Important Announcement
October 11, 2019

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U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Pakistan

Pakistan
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 24 Months
A-2 None Multiple 24 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Multiple 60 Months
B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 24 Months
G-2 None Multiple 24 Months
G-3 None Multiple 24 Months
G-4 None Multiple 24 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None N/A N/A 3
H-2B None N/A N/A 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3
I None Multiple 3 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 12 Months
L-2 None Multiple 12 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 24 Months
N-9 None Multiple 24 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 48 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 48 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 48 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 48 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 48 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 48 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 48 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 12 Months
R-2 None Multiple 12 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian or Yemeni nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

General Document Information

The Union Council, Municipal Corporation, Cantonment Board, and Capital Development Authority (CDA) offices are responsible for the registration of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths in Pakistan.

Until 1961, Municipal Corporations were responsible for the registration of births and deaths in large cities.  

In 1961, however, Pakistan passed the Muslim Family Law Ordinance (MFLO) to formalize marriage and divorce processes. Today, registration authorities can only register Muslim marriages and divorces in accordance with provisions set forth by the MFLO. Records for non-Muslims are still registered with their respective community head offices.

General Issuing Authority Information

Local Union Councils, Cantonment Boards, Municipal Corporations, the CDA (Islamabad only), and NADRA all issue civil documents.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: The fees vary by location.

Document Name: Birth certificate, Child Registration Certificate

Issuing Authority: Birth certificates issued by local Union Councils, Municipal Corporations, the Office of the Cantonment Board, or the CDA are acceptable, as are Family Registration Certificates (FRC) issued by NADRA.  In larger cities, such as Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi etc., Municipal Corporation-issued birth certificates prior to 2001 are also acceptable.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: This varies by location.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria: Births are to be registered with the Union Council within two months.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must visit their local Union Council, fill out a form, and provide identification. The process for late registration is more complex, requiring two affidavits to be submitted to the concerning authority (the municipal corporation or small claims court, depending on the length of time after birth).  The concerning authority then issues a letter to the Union Council authorizing the late entry. Once this process has been completed, the applicants may visit the Union Council to register.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: In lieu of a birth certificate, Pakistanis often use Child Registration Certificates or Family Registration Certificates (FRC), which list all family members and document each member’s relationship to the other.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Birth records are inconsistent because most people only request one when required for a specific reason. Late-registered births are thus quite common.  In cases when the date of birth is in issue (such as age-limited immigrant visa classes), other contemporaneous documents such as school records are often reviewed. Birth certificates can be in either English or Urdu with English translation.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees:  Fees vary by location.

Document Name:  Death Certificate

Issuing Authority:  Union Councils, Cantonment Boards, Municipal Corporations and the CDA (for Islamabad only)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  This varies by location.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria:  Deaths are to be registered with the authorities listed above.  However, there is no required time frame to report a death.

Procedure for Obtaining:  A certificate of death can be obtained from a Union Council, Municipal Corporation, or the CDA (for residents of Islamabad).  Cantonment Boards in urban areas are also authorized to issue death certificates.  In locations where a proper cemetery registration system exists, local authorities accept cemetery receipts as proof of death.  A death certificate issued by a hospital is also acceptable as proof for a death registration.  In cases where a death occurred at home, affidavits from close relatives are required to register the death.

In addition to a death certificate, a National Identity Card Cancellation request may be obtained from NADRA as secondary proof of death.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Records of deaths are inconsistent because most people only request such certificates when required for a specific reason.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: Fees vary.

Document Name: For U.S. immigration purposes, Pakistani Muslim applicants must present both an original, signed Nikah Nama (with its English translation) and a NADRA-issued marriage registration certificate. Note that while both documents reflect similar information, each on its own does not constitute sufficient proof of marriage.

Christians, Hindus, Ahmadis, and other applicants considered to be non-Muslim must present only a marriage certificate issued by their respective religious authority (i.e. a church or temple), since Union Councils do not uniformly issue NADRA certificates to these groups.

Citizens of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Afghans living in Pakistan must also only present a marriage certificate issued by religious authorities, as Union Councils do not issue NADRA certificates to these groups.

Issuing Authority: Union Councils register Nikah Nama documents for Pakistani Muslim citizens and issue subsequent NADRA marriage certificates.  Marriage certificates for Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus, Parsis, and other non-Muslim citizens are issued by their respective sectarian registration authority (i.e. church or temple), (Note: Some Union Councils have begun issuing NADRA marriage certificates to Hindus and Christians, though this process has not yet been standardized. As a result, such NADRA certificates are not required for non-Muslim applicants, per the above.)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: This varies by location and religion.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: For Muslim applicants registering a Nikah Nama, the Secretary of the local Union Council and the Nikah Registrar constitute the appropriate authorities.

For non-Muslim applicants, priests or other religious leaders are considered appropriate issuing authorities.  

