Citizens of foreign countries who wish to work and live in Pakistan can apply for this visa.

 NOTE: For further details about the requirements, it is requested to go through Board of Investment’s website,

Application Type

You can apply for two types of visas online :
First Time (New) : You can apply for a new visa if you do not possess a valid Pakistan visa.
Extension : You can apply for a visa extension if you posses a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.


  • Citizens of foreign countries who have a valid job offer and meet the requirements are eligible to apply for this visa.
NOTE: You may be eligible to Apply for a Tourist Visa On Arrival, please check your eligibility here:

Required Documents

  1. Passport
  2. Photograph
  3. SECP registration letter of company
  4. Recommendation letter By BOI/MOI (In case of Extension)
  5. Contact Details of the Sponsor
  6. Undertaking on company letterhead/In case of CPEC/Government approved project, letter from concerned department /ministry
  7. CV of applicant
  8. Covering letter on company’s letter head
  9. Company profile
  10. Employment agreement
  11. FBR NTN certificate of the company
  • You are required to upload proof of legal residence,  in case you are not present in your home country and are applying for visa from a third country, it’s a mandatory requirement! The document can be uploaded in the supporting document type: Other
  • In Case of Extension– Please upload proof of Valid Pakistani Visa for which you are seeking Extension and Entry Stamp on your Passport in the supporting document type: Other

Duration and Validity

  • A Work Visa is granted for 1 years.
  • A Work Visa is valid for Multiple Entries in to Pakistan.
  • A Work Visa is extendable on yearly basis subject to approval.
In case of extension, please make sure that you have a valid Pakistani Visa and are residing in Pakistan as well.

Processing Time

Issuance of Visa is the prerogative of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – Visa Extension)
How to apply?
Click here to Apply at Nadra website