Saturday, July 20, 2024

Now Pakistanis Can Travel to 30+ Countries Without Visa

Countries that a Pakistani passport holders can visit for free in 2023.

As of passport index, Pakistani passport ranks 195th in the global, means Pakistani passpy holders can travel for free to countries. Whereas, to visit the remaining countries, Pakistani citizens must apply for visa before.

Where Can Pakistani Passport Holders Travel Without a Visa?

As of March 2023, Following are the countries that Pakistani passport holders can travel free of cost:

Cook Islands

Micronesia

Niue

Palau Islands

Samoa

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Qatar

Caribbean Dominica

Haiti

Montserrat

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Cambodia

Maldives

Nepal

Timor-Leste

Burundi

Cape Verde Islands

Comoro Islands

Guinea-Bissau

Madagascar

Mauritania

Mozambique

Rwanda

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Note: As visa policies change frequently, you are advised to double check visa requirements before proceeding for your trip.

For free travel, individual must have a valid passport, six months after your departure date Moreover, must purchase travel health insurance as per the requirement of your destination.

What Countries Issue eVisa to Pakistani Citizens?
Pakistani passport holders can avail eVisas for below 27 countries:

Antigua and Barbuda
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Benin
Colombia
Djibouti
Ethiopia
Gabon
Georgia
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lesotho
Malaysia
Moldova
Myanmar
Oman
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Suriname
Tajikistan
Türkiye
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Zambia
Zimbabwe

To avail the eVisa is almost as same as applying for a traditional visa. Whereas, you don’t have to visit visa application center, you can submit your application online, inclusive visa fees.

As soon as your application is approved, applicant will receive a confirmation email informing about the visa status along with a document an applicant must print and bring it along while crossing the border.

Visa would be registered online, however some might ask for a physical copy of the permit, the main reason to keep the hard copy while traveling.

What Countries Issue Visa on Arrival to Pakistani Passport Holders?
Following are the 22 countries which allow green passport holders to get visa on arrival:

Burundi
Cambodia
Cabo Verde
Comoros
Guinea-Bissau
Madagascar
Maldives
Mauritania
Mozambique
Nepal
Palau
Qatar
Rwanda
Samoa
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tuvalu

Individual can receive VOA (visa on arrival) as soon as enter the country. Usually, there is a sperate desk on an airport where you can submit your application for your visa on arrival.

Countries With Visa Requirements for Pakistani Citizens:
Following are the 168 countries that need a valid visa to enter:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Caribbean Netherlands
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Costa Rica
Ivory Coast
Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French West Indies
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kosovo
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Malawi
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
North Macedonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Réunion
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Saint Helena
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Gambia
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States Virgin Islands
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Eswatini

The process for a visa goes as follows:

  1. 1. Make an appointment at the visa center in Pakistan: Individual must contact visa application center situated in his/her hometown and get an appointment to submit an application. It might take various months to lineup a meeting with the embassy.
  2. 2. Get your documents ready: To forward a successful application, individual must prepare the required documents for visa i.e., passport, application form, health insurance, etc. However, some documents might need to be verified with an apostille stamp or certified by foreign office with an apostille stamp or certified by a foreign office.
  3. 3. Submit your application: Finally, as soon as you submit your application and attend the visa interview individual might required to submit their biometrics. As soon as your documents got translated as per requirement by the embassy or consulate and verify them with apostille stamp.

After that it might take various weeks to confirm the decision related to your visa application. It is pertinent to mention that if an individual have valid visa that allows you to enter more than one country, one don’t have to apply for a new visa.

What Documents Do Pakistani Citizens Need to Apply for a Visa?
Pakistani passport holders that desire to visit countries that require to apply for a visa before need to submit a few documents. Documents varies with the requirement of the country however, mostly required documents by most of the countries are as follow:

Your valid Pakistani passport (plus a photocopy). Some countries require the passport to be valid for more than six months after the day you plan on departing their country.
A filled visa application form.
Passport pictures that are not older than six months.
Travel health insurance that covers your entire period of stay.
Proof of paid visa fee.
Detailed travel itinerary that shows all the places you want to visit.
Letter of invitation (if applicable)
Proof of booked return ticket for the flight home.
Proof of booked accommodation.
Proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your visit
Civil status documents (marriage papers, certificates of birth, etc.)

Important: Please note that your visa will most likely be rejected if you have a criminal history previously.

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