The government has recently inaugurated the medical Visa category in a revised Visa policy, easing out rules for people seeking entry in Pakistan for health emergencies and work.
Moreover, On Feb 2 The Federal Cabinet approved new changes to the visa policy, following a letter issued by the Ministry of Interior to the Director-General of Immigration and Passports.
In accordance with the new guidlines, security clearance would not stay in need for those seeking a short-term medical visa or an individual work visa. However, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) would be informed.
A single-entry work visa would be issued to an individual for up to three months, within 48 hours of the application’s submission. Security clearance would not be required but intelligence agencies would be intimated, according to the document. Along with photos and passport, the applicant would be required to submit an employment letter, undertaking of company letterhead, company profile, applicant’s resume, cover letter on company’s letterhead and registration of the company on the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.
Moreover, the government had dropped all “rebundant” requirements and applicants would only have to submit necessary documents. “We have to facilitate people as well,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said.
Security clearance, however, would be necessary if an individual, who has been issued a single-entry work visa, seeks an diversification.
The applicant would also be required to submit a BOI letter of recommendation. An extension of up to two years with multiple entries may be granted.
The government has also merged several visa categories, reducing the number from 18 to 11.
- tourist/visit Visa Policy (for tourism, visit, mountaineering and trekking)
- visa in your inbox (for tourism and business purposes)
- family visit Visa Policy
- business visa
- work visa (work, domestic aide and journalism)
- study visa (students and deeni madaris)
- religious tourism visa (for tabligh, missionaries and pilgrims)
- official visa (for official and diplomatic purposes)
- NGO/INGO visa
- medical visa
Applicants applying for the ‘visa in your inbox’ category would be able to apply online and would receive authorisation through email.