Visa Services
The High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra would like to request that the envelopes sent to the High Commission for Visa services must clearly indicate the “Visa related matter” on the upper right corner of the envelope. Unmarked envelopes may end up undelivered/returned to the sender. 
Residents of New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia may apply for visa  in the Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney and Consulate General of Pakistan, Melbourne respectively. Visa Applicants of all other states may apply for visa to  High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra.
General Requirements for All Visa Types:
•      Duly filled in Visa Form.
•  Original passport along with photocopy of passport (of first four pages). Passport should be valid for minimum period of six months.
•  Two recent passport size coloured photographs (with white background)
•  Reference letter from your present employer. If self-employed, any document proving your status as such.
•  Letter of invitation from Pakistan with telephone number & address of sponsor in Pakistan along with the front and back of his Pakistani CNIC copy.
•  Personal Bank Statement for the last six months, duly signed & stamped by the Bank.
•  Travel itinerary.
•  Addresses both in Pakistan and Australia should be provided.
•  For minors, both parent’s consent duly attested by J.P is required for processing visa for children. Certified copy of child’s birth certificate must be provided also.
•  Persons traveling on Diplomatic / Official passports are required to attach Note Verbal from DFAT.
•  Any other document(s) that can be helpful in processing of the visa application.
•  For additional requirements please see the details of required Visa category.
Afghan Nationals / Origin:
1.  Normal visa processing time is 6-8 weeks.
2.  Complete filled in visa application form along with two passport size photographs.
3.  Photocopy of passport.
4.  Copy of Visa Grant Notice in case of Afghan passport.
5.  Self-addressed return envelope.
6.  Money order of fee.
7.  Certified copy of birth certificate in case of minor.
8.  Parent’s (father and mother) consent dully attested by Justice of Peace.
9.  Invitation letter from Pakistan.
10.  Copy of Pakistani ID (both sides) of invitee.
11.  Copy of any utility bill (electricity or gas), having same address as on Pakistani ID of invitee.
12.  In case the invitee is not a Pakistani national copy of passport, Pakistani visa or refugee card may be provided.
13.  Visa application are randomly selected for clearance from Pakistan, which may prolong the processing time, once clearance is issued the applicant will be informed accordingly.
14.  All the documents are mandatory if any document is missing the visa application will be sent back to the applicant.
15.  Visa request could be refused without giving any reasons.
Visitor / Tourist Visa:
•  Please read visa requirements for all visa types.
•  Copy of return air ticket.
•  Your Itinerary
•  If the Visa Officer will be satisfied about the purpose of the visit, then appropriate visa will be issued to a visitor or a tourist holding an Australian Passport.
Visitor Visa Fee:

Australian Nationals

Single Entry A$ 85.00
Multiple Entry A$ 125.00(1 year only)
Transit Visa A$45.00

Pakistani Dual Nationals

•  Copy of any Pakistani Passport/ CNIC/NICOP must be provided.

Single Entry A$ 85.00
Double or Multiple Entry A$ 125.00
Transit Visa A$ 45.00


British Nationals

Single Entry A$ 85.00
Multiple Entry A$ 125.00 (1 year)

For the National of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

Single Entry A$ 30.00
Double or Multiple Entry A$ 45.00

Indian Nationals

Single Entry A$ 5.00

Additional documents for Business Visa:
Following documents should be attached with the visa application:
•   Letter of invitation attested by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Pakistan or any other recognized body.
•   A letter from your Company on its letter head, attested by the Chambers of Commerce or Trade Agency of Australia.
•   Business Visa applicants may please provide original recommendation letter of Chamber of Commerce in Pakistan and original recommendation letter of Consul General from Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney.
Business visa fee:

Australian Nationals

Single Entry (Business) A$ 140.00
Multiple Entry (Business) A$ 210.00(1 year)

British Nationals

Single Entry(Business) A$ 140.00
Multiple Entry(Business) A$ 210.00 (1 year)


NOTE:-    Nationals of countries other than above should contact the High Commission for their Visa eligibility , processing time and Fee.

