Work Visas are granted to foreign technical and managerial personnel for the purpose
of imparting technical know-how and skills to the local population. The duration
of work visa is one to two years.
As per Visa Policy cases of grant and extension of Work Visas are processed within
4 weeks by BOI.
Special Work Visa Procedure for Expatriates working in Chinese Companies:
In order to facilitate Chinese investment in Pakistan the period for grant of work
visa has been reduced from four weeks to seven working days.
This facility is available for all foreign expatriates working on projects in public
and private sectors by Chinese companies, which are approved by the Government of
The duration of Work Visa has been increased up to maximum five year.
The "Certificate" needs to be submitted alongwith other required document Prescribed Form alongwith work visa request for this purpose.
For further Information regarding other visa issues please visit
Visa Policy-Ministry of Interior
Business Friendly List (BVL)