Pakistan: On-arrival Visa for Foreigners Pakistan Tours
Travel and tourism is on way to become one of the most profitable business activities in Pakistan. In the recent fiscal year, it has contributed about Rs 2.03 trillion to the national exchequer. It includes both international and domestic travelers. During the last three years, the incoming international tourists have increased about three times. In the same way an increased of about 30 percent has been observed in domestic travelers. Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is of the view that in the wake of political initiatives for the country’s peace, the situation has improved and it has a direct correlation with potential surge in tourism. Immigration with of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), one of the country’s premier investigation bodies, terms tourists as invaluable asset.
Like anywhere else, International law entails the travelers coming to Pakistan to undergo through the formal visa application process to obtain a visit visa. However, there are some countries which are granted relaxation from the visa procedures. Travelers from those countries can land in and explore the Pakistani beauty without the hassle of applying for visas. Visa is provided on arrival! However, the duration of such visa varies.
Government of Pakistan provides arrival visa for following countries.
- Hong Kong (1 month)
- Iceland (3 months)
- Maldives (3 months)
- Nepal (1 month)
- Toga (unlimited period)
- Trinidad and Tobago (unlimited period)
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Western Samoa (1 month)
- Zambia (3 months)
In the above list, parenthesis against each of the countries shows the validity of the particular visas. However, it varies. For instance, a single entry visa is valid for a maximum of three months and a multiple-entry visa has a validity of about 5 months. In addition, one can apply for extension in the duration of visa. Regional Passport Office and Immigration Bureaus provide essential facilitation in this regard.
For safety purposes, any visitor planning to stay for about 30 days is required to register with Foreigners Registration Office of a particular district. The office provides them a temporary resident. The citizens from India and Afghanistan should, mandatorily, get themselves registered with the Police Station within the first 24 hours.
There are multiple tour operators who can facilitate the tourists to avail the ‘visa on arrival’ facility. While choosing a particular tour operator, it is mandatory to assure its legal base i.e. recognition from the government and national tourism agency. Rehman Travels is one of the reputable tour operators and offers various facilitation services. For further information do not hesitate to call +92 (0) 51 111 786 785.