Further information please visit “

Additional Requirements for Journalist/Media Person Visa:

•   Journalists/Media persons applying for visa may kindly follow the same procedure as given above and should also fill-in the additional visa application form meant for Journalist / Media Persons.
•  Letter from the employer detailing the purpose of the visit.
•   Small summary of assignment to be undertaken in Pakistan.
•   Included places of visit in Pakistan.
•   The Media team is advised to intimate their programme in Pakistan to the Director General, External Publicity Wing, Islamabad, on email address and on Mobile:+92 300 855 1013 Landline:+9251 9252 163.
Visa Fee for Journalists/Media Personnel:

Australian Nationals

Single Entry A$ 140.00
Multiple Entry A$ 210.00(1 year)

British Nationals

Single Entry A$
Multiple Entry A$(1 year)

Multiple visa fee mentioned above is for up to 1 year validity visa only.

Additional Non-Government Organization (NGO) Visa:

•  Introductory Letter from the employer in Australia and the purpose of the visit.
•   An invitation letter from the NGO concerned, based in Pakistan.

Visa fee for Australian Nationals

Single Entry A$ 140.00
Multiple Entry A$ 210.00 (1 year)

British Nationals

Single Entry A$
Multiple Entry A$(1 year)

Multiple visa fee mentioned above is for up to 1 year validity visa only.

Visa For Non – Australians/Fijians:

•  Applicants holding passports other than Australia/ Fiji Passport should provide proof of their residential status in Australia/Fiji. Their passports must contain the appropriate entry. All others should apply for visa in their country of origin.

Visa for Indian Nationals:

•   Indian passport holders with resident status of Australia have to fill four visa application forms , meant exclusively for them.
•  Provide four coloured passport size photographs.
•   Original signatures on each form.
•  Applicants should give complete verifiable addresses of the relatives / sponsors in Pakistan.
•  Application should in particular indicate port of entry as well as details of previous visits to Pakistan, if any.
•  If applicant had visited Pakistan earlier, copies of the previous visas issued may be enclosed.

Indian Nationals

Single Entry A$ 5.00
Mode of Payment:
.  In case of High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra, Postal Money Order / Certified Bank Cheque / Bank Draft in favor of “High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra”.
.     In case of Consulate General of Pakistan, Melbourne, Postal Money Order / Certified Bank Cheque / Bank Draft in favor of “Consulate General of Pakistan, Melbourne”.

.     No Cash will be accepted.

Pilgrimage Visa for Sikh

The following documents are required for pilgrimage visa.

  1. Filled in visa application form
  2. Australian $85/- money order in the name of Pakistan High Commission as visa fee for Australian Nationals
  3. Return travel itinerary
  4. Six months bank statement
  5. Reference letter from employer
  6. Letter of invitation from Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC)
  7. Reference letter from local Gurdwara committee
  8. Self-address return envelope
  9. Original passport
  10. Around 6-8 weeks are required for processing visa.

Postal Address for High Commission:

PO Box 7130, Yarralumla ACT 2600 (Australia)

Important Notes:
•   Applicants sending their documents through mail should invariably enclose a pre-paid, registered / courier envelope.
•  Visa is liable to be cancelled if information requested in the Form is withheld or found to be incorrect.
•   Application for visa from nationals of countries, other than Australia and Fiji, will be processed only if they are holding Resident Visas of these countries.
•  Non-resident Australians should apply for Visa in their respective countries of residence.
•  On receipt of complete visa application and supporting documents, visa processing may take 8 weeks. However, it can be longer due to multiple reasons.
•  Visa Fee is subject to periodical revision without notice.
•  Visa Fee is charged per person and not per passport. If children are endorsed in the passport, additional fee will be charged.
•   In some cases, Foreign Nationals applying on Travel Document may be considered for issuance of visa. They need to provide all normal requirements; in addition they may provide reference/attestation inter-alia of invitees/address in Pakistan. Verification of address may be attested by a Pakistani Gazetted Officer, Notary Public etc.
For inquiries regarding any further information related to Consular Services, please email at:

Pakistan High Commission Canberra:

Please note Consular fees once deposited cannot be refunded