US issues new Visa Policy for Pakistani citizens

US issues new Visa Policy for Pakistani citizens

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD – The United States has issued a new visa policy for Pakistani citizens, the American embassy announced on Tuesday.

According to the new visa policy, the US has reduced the duration of visa for Pakistanis to just three months.

The visa for the North American country was earlier issued for a period for five years.

The US will now give a three-month visa to Pakistani journalists.

Pakistan has already taken such steps towards the US citizens.

Effective January 21, 2019, an additional fee will be charged for H (Temporary Work Visa), I (Journalist and Media Visa), L (Intercompany Transfer Visa), and R (Religious Worker Visa) visas ONLY if the visa application is approved and must be paid at the Embassy Islamabad or Consulate General Karachi prior to visa issuance.