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Residents of five countries can now get visas on arrival in Pakistan

March 14, 2019

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Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a visa on arrival policy for five countries — Turkey, China, Malaysia, the UK and the UAE — on Thursday.

The e-visa service has been developed by NADRA in three months and is similar to the systems in the US and UK.

The application consists of three steps. The first step includes submission of visa fees, applicant’s information and documents. The second stage is processing of the application and in the last phase, the e-visa will be issued.

Related: Pakistan to grant e-visa facility to tourists from 175 countries, says Fawad Chaudhry

The government plans to provide this online visa facility to the residents of over 175 countries.

“The government has opened Pakistan to boost tourism in the country,” Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in January. Pakistan is a paradise for tourists, he told the media during a briefing in Islamabad. However, he said after 1965, tourism in the country dwindled.

On January 26, Pakistan updated its visa policy and the government granted visas on arrival to travellers from 50 countries.

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    Ahmad   March 14, 2019 9:01 pm/ Reply

    Excelent Imran Khan

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    Siraj qureshi   March 15, 2019 12:44 am/ Reply

    Best thinking best time decision
    Good luck amran Khan….

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    Hj hanifa   March 15, 2019 9:49 am/ Reply

    Well done Mr Imran Khan
    Pakistani president

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    Abdullah   March 15, 2019 10:55 am/ Reply

    Best thinking imran khan.

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    Salman Farooq Sandhoo   March 15, 2019 11:04 am/ Reply

    Hj Hanifa IK not President, he is Prime minister

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    Amir tarar   March 15, 2019 1:01 pm/ Reply

    Mera khaan zinda abaad

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    Sohail   March 15, 2019 1:07 pm/ Reply

    Why not America.

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    Malkit Singh Dadi-Kyles Collection Ltd-UK   March 15, 2019 1:27 pm/ Reply

    Good news from Naya Pakistan.
    well done Imran Khan.
    you are a great inspiration for many of us.

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    Yaseen   March 15, 2019 2:20 pm/ Reply

    Well done Imran Khan allow people to visit and keep fees less for attraction

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    Shreen   March 15, 2019 2:22 pm/ Reply

    Why not Singapore?

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    coco   March 15, 2019 4:32 pm/ Reply

    alhamdullillah.. insyallah will make my way one day

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    Mohamed Rizwan Mohamedali   March 16, 2019 12:12 pm/ Reply

    hi i am confused
    We have to apply for visa for visa on arrival?
    please start the service asap and only announce after its implemented
    Pakistan high commission in UK has no idea on this.

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    Mohammad   March 17, 2019 1:12 pm/ Reply

    Get the services up in running first then announce, as your embassies have no idea what you talking about “visa on Arrival” clearly disconnection between the policy maker and the policy executors.

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    Sadaf hanif   March 19, 2019 8:11 pm/ Reply

    My sister has applied but she can’t track her application she flies out on the 23rd of March
    Ur contact numbers are useless they have given 4 different numbers to contact, noone has a clue what is going on
    Will she get the Visa on arrival or through her email ???
    Please help someone

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    Sajan   April 3, 2019 2:22 pm/ Reply

    It seems on media but practically no one is there to assist. I don’t want to go to the airport and then refused boarding. It is frustrating

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    Shahid   May 6, 2019 8:43 am/ Reply

    I have us citizen one of my fruend want to come to pakistan by tourest visa ,as he need to get visa from embassy or she can come direct and can take visa on arival,because some where written that visa on arival,and some where there is need visa obatain from embassy,,,i am confused .please clar me if some have any knowledge about that ,my email is

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    Abdul   May 30, 2019 6:43 pm/ Reply

    I am a British citizen I don’t know. Can I get a Visa on arrival. You do the announcement that British citizen can get a Visa on arrival but there is no help I don’t know whether we can get a Visa on arrival or not is there any helpline to call to confirm that. I will be much appreciated someone help on this matter thank you

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