Do I need a visa for Pakistan?

Yes, you'll need a visa to travel to Pakistan. This must be obtained in advance of your arrival, and we recommend applying for an online tourist visa, which is available for selected nationalities, including (but not limited to) Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, the UK and the USA. The visa usually takes four working weeks and can be applied for by following the instructions on the Government of Pakistan website.

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler, and entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Pakistan's only official visa website is, and there are other mirror sites run by visa service companies or scammers that may not be reliable. Please check the Essential Trip Information section of your tour itinerary for more information.

You will need a Letter of Invitation to assist you in applying for your visa, which will be issued at the time of booking your trip. If you do not receive this, please contact us with your booking number and trip details.

Do I need a specific travel visa for trekking in Pakistan? 

No, you do not need a separate visa to join one of our trekking trips in Pakistan. Obtaining an e-visa or visa on arrival is sufficient. 

E-visa eligibility and entry requirements

Thankfully, applying for an e-visa (online visa) is pretty straightforward and won't take too much time - all you need to do is complete the online application form on the Pakistan government's official website. Most nationalities can apply for this type of visa, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and South Africa

Some applicants may also need to present themselves at their nearest Pakistan consulate or embassy for an interview. Once you've received confirmation, your e-visa is usually granted on the same day, but it may take up to 4 weeks for your visa to be granted, so make sure you leave as much time as possible between your application and your departure date.

During the online application process, you'll need to provide your passport information and some personal information, including your family situation, evidence of your current financial and employment status, travel history and holiday details, so have these things handy before you start. 

Pakistan visa fees 

While the cost of a Pakistan visa can change depending on the visa type and your nationality, you can expect to pay between USD $20-60. If you're applying for an e-visa, you'll have to pay this fee during the online application process, and if you're applying for your visa on arrival, you'll need to pay the fee while you're waiting with immigration officials. 

The page is for general information only and may be subject to change. It is your responsibility to obtain relevant visa and travel information required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region you visit on your trip. You should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates. 

Last updated: 6 May 2023

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