Visa Policy

VISA GENERAL POLICY - The Department is responsible for granting / extending visas in these categories of foreigners.

NOTE: Grace period is only for the reason that no penalty shall be levied on visa extension after its expiry.

Machine Readable Visa (MRV)

The Directorate General of Immigration & Passports is in a process of launching Machine Readable Visa (MRV) System and has successfully launched in Regional Passport Offices (RPO’s) the system of providing the foreign nationals the MRV, in following cites at Provincial Capitals of Pakistan;

  • Islambad (DGI&P's Headquarter)
  • Lahore (Garden Town)
  • Peshawar
  • Quetta
  • Karachi (Saddar)

Note:Material used in this section is refrence from the government website http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Visa.aspx#MRV