Registration Criteria: For Muslim applicants, the marriage registrar signs and stamps each original Nikah Nama, submitting the first copy to the local Union Council and providing the second and third copies to the bride and groom. The registrar keeps the fourth copy. In theory, the Nikah Registrar should register the marriage within two months, but this does not always occur. Upon registration, the Union Council issues a NADRA marriage certificate.

While there are penal consequences for not registering one’s marriage with the appropriate authorities, a signed Nikah Nama alone still constitutes a valid marriage under Pakistani law, according to the MFLO. For immigration purposes, however, the Nikah must be registered with and a NADRA marriage certificate issued by the Union Council.

Ahmadi, Christian, Hindu, and Parsi marriage certificates are issued by church or temple leaders and are not generally registered with the local Union Council).

Procedure for Obtaining: Muslim applicants can obtain and Urdu-language Nikah Nama from the Nikah Registrar. Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus, and other non-Muslim applicants can obtain marriage certificates from their local religious authorities.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: No alternate documents are available or accepted.

Exceptions: 

Comments: Both the Nikah Nama and NADRA marriage certificate are required for a Muslim marriage to be considered valid for U.S. immigration purposes. 

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees:  Fees vary by location.

Document Name:  Khula, Talaq, and Divorce Certificate

Issuing Authority:  Union Council

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: This varies by location.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Chairman of the Union Council, who also often serves as the Head of the Arbitration Council.

Registration Criteria:  Pakistani divorce laws for Muslims are governed by the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance (MFLO).  While the laws are complicated, all procedures set forth by the MFLO must be followed for divorces to be recognized for immigration purposes.  In general, couples seeking a divorce must submit a written notification to the Union Council of the wife’s residence, after which an Arbitration Council is formed to foster reconciliation between both parties over a 90-day period.  A divorce is finalized if the couple fails to reconcile at the end of this 90-day period.  (For more information on the process, see “Procedure for Obtaining” below.)

Procedure for Obtaining:  Muslim divorces in Pakistan are subject to arbitration, and the process of divorce differs depending on whether it is initiated by the husband (Talaq) or the wife (Khula).  For men initiating a divorce, husbands must verbally “divorce” their wife by pronouncing ‘talaq.’  As soon as possible, the divorcing husband must then give written notification to the Union Council where the wife resides or where the wedding took place.  Within 30 days of receipt of the notice of Talaq, the Union Council Chairman must constitute an Arbitration Council in order to see if reconciliation is possible between the husband and wife.  After the Council convenes, it must issue notices to both parties every month for three months in an attempt to foster reconciliation.  After three months (90 days), either party may request a failure of reconciliation certificate from the Union Council/Arbitration Council, upon which date the divorce is considered final and valid.  (For more information, refer to Section 7 of the MFLO.)

Note that a divorce in Pakistan is only considered valid at the end of this 90-day period, assuming the parties have failed to reconcile.  Neither party may remarry (in Pakistan or elsewhere) until this 90-day period has passed and the divorce is finalized.  The Union Council divorce certificate – typically handwritten – will indicate if the divorce was a Talaq (initiated by the husband) or Khula (by the wife – see below).  In recent years, Union Councils have begun to produce NADRA divorce certificates.  If a NADRA-issued divorce certificate is provided for an older divorce, the original Union Council certificate should also be provided.  The specific form for the Union Council certificate will vary by location.  In all cases, copies of the arbitration notices should be available upon request.

Procedures for properly executing an Ahmadi, Christian, Hindu, or Parsi divorce differ.  Typically, divorce certificates for these sects are issued by a Family Court after the filing of a legal case and are not generally registered with the local authorities.

Khula divorces:  There are two possible procedures for Muslim women to obtain a Khula divorce.  First, a husband can grant his wife the right of divorce by stating "yes" on line 18 of the Nikah Nama (which is rare).  If this right is granted, the wife follows the same procedure as the Talaq process described above.  If the wife is not granted this right, she must first bring her case to a Family Court to request the right to initiate a divorce.  If her suit is successful, the Family Court must submit its decision to the Union Council within seven days.  The Union Council will then initiate the Arbitration Council and follow the same procedures described above.  In reality, however, the Family Court often does not inform the Union Council of its decision. If the court grants the divorce but does not notify the Union Council, it is incumbent upon the wife to do so herself in order for the divorce to be valid.  Once the wife notifies the Union Council, the same procedure as for Talaq is followed.  If the parties reconcile during the arbitration process, however, the court decision will be null and void, and the couple will remain married.

If a husband and wife divorce and subsequently wish to remarry each other, the wife must have married another person in the interim and that intervening marriage must be legally terminated by proper divorce proceedings or death.  The interim marriage must be consummated and represent a bona fide relationship, according to Section 7 of the MFLO.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  In most cases, NADRA-issued divorce registration certificates are acceptable substitutes for Union Council-issued divorce certificates.  Divorces documented on rupee paper are not acceptable for immigration purposes unless they are supplemented by an official certificate.  

