Immigration Law Pakistan

IMMIGRATION- VISA
 
UNITED NATIONS DUTY AND NGO'S VISA
  1. Expatriate staff of UN agencies working in Pakistan and their families are allowed gratis visa/extension on recommendation of Foreign office.
  2. Expatriate staff of NGO'S working in Pakistan are allowed visa extension on the basis of request from the organizations or concerned government departments only.
BUSINESS VISA
  1. Pakistan missions abroad may issue multiple entry visa up to 3 years to businessmen and investors from 45 listed countries (List A) with substantial investment in Pakistan.
  2. Multiple entry resident visa up to 3 years will be issued to businessmen of all countries except those not recognized by Pakistan, who bring in an amount of US$ 2,00,000/-.
  3. The Regional Passport Offices at Islamabad as well as at Provincial capitals, may allow one year extension in business visa to nationals of the listed countries on submission of the following documents:-
    1. Valid Passport
    2. Proof of ownership or
    3. Proof of Partnership with a local registered firm.
    4. For sole proprietorship, application from the foreigner duly attested by Notary Public Commissioner.
TOURIST VISA
  1. The Regional Passport Offices are authorized to allow visa extension upto three months, charging visa fee as fixed on reciprocal basis.
  2. Regional Passport Office can also allow two entries to the tourists, charging visa fee fixed on reciprocal basis subject to a minimum of US $ 10 only.
  3. The foreigners wishing to visit Northern Areas, Deputy Commissioner-Gilgit and Deputy Commissioner Skardu may issue visa extension and one re-entry to the tourists for a period of three months, charging further visa fee.
HOUSE MAID VISA
  1. Foreign nationals working as house maid/domestic help in Pakistan require NOC from their embassy for employment.
  2. They must submit
    1. proper employment contract
    2. photocopies of passport to be submitted to the Ministry of
    3. Interior while applying for visa/extension.
MISSIONARY VISA
  1. Missionaries intending to work in Pakistan must provide their Ten Year CV from the mission along with the application.
  2. Missionary Visa is only allowed in replacement of a Missionary worker who has left Pakistan and does not intend to return.
DIPLOMATS VISA
  1. Diplomats and non-diplomatic staff of the foreign Embassies/Missions working in Pakistan will submit their applications through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with recommendation of their respective missions.
STUDENT VISA
  1. Foreign students, wishing to study in Pakistan may be granted student Visa on submission of
    1. NOC of the respective Ministry
    2. NOC from the country of origin and
    3. bonafide certificate of the Institution,
  2. However the visa may be extended on submission of earlier study visa and all the above documents which may be valid for one year with one re-entry, subject to validity of Passport within one week of the receipt of such request from the applicant.
REGISTRATION OF FOREIGNERS WITH POLICE
  1. All foreigners are exempted from registration with the Police except the nationals of following countries; and also such other foreign nationals who are directed by the immigration authorities to report to FRO for registration and a stamp is affixed to this effect, on their passports.

List B
Name of Country
1
Algeria
2
Bangladesh
3
Bhutan
4
India
5
Iraq
6
Israel
7
Libya
8
Nigeria
9
P.L.O
10
Serbia
11
Somalia
12
Srilanka
13
Sudan
14
Tanzania
15
Uganda
16
Yeman

  1. Nationals in the managerial category, who are issued work permit/visa from these countries will be exempted from Police registration except Indians and foreigners of Indian origin.
  2. List of Countries for Liberal Business Visa Policy

List A
Name of Country
1
Australia
2
Austria
3
Bahrain
4
Belgium
5
Brunei
6
Canada
7
China
8
Czeck Republic
9
Denmark
10
Finland
11
France
12
Germany
13
Greece
14
Hong Kong
15
Hungary
16
Iceland
17
Indonesia
18
Iran
19
Ireland
20
Italy
21
Japan
22
Kuwait
23
Luxemburg
24
Malaysia
25
Netherlands
26
New Zealand
27
Norway
28
Oman
29
Poland
30 
Portugal 
31 
Qatar 
32 
Russian Federation 
33
Saudi Arabia  
34 
Singapore 
35 
Slovakia 
36
South Africa  
37
South Korea 
38 
Spain 
39 
Sweden 
40 
Switzerland 
41 
Thailand 
42 
Turkey 
43
U.A.E  
44 
United Kingdom 
45 
United States of America 

IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES
 
EXISTING BUSINESS VISA POLICY
  1. To facilitate travel to and staying in Pakistan for foreign businesspersons and investors, business visa policies have been considerably relaxed.
  2. The bonafied businessman & investors from the countries above listed in List A may be issued bussiness visa upto 3 Year with multiple entries by Pakistan Missions Abroad.

WORK VISA PROCEDURES

  1. As per the New Policy uniform facility has been extended to exempt technical and managerial personnel from work permit for the newly opened sectors of the economy, which includes
    1. Agriculture,
    2. Service and
    3. Social Sectors,
  2. This is in addition to the exemption already enjoyed by such personnel for working in the manufacturing/industrial and infrastructure sectors.
  3. They are now only required to obtain work visas.-
    1. Work visas will be granted to foreign technical and managerial personnel for the purpose of transferring skills and know-how.
    2. These visas will be granted subject to a constructive plan to train Pakistani personnel to take over the technical and managerial responsibilities over a reasonable period of time. 
The work visa may be issued for a period up to 5 years or for the life of the applicant's passport.
 
The concerned Pakistani Mission abroad will grant work visas to the applicant whereas extension in work visa will be endorsed by the Regional Passport Office of the city where the expatriate is working upon authorization by the Ministry of Interior.
 
In case of multiple entry visas, the number of entries will not be restricted.
OVERSTAY SURCHARGE
  1. All Foreign Nationals except holders of diplomatic passports
Period of Overstay______________ ____________Overstay Surcharge
 
up to 2 weeks_ _________________________________________NIL
 
above 2 weeks to 1 month_ _____________US $ 20/-
 
above 1 month to 3 months _____________US $ 50/-
 
above 3 months to 1 year ____________________________US $ 100/-
  1. Foreigners of Pak Origin except children up to 12 years of age.
Period of Overstay _______________________ Overstay Surcharge
 
Up to one month-_________________________________________NIL
 
above 1 month to 6 months______________US $ 10/-
 
above 6 months to 1 year________________________________$ 20/-
 
beyond 1 year_______________________________________________US $ 40/- per year
 
A 50% surcharge shall be payable in case of children up to 18 years of age.
  1. Indian Nationals 
    1. Rs. 20/- per day shall be charged for any period of overstay.