Can Usa Visa For Pakistani Passport Holders

US visa is a dream of every Pakistani. The residents and natives of this country strive hard to get the USA visa in any way. However, having the right nationality gives us more benefits than we imagine. If you are not a citizen of any developed country like United States, then getting the USA visa is going to be quite challenging.

Do you know that You can apply for U.S. visa from Pakistan? You can visit U.S. embassy in Islamabad , or consulate office in Karachi . Moreover, you can also contact to the travel agents for help you for appointment as well as visa application. They will provide you all services at your home. We will base our discussion today on – AA. But, other resources which you can find on our website include some frequently asked questions such as: usa visit visa requirements for pakistan 2022 and is u s visa open in pakistan

Can Usa Visa For Pakistani Passport Holders

For a number of years, Pakistanis have been among the largest immigrant groups to enter the United States. Initially, many came to the U.S. for education purposes but as time progressed many did not return to Pakistan as had been anticipated by U.S. immigration policy. In fact, by 2000, more than a million Pakistanis were living in the U.S., with an estimated 5% of them legal residents, according to NationMaster. In later years, there have been numerous debates over whether or not immigration reform should be changed to accommodate this population and their unique circumstances here in America. 

General Information

The U.S. Consulate General Karachi accepts applications for nonimmigrant visas to the United States. Nonimmigrant visas are for people who are visiting the U.S. temporarily for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel. Please visit the State Department’s website, , for information on the types of visas available for temporary visitors.

To apply for a visa, please visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/index.html to 1) fill out the nonimmigrant visa electronic application (DS-160) form, 2) pay the application fee, and 3) schedule an appointment for a nonimmigrant visa interview.

With certain exceptions (e.g., Form I-20 for those applying for a student visa, Form DS-2019 for those applying for an exchange visitor visa, etc.), the U.S. Consulate has no specific list of supporting documentation that must be provided by visa applicants. Rather, visa applicants should bring whatever documentation they believe would substantiate their position in Pakistan and their purpose of travel to the United States. The consular officer may or may not review this documentation at the time of the interview.

In general, visa applicants, including those 14 and under, must appear in person at the Consulate for an interview. As of June 1, 2017, applicants 80 years of age and older , and who were not previously refused a visa, are exempt from this requirement. We encourage all applicants to apply at least three months before their intended date of travel. We also recommend that travelers not purchase nonrefundable or non-changeable airline tickets before being issued a U.S. visa..

Please note that some visa applications will require additional administrative processing. Applicants are informed at the time of the interview if such administrative process is needed. While most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the interview, the exact timing varies from case to case. Before inquiring about the status of their case, applicants should wait at least 90 days from the date of the interview or submission of supplemental documents.

On the day of the scheduled interview, applicants must arrive at the consulate 15 minutes before the appointment time. The U.S. Consulate General Karachi is located at Plot No. 3-5, New TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi.

Emergency Appointments
If you have an unforeseen travel need(e.g., a medical emergency), you may qualify for an expedited appointment depending on availability at the Consulate. Please visit http://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/pk-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to ensure you meet the strict requirements for an expedited appointment. You may request an expedited appointment at that webpage.

Non-Immigrant Visa Inquiries

General Visa information and Requirements: http://travel.state.gov,

Visa Application Information and Process in Pakistan:http://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/

Email:support-pakistan@ustraveldocs.com
Telephone:(+92) (21) 111-234-111

The Visa Information Service call center (at the telephone number listed above) cannot provide information over the phone regarding the status of an application. If you require information regarding a pending application, please send your inquiry via email.  Please review all information carefully and completely. In almost all cases, the answers to your questions can be found on the websites listed above. If you send an email asking a question that can be answered using the information found on the aforementioned websites, you will not receive a reply. Please read all published information carefully

Overview

The B-1/B-2 visitor visa is for people traveling to the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2). Generally, the B-1 visa is for travelers consulting with business associates, attending scientific, educational, professional or business conventions/conferences, settling an estate or negotiating contracts. The B-2 visa is for travel that is recreational in nature, including tourism, visits with friends or relatives, medical treatment and activities of a fraternal, social or service nature. Often, the B-1 and B-2 visas are combined and issued as one visa: the B-1/B-2.

Qualifications

If you apply for a B-1/B-2 visa, you must demonstrate to a consular officer that you qualify for a U.S. visa in accordance with the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 214(b) of the INA presumes that every B-1/B-2 applicant is an intending immigrant. You must overcome this legal presumption by showing:

  • That the purpose of your trip to the United States is for a temporary visit, such as business, pleasure, or medical treatment
  • That you plan to remain in the United States for a specific, limited period of time
  • Evidence of funds to cover your expenses while in the United States
  • That you have a residence outside the United States, as well as other binding social or economic ties, that will ensure your return abroad at the end of your visit

Personal or domestic employees and crew members working aboard vessels within the Outer Continental Shelf may qualify for B-1 visas under certain circumstances.

Some foreign nationals may be ineligible for visas according to The Immigration and Nationality Act. You can read more about The Immigration and Nationality Act and visa ineligibility here.

Application Items

If you apply for a business/tourist visa, you must submit the following:

  • A Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) Form. Visit the DS-160 web page for more information about the DS-160.
  • A passport valid for travel to the United States with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions). If more than one person is included in your passport, each person desiring a visa must submit an application.
  • One (1) 2″x2″ (5cmx5cm) photograph taken within the last six months. This web page has information about the required photo format.
  • A receipt showing payment of your US$160 non-refundable nonimmigrant visa application processing fee paid in local currency. This web page has more information about paying this fee. If a visa is issued, there may be an additional visa issuance reciprocity fee, depending on your nationality. The Department of State’s website can help you find out if you must pay a visa issuance reciprocity fee and what the fee amount is.
  • 10-year travel history
  • List of siblings and children

In addition to these items, you must present an interview appointment letter confirming that you booked an appointment through this service. You may also bring whatever supporting documents you believe support the information provided to the consular officer.

How to Apply

Step 1

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 2

Pay the visa application fee.

Step 3

Schedule your appointment on this web page. You will need the following information in order to schedule your appointment:

  • Your passport number
  • The receipt number from your Visa Fee receipt. (Click here if you need help finding this number.)
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page
Step 4

Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate on the date and time of your visa interview. You must bring a printed copy of your appointment letter, your DS-160 confirmation page, one photograph taken within the last six months and your current and all old passports. Applications without all of these items will not be accepted.

Supporting Documents

Supporting documents are only one of many factors a consular officer will consider in your interview. Consular officers look at each application individually and consider professional, social, cultural and other factors during adjudication. Consular officers may look at your specific intentions, family situation, and your long-range plans and prospects within your country of residence. Each case is examined individually and is accorded every consideration under the law.

Caution: Do not present false documents. Fraud or misrepresentation can result in permanent visa ineligibility. If confidentiality is a concern, please know that the U.S. Embassy or Consulate will not make your true information available to anyone and will respect the confidentiality of the information.

U.S. Embassy & Consulates
in Pakistan

Visa Information

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  2. American Citizens Services
  3. LPRs – Green Card Holders
  4. Visa Information
  5. Procurement Solicitations
  6. Contact Us
  7. Karachi Press Releases

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has resumed limited immigrant and nonimmigrant visa interviews. The Consulate General in Karachi has resumed limited processing of nonimmigrant visas. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided to request an emergency appointment.

The U.S. Mission to Pakistan understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately for a temporary stay in the United States, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/pk-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment for a nonimmigrant visa.

Important Message to Non-Resident Third Country National Applicants:

As of February 17, 2021, U.S. Consulate General Karachi will no longer accept visa applications from Third Country Nationals who do not live in Pakistan. After this date, only Pakistani nationals, dual nationals who maintain Pakistani citizenship, and Third Country Nationals who have valid residency permits for Pakistan are permitted to apply at U.S. Consulate General Karachi. This change effects the U.S. Consulate General Karachi only and does not apply to applicants seeking visa appointments at U.S. Embassy Islamabad.

Only non-resident Third Country National applicants who paid the application fee on or before February 17, 2021, may schedule a visa interview at U.S. Consulate General Karachi. If you are a Third Country National who does not live in Pakistan and you have already scheduled a visa appointment at the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, you may attend your appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: If you pay the application fee after February 17, 2021, you will not be able to schedule a visa appointment at the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, and we are unable to authorize a refund of the MRV fee.

Welcome to the Consular Section’s Website

Here you can find information you need to help you as you apply for a U.S. visa.

Please also visit our department’s visa website for more information on visas and traveling or immigrating to the United States.

What is a visa?
A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder’s eligibility for admission into the United States.

Who Needs a Visa?

Anyone who is not eligible to enter the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), or is not exempt from the visa requirement.

Please note: Travelers born in the United States and those who hold dual citizenship with the United States must enter and depart the United States on U.S. passports.

What types of Visas are Available?

Immigrant Visas – An immigrant visa is required by anyone seeking to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States. Upon entry into the United States, an immigrant visa holder is processed for a Permanent Resident Card (PRC) commonly known as a green card.

Non-Immigrant Visas – A Non-immigrant visa is required by anyone seeking temporary admission into the United States who is not eligible to travel visa free under the Visa Waiver Program, or is exempt from the visa requirement.

Effective 3 January 2017, U.S. Consulate Karachi’s visa section has made changes regarding its  appointment system:

  • Language Selection: When scheduling your visa interview, an applicant will be asked to choose which language – English OR Urdu/Other – they would like to conduct their visa interview in. You will not be able to change your interview language choice the day of the interview at the consulate. If you do so, you will be asked to leave and reschedule your appointment in your new language choice.
  • Interview Arrival Times: We ask that applicants arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior  to their scheduled interview time. Applicants who arrive earlier than that will not be admitted until 30 minutes prior. Applicants who arrive 30 minutes or more after their scheduled interview times will not be admitted for an interview and must reschedule for another day.
  • We suggest that you arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time to allow for security screening at the Consulate. Please be advised that if you arrive at the Consulate more than 30 minutes after your appointment time, you will not be allowed to enter the Consulate and will need to reschedule your interview.

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