GUIDELINES TO APPLY VISIT OR BUSINESS VISA

To promote tourism and ensure easy access to all visa applicants, the Government of Pakistan has discontinued the processing of manual visas from January 31, 2021.

Online visa applications are to be submitted on the following portal:


E-VISA APPLICATION ONLINE PORTAL
General Conditions
  • Issuance of visa is not a right; it is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.
  • Visa is issued on Canadian Passport.
  • Passport holders of third country (not holding Canadian Passport) must possess a valid Permanent Residence in Canada.
E-Visa Categories and General Requirements

Visitor Visa

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photograph with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six months

iii. Copy of CNIC / NICOP/Pakistani Passport in case of Pakistan origin.

iv. PR Card Copy.

v. Proof of income in Canada. Job letter along with 2 most recent paystubs.

vi. Invitation letter printed on Government of Pakistan stamp paper (Affidavit), duly signed by the host/sponsor in Pakistan along with copy of host/sponsor’s CNIC / NICOP, Pakistan passport. (Original invitation letter can be requested from the applicant if called for personal interview).

vii. Copy of recent Utility bill of the applicant (Canada) and copy of utility bill of sponsor (from Pakistan) as proof of residence.

Note:

In case of Canadians of Pakistan origin (having expired NICOP/NIC/Pakistani Passport) the above requirements iv, v, vi & vi do not apply.

Processing Time:

Generally it takes 2-3 business days for processing of visas for Canadians of Pakistan origin. In certain cases, the visa processing may take up longer time.

Visa for Child under the age of sixteen

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photograph with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six months.

iii. Copy of parents’ CNIC / NICOP / Pakistani Passport.

iv. Long Form of Birth Certificate for children born in Canada.

v. A consent letter to the travel of the child which shall be signed by both parents and must be notarized.

vi. In case of single parents, custody papers issued by court as well as divorce deed need to be uploaded with the visa application.

vii. If one of the parent is travelling and the child is in Canada, two separate notarized consent letters from both the parents must be uploaded with the visa application form.

Processing Time:

Generally it takes 2-3 business days for processing of visas for child whose parents (one or both) are of Pakistan origin.

Visa for spouses of Canadians of Pakistan origin

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photograph with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six months.

iii. Copy of CNIC/NICOP/Pakistani Passport of Spouse.

iv. Marriage certificate issued by the Canadian Government. In case the marriage is solemnized in Pakistan then copy of Nikah Nama registered with Union/District Council.

Processing Time:

Generally it takes 07-10 working days for processing this category of visas.

Business Visa

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photograph with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six months.

iii. Details of business and a letter of invitation from the host/Associate Company/Organization in Pakistan attested by the Chamber of Commerce.

iv. A letter of introduction from the employer in Canada attested by the Chamber of Commerce.

v. Proof of income in Canada. Job letter along with 2 most recent paystubs.

Processing Time:

Generally it takes 2-3 business days for processing of business visas.

Journalist Visa

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photograph with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six month.

iii. Letter from employer detailing the purpose of the visit.

iv. Brief summary of the assignment to be undertaken in Pakistan.

v. Details of places to be visited in Pakistan.

Processing Time:

All Journalist visas are processed through the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Pakistan. A definite timeline for approval is not possible.

Visa for NGOs

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photograph with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six months.

iii. Introductory letter from employer in Canada and the purpose of the visit.

iv. Invitation letter from host NGO in Pakistan along with a copy of their valid contract / registration with the Government of Pakistan.

Processing Time:

A definite timeline for approval is not possible.

Student Visa

Following Documents need to be uploaded:

i. Passport size coloured photographs with white background.

ii. Copy of Canadian Passport. Validity of Passport must be over six months

iii. Proof of admission in an academic institution in Pakistan.

iv. NOC from the Ministry of Education / Economic Affair Division, Government of Pakistan.

v. Police Clearance Certificate from home country.

Processing Time:

A definite timeline for approval is not possible.

Note:

Visa fee is non-refundable in all cases.

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