Pakistan Entry Requirements

Pakistan Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Deutschland Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.

Visa information

Required for nationals of the countries listed in the table above, among others. Visa on entry ETA (Caution: There are no empirical values ​​for this visa, which is why you should continue to apply for visas before you travel.) Citizens of the following countries listed in the table above, among others, receive a visa for a stay of up to 30 days for business purposes if a letter of recommendation is provided and for tourist trips booked through selected Pakistani tour operators (unless otherwise stated): for business purposes: (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries (except Malta, Slovak Republic and Cyprus); (b) Switzerland; and (c) Turkey. for tourist trips: (a) Germany, Austria, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta and Spain; (b) Switzerland and (c) Turkey e-Visa Citizens of countries listed in the table above, among others, are required to apply for an e-Visa for Pakistan for stays of up to 30 days.

  • Medicinelearners: Offers ultimate guide to duty-free shopping in Pakistan. Also includes import and export regulations, as well as embassy and telecommunication information about this country.


Switzerland The stated visa fees are valid for Swiss citizens. All visa types: 47 CHF (single entry, double entry and multiple entry). E-Visa Tourist visa, single entry, stay less than 3 months: Germans: US$50 Austrians: US$35 Swiss: US$35 Turks: US$25

Visa types and costs

Tourist and Business Visa.


Tourist visa: 3 months from date of issue for a stay of up to 3 months from entry (single entry). Business Visa: Valid for 12 months from the date of issue (multiple entries). Transit visa: 15 days.


Transit travelers who continue their flight on the next connection within 24 hours and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. Germany, Austria and Switzerland: The visa is applied for online. Switzerland: In person or by post at the consular section of the embassy in Switzerland. E-Visas for Pakistan can be applied for by nationals of almost all nations.

Application required

(a) 1-2 application forms (can be downloaded from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 2 recent color passport photographs. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay and a copy of the passport. (d) Fee (transfer with deposit slip, also payable with bank card). (e) Possibly a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (f) Tourist visa: booking confirmation for the round-trip ticket and accommodation. A letter from the tour operator can also be submitted instead of the hotel reservation. (g) Visiting Family: Address in Pakistan. (h) Business visa: letter of assignment from the German, Austrian or Swiss company and letter of invitation from a Pakistani company. Also mandatory is a letter of recommendation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) in Germany addressed to the consulate, an official letter of invitation from the Pakistani Chamber of Commerce that the Pakistani company must request, and a letter of recommendation from the Honorary Investment Counselor of the Board of Investment (BOI). A stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed with the application.

Processing time

At least 14 days plus post. Early application is recommended. In Berlin currently at least 10 embassy working days. In Frankfurt: 4 working days. e-Visa: 1-2 business days.

Legally Required Registration

For stays longer than 30 days, foreigners must report to the immigration authorities before the 30 days expire.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return or onward travel tickets. (b) If applicable, visas for third countries and papers for onward travel. (c) Sufficient funds for the stay.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or own passport (strongly recommended for school-age children). Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa regulations apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) to travel abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Pakistan Entry Requirements