General Information (Visa)

1.  We accept visa applications from Australia, Fiji and Permanent Residents living in New South Wales, Australia only. All others are required to apply for visa in their country of origin.

2.   Visa is liable to be cancelled if information on the Visa Form is withheld or found to be incorrect.

3.   Non-resident Australians should apply for Visa in their respective countries of residence.

4.   Visa processing time is 4-6 weeks. Delays however, can occur due to circumstances beyond our control, if additional documentation is required or where a reference has to be made to Pakistan.

5.   Visa Fee is subject to periodical revision without notice.

6.   Visa Fee is charged per person and not per passport.

7.   Please note: Visa fee once deposited cannot be refunded

8.   Our Postal Address is :

           Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney
           GPO Box 5256, Sydney CBD NSW 2001

9.  For all further enquiries related to the visa please email us at   consul@pakconsulate.org.au

10. For any additional information please visit the website of    Interior Ministry

  1. Please completely fill Visa Form and sign it.
  2. Please attach two recent passport size  photographs (white background, showing full face, without hat, helmet or sunglasses, although you can wear everyday glasses)
  3. Please include the following with the Visa Form:
    • Original Passport along with the photocopy of first 04 pages.
    • Please include all additional documents according to your visa category.
    • Please enclose a pre-paid, self-addressed registered / courier envelope, if you are sending your application by post.
    • Note: If the Visa Officer is satisfied with the purpose of your visit, then appropriate visa will be issued to a visitor/ tourist holding an Australian Passport.
Additional Requirements

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Type / Category

Additional Requirements

1

Tourist Visa

  1. Duly signed Invitation Letter from Pakistan with complete contact details e.g. telephone number and address along with coloured valid CNIC copy (front and back) of sponsor in Pakistan.
  2. Copy of the return air ticket.
  3. Note: If the Visa Officer is satisfied with the purpose of your visit, then appropriate visa will be issued to a visitor/ tourist holding an Australian Passport.

2

Family Visa

Copy of valid Pakistani Passport/CNIC or any other document to establish Pakistan origin.

3

Business Visa

  1. Original letter of recommendation of Chamber of Commerce in Pakistan if you are applying for 3 months visa or above.
  2. Letter of Invitation from the company/related industry in Pakistan.
  3. Reference letter from your Company on its letter head, attested by the Chamber of Commerce or Trade agency of Australia.
  4. Personal Bank Statement of last six months, duly signed and stamped by the Bank.

4

Journalist / Media Person

  1. Letter from the employer detailing the purpose of the visit.
  2. Small summary of assignment to be undertaken in Pakistan.
  3. Included places of visit in Pakistan.
  4. The Media team is advised to intimate their programme in Pakistan to the Director General, External Publicity Wing, Islamabad, on email address dgepwing@gmail.com and on Mobile:+92 300 855 1013 Landline:+9251 9252 163.

5

NGO's Work Visa

  1. Introductory letter from the employer in Australia outlining the purpose
  2. An invitation letter from the NGO concerned, based in Pakistan
  3. Copy of the NOC and Registration Letter issued by the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan
  4. Prior Clearance from the Ministry of Interior, Government of Pakistan which would entail additional processing time.

6

Pilgrimage Visa

  1. Visa Application is required to be routed through Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Lahore, Pakistan.
  2. Alternatively, you can submit Sponsorship Letter from both Sikh Associations in Pakistan and in Australia along with the details of places intended to be visited.
  3. Complete Travel Itinerary of the visit

7

Work Visa

  1. Work visas are processed by the Board of Investment, Government of Pakistan
  2. Sponsor registered in Pakistan is required to apply for your work visa

8

Visa for Minors

  1. Both parent's consent duly attested by J.P
  2. Copies of the parents' passports
  3. Certified copy of child's birth certificate

9

Diplomatic / Official Passport Holders

Note Verbal or Third Person Note from DFAT

10

Non-Australians / Non-Fijians

  1. Applicants holding passports other than Australians or Fijians are required to provide proof of their residential status.
  2. Applicants passports must contain the appropriate entry.

11

Visa Application on Travel Document

  1. Reference / attestation inter-alia of invitees / address in Pakistan.
  2. Verification of address may be attested by a Pakistani Gazetted Officer, Notary Public etc

12

Spouse Visa

  1. Copy of the Marriage Certificate
  2. Copy of valid CNIC or Pakistani Passport of the Spouse
  3. In case of Indian origin, Invitation letter from the in laws is also required along with the copies of their CNICs / Passports

13

British Nationals

Proof of residential or valid visa status in Australia

14

Indian Nationals

  1. Indian passport holders with resident status of Australia have to fill four visa application forms meant exclusively for them.
  2. Provide four coloured passport size photographs.
  3. Original signatures on each form.
  4. Applicants should give complete verifiable addresses of the relatives / sponsors in Pakistan.
  5. Application should in particular indicate port of entry as well as details of previous visits to Pakistan, if any. 
  6. If applicant had visited Pakistan earlier, copies of the previous visas issued may be enclosed.

