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Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:59 pm
by steven
We welcome reports and questions on the Pakistan visa extension process below.

We summarize all info at the Pakistan visa page.

Also check out the forum topic on Overstaying a Pakistan visa.

Re: Overstaying Pakistan visa

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:03 am
by Chris
As mentioned above, it's possible & fairly easy to extend your visa in any provincial capital. Actually, I extended mine in Chitral, which is 'only' a district capital!

Extensions can be done in ´╣░Chitral through the Deputy Commissioners Office (DCO), anyone in the city can tell you where it is. Theoretically they can do it the same day, however this requires all the involved officials to be there & sorting the paperwork quickly, so don't rely on it.

When I went my visa was still valid for another week, but I convinced them to extend it in Chitral since I didn't want to go through the hazzle in Peshawar. The day I applied everyone was busy because of a big political meeting, so they asked me for a short letter stating that I want an extension until XX (anything for up to 1 month is possible, the duration of my original visa), and I left it there with a copy of my passport and the visa.
A few days later I went back after visiting Kalash valley, the extension wasn't ready but they said I can get it today (I told them I have to leave the city the same day). They sent me to the Foreigner Registration Office together with a letter from DCO, and the FRO then wrote another letter confirming that all is correct which I took back to DCO. After some more waiting and a cup of tea they stamped the extension into my passport and it was done. It was free of charge (but that depends on your nationality - I'm Austrian)!

Safe travels!

Pakistan visa extension Lahore

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:56 am
by Claudia
We applied for visa extension in Lahore here:

4 A Sher Shah Block Near Barkat Marketěî Lahore, Pakistan, Visa office

Go up to the first floor. There is a waiting room. Wait until the officer tells you to go in.
Inside you apply for the extension. The guy told us, double entry is not possible. But he gave us a new reentry (single) visa valid for 6 month.
Costs: 3300 rupees.
You fill out the form he gives you and pay downstairs, additional bank fee 30 rupees (outside, there are 2 small windows).
Then you bring the receipt up to the first floor.
Next day, 15.00, we picked up the visa.
(even if the office is officially closed, show your receipt, then security allows you to enter)

You need :
- Passport copy
- Visa copy (with entry stamp)
- 2 passport pictures
- Copy of a Pakistani ID OR
LOI (written not necessarily by a official, can be a
private person) OR
a letter of a Hostel that approves that you stay at their
place

Office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Many people that offer copyservices around.

Friends applied visa extension in Islamabad. Seems to be more complicated and takes 10-14 days.

Re: Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:16 pm
by Suheyl
Greetings Everyone,

Please I need an URGENT ADVICE!

I am a Turkish national. I studied MBBS ( Medicine) in Pakistan from 2012-2017.

My last Visa was expired in May 14th 2018 Re-entry study visa.

As medical Education is actually of 6 years I want to return to Pakistan and Complete my internship/housejob in my University Hospital in Rawalpindi. Until this time there has been 7 months after the expiry of my Study visa.

I wanted to go to Pakistan 10 days later and today I went to Pakistan Embassy in Ankara in order to get an entry Visa.

I saw completely new staff who were not very helpful and demanded an NOC from Interior Ministry of Pakistan to process my Visa. This makes it nearly impossible for me to be in Pakistan on time for the admission deadline and interview.

Could you please help me? Can't I extend my previous Study Visa? Why is Pakistan Embassy not helping my entry into Pakistan? Do I really have to present NOC like as if I am getting admission for the first time as student, besides the bonafide certificate of my University I presented.

kind regards

Suheyl

Re: Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:43 am
by steven
Sorry Suheyl, I personally don't know. Hope it works out for you.

Re: Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 am
by Peter Van
March 2019
Lahore Passport and Immigration office
For address and all other info, see Claudia 6 Jan 2018 post, but:

0. the extension (max. 6 months) is free, if you want 1 re-entry it costs 60 Euro for some Europeans (it is dependent on your nationality).
1. the bank is 5 minutes walking away, across the park near the market
2. at the bank you pay in Rupees (now 9500 PRK)
3. they keep your passport and give a receipt
4. waiting time is now 4 or 5 days to get passport back

Note:
Overstay of visa up to 2 weeks is free.
If you want an extension with double entry, you have to get it from the Home Ministry in Islamabad.
For a second extension you have to go to the Home Ministry in Islamabad.

Re: Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:10 pm
by ahafs1
So I've got a question about extending my visa within Pakistan. Would I be right in thinking that if I stay beyond the actual expiry of my visa by a week or so that I wouldn't need to go to have it extended in Islamabad?

So, I have a 30 day visa, single entry. But the visa itself expires on 28th July and I want to extend my stay by approx a week. Not sure if I should just overstay the validity of the visa or have it extended officially. If I overstayed, anyone know if this would cause me any issues in the future should I wish to visit again?

Thanks guys!

Re: Extending Pakistan visa: Q&A and reports

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 pm
by Wobblywaves
Hi guys

Where do we pay the overstaying visa charges in Pakistan? I read alot of info on visa extension and all that but if thesray is more than 6 months or 1 year, where exactly are the charges paid? If flying out Pakistan then is it paid at the airport? And would there be any issues with overstaying for a bit more than 1 year?