Work Visa

Work Visa

BOI’s Letter of Recommendation

Citizens of foreign countries who wish to work and live in Pakistan can apply on NADRA Portal, however, for obtaining of BOI’s work visa recommendation letter, which is a mandatory document as per list of documents required for work visa extension application procedure is as under:-

A fee of US$100 per person per year is charged for the service by BOI and is to be deposited in Board of Investment Account No.3035205436 being maintained with National Bank of Pakistan, Main Branch Civic Center, Islamabad. (Download Challan Form)

List of Required Documents

  • 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
  • Company's Registration Certificate.
  • Employment agreements.
  • Confirmation/ guarantee of the credentials of the expatriates by the company on their letter head.
  • Company profile.
  • FBR NTN Certificate

The original payment receipt along with one set of original documents should be submitted to Board of Investment on following address:-

Assistant Director (Visa),
Visa Section
Prime Minister's Office,
Board of Investment,
06th Floor, Kohsar Block, Pak Secretariat,
Tel: +92-51-9244530

As per revised visa policy, work visa will be extended upto 2 years with multiple entries, therefore the request should be clearly indicate the required duration.

On receipt of complete application work visa recommendation letter will be issued within seven (07) working days.