Work Visa

Work Visa

The Government of Pakistan grants different Work visas to eligible applicants. 

The companies employing expatriates are required to submit their work visa application on the E-Visa portal i.e.

You can apply for two types of visas online :

Entry: You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
Extension: You can apply for a visa extension if you posses a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.


  • Citizens of foreign countries who have a valid job offer and meet the requirements are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents:-

In case of employment by company:

  • Passport
  • Photograph
  • Employment letter from SECP registered company showing salary and duration of assignment/ appointment or sponsorship / guarantee letter from company

In case of single person-owned business:

  • Passport
  • Photograph
  • Employment letter/ agreement showing salary and duration of assignment/ appointment or sponsorship / guarantee letter from employer
  • Tax certification of employer
  • CNIC/ Passport of employer
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence,  in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Duration and Validity 

  • Entry/Extension: 2 Years (Multiple Entries)

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.

  • 4 weeks (For Entry/ Extension)

Please Note: If the application is Sent Back for Review to the Applicant, the set processing time will be applicable again (The processing time will re-start from the date of re-submission of application).

The Application will stand cancelled if applicant doesn’t resubmit his/her application in Seven (7) days from the date of application sent for review.

Complete List of documents involved in work visa cases which may be obtained on need basis :-

Company's covering letter stating the period of visa required and other necessary details.

  • Passport's consisting of three pages i.e, information, entry and last visa page.
  • Sponsor details (Company Focal Person Name, Designation, Email, Address, Cell number)
  • CV of the employee
  • Previous work/family visa page
  • Entry page of Passport.
  • Company's Registration Certificate.
  • Employment agreements.
  • Confirmation/ guarantee of the credentials of the expatriates by the company on their letter head.
  • Company profile.
  • SECP registration certificate.
  • FBR NTN Certificate

In case of any query please contact the following Officer:

Assistant Director (Visa),
Prime Minister's Office,
Board of Investment,
6th Floor, Kohsar Block, Pak Secretariat,

Tel: +92-51-9244530, Fax: +92-51-9215554