Amnesty Scheme for Overstaying Foreigners to Exit Pakistan
Ministry of Interior issues exit permits to foreigners who have overstayed in Pakistan after expiry of their visas. Exit permits through Pakistan Online Visa System (POVS) are issued to the foreigners who have overstayed up to one year and manual exit permits are issued to the foreigners who have overstayed beyond one year, on payment of penalty.
A general amnesty has been approved for overstaying foreigners to exit Pakistan without paying overstay charges with a cut-off date of 31st December 2022.
Overstaying Foreigners shall apply for exit permit on POVS and can leave Pakistan after obtaining the exit permit.
Overstaying Foreigners of India and Somalia shall apply for exit permit manually in concerned Section of Ministry of Interior.
No legal action will be taken against the foreigners who will avail this amnesty scheme.
As per foreigners Act 1946, three-year sentence can be awarded to overstaying foreigners.
After 31st December 2022, action will be initiated against overstaying foreigners who are overstaying more than a year. Moreover, they will be black listed for further entry into Pakistan.