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 VisaCentral on a daily basis. 

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

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed passport. The passport must:

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

  2. Photograph(s)

    You must provide three colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm 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 photos should not be affixed to your application and they 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. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a UK postal address. Use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf to complete your letter.

    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 addressed to the Consulate.  See directory of Embassies & Consulates for full details
    • 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

    Proof of company incorporation and company registration. This must be provided as the following documentation:

    • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the British company
    • A copy of the Local Chamber of Commerce Membership Certificate of the inviting company
    • A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the inviting company in Pakistan
    • A copy of the Federal Board of Revenue Taxpayer Registration 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 documents supplied including the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  10. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  11. Supplementary Form

    One fully completed and signed supplementary form entitled "GDPR - Consent Form" which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack

  12. Declaration Form

    One fully completed Declaration Form which can be found in the pack and must be signed in the original

  13. 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 no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • 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  
    • Have the Military Service Sheet signed in the original confirming the applicant has not served in the Military Forces      

  14. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

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

  15. Personal Application Only

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

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 VisaCentral on a daily basis. 

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

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual signed 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(s)

    You must provide three colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm 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 photos should not be affixed to your application and they 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 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 documents supplied including the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  8. Checklist Form

    One fully completed and signed checklist form

  9. Supplementary Form

    One fully completed and signed supplementary form entitled "GDPR - Consent Form" which can be found in the VisaCentral Application Pack

  10. 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 no handwritten corrections/modifications
    • 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  
    • Have the Military Service Sheet signed in the original confirming the applicant has not served in the Military Forces      

  11. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

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

  12. Personal Application Only

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

  13. 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 

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