Business Visa

Missions abroad are authorized to grant five years validity ( Multiple )visa within 24 hours to businessmen of following 69 countries of Business VisaList (BVL) on the production of any of the following documents. Duration ofeach stay is for three months .

  • Recommendation letter from CC&I of the respective country of the foreigner.

  • Invitation letter from Business organization duly recommended by the concerned Trade Organization/ Association in Pakistan

  • Recommendatory letter by Honorary Investment Counselor of BOI / Commercial Attach posted at Missions abroad.


Missions abroad can grant one month validity and stay (Multiple)entry visa to the businessmen of remaining 120 countries (exceptIsrael) subject to the production of afore-mentioned requisitedocuments from applicants own country or place of legal residence by Ambassador/ High Commissioner / Head of Mission only on the following criteria:

The applicant belongs to Company of International repute.

And / or

Fulfills the criteria laid down for List A country in respect of validsponsorship from Pakistan.


Conversion of Business visa into Work visa andvice versa has been discontinued.


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