Procedure for Applying a Pakistani Tourist Visa in Ottawa

Pakistan, known officially as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a country in Asia that is bordered by India, Afghanistan, Iran and China. With a population of in excess of 170 million, Pakistan is the sixth most populated country in the world and has the second largest Islamic population behind Indonesia.

Beyond geography, Pakistan which was once part of India is a wellspring of history and ancient civilization. The ethnically and linguistically diverse country is worth visiting for people of Pakistani origin or interested tourists alike.

The following Step by Step guide details what is required in order to successfully apply for a Pakistani tourist visa in Ottawa.

Eligible parties may also be able to apply for the following:

The NICOP is a registration document to be issued to any valid/legitimate citizen of Pakistan.

The POC program endeavours to provide eligible foreigners Visa-free entry into Pakistan. It also allows for indefinite stay in Pakistan, exemption from foreigner registration requirements, permission to purchase and sell property and the right to open and operate bank accounts.

For Step by Step guides to obtaining the NICOP click here.

Location and Mailing Address:

High Commission of Pakistan

10 Range Road, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3 (view map)

Contact: +1 613-238-7881

Hours:

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Application deposit time : 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Pick-up time : 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Website

For a Step by Step Guide on how to get to the High Commission from anywhere in and around Ottawa, click here.

Instructions

  • 1

    Before Applying

    Prior to applying for a tourist visa, it is important to determine if this the correct visa for your needs. For more information on the various types of visas, feel free to contact the High Commission. The various visas available can be found at the top of the application form discussed in Step 2.

    Note: Issuance of a visa is not a right, but rather a determination by the Pakistan government.

  • 2

    Application

    The application form for Canadian Nationals and Nationals of any other currently with “Landed Immigrant Status” in Canada is available here.

    The following items are required in order for the visa application to be accepted:

    - a clear copy of your Canadian passport data sheet (page with applicant’s photo and data);

    - if you are of Pakistani decent, a copy of a Pakistani CNIC or passport of one of your parents;

    - if the visa is being claimed on the basis of marriage to a Pakistani national, the original marriage certificate and copy of the Pakistani ID card of the spouse;

    - all applications require two identical passport sized colour photographs of the applicant stamped by the photographer taken within the past 3 months, a Candian or Pakistani address and two contact phone numbers; and

    - the completed and signed visa application submitted either in person or via registered/courier mail along with the required visa fee.

    For applicants who are applying for visas other than a tourist visa, additional documentation may be required. For a list of said documents, click here.

    Note: Tourist visas are issued for 6 months at a time. Applicants who are Indian Nationals have a separate application form which can be found here.

  • 3

    Visa Fee

    The fee for a Canadian passport holder for a single-entry visa and multiple-entry visa are $100 and $190 CAD respectively. Parents are required to pay an additional $100 for children who are included in their parent’s passport if travelling with their parent. A full fee schedule is available here.

    For those who are not Canadian Nationals, please contact the High Commission for a fee schedule.

    Location and Mailing Address:

    High Commission of Pakistan

    10 Range Road, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3 (view map)

    Contact: +1 613-238-7881

    Hours:

    Monday to Friday
    Application deposit time: 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Note: Fees are accepted in the form of money order, bank draft or certified cheque in the name of High Commission of Pakistan. Applicants can also pay via cash, debit or credit card during the application deposit times stated above. Visa fees are non-refundable. Visas sent by mail must include all required documents, fee and a return pre-paid, self-addressed courier envelope.

  • 4

    Delivery Time

    For applicants of Pakistani decent, the processing time for a visa is 48 hours. The time varies between 6-12 days for all other cases. Please plan the application and your trip accordingly.

    Visas when ready are either mailed (if application was mailed in) or available for pick-up (once you are contacted) at:

    High Commission of Pakistan

    10 Range Road, Ottawa, ON K1N 8J3 (view map)

    Contact: +1 613-238-7881

    Hours:

    Monday-Friday

    Pick-up time : 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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