15

Afghan Nationals / Origin

  1. Copy of Passport
  2. Copy of Visa Grant Notice
  3. Certified copy of birth certificate in case of minor and Parents' Consent duly attested by JP
  4. Self-addressed return envelope
  5. Invitation Letter from Pakistan along with the copy of the Pakistani ID (front and back) and copy of utility bill of the invitee reflecting identical address

16

Nationals of Countries other than Australia, Fiji, UK, Afghanistan and India

  1. Proof of residential status and valid visa in Australia
  2. Please contact the High Commission of Pakistan in Canberra or the Consulate General Sydney for Fees, Visa eligibility and processing time.

Category-wise Visa Fee:

Processing Time

Type of Visa

Nationality / Fees (in Australian Dollars)**

Mode of Payment

Australian Nationals

Pakistani Dual Nationals*

British Nationals

Fijian Nationals

Indian Nationals

Visitor / Tourist Visa:

Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney accept all types of Credit / Debit Cards for payment of Visa Fees through EftPOS system (bank charges apply).

We also accept POSTAL MONEY ORDER / CERTIFIED BANK CHEQUE / BANK DRAFT in favour of "Consulate General of Pakistan Sydney".

No Cash is accepted any case whatsoever.

4-6 weeks

Single Entry

70.00

70.00

180.00

10.00

16.00

Multiple Entry

140.00

(1 year only)

140.00

585.00

(1 year only)

NA

NA

Transit Visa

70.00

70.00

**

**

**

Business Visas

1-2 days

Single Entry (Business)

105.00

**

270.00

**

**

Multiple Entry (Business)

210.00

(1 year only)

**

880.00

(1 year only)

**

**

Journalist / Media Personnel

-

Single Entry

105.00

**

270.00

**

**

Multiple Entry

210.00

(1 year only)

**

880.00

(1 year only)

**

**

Non-Government Organization (NGO)

-

Single Entry

105.00

**

270.00

**

**

Multiple Entry

210.00

(1 year only)

**

880.00

(1 year only)

**

**

Frequently Asked Questions (Visa)

As long you have your Valid Pakistani Passport or NICOP you can travel to Pakistan without visa. Otherwise you need to get a visa from us on your Australian Passport. Smart Chip Card cannot be considered as NICOP. For further information about the procedure, Fee and documents required for obtaining visa please visit our website http://pakistan.org.au/visas.php

We do not accept electronic applications. You can post all the relevant documents with a self addressed return envelope. You need to attach a self addressed return envelope if you are sending documents by post. Fee has to be paid in the form of money order or bank draft in the name of the Consulate if you are posting your documents.

Yes. You are required to get visa for a minor / child to travel to Pakistan.

Yes. You are required to get visa for a new born baby to travel to Pakistan

Child birth registration with the embassy is not a substitute for visa or passport. Either the parents need to obtain Pakistani passport for the child if they are going to Pakistan or they have to obtain visa on Australian passport of the child if he is having Australian passport.

For  the tourist visa for Pakistan, we need a copy of your valid visa in Australia and a Letter of invitation from Pakistan along with the telephone number & address of your sponsor in Pakistan with his/her Pakistani id copy. If you do not have a sponsor then we need your travel itinerary with the hotel reservation confirmation in Pakistan. If all the required documents are satisfactory we will process your visa application.  

Afghan origins/Nationals need to submit along with their visa application form, copies of their passport, Visa Grant Notice in case of Afghan passport, and Invitation letter from Pakistan, copy of Pakistani ID (both sides) of invitee, copy of any utility bill (electricity or gas), having same address as on Pakistani ID of invitee and self-addressed return envelope.

To apply for the spouse visa for Pakistan, we need the copies of your marriage certificate, the copy of your Pakistani CNIC /Passport, your family’s invitation letter along with their Pakistani CNIC / Passport copies.

To apply for the spouse visa for Pakistan, we need the copies of your marriage certificate, the copy of your spouse’s Pakistani CNIC /Passport, your in-laws invitation letter along with their Pakistani CNIC / Passport copies.

You would need to route your Pilgrimage visa application through Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Lahore in Pakistan for the grant of pilgrimage visa OR You would need to submit sponsor letters from both Sikh Associations in Pakistan and in Australia sponsoring your visit along with the details of places you would stay and your complete itinerary.

You can only go to Pakistan (your home country) on this minimum validity but cannot come back to Australia or travel anywhere else. Since for international travel, the passport should at least be valid for six months.

Please check your airline about the validity of AUSTRALIAN passport. As far as your entry into Pakistan is concerned, you can enter into your homeland on a valid Pakistani Passport or NICOP. 

yes, if you are residing on any substantive Australian visa (not a visit visa) we may consider your application provided it fulfils all other requirements.