Exceptions:  Divorce records are inconsistent because most people only request such certificates when required for a specific reason.

Comments: None

Adoption Certificates

Unavailable

Comments:  Islamic law, and, as a result, Pakistani law, does not recognize adoption.  Pakistanis often obtain various documents identified as "adoption deeds."  One common format is an "adoption deed" written on "rupee paper" and signed by the biological and "adoptive" parents.  As adoptions are not recognized in Pakistan, and "rupee paper" is not a legal document, these documents are not evidence of a legal adoption and, as such, are not acceptable for immigration purposes.  Even court documents claiming that a child has been adopted are not acceptable. Family courts, in an attempt to assist those who agree to care for the children of others, may state in the orders that an adoption has occurred, but this is not a legal adoption acceptable for immigration purposes.  At best, the court can grant guardianship of a child to a non-parental adult.  While such an order may be acceptable for an IR-4 visa if the child meets other qualifications, this order is not sufficient for immigration under other family-based visa categories.

Due to the complicated nature of cases involving adults caring for non-biological children, those wishing to take children to the U.S. for purposes of finalizing adoptions should first contact an immigration attorney or the U.S. Embassy for more information.

Identity Card

Available

Fees: Click here (works best in Google Chrome browser).

Document Name: National Identity Card

Issuing Authority: NADRA

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Click here.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: NADRA

Registration Criteria: Click here.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Click here.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions:  NADRA also issues National Identity Cards for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP, for Pakistanis working overseas) and Pakistani Origin Cards (POC).  POC holders do not need visas to come to Pakistan, but they need to maintain a valid passport in addition to their POC.

Comments: None

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Unavailable

Comments:  Pakistan does not have a nationwide system to track criminal activities.  Police Character Certificates are available for a fee from District Coordinating Offices.  However, they are not an accurate reflection of an individual's criminal record.  An applicant who has committed a crime in one district may be able to obtain a clean Character Certificate from that district or another.  Given the inaccuracy of these certificates, they are not required for consular processing.

 

Court Records

Available: Court records are available.

Fees: Fees vary by location.

Document Name: Court document

Issuing Authority: Court

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Judge

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Records of court proceedings can be requested and obtained through the appropriate court.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Prison Records

Unavailable: Prison records are unavailable.

Military Records

Unavailable

Comments:  However, upon discharge, retirement, or resignation from military service a discharge certificate is issued to military personnel.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Available

Fees:  Click here (works best in Google Chrome browser).

Document Name:  Passport

Issuing Government Authority:  Directorate General of Immigration and Passports

Special Seal(s)/Color/Format:  Diplomatic (red cover), Official (blue cover) and Ordinary (green cover)

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Ministry of Interior

Registration Criteria:  Please click here.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Please click here.

Alternate Documents:  None.

Exceptions:  Passports are valid for travel to all countries except Israel.

Comments:  Pakistani passports are valid for five or ten years.  Pakistani names are subject to a variety of combinations with no established surname rule.  Individuals may change their names by simply announcing name changes in the newspaper.  It is not uncommon for birth dates to be changed.  The essential element of identity is generally the name of the father and, in the case of a married woman, the name of the husband. Diplomatic Passports (red cover):  Issued to ambassadors, career diplomats, heads of state of the government and federal ministers.

Official Passports (blue cover):  Issued to members of the National Assembly and their immediate family members, high-ranking civil service personnel, and military personnel traveling on official business.

Ordinary Passports (green cover):  Issued to any qualifying citizen of Pakistan for private travel.

Other Records

Educational documents, including primary and secondary school records, may also serve to verify Pakistani citizens’ age and identity so long as they were created contemporaneously with the events recorded and not after the fact. While practices vary by institution, many private and public schools issue registration documents that list students’ date of birth and parentage. Citizens can obtain these documents by contacting their school’s registrar office.

Immunization records often list the date of birth, names and addresses of the child and parents. As such, these records can also be taken as secondary proof of these facts so long as the document was produced at the same time as the recorded events.

 

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Islamabad, Pakistan (Embassy)

Address:
Diplomatic Enclave,
Ramna 5

Phone Number: (+92-51) 201-4000 Fax: (+92-51) 233-8071

 

Post Title: Karachi (Consulate)

Address:
Plot 3, 4, 5, New TPX Area
Mai Kolachi Road
Karachi, Pakistan

Phone Number: (+92-21) 3527-5000 Fax: (+92-21) 3527-5985

Visa Services: All categories, serves Pakistan and some citizens from Afghanistan, particularly those who are residents in Pakistan.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

Islamabad is the only location for immigrant visa processing in Pakistan. Islamabad also processes refugee and asylee follow-to-join beneficiaries for Afghanistan. In addition, Karachi services non-immigrant visa travelers living in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. Applications must be submitted through the CGI office in Karachi.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.