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Pakistan Visa Info

Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens require a valid passport and valid Pakistani visa to enter and exit Pakistan for any purpose. Visitors must obtain visas at a Pakistani Embassy or Consulate in the country of their usual residence prior to entering the country, as there are no provisions for visas upon arrival. Those arriving without a valid passport and a valid visa are subject to fine, arrest, incarceration and/or deportation. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Pakistan are unable to assist when U.S. citizens arrive without proper documentation.

Where to Go to Extend Your Visa

U.S. citizens in Pakistan are responsible for monitoring their own visa status and for ensuring that they are in compliance with Pakistani immigration regulations. The U.S. Mission in Pakistan is unable to intervene with the Government of Pakistan in helping citizens extend their visas. Visitors/Residents may apply for extension of stay at the following address:

Ministry of Interior
Section Officer (Visas)
Pakistan Secretariat, ‘R’ Block
Islamabad, Pakistan
Telephone: (051) 920-7290

If a foreign citizen, including a U.S. citizen, overstays his or her Pakistani visa, or otherwise violates Pakistani visa regulations, the traveler may require a clearance from the Ministry of Interior in order to leave the country. Such travelers generally must pay a fine, and in some cases, may be jailed until their deportation can be arranged.