CPEC – Work Visa

CPEC – Work Visa

Citizens of China who wish to work on CPEC projects 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, https://invest.gov.pk/work-visa

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 possess a valid Pakistan visa and you are residing in Pakistan.


  • Citizens of china who have a valid job offer for CPEC projects and meet the requirements are eligible to apply for this visa.

Required Documents

  1. Passport
  2. Photograph
  3. SECP registration letter of company
  4. Contact Details of the Sponsor
  5. Undertaking on company letterhead/In case of CPEC/Government approved project, letter from concerned department /ministry
  6. CV of applicant
  7. Covering letter on company’s letter head
  8. Company profile
  9. Employment agreement
  10. FBR NTN certificate of the company
  11. Recommendation letter by BOI (In case of Extension Mandatory)
  • 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

  • An Entry Work Visa can be granted for up to 2 years (Single/Multiple Entries).
  • An Extension Work Visa can be granted up to 2 years (Single/Multiple Entries).
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.
  • 48 Hours (Working Days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – Visa Extension)
Please Note: : If the application is Sent Back for Review to the Applicant, the set processing time will be applicable again (The processing time will re-start from the date of re-submission of application).
The Application will stand cancelled if applicant doesn’t resubmit his/her application in Seven (7) days from the date of application sent for review.

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