Work Visa

Work Visa

Citizens of foreign countries who wish to work and live 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,

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


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

Required Documents

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

  • A Work Visa is granted for 1 year.
  • A Work Visa is valid for Multiple Entries in to Pakistan.
  • A Work Visa is extendable on yearly basis subject to approval.
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.
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – First Time Entry)
  • 4 Weeks (Working Days – Visa Extension)

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