BUSINESS VISAS FOR BUSINESSMEN / INVESTORS
To facilitate travel to and staying in Pakistan for foreign businesspersons and investors, business visa policies have been considerably relaxed. Pakistan Missions abroad are authorized to grant five years validity (multiple entry) visa within 24 hours to businessmen of 66 countries of Business Visa List (BVL), with the duration of each stay would be restricted for three months, on production of any of the following documents:
• Recommendation letter from Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the respective country of the applicant.
• Invitation letter from business organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization/ Association, in Pakistan.
• Recommendatory letter by Honorary Investment Counsellors of BOI.
• Recommendatory letter from Pakistani Commercial Attaché posted in Pakistan High Commissions / Embassies / Consulates General abroad.
ENTRY VISA TO BUSINESSMEN OF REMAINING 123 COUNTRIES
Pakistan Missions abroad can grant one month validity and stay (Multiple) entry visa to the businessmen of remaining 123 countries (except countries not recognized by Pakistan) subject to the production of afore-mentioned requisite documents. Such applicants can apply from their own country or place of legal residence to our Ambassador/High Commissioner/Head of Mission.
VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA) TO BUSINESSMEN OF 66 COUNTRIES
Visa On Arrival for 30 days validity and stay will be given to the businessmen of 66 countries of Business Visa List (BVL) mentioned above on production of any of the documents as for entry business visa by Missions for businessmen.
REGISTRATION OF FOREIGNERS WITH THE POLICE
It has been decided to exempt all foreigners who have been issued work visas from registration with the police, except for nationals of countries on the negative list.
Even in the case of countries on the negative list (except for Indians and foreigners of Indian origin), foreign nationals in the managerial category who are issued work permits/visas will also be exempted from police registration.