Do Indian Nationals Need Transit Visa For Pakistan

Some people who want to go to Pakistan for some purposes want to know if they need visa for that. There is a possibility that you don’t require any visa. But it mainly depends on your circumstances. However, it is necessary that whether you need visa or not you should have the appropriate passport with you. Further, you should have sufficient money with you so that you can overcome the difficulties if they occur during your journey.

Do Indian Nationals Need Transit Visa For Pakistan

The citizens of many countries need to have a visa before they can enter into Pakistan. Indians are considered to be citizens of the land where life seems to be luxurious and as such, there are a lot of restrictions for them when it comes to entering countries like Pakistan. There are very few countries in the world that Indian nationals can visit without a visa. They include United Kingdom and Turkey but Pakistan is not one of them.

Visa Policy For Indian Nationals

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All Indians wishing to visit Pakistan must obtain a valid visa. The basic requirements for obtaining a visa are as follows:-

  1. Valid passport. The passport should be valid for at least one year.
  2. Visa application forma duly filled in.
  3. Visa application forms for getting visas either through the Interior Division or Pakistan Mission abroad are annexed.
     

The fee at present is Rs.15/- inclusive of all charges for issuance, extension or transit visas.

For business visa, a letter from the company/organization in Pakistan sponsoring the applicant stating the purpose of visit is required.

Visa fee is realized through cash on the visa counter or through bank challan.

TheEmbassies/High Commissions for Pakistan deal with visa matters on all the working days of the week (Monday to Friday). While in Gulf countries, the Pakistani Missions remain open from Saturday to Wednesday. None of the Missions is, however, open on any of the Gazetted holidays of the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The following types of visas are granted to the resident/Non-residentIndian by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan:-



Visitors Visa 

Visitors visa are issued to Indian Nationals to meet relatives, friends or forany other legitimate purpose. This type of visa is also issued to bonifide Indian businessmen for six months with three entries.

Transit Visa 

Transit visa valid for up to two entries for stay in the city/port of entry for72 hours issued to Indian nationals, proceeding to Indian by air or sea through Pakistan.

Tourist Visa 

A non-extendable tourist visa valid for 14 days is issued by Pakistan High Commission, New Delhi through approved tour operators/travel agents.

Check Post 

Following are the designated entry/exit check posts for Indian nationals, coming to Pakistan:-

  1. By Air Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad.
  2. By Sea Karachi.
  3. By Road Wagha.

Instruction for Obtaining Pakistani Visa 

  1. Please fill in the visa Application Form in CAPITAL LETTERS (Four copies). No column to be left blank.
  2. Please fill in the Computer Performa in CAPITAL LETTERS (Four Copies).
  3. Visa fee of Rs.15/- should be deposited in cash and receipt obtained. Passport will be returned on presentation of receipt. The fee isnon-refundable.
  4. Two copies of the form will be returned tothe applicant with visa. One each should be handed over to Pakistan Immigration Officer on arrival and Police Registration Office.
  5. The applicant should be in possession of US $45 or equivalent in Foreign Exchange at the time of entry.
  6. The visitors may enter Pakistan by Air, Train, Road. but the point of exitand mode of travel for their return journey will remain the same. However, the persons Entering By Air may exit from different Airport with Prior permission.
  7. The visitors must Repot for Police Registration within 24 hours of entry in Pakistan and prior to Departure/Arrival at each subsequent place of visit in Pakistan.
  8. Provide copy of N.I.C of the sponsor of Indian National(s).
  9. Provide copy of the Passport of the applicant(s).
  10. Valid Passport. The Passport should be valid for at least one year.

All relevant Forms can be downloaded in Arms Section

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