa Application Centre provides a text notification service advising when the visa process is completed. This notification does not necessarily mean the passport is ready for collection. Passports that are ready will be collected by CIBTvisas on a daily basis. 

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Pakistan Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond entry date

  2. Proof of Residency

    This must be provided as an original recent utility bill showing the applicant's name and current UK address

  3. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://cibtvisas.co.uk/photo-service.php to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  4. Proof of Employment

    A letter from the applicant's employer confirming employment. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected return to work date
    • Be typed and signed in the original by the applicant's supervisor or their HR department

    A sample Proof of Employment Letter can be found in the Application Pack

  5. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as the applicant's latest original non-online current account bank statement showing sufficient funds in credit.

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    Details of travel arrangements. These must be provided as:

    • A copy of the flight confirmation
    • A copy of the hotel confirmation
    • A letter from the applicant's travel agency/tour operator confirming that onward/retun tickets have been purchased  
    • A copy of the tour operator's registration with the Government
    • An itinerary specifying the applicant's exact location for every day of their trip. If this cannot be provided by the tour operator/travel company, then this must be provided as a personal statement.

  7. Photocopy of Application Materials

    A clear colour photocopy of all original documents including the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  8. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  9. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form. This form must:

    • Be completed in black ink only
    • Be completed in block capitals only
    • Be signed in the original with the signature matching applicants passport
    • Have Q.xiii completed in full with the name, address and contact details of the hotel/company to be visited in Pakistan
    • Have questions that do not apply to the applicant completed as "not applicable" including the Military Service Sheet        

  10. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  11. Personal Application Only

    Applicants of Afghanistan or Indian origin are personal application only at this Embassy. 

  12. Visa Conditions

    Applicants who are on a trekking expedition must supply a clear copy of the official trekking permit from the Gilgit - Balistan Council in Pakistan 

  13. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having CIBTvisas subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. CIBTvisas will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Pakistan Visa

Don't know what a visa for Pakistan looks like?  You can view sample visa for Pakistan and see the information it contains.

See a sample Pakistan visa

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