PTI government unleashes unprecedented Visa Policy in the history of Pakistan, 10 salient features

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PTI government unleashes unprecedented Visa Policy in the history of Pakistan, 10 salient features

ISLAMABAD - Following are the highlights of unprecedented liberalization of Visa Regime opening up to the World

• 175 countries to receive E-Visa • Visa on arrival for 50 countries (earlier they were 24) • IATA approved Tour Operators will be allowed to bring tourist groups to Pakistan

• Canadian and British passport holders Sikhs will be allowed to avail this facility • Business Visa from 68 countries to 96 countries (Business documented would be needed) • Work Visa: Pak Missions will issue visas on recommendation of BOI • Family Visit: 5 years Multiple Entry Visa in 7-10 working days • Pak Missions will be allowed to grant 5 years validity and one year stay (Multiple) entry visa to foreigners of Pak origin and their spouses

• Diplomatic Visa: Tenure of diplomatic /official assignment • Tablighi visa: 45 days • Missionary visa: 01 year • House Aide Visa • Student Visa: 02 Years • Free movement of foreigners in open cantonment • Close cantonments will retain prohibited status • Visible signboard to be installed at restricted areas instead of whole district or tehsil • Border crossing will be open/non-restricted • AJK & GB to be non-restricted • Revised list of restricted /prohibited areas

Visa Fees being